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  • Kareema Cockrell: Bluu

    Kareema Cockrell: Bluu

    Kareema Cockrell is a Syracuse, NY native now living in Washington DC.

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  • Spaces: Bhairavi Beatbox in Blagden (feat. Christylez Bacon and Niṣṭha Raj)

    Spaces: Bhairavi Beatbox in Blagden (feat. Christylez Bacon and Niṣṭha Raj)

    Christylez Bacon and Niṣṭha Raj performed Bhairavi Beatbox in the Blagden Alley located in NorthWest Washington DC. This is a ongoing sub-series within Spaces that will feature collaborative performances with Christylez and the many different artists he has performed with in the Washington Sound Museum project he has been working on for the last year. Blagden Alley–Naylor Court (From The National Park Service Web Site) Blagden Alley is a historic district defined by middle-class residences, churches and small apartment buildings […]

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  • Jabari Exum: Drumming

    Jabari Exum: Drumming

    Steeped in the dynamism and social consciousness of hip-hop’s golden age and his own family’s African-centered spiritual and cultural perspectives, Jabari Exum realized his mission of bringing forth balance and understanding to the lives of others through music and poetry at an early age. Jabari is a drummer, rapper, producer, poet, keyboardist, percussionist and dancer. He is also a founding member of the duo – Hueman Prophets, a Washington, DC-based hip-hop duo known for their dynamic and inspiring live performances. […]

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  • Dana Kaplan, Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL)

    Dana Kaplan, Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL)

    From the JJPL website: About When the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (JJPL) first opened our doors in 1997, our state was acknowledged to have one of the country’s worst systems to treat and prevent delinquency. In July of that year, the New York Times called Louisiana home to the “most troubled” juvenile public defender’s office in the country.1 That same month — after earlier reports in 1995 and 1996 by Human Rights Watch and the United States Department of […]

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  • Spaces: Memorialize with Funn (MLK Day Tribute)

    Spaces: Memorialize with Funn (MLK Day Tribute)

    We dedicate this Spaces clip in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the upcoming Black History Month. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. —— Black History Month was begun as Negro History Week by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. His goal was to educate the American people about African-American history, focusing on African Americans’ cultural backgrounds and reputable achievements. […]

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  • E. Ethelbert Miller: Who’d I Meet?

    E. Ethelbert Miller: Who’d I Meet?

    E. Ethelbert Miller E. Ethelbert Miller is a literary activist. He is the board chairperson of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). He is a board member of The Writer’s Center and editor of Poet Lore magazine. Since 1974, he has been the director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University. Mr. Miller is the former chair of the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. and a former core faculty member of the Bennington Writing Seminars at Bennington College.

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  • Kymone Freeman: Nyabinghi Alchemy

    Kymone Freeman: Nyabinghi Alchemy

    Kymone Freeman is the director of the National Black LUV Festival recognized as a Washington, D.C. Mayor’s Art Award Finalist for Excellence in Service to the Arts in 2006 and received a Mayoral Proclamation in 2007. est. 1997 NBLF has since become the largest annual AIDS mobilization in WDC. Freeman has appeared along side Mark Twain and Harriet Tubman in newspapers and subway cars throughout WDC metro area as a Clinical AIDS Vaccine Trial Participant and NIH “Everyday Heroes” Ad […]

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  • Omékongo: Raise Hope for Congo

    Omékongo: Raise Hope for Congo

    Omékongo Dibinga is the UPstander Expert. His life’s mission is to inspire all across the globe to take a stand when they witness an injustice, no matter how small or large. Omékongo is a motivational speaker, trilingual poet, CNN contributor, TV talk show host, and positive rapper. His Urban Music Award winning work has best been described by Nikki Giovanni as “outstanding, exciting, and new while being very old.” His book, From the Limbs of My Poetree was described by […]

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  • Ranika Chaney: Faith

    Ranika Chaney: Faith

    http://ranikasanchezchaney.com http://twitter.com/#!/ranikaschaney http://www.evo-pgh.org

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  • Calvin Mackie: Obama

    Calvin Mackie: Obama

    Dr. Calvin Mackie is an award-winning mentor, a critically acclaimed author, an internationally renowned motivational speaker, and a successful entrepreneur. His message challenges the thinking of business people, government officials, educators and students and his content transcends issues of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and political affiliation. Dr. Mackie is a compelling and inspirational speaker who brings his epic personal story, academic expertise, and incredible charisma to each of his award-winning presentations. From the Fortune 500 company to the owner-managed enterprise, […]

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