In honor of National Poetry Month, DC SCORES posted the piece I wrote to my Kelly Miller MS Students. Check it out here! http://bit.ly/1fkz9XY pic.twitter.com/m5fk5woZKf
From the mouth of MLK himself, “Im Black and Im proud, Im black and Im beautiful!” Thank you Dr. King for all you’ve done and for inspiring my “Black is Beautiful” piece. Check it out!
I know its been some time since I’ve posted but just wanted to let you all know that I’ve moved to NYC! I’ve got a lot planned for the New Year in my New City!!! Stay Tuned as Ill be debuting my newest piece, The X Factor, very soon! Will chat with you all later! Thanks for your continued support!
We’re back at it again! Former NBA player, author and poet, Etan Thomas, along with MergeDC, will be hosting another Fatherhood panel that focuses on motivating and inspiring the youth. I’ve been asked to be a featured poet again! Please join me at this free event on Friday, November 15th at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden. For more information regarding this event, see the posting below.
Also, I’m working another season with DC Scores! This fall I’m teaching poetry to students at Kelly Miller Middle School in NE DC and Cesar Chavez Prep Middle School in NW DC. These poetry sessions will culminate into students developing a piece to compete in DC Scores’ annual poetry slam. Students will slam on December 4th and 5th. Schools in West DC will compete against one another on December 4th and Students in East DC will compete against one another on December 5th. For more information, please see the attached flyer.
I’ve been cast in a local production of Miracle on 34th Street. I’ll be playing the role of Halloran, the judge’s campaign manager. The production will be put on by Tantallon Community Players and will take place at Harmony Hall in Fort Washington MD. For show dates and times, see the attached flyer.
Hope to see you soon!
Peace and Blessings
Again, I’m teaming up with Etan Thomas and an organization called Merge for a big Fatherhood event specifically for teenagers.
I’ll be a featured poet along with Pages.d Matam, Words Upon Wings, and Tamra Sease. Tray Chaney from the Wire, will also perform at this free event! Hope to see you there!!!
Last night’s panel discussion was everything! Exceptional performances by myself, Shanelle Gabriel Singer-Poet, and Etan Thomas and his beautiful and soulful daughter Imani; and an outstanding panel discussion which focused on daddy-less daughters and the impact it has on the individual, family and world as a whole. Big shout out to The First Baptist Church of Glenarden and Pastor Jenkins for being such gracious host and again to Etan and his beautiful wife Nichole Thomas for creating such a wonderful vehicle to touch and inspire lives all around the world. Honored to have been apart of such a life changing event.