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  • Profile: Entrepreneurship with Rabia Kamara & Ruby Scoops

    Profile: Entrepreneurship with Rabia Kamara & Ruby Scoops

    Located in Washington, D.C., Ruby Scoops is a local and online retailer of premium small batch ice creams, sorbets, sherbets, and desserts, all handcrafted and scratch made in Union Kitchen by Chef & Owner, Rabia Kamara. http://www.rubyscoops.com ABOUT RUBY SCOOPS Ruby Scoops came to fruition October 2014, when Rabia noticed the increasing rarity of consistent high quality local desserts. She decided it was time to help change that, all the while beginning to take steps to work for herself. Ruby […]

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  • Kelly Elaine Navies – The Librarian

    Kelly Elaine Navies – The Librarian

    Kelly Elaine Navies is an Oral Historian, librarian, writer, cultural heritage specialist and mother. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – Central Library The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the central library of the DC Public Library, opened on August 21, 1972. An extensive study by the firm of Booz, Allen and Hamilton had established the need for a new central library in the downtown business district. The original Carnegie Library, opened in 1903 at Mount Vernon Square, was […]

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  • Profile: Culture Shock DC

    Profile: Culture Shock DC

    Culture Shock® DC is a part of a network of Culture Shock® organizations around the country and in Canada who bring the power and beauty of hip-hop to diverse audiences via professional entertainment, dance education, and community enrichment programs. http://cultureshockdc.org

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  • Luis Peralta Del Valle – The Artist

    Luis Peralta Del Valle – The Artist

    Award winning artist, Luis Peralta Del Valle was born in Nicaragua in 1980 and migrated to the U.S. in 1985. At the age of 13 he started painting graffiti murals in the District, Maryland and Virginia. A few years later at Bell Multicultural High School he began his formal artistic education, continuing his studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. http://www.luisperaltagallery.com

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  • Profile: Wax Candle Company by Jennifer Bryant

    Profile: Wax Candle Company by Jennifer Bryant

    Wax Candle Co. is a Washington, DC based boutique candle company that pairs all-natural soy candles with DJ curated mixtapes to create a unique aromatherapy listening experience. Wax is the brainchild of Jennifer Bryant, a proud 2007 graduate of Howard University. The idea for Wax grew out of Jennifer’s own afterwork ritual of coming home after a long day, lighting candles and listening to records. Music and candles instantly melted away the stresses of the day and helped to create […]

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  • DeShuna Spencer – Combining Social Activism with Journalism

    DeShuna Spencer – Combining Social Activism with Journalism

    DeShuna Spencer is Founder/Publisher of emPower magazine. Spencer is also the producer and radio host of emPower Hour on DC’s 89.3 FM WPFW, where she discusses social justice and human rights issues. A Memphis native, Spencer graduated from Jackson State University where she studied communications and journalism. She has written for The Clarion-Ledger, The Oakland Tribune, the Crisis Magazine, AOL and the Washington Examiner. A former AmeriCorps*VISTA, Spencer was recently named 40under40 by The Envest Foundation and received a “Who’s […]

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  • Arts and Development, East of the River – Duane Gautier

    Arts and Development, East of the River – Duane Gautier

    Duane Gautier is the CEO of ARCH Development Corporation located in the Anacostia Neighborhood of Washington, DC. ARCH Development Corporation [ADC] was founded in 1991 as a small community development corporation, specializing in providing technical assistance and micro- SBA loans to small businesses in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington DC. In 2005/2006, ADC developed a strategic plan to change its focus to using arts, cultural and the creative economy to assist in the regeneration of the community. ADC’s mission is: […]

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  • The Catos: Sustainability in the City

    The Catos: Sustainability in the City

    Mark and Christine Cato allowed our cameras to visit them one morning at their Morningside home in Pittsburgh, PA. They have two sons, Devlin and Lucien, and several pets as well as three chickens in their backyard. The chickens provide them with eggs and often consume their leftovers. They also have a small garden and are a part of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program with Edible Earth Farm. Follow Christine on Twitter: @tinepgh —- Edible Earth Farm is located […]

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  • Vanessa German: Sculpture and Assemblage

    Vanessa German: Sculpture and Assemblage

    (from her site) In Vanessa German’s multi-disciplinary work we find a sifting of evidence, an evaluation of material things, and a critique of the society she finds spread out before her: she is a witness to what she finds, and declares it loudly and passionately, and, for a shy woman, also fearlessly. She intuitively transforms her findings, her evidences, into her work. It does not come of nothing; it is not that class of genius. The word invention in its Latin root, means ‘to find or come upon’ […]

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  • Victor Ekpuk: A Picture is a Thousand Words

    Victor Ekpuk: A Picture is a Thousand Words

    “The central theme of my work is the exploration of the relationships, challenges and responses to changes that characterize the human condition. Of particular interest to my project is Nsibidi, an indigenous African system of writing that employs graphic signs, and codes to convey concepts. Inspired by this ancient writings, forms in my works are reduced to basic essence resulting in new symbols or codes in script-like drawings that are used to express contemporary experiences. When combined with Nsibidi signs, […]

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