Saturday, September 16, 2006

Louis Cameron & Ledelle Moe Opening Reception @ G Fine Art Gallery TONIGHT

In conjunction with the LOUIS CAMERON's Severe, High, Elevated, Guarded, Low Exhibition which will be on display from 9 September thru 7 October an opening reception tonight, 16 September 2006, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the G Fine Art Gallery, located at 1515 14th Street, in NW, will also bring attention to LEDELLE MOE's special offsite exhibtion Memorial (Collapse) at 1520 14th Street which has been on display since July.

Friday, September 15, 2006

PS24 @ Busboys & Poets and Black LUV Fest this weekend

When photographing the 21st Annual NCNW Black Family Reunion Celebration on the National Mall on Saturday, 9 September I'd happen upon the Folk-Hop group, PS24 which I had not heard of before but wish now to bring attention to.

PS24 is a group that is creating a sound truly unique in contemporary music. This acoustic trio consisting of guitarist Waldo, percussionist Jali-D, and singer /songwriter Psalm, is electrifying crowds at every performance. Their potent lyrics and collective sound give birth to an authentic urban folk music, Folk-Hop, that is consistently referred to as beautiful and refreshing.

If you get the opportunity, check them out this weekend on Saturday night beginning at 9 PM at Busboys and Poets and on Sunday afternnon at the 8th Annual National Black L.U.V. Festival which will take place from 12 noon until 7 pm on Pennsylvania Avenue at 4th Street in NW WDC.

15 September 2006 Friday's Photo of the Week

Though not always NAKED and, yet, certainly sometimes in the nude and often in the street or at work, in a studio or at their home, NAKED TRUTH, is an ongoing documentary project that sheds light on the individual from a different perspective.

Artist Cherif Mamadou whom I did not know nor had ever heard of until happening upon him during my documentation of the 2006 Adams Morgan Day Festival represents the first subject in my NAKED TRUTH Fall 2006 Campaign.

And in an attempt to kill two birds with one stone this image also represents my 15 September 2006 Friday Photo of the Week.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

MPDC's 16 September 'GUN-BUY-BACK'

Between August 1999 and December 2000, the MPDC conducted three separate gun buy-backs, in which more than 6,200 firearms were recovered. Through the first eight months of this year, the MPDC had already recovered 1,616 firearms, a 3 percent increase from the same period of 2005.

With funding provided by the DC Council and support from ROOT Inc and the DC Chapter of NOBLE the Metropolitan Police Department is conducting a gun buy-back on Saturday, 16 September 2006.

The gun buy-back will take place on September 16, 2006, from 9 am to 7 pm, at three locations: First District Station, 415 4th St., SW; Sixth District Station, 100 42nd St., NE, and Seventh District Station, 2455 Alabama Ave., SE.

Only residents of the District of Columbia, as well as Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland, and Arlington County and the city of Alexandria in Virginia, are eligible to participate in the program. All participants must display proof that they reside in one of the eligible jurisdictions. Absolutely no payments will be made to gun dealers from any jurisdiction.

Payments will be based on the type and operational condition of the weapon surrendered, as follows:
$100 for assault-style rifles and automatic/semi-automatic pistols
$50 for revolvers, Derringers, rifles and shotguns
$10 for air/BB/pellet guns
No payments will be made for firearms that are inoperable. Payments will be limited to no more than 10 weapons per individual.

DC Cowboys Friday After-Rodeo Party at Remingtons!

On Friday, September 15th 2006, 10PM to Midnight bring a friend or two, and join the DC Cowboys for some fun at their monthly "Friday Hoe-down Party" at Remingtons. Hoe-down Party Info is as follows:
What's New? Party Activities Auction Items Free Give-away Prizes Upcoming Performances and Appearances Join our Patrons Club Our Mission Get Your Free Admission Coupon Here DC Cowboys In the News Auditions

Latino GLBT History Project launches at DC Center

In 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim a week in September as National Hispanic Heritage Week. The observance was expanded in 1988 to a month long celebration, 15 September - 15 October.
In celebration of the 2006 Hispanic GLBT Heritage Month, D.C. resident Jose Gutierrez has curated an historic exhibition that focuses on the contributions made by gay Latinos to the history of Washington DC.
The Latino GLBT History Project opens with a reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15. Eight large panels full of documents, banners and photographs chronicling the history of D.C.’s gay Latino population will be available to the public for the first time, integrated with newsletters and documents of LLEGO, a national organization for gay Latinos that ceased operating in 2004.
“This is one of the most important exhibits in the country,” says Jose Gutierrez, the founder of the Latino GLBT History Project and organizer of the event. “I have been receiving emails from everywhere — San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Texas — from people who are coming to see the exhibit.”
The Center, located at 1111 14th St., NW, became involved after Gutierrez approached the board about hosting the exhibit, which runs until October 15 as the focus of Hispanic GLBT Heritage Month.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Schwartz endorses Cropp. And I could not agree more!

Monday, September 11, 2006
Contact: John Abbot, 202-550-0042


"Tomorrow there is an important election in D.C. and I could no longer sit by without letting my opinion be known. We need Linda Cropp as our mayor. She offers proven capability and stability, as well as a proven record of getting the job done. As I've closely watched this election, I've often wondered, what are we doing here? Are we electing a mayor or are we selecting a track and field star? Okay, maybe Linda won't lead in the 50-yard dash. But remember, just a few years ago this was a city on its knees, and Linda Cropp helped lead us out of those dark days. We are at a critical juncture and now is not the time to take a risk when it comes to filling the most powerful position in our government. This city is fortunate to have such a seasoned and experienced leader as Linda Cropp. The biggest victory for D.C. tomorrow would be to continue to have Adrian Fenty's energetic service on the council, and to have Linda Cropp elected as our mayor, leading us to greater prosperity and compassion for all our citizens."

-- D.C. Councilmember Carol Schwartz (R - At-Large)

Monday, September 11, 2006

Adam Joseph's "How I Seem to Be"

Adam Joseph-Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Engineer...debut release...neo-soul. Combines catchy writing style with personal heartfelt lyrics and tops it off with skillful vocals. This 9 track debut showcases his supreme talent and depth as a musician and songwriter. Taking influence from Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill he takes ideas and forms them into his own unique style. Don't let the picture fool you....this aint no ordinary white boy.

COLORLINES - Remembers 9/11, Five Years Later

To mark the five years since 9/11, ColorLines offers a special online exclusive from the upcoming Fall 2006 issue featuring two original stories and a complete catalog of our coverage.
To mark the anniversary, they’ve chosen two stories that reflect the good and the bad of these times. One is about the federal government’s ongoing targeting of Islamic social service agencies and charity foundations. The other story is of a Muslim community leader who’s now a newspaper publisher taking on racism in Texas and across the country. Exclusives - September/October 2006 Issue on Newsstands 9/15/06