Saturday, October 28, 2006

Frank Muzzy goes to Chelsea's "Form" exhibition @ MDH Fine Arts

Three of Frank Muzzy's pieces from the "Frankie Goes To Paris" Pulp on 14th Street Exhibition will be included in a November 2006 Form (Human and Otherwise) exhibition at the MDH Fine Arts Gallery in Chelsea NYC.

Opening with a 6 - 9 pm reception on Thursday, 9 November and featuring the work of eight artists the exhibition will continue through Sunday, 26 November.

MDH Fine Arts is located at 233 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011. GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday - Friday 4-8, Saturday 12-8, Sunday 12-5, Closed Monday.

Contact by telephone at 917-364-8221 or email

Friday, October 27, 2006

Les Freres Corbusier's Hell House at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn

“The Hell House phenomenon is yet another example of the dangerous and extreme tactics used by the religious right to indoctrinate youth with lies and misinformation about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Church leaders who sponsor Hell Houses should be ashamed of contributing to the climate of anti-gay harassment and violence that mercilessly threatens the safety and well-being of LGBT youth on a daily basis.” Matt Foreman, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

21st Holiday Wine Tasting . Saturday, 28 October

Co-sponsored by the Wine Tasting Assoc., Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits and the Washington Blade

THE WINE TASTING EXTRAVAGANZA will be held on Saturday, October 28. Over 250 wines from all over the world will be available to taste and order through Chevy Chase Wine and Spirits. Cheese and bread served throughout this reception-style tasting. VIP tickets available. Reservations recommended, but not required. Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St SW, one block from L’Enfant Plaza Metro.

27 October 2006 Friday's Photo of the Week

Elvert Barnes - Naked Truth
Self-Portrait . SW WDC . 25 October 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Blues artist Kelley Hunt @ The State Theatre 9 November

Blues-based artist Kelley Hunt who graciously donated the song "The Next Step" to the Peace and Forgiveness CD project will perform at The State Theatre on Thursday, 9 November at 220 N. Washington in Falls Church, Va. For more info call 703.237.0300

Rock the House (and Senate) Phone Party

Party to Win Back Congress

Who: Kimberly F.—fellow MoveOn member
Where: 17th and K (in WDC)
When: Sunday, 29 Oct 2006, 5:00 PM
What: We're getting together at my place to call infrequent Democratic voters in the most important congressional races and remind them to vote. Should be fun, and with just days left, we've all got to do our part.
Bring: Cell phones, chargers, and some Halloween snacks to share if you want. To RSVP click one of the following.

AAHA announces 40th Anniversary of Kwanzaa Schedule

As the African Diaspora prepares for the 40th Anniversary of Kwanzaa, the African American Holiday Association (AAHA) continues its mission, since 1989, of educating and empowering communities through its events and media outreach campaign, about the healthy benefits of Kwanzaa for people of African descent. Kwanzaa, the 7 day celebration of family, community and culture, was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, an African studies professor during the Black Consciousness Movement.

AAHA's founder/director, Ayo Handy Kendi has celebrated this holiday since 1970. AAHA will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Kwanzaa through its traditional educational outreach campaign in the media, in schools, at public and private workshops, and through holiday health and stress management seminars. Mama Ayo, the Kwanzaa Griot, is available for scheduling at special rates, with the organization encouraging colleges and universities to consider such appearances. The planned, Fall/Winter activities include several public performances (Nov 4, 16, 17), Youth Entrepreneur training (Nov 18), a Harambee Peace Parade, Youth Peace Summit and Moratorium on Violence from Thanksgiving to New Years (Nov 25) ; the 23rd Annual MarketPlace Festival (Dec 16/17) and the Kwanzaa City Celebration on the 1st day of Kwanzaa (Dec 26).

Most events are free and open to the public with suggested donations. Partners and sponsors are still being sought to support AAHA/ YEP for youth crime and violence prevention, the focus for all of its community events.

For schedule details visit or call Rashida Thomas, P.R. (AAHA) or Ayo Handy Kendi at 202-667-2577

MÉLANGE @ FoodBar DC--Oct. 28th

MÉLANGE: THE SERIES - Bringing women and men in the life together

Saturday, 28 October 2006
FOODBAR DC @ 17th & R, NW
10:00pm - 3:00am
$7 or 2 for $10

DJ Impromptu/DJ Damon
House/R&B/Hip Hop
Drink Specials & Coat Check

Attire: Casual Chic (no athletic wear)

October 28 - Masquerade (Costume or Not)


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Rosa Parks (WDC) Funeral Photos Never Before Seen

Rosa Louise Parks was nationally recognized as the "mother of the modern day civil rights movement" in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, December 1, 1955, triggered a wave of protest December 5, 1955 that reverberated throughout the United States. Her quiet courageous act changed America, its view of black people and redirected the course of history.

One year ago on 24 October 2005 Parks died in her Detroit home of natural causes.

The image to the right was taken on Monday afternoon, 31 October 2005, directly across the street from the Metropolitan African Methodist Church as pallbearers escorted the body of Rosa Parks into the church where a funeral mass/service was held.

On the night before, 30 October 2005, I stood along South Capitol Street between L and I Streets in SE and captured the funeral procession as the body of Rosa Parks was escorted to the US Capitol where it would lay in state until late Monday morning. And as the body of Rosa Parks was escorted from the US Capitol to the M-AME Church I'd also captured the funeral procession in the Penn Quarter area on NW WDC along Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street.

My fourth installment of the Rosa Parks Funeral Service in Washington DC would occur just before and as the funeral procession arrived at the M-AME Church. The fifth and final installment captures the conclusion of the funeral service and as the funeral procession departed from the M-AME Church.

On the one year anniversary of Rosa Park's death may I bring your attention to 30 - 31 October 2005 Rosa Parks Funeral (WDC) Photographs Never Before Seen.