Greetings On-Line Family
Actor Mr. Hill Harper, who is a very good friend of my sister (Shana Mangatal) recently completed writing his book, entitled “Letters To A Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny”. Some real good things are being said about this book and it seems Mr. Harper has some real good projects coming up, so it would be good if we all get behind him and support this book since all of the proceeds are going to a foundation he has started to provide scholarships for those who can't afford it. As we all know education is power!!!! It also seems that this book has a good positive message, and is filled with important information from one of the few black actors in Hollywood who is also highly educated, and who has a regular role on a hit prime time show CSI, NY. I hope all of you on my on-line family pick up a copy and share it with you sons, brothers, friends and neighbors, etc. Below, I have shared with you a letter from Mr. Hill Harper regarding his book. Please note this book will be released on April 20, 2006, but you can pre-order your copy and save 35% on the List Price.
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Hey everyone, it's Hill Harper, and I am writing you today because I
NEED YOUR HELP.
|Celebrating "National Women’s History Month”
with Susan Mangatal
“Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams, honors the spirit of possibility and hope set in motion by generations of women in their creation of communities and their encouragement of dreams”. This theme honors women for bringing communities together and restoring hope in the face of impossible odds.
“Community comes in many
forms, and dreams change, expand, and are sometimes fulfilled”
|There are so many women that I can
feature, but since it is the last week of this special month I
have chosen to talk briefly about a "Team" and
"Teamwork" (A very important asset behind the successful
woman), actually, it's an important asset behind anyone.
"Team" is a defined as a number of persons organized/ associated together in work or an activity, and "teamwork" is defined as a cooperative effort by the members of a group or team to achieve a common goal. I personally believe in teamwork, because without a team one will not succeed.
A team behind a woman makes that woman shine and allows that woman to accomplish everything she sets out to do.
I will use a great quote Mrs. Deanne Samuels sent me along with her thanks to explain my thoughts on a team and what one accomplishes with a team. This quote is from Honorable Augustus Hawkins (former member of Congress) ..."The leadership belongs not to the loudest, not to those who beat the drums or blow the trumpet, but to those who day in and day out, in all seasons, work for the practical realization of a better world--those who have the stamina to persist and to remain dedicated. To those belong the leadership."
|I must now congratulate (along with Mrs.
Samuels) the women of the T&T Working Women's Committee of
Washington DC. They are all leaders, and is an outstanding
team. There working and personal relationships are excellent, and
they all must be honored. Mrs. Samuels stated "I cannot
accomplish any agenda without the support of the Working Women's
Committee, Annette Achille, Pat St. Hill, Brenda Samuel, Patricia
Phillip, Karen Barrington, Yvonne Callwell and the Community as a
On The Music
This past Friday,
March 24, 2006, we attended the launching of Mr. Lincoln Ross (of Sonnig
Records') song "Come To Washington: A Song for the City", and
we were impressed. There was a great turn-out, and it was a very
nice event. Lots of giveaways!!! We haven't gotten word yet
from Changamire' (the woman who organized this event) along with her fabulous
Committee about the feedback from the folks who attended. However,
on the night of the event Mr. Ross expressed to us his happiness for the
turn-out and the acceptance of his song by the audience. He
seemed very pleased with everything. As for the folks who
checked out Mr. Ross's song on his site, the reviews were mixed, some
liked it and some didn't. However, the goal was for this song
to become Washington DC's official song, and we have not gotten word
on the status of this yet. We, would like to express our thanks to
Changamire' for including us in this project.
The Washington Post Express did a great article on Mr. Ross in its March 24, 2006, issue. To read it, please log on to www.washingtonpost.com/express and download the March 24th edition. The article on Mr. Ross is located on page E3.
“Back by Popular Demand and The Buzz Around Town”
Tonight (Thursday, March 30, 2006) CeeC Promotions will be celebrating her 1st Anniversary with "Rastaman Vibrations" at Club U-Turn. Back by popular demand special guest and local artist "Ras Lidj" and the "Deep Band " will be performing. Also celebrating with CeeC Promotions is Iyah Gift and Ras Kwasi who will be performing as well, along with DJ Natty Kool selector from the Club Turntable.
Ras Lidj will be performing his hits and bringing to you his ReGGG-Go music (the fusion of Washington DCs local sound Go Go, and Reggae) ..."The Raw Energy and Positive Vibrations of Roots, Dancehall, Reggae and a strong DC Pocket Beat Fusion", which is a very interesting mix. If you are a fan of go go music then you will be happy to know that Go Go Musician Shorty Tim is a member of "Deep", and he does a great job bringing out the true go go sound. Club U-Turn is located at 11th and U Street, N.W. Wash. DC, 1942 11th St., NW, WD
This Reggg-go sound is hot and if you are fan of go go music you will like this!
"Go-Go music is Washington D.C.’s own home grown staple music form. It was first started in 1966 by the “Godfather of Go-Go”, Chuck Brown. Chuck, as he is affectionately called by his legion of fans, combined Afro/Latin percussion, jazz improvisation, Afrikan call and response, and hard funk energy over a continuous drumbeat to create a new non-stop live dance musical form"
University Poutre, Coskel University & Crown Bakery
of Calypso & Home
Competitor in National Poetry Slams, Featured Poet on HBO's Def Poetry Jam
Howard University Main Campus
Time: 8:00 pm
Niama Sandy - firstname.lastname@example.org
An Open Mic Hour Will Take Place before the Featured Performance
Free Admission & Caribbean Style Refreshments!
poetry and song, Masquerade explores the ways in which
distance, remembrance, and seventeen years away from home shape a man. Masquerade
critiques and celebrates the Trinidadian ethos by examining the influence
its seminal music -- Calypso -- exerts on a poet and the larger world.
3rd Annual Caribbean Days Conference Pledge to Addresses Caribbean-American Community Challenges
Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. will hold its 3rd Annual Caribbean Days on Capitol Hill Conference from April 3-5, 2006 at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, which is located at 1201 17th Street, NW, Washington DC 20036.....For more Click Here for the Press Release and more details
Support Local Artists
Ras Lidj with his band
whose specialty is "Reggg-go" (the Fusion of Reggae and Go Go Music) on
this Thursday, March 30, 2006; @ Club
U Turn which is located at 1942 11th St NW, Washington, DC it's on the corner of
11th and U St 202-299-9882.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Adams (DJ Bobby's Music Machine) on the Christening of their son Quisan Charles Adams
We congratulate CeeC Promotions on 1 year with Rastaman Vibrations!
Big Shout out to Brixton Hitman on Saturday Night Rockers on San Francisco's KUFS radio 98.3 FM. Click the link to learn more about Briston Hitman and to tune in http://www.brixtonhitman.com/index2006a.html and check out his new updated reggae charts on www.brixtonhitman.com
Checkout Prince Thierry in France with his radio program. His site is www.dancehallstyle.net.
Greetings are extended to DJ Paul Mack aka DJ Fabulous (our local DJ) on his internet radio show on Thursday Nights from 9pm-12Mid. on Caribbean Vibes Radio (Internet Radio). Click the following link to enter the page to log on and listen. Fiona greetings to you as well and good job!!! www.ariousentertainment.com/CaribbeanVibesRadioLogOnPage05.htm
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