Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
On December 1st in recognition of World AIDS Day 2008, Liberated Muse Productions will take part in this historic day of awareness. We encourage you to take part by adding your voice through your own blog on our Liberated Muse social network and by commenting on our blog post for that day. Together, we can reduce the stigma of this pandemic through our words, voices and actions.
As a blogger, you can help lead this mission. Some of you may already be doing this, so tell your story. Write about it and share it with NIDA, AIDS.gov and the Bloggers Unite community. Even if you are not a blogger, you can be involved. Here are five ways you can further the cause and elevate the voice of HIV/AIDS awareness online:
(1) 'Be-Friend' NIDA and AIDS.gov on MySpace to stay connected to the issue and those working within it. Learn the link about HIV/AIDS and drug abuse by viewing NIDA’s online Webisodes, a video series about how non-injection drug use can lead to increased risk behavior, and can change lives forever. Once you learn the link, be sure to send the link to friends and family.
(3) Join the AIDS.gov Facing AIDS World AIDS Day Campaign and take a picture of yourself wearing a red ribbon and use that photo on your social network, blog, or Web site to help eliminate stigma and recognize World AIDS Day online. Also, add a badge to your website or blog.
(4)Blog and read about the issue. Then be sure to share your posts with Bloggers Unite or on Twitter using the tag #WAD08.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
On Friday, Nov. 28, Inside Design Internet Radio interviews one of today’s top celeberities in Interior Design: Kim Myles! After winning the HGTV competition show, Design Star, Myles now sits at the helm of her own show, Myles of Style, where she helps novices tackle their troubled rooms with her imaginative spin on design and decor.
Kim has lived in New York City for more than 10 years but it was her childhood in the suburbs that initially drove her to explore interior design as a personal interest. “Growing up in suburbia gave me an aversion to sameness,” she says. This hairdresser, who got her start designing her own clothing, jewelry and hats, has no formal design education but uses her city surroundings as inspiration in her design styles, which she describes as “global urban elegance.”
Check out Kim’s official website at http://www.kimmyles.com/
Kim will be sharing with Inside Design some tips and ideas for holiday decorating as well as what is new with her hit TV show, “Myles of Style” on HGTV.
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS ONE!
Log into http://www.im4radiodc.com/ and click "Listen Now" on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 10:30 am on WFLO, the Flow, http://www.im4radiodc.com/ !
Every other Friday, on air hosts, Susan Featherstone-Schemm and Sherry Burton Ways, the Principals of Design Scheme Interiors, LLC, will discuss home, interior décor and art. Guests will include décor experts, authors and artists who work with home interiors. INSIDE DESIGN will also give you the latest news in home decorating trends from around the country and the world!
DSI Principals Schemm and Ways will answer any problem decorating questions you have. So call to participate in the topic at 301-560-6992 in the DC/MD/VA area or dial 1-866-856-5903 nationwide. E-mail your questions during the show to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This holiday season, meet authors, buy new books and support reading by checking out the Black Author Showcase Holiday Fair, a production of Liberated Muse member Diane who also is creator of the Ning social networking site of the same name.
The Black Author Showcase will hold its annual Holiday Book Fair on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at The Show Place Arena & Prince George's Equestrian Center, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772.
The event will present more than 20 national and local Black authors who will speak or perform their latest literary works. The event is free to the public with book giveaways and prize drawings. Attendees are encouraged to bring a new or gently used “Book and a Buck” to support literacy in Kenya. BAS is partnering with Books For Africa in a book drive to benefit the White Cots School Centre.Project.
WHAT: Black Authors Speak About Their Books
WHERE: The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD
WHO: The event is presented by the Black Author Showcase and 22nd Century Press
WHEN: Saturday, December 13, 2008; 10 AM to 5 PM WEB LINKS:
Sunday, November 16, 2008
1241 Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20020
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
When: November 13 : 5 p.m.November 15 : 2 p.m.November 16 : 4 p.m.
Where: Neighborhood: Northwest
1525 Newton St.
Washington, DC 20010
Words, Beats and Life, INC is hosting The Bootleg Festival, a three day underground hip hop and media event. The all-day festival brings the best of independent hip hop media to the forefront with lively discussions and screenings of documentaries and short films on the subject of hip hop on a worldwide level. Admission is free, but donations are suggested. All proceeds from the festival will go to the D.C. Urban Arts Academy
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
One highlight was the guest appearance of Amy Goodman, the host of Democracy Now! which airs on Washington DC radio channel WPFW.
Goodman, a thorough journalist who often goes where few commercial media members go, is known for her hard-hitting coverage of the Iraq war and homeland issues of inequality and oppression. During her appearance at the Green Festival, she shared her experiences at the Republican convention where she and her news team experienced ghastly police violence while covering an episode of police brutality in the streets.
Goodman remarked how historic Obama's election as president is. "You voted for the hope and the opportunity for change," she said, "but, not guaranteed it. That's going to come with your hard work."
She urged the packed audience to establish their own grassroot groups, return to community organizing and stay on top of our elected leaders. She reminded us that Obama will always be known as one of the lone senators to stand up against the war in Iraq when no one else would in Congress. However, she added, don't forget that he ultimately voted for funding of the war. She says that the reality is that the two major parties get funding from corporations who donate money to have their interests honored.
She shared that we should work toward getting candidates to be able to have free air time with the major media so that they don't have to pay for air time and feel squeezed and forced to say certain things based on who is funding their air time.
Democracy Now! is currently broadcast on nearly 729 stations around the world. Visit http://www.democracynow.org/stations to find a station near you.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
For more information visit: http://www.classichiphopllc.com/ or http://www.ticketmaster.com/
This has been an incredible week. I feel personally responsible for getting Barack Hussein Obama elected President of the United States of America. I have been accepting congratulations from leaders around the world. And I have been offering congratulations to those around the world. When MSNBC called the state of Pennsylvania for Obama, I saw the culmination of months and years of hard work by many come to a new beginning.
I just would like to thank all those who have helped contribute to my training and experience in this role in no particular order:
1. James and Margaret Thomas (dec.) for making sure my Dad and Aunt Marjorie pioneeringly (I think I made this up) integrated their schools to provide generations greater opportunities.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Everything else: The parade and balls are organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which is just being formed. This committee determines the type of inaugural events to hold, raises private money to fund them and decides how to distribute the tickets
People, there is always television. All the better to watch it with.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Liberated Muse Productions extends congratulations to Senator Obama and looks forward to the new day this election will herald in.
Kudos to McCain and his closing speech which was cordial and recognized the significance of this moment as he admitted defeat and applauded Obama for his win. "I urge all Americans to join me in not just congratulating him but joining him in making this a better country than we inherited. Whatever our differences, we are all Americans," said McCain.
His speech was met with boos and hate calls as he finished, "...the failure was mine, not yours."
Liberated Muse Productions co-founder Maceo Thomas is in Virginia, working for the Obama campaign by providing umbrellas (its drizzling there) and offering his services as needed. He voted earlier this week. Mace's partner, me, Khadijah Ali-Coleman -- Moon--shares with you my voting experience from this morning HERE. I have this overwhelming sense of pride.
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Monday, November 3, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
African American Women In Cinema 11th Annual Film Festival
AAWIC 2008 Film Festival Event and Film Screening Schedule.