Happy to announce that tomorrow, January 19th, I’ll be performing at the “A Shared Dream” tribute and concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.! Hope you can join us tomorrow at 5pm. See details below.
During today’s “Day of Action” events, I’ll be performing my “I Am Trayvon Martin” piece, 2pm, at The Harlem YMCA during their youth talent showcase. I’ll also be featuring at Revolution Books, performing my “I Am Michael Brown” and “Reparation” pieces. Showtime at Revolution Books is 7pm. See flyer below.
In August, when Michael Brown was killed, I received e-mails and phone calls from folks wondering if I’d write a poetry piece about Michael Brown as I did for Trayvon Martin. I had gotten so emotionally involved in the Trayvon Martin case and had given it a lot of energy, so when George Zimmerman was […]Read Post ›
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Please join me in Burlington North Carolina on August 16th if you can! Please see flyer attached for more details!. Thanks, KavON WARD
WE DID IT GUYS!!! I won 1st place so will be back on September 3rd for Round 2! Hope to see you there! Thanks for your continued support! KavON WARD
All, Would love for you to come out and support me as I compete against a host of other talented artist for a grand prize of $10,000! For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the link below. Harlem residents can get 1/2 price tickets ($16, $13 and $10) special Harlem week offer, must purchase […]Read Post ›
I’ll be performing today during the Progressive Labor Party’s, May Day March. Show starts at 2pm at the “Fight Racism Exhibit.” The address is 2236 Nostrand Ave. The 2 and 5 trains stop nearby at the Flatbush Ave./Brooklyn College station. Hope to see you there!
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! […]Read Post ›
Poetry 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 […]Read Post ›
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 […]Read Post ›
Good Day All, As we settle into our transition from summer to fall, I urge you to think about the quote “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” This essentially means that it is imperative that we give much thought to what exactly it is we believe in! If not, we are […]Read Post ›
Hello All! I’m honored to announce that Ill be performing at this year’s Million Youth March in my hometown, Harlem NYC. The march and rally will be held this Saturday, September 7th at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza on 125th and 7th Ave. Please join me and BRING THE YOUTH! For more […]Read Post ›
Greetings All: As we wrap up a busy summer and approach a new school year, we are reminded that there is little time for sleep! I know you all have not heard from me in awhile, and that’s because I’ve been keeping busy with implementing my Use Your Words curriculum, performances, rallies, and rehearsals. Poetic Activism: […]Read Post ›
All, please sign the petition here. The DMV needs justice for Archie Elliot, a young man shot 14 times and, killed while handcuffed in a police car in Prince Georges County MD. 20 years later we are still seeking to have the case reopened so that the cops who killed Archie Elliott are held accountable. […]Read Post ›
THE PEOPLE’S COALITION OF PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY IS LEADING A MARCH STARTING @ 9AM FROM THE ADDISON RD. METRO TO THE E. BARRETT PRETTYMAN FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, 333 CONSTITUTION AVENUE N.W. WASHINGTON DC, TO JOIN WITH AL SHARPTON AND THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK, ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS. JOIN ME AS I PERFORM, PROTEST AND MARCH FOR ALL OF […]Read Post ›
Please join me today,at 5:30pm, at the American Civil War Memorial and Museum, as I perform and protest for Justice for Trayvon Martin. Hope to see you there! Click on the link below for details regarding the event’s timeline. Not Guilty Final
I’ll be on air with Majic 102.3’s Adimu Colon at 5:30pm and 6:45pm performing I Am Trayvon Martin. Tune in if you can.
Things are heating up outside and so is my work with poets in the making! This summer, I am doing substantial work with youth, working with young people on poetry, leadership, public speaking, and other critical skills. Tonight, I am joining former NBA player, author, and poet Etan Thomas to engage with the MERGE Youth Ministry at First Baptist […]Read Post ›
African American Festival 2013!! It’s about to go down! Four hours until I perform before one of my largest audiences ever! Shout out to my college speech professor Dr. Tammy Vigil; thanks for preparing me for this moment. Please see the show schedule attached for more information regarding what times I am on stage.
As you make your Fourth of July weekend plans, please consider joining me at the African American Festival in Baltimore, July 6-7. On Saturday, July 6th, I will perform on the Culture Unplugged stage between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. This FREE festival will celebrate African American life, music, and culture and feature artists like Patti Labelle and Fantasia. This promises […]Read Post ›
As the trial for the Trayvon Martin case gets underway this week, the country is once again focused on a tragedy that implicates race, guns, life, and death. This case has been described as having the potential to be the most divisive and polarizing in decades, perhaps since the OJ Simpson trial. I, however, hope it is […]Read Post ›
For those of you planning to attend the In Sight and Sound: Live De(a)f Poetry production during DC’s Black Theater Festival, please be advised< THE VENUE HAS CHANGED. The show will now be held at the Anacostia Arts Center – 1231 Good Hope Road, SE. The Theatre is a black box theatre. Very intimate […]Read Post ›
Dear supporters, I have been bit… by the acting bug! As I add this piece to my journey, I wanted to let you know what I have been up to these past few weeks. This weekend, I head to McHenry, Maryland to shoot Dat Wolf, where I play Toni, a sassy, outspoken leader among her […]Read Post ›
Starting today, Monday May 13th – Sunday May 19th, I’ll be a featured poet on Honey B’s Open Mic on WRTR! The show plays at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, & 10pm all week, Monday through Sunday. You can listen to the show by going to http://www.wrtrrealtalkradio.com. From the website’s homepage, you can click on the […]Read Post ›
NANA MALAYA, NUBIAN THEATRE & RETREAT INC PRESENT; A JAZZ & POETRY MONTH FUNDRAISING EVENT >>> Sunday, April 28th 430-630pm @BUSBOYS & POETS 14TH & V ST NW WDC >>FOR THOSE WHO ARE “LIVING POETRY’ “LIVING POETRY” IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR POETS TO COME FORTH WITH THE POWER OF WORDS TO ELEVATE, EDUCATE, MOTIVATE & INSPIRE!! […]Read Post ›
Had a great interview with Joe Gorham this morning! Check out the podcast if you missed it! http://www.whur.com/whur/a-real-nubian-queen-joes-place-this-wednesday/
TUNE into DC’s WHUR 96.3 at midnight on Wednesday, April 3rd (that’s 12:00 a.m. Thursday, April 4th) to catch my interview with Joe Gorham. We will be talking about my life, my love, poetry! Also, In Sight and Sound: Live De[a]f Poetry is back by popular demand, this Thursday, April 4th! We will be in […]Read Post ›
Like all of you, I set my clock forward this past weekend to get ready for Spring. Though I was sad to lose the hour with so much work to do, I am excited about my various Spring performances! I do hope you will check out my upcoming shows and see all […]Read Post ›
Just left WHUR 96.3, and had an amazing interview with Joe Gorham for his show “Spoken Word at Joes Place.” Will let you’ll know when it airs! — at
Black History Month offers a time of reflection, an opportunity to consider our progress and the work that remains on our path to a just and equal society. Throughout February, I have showcased some of my work as a poetic activist, pieces I was moved to write because of social injustices facing the Black community. These poems […]Read Post ›
As we approach the end of Black History Month, I again ask that we not only reflect on our community’s progress, but on our continued pursuit of justice and equality. As a poetic activist, I have been able to use my voice to elevate African American issues of concern. The story of Trayvon Martin — the racial profiling, his […]Read Post ›
My performance at NASA commemorating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a huge success. I feel honored and privileged to have been chosen! And Donna Brazile did an outstanding job as keynote speaker! Don’t forget to tune in this evening at 7pm, on The Kool Out Mixx: Black History Month […]Read Post ›
Check me out in this month’s edition of High Powered Professional Movers and Shakers!!!!! http://highpoweredprofessional.com/?p=3174
As we enter Black History Month, I would like for us all to think about how far we have come, but how much further we have to go. There is still so much that needs to be done to ensure that we are combating injustices as they pertain to African Americans, such as race discrimination […]Read Post ›
Kicking off Black History Month with Communications Workers of America as they celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.
Looking forward to working with Collective Voices this Saturday during the 17th Annual Poetry Extravaganza! We are honored that President Obama’s Inaugural Committee has designated Poetry Extravaganza 2013 as an official “Day of Service” activity in DC’s Ward 2. We look forward to seeing our FB Friends at the MLK Library (901 G St., NW., […]Read Post ›
MEDIA RELEASE Contact: For Immediate Release Terri Allen (301) 203-0929 (Phone); (301) 203-4405 (Fax) email@example.com Longstanding Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring Poetry, Spoken Word, Song and Dance Marks its Seventeenth Year in the Nation’s Capitol Annual Poetry Extravaganza MLK program continues literary tradition while bringing some […]Read Post ›
Looking for a great gift to buy loved ones for Christmas? Check out my online store! https://kavonward.com/store/. My CD “From Policy to Poetry”,”Black is Beautiful” shirts (black or white) and Haiku t-shirts are still available and would make fantastic gifts or stocking stuffers!
I have so much to be thankful for as Thanksgiving nears! I am thankful for finding my passion and the courage to pursue it! And I am extremely thankful for your support and encouragement on this journey! This month has been a whirlwind, with several rehearsals, performances, and interviews. Last Sunday, I was a […]Read Post ›
P R E S S R E L E A S E For Further Information Contact: Info Officer at 202/387-3380 or For Immediate Release firstname.lastname@example.org Tommy Davidson, Marshall Keys, Lamont Carey, Thad Wilson, Malaya Rucker, Aaron Myers, Kavon Ward, Cedric “JusMe” Hand Et. Al Headline the Annual Benjamin Banneker Birthday Celebration with a […]Read Post ›
ATTENTION DMV: Following Howard University’s Homecoming Parade, please join the soulful Ayanna Gregory and myself as I debut “DC State of Mind”, a poem focused on encouraging folks to make DC the 51st state! Please see the flier attached for more info!
Please join me in supporting the Washington, DC Humanities Council and honoring Congressman John Lewis, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Sweet Honey in the Rock on October 18th. Oh, and I’ll be performing!!!! Tix are $100. Let me know if you’re interested in attending.
Last night I had the opportunity to share the stage with former Wizards player and AMAZING poet, Mr. Etan Thomas, in honor of Sister Nana Malaya’s 60th Earth Day! I am honored and blessed. Thanking God for another opportunity to share my gift with the world.
Friday, September 21, 2012 9:30PM – 12:30AM Black Fox Lounge at 1723 Connecticut Avenue, NW (Dupont Circle) CBC Edition Featuring Aaron Myers & Kavon Ward RSVP at email@example.com Aaron Myers is the jazz, gospel, and neo-soul Resident Artist at the Black Fox Lounge. This Dallas, Texas native began playing the piano at the age of […]Read Post ›
What: “The Rent is Too Damn High!” Gentrification’s Impact on Housing and Schools, Panel Discussion Focus: Affordable Housing and Quality Schools. When: September 20th 2012, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Jackie Lee’s The Lounge Uptown, 116 Kennedy St., NW PANELIST 1. Allison Brown, a civil rights attorney and President of Allison Brown Consulting 2. Milan Griffin, Director of […]Read Post ›
God is definitely working in my life. I went to 89.3 FM – WPFW to record a voiceover for the Humanities Council of Washington DC’s Soul of the City program, and was asked to be interviewed about my upcoming performance at the Lincoln Theater during the Paul Robeson “Here I Stand” Gala! I’ll be on […]Read Post ›
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kanya Bennett DATE: August 31, 2012 (202) 491-1739 http://www.kavonward.com Poetic Activist, Kavon Ward to Perform at Lincoln Theatre on September 8th Winner of Paul Robeson “Here I Stand” Spoken Word Contest Honoring Hip Hop Artist and Activist, Common Washington, D.C. – Poetic Activist, Kavon Ward will be receiving the first-ever award for the Hung […]Read Post ›
I’m sitting here on my couch, for the first time in a long time, crying tears of j happiness. My spirit is joyful as I read all of the beautiful things my Soul of the City students wrote about me as their facilitator this summer. Jannae wrote “Ms. Kavon, Im going to miss you so […]Read Post ›
Ill be performing this evening at PURE LOUNGE 1326 U ST NWWASHINGTON DC 20009 Show starts at 8
Haiku – Black Gold I am a conflict free diamond wrapped in black gold. My worth is priceless.
Please support me as I compete in the Paul Robeson “Here I Stand” poetry contest. You can vote once per day and you can vote here on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/martialactivist?v=app_135992586527054&app_data=f%3D%26fan%3D0 A vote for my “Here I Stand” poem on Facebook will get me closer to winning the honor of reciting my poem”Freedom v. Slavery” at the annual Paul Robeson “Here […]Read Post ›
Your space in my heart, on market for new owner Too late for payment!
I’ll be rocking the mic at Bloombars tonight in NW DC. Show starts at 8:30 and ends at 11. Come if you can!
It was an honor to be asked to perform “I Am Trayvon Martin” during MAPCS’s, middle school graduation ceremony on June 18, 2012. Yet another emotional performance which resulted in tears. Lets not forget to take the steps necessary to combat racial profiling.
I’ll be rocking the mic this afternoon, during the “Homeless not Hopeless: Poets for Change” fundraiser, in Philadelphia PA! come out if you can!
I’ll be performing “I Am Trayvon Martin” at Apache Cafe in Atlanta, this Sunday! If you’re in Atlanta and would like to attend, call or inbox me for more details!
He signed a contract but he works to put his tool in other boxes!
I’ll be opening up tonight for Dyone Mitchell during her one woman shoe, at Harmony Hall in Fort Washington MD. Tickets are sold out but contact me to info regarding the next show!
Don’t let toxic thoughts constipate you. Detox, add faith and be fruitful!
He doesn’t love you, you deny him access to his child. Dead beat MOM!
Marriage is a job NOT all are qualified for. Interview wisely!
Opening new books and finishing old chapters bring new characters!
I’ll be performing at Busboys and Poets (Hyattsville, MD) this evening come out if you can! Tickets are $5 and are on sale until 5pm. If you’re interested in attending, click the link below to purchase your ticket. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3439783485/?invite=&err=29&referrer=&ebtv=C&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=
I’ve been afforded the opportunity to open for Dyone Mitchell, during her “One Woman Show”, on May 12th, at Harmony Hall in Fort Washington MD! The venue only seats 200 and tickets are almost SOLD OUT. We have 20 tickets left, if you’re interesed in attending leave a comment and someone will get back to you […]Read Post ›
Man kills black boy, black boy dies, not enough. Next shot, kill his character.
Check out this clip of me performing my “I AM TRAYVON MARTIN” piece at the Washington DC Rally! Protestors Rally for Trayvon Martin http://www.nbcwashington.com The rain did not dampen the determination of D.C. protestors looking for justice for Trayvon Martin. News4’s Derrick Ward spoke to those taking part in the rally at Freedom Plaza where […]Read Post ›
I’ve been asked by many how I feel about Trayvon Martin’s death and what I plan to do about it. I signed a petition to have his killer arrested but I didn’t feel like that was enough. So I decided to do what I do best, write a poem about it. Hopefully this motivates people […]Read Post ›
Congressman Payne was truly a great man and one of the the most genuine and passionate advocates I’ve had the honor of meeting and engaging with. My condolenses to all his family, friends and constituents.
Motivated by Troy Davis, last week I took a stand against injustice. I was a part of USA Network’s “Characters Unite”.Make your voice heard; stand for something! I was earlier inspired to make my voice heard and wrote Questions: Troy Anthony Davis.
Today I took a stand against injustice. I was a part of USA Network’s “Characters Unite”. Make your voice heard; stand for something!
I sit in tears as I reflect on the events that have taken place over the last year. I thank GOD for blessing me with the gift and talent to speak and impact lives and I thank GOD even more for the loss of my job and financial security because if not for that LOSS […]Read Post ›
I’ll be rocking the mic tonight at Annies Art Gallery in Maryland! Show starts at 8pm, come if you can!
Had an amazing time, this morning, speaking with and performing for an impressive group of 11th grade young ladies from Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy. They were very engaged and asked so many great questions. We can’t give up on our youth, they have so much potential.
Black is Beautiful and Haiku Shirts are now available to purchase! Click on the “Store” tab above.
HOT!!!! Make sure you get your free download of my poem “Love Epiphany,” and a host of great R&B songs performed during the R&B and Spoken Word live show in SoHo NYC, @ www.rnblovejonz.com. Enjoy!
My performance this evening was a great success. For those of you who left me voice messages, facebok mesages and text messages, wishing me well this evening, thank you! Special thanks to Dr. Elsie Scott, of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, for providing such an amazing opportunity for me to honor the late Rep. Barbara […]Read Post ›
To get your free download of my poem “Love Epiphany’” on Valentine’s Day, go to http://www.rnblovejonz.com. Enjoy!
Looking forward to my performance during the “Brothas that Love Sistas with Natural Hair” mixer, in Brooklyn NY, on Sunday at 5pm. If you’re interested in attending, leave me a message for more information.
If you can’t see that good can come from hardship, see eye doc for new view.
I have the distinct honor of recognizing the late Congressman & Civil Rights leader, Barbara Jordan, through spoken word, during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s, Avoice Heritage Celebration, on Feb. 15th!
Check out the the Official Video for my piece, “Black is Beautiful” in the VIDEO section! Enjoy and Share!
BLACK COP BEATS BLACK MAN while enforcing racist laws. DIVIDE and CONQUER.
I’ll be performing this evening at CB 1212 (1212 U St NW Washington DC) Admission is FREE! Doors open at 630pm,show starts at 7pm. Come out if you can!
I’ll be performing this evening at Annie’s Art Gallery in Maryland! Show starts at 8:30 pm. Contact me if you’re interested in attending.
You argue that light skin is better than dark skin. SLAVE MENTALITY!
I prayed, God said no. I asked why, he replied “You deserve MUCH Better!”
I’ll be performing tomorrow at CB 1212, 6:30pm-9:30pm (1212 U Street NW, Washington DC). Come check me out if you want!
They closed a door, I opened a bigger window. It’s all in God’s plan.
You vow to ban “BITCH” from your songs for your daughter but not for your wife?!?!?!