by Susan Mangatal - email@example.com
Happy Easter to you and yours!
I absolutely can't believe Easter is here already. It seems the older one gets the faster time goes! It's really flying this year.
National Women’s History Month - “Recognizing and Celebrating Women’s Accomplishments.”
you may be aware this past month America celebrated Women. March
is designated “Woman’s History Month”.
to honor women was established in 1980, and in 1981
Congress passed a resolution establishing
“National Women’s History Week”.
In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month (March month to
coincide with Int’l Women’s Day on March 8).
During this month women are recognized and celebrated for their
rich and varied contributions to the history and culture of the United
States. This year the
Women’s History month theme is/was “Women Change America” which
honors and recognizes the role of American women in transforming
culture, history and politics as leaders, writers, scientists,
educators, politicians, artists, historians and informed citizens.
This theme also celebrates the myriad ways in which the spirit,
courage, and contributions of American women have added to the vitality,
richness and diversity of American life.
must forgive me for not realizing that March was “Women’s History
Month”, I just learned of this in the past 2 weeks.
I heard some talk from radio hosts, and on some programs, but I
just assumed they were honoring women, and did not realized this month
was established and is designated “Women’s History Month”.
Well, if you have been reading my e-mails you would have noticed
last month for “Black History Month”, I felt it was very important
to recognize and “give props to” black women who have made a major
contribution to our history, and who are my role models.
There are several women I admire around the United States who are
still among us, and who are running successful business, and who are
Congresswomen, Secretary of State, Activists, Publishers, Lawyers,
Artists, Poets, Writers, Scientists, athletes, singers, etc., etc., etc.
Of course there are many I could talk about, but you may be aware
that Cathy Hughes (owner and head of Radio One) is one of the many women
I truly admire. She is the true meaning of success!
here to read my previous e-mail where I honored and recognized Ms.
I would like to say Congratulations to her and her son as they celebrate
their 25th Anniversary of Radio One.
powerhouse woman who has been in my heart for years and who started here
in Baltimore is an Icon, and the true meaning of success.
I could only be talking about Ms. Oprah Winfrey.
As this month comes to a close, I feel it is very important to
highlight Ms. Ophra Winfrey.
Winfrey…this gorgeous woman has come a long way and has triumphed over
ever adversity that came before her.
She is the richest Black woman, actually the first black woman
billionaire. Ms. Winfrey is
an Oscar nominated actress, winner of many Emmy awards, film producer,
owns and host her own successful TV talk show, owns her own magazine
“O” (The Oprah Magazine), philanthropist, owns her own production
company (Harpo) and most importantly she has done a lot to motivate us
and gave us hope. Her
generosity has given love and hope to many.
are Ms. Winfrey's comments
on “Making It Happen” and on “Being Yourself” taken from
“Essense Making it Happen" by Patricia Hinds and Ed Lewis
Making It Happen Oprah states: “I
feel tremendously powerful because I do believe I have reached a point
in life where my personality is aligned with what my should came to do.
I believe you have to use your ego for a higher good.”
On being herself she states: “I understand why I would be a
puzzlement. I don’t play sports, I don’t sing, I don’t look like
your typical movie star. I
think for a culture of people who have been for so many years denied and
deprived and licking in self-esteem, it’s very hard to see the
possibility of what awaits in your future.
It’s really hard because the world has given you ideas about
who you can be. It takes a lot of courage to be who you really are and not
let the rest of the world tell you what that is”.
Below I have listed Ms. Winfrey’s Biography beginning in the early years when she was far from being successful. This documents her difficult childhood and how she overcame the odds to turn her life around. Anyone can do this, so I hope that Oprah’s story of her early years touch someone and give them motivation to continue with their dreams and reach for the stars.
Ms. Winfrey is indeed unstoppable.
In most recent years (in mid 2000 to be exact) she launched her
own magazine “O” (The Oprah Winfrey magazine), and she just released
her latest TV movie project “Their Eyes Were Watching God” based on
the Zora Neale Hurston novel, starring Academy Award Winner/Actress
Halle Berry. Check out
Oprah every day on your local TV networks and on Cable TV “Oxygen”
that she co-founded. You
can also learn more about Oprah from her website www.oprah.com.
Congratulations to Marcus Johnson
Marcus Johnson, Jazz Pianist, keyboardist, Founder, President and CEO of Three Keys Music, based locally here in SILVER SPRING. Mr. Johnson has recently joined WJZW (Smooth Jazz 105.9) here in Washington DC. Mr. Johnson is currently hosting the morning drive with Jacqui Allen.
out for artists upcoming album releases from Mr. Johnson's company "Three
Keys Music: are Alyson Williams, Bobby Lyles, Nick Colionne and Marcus
This week I received some information from a young lady Ms. Mushiya Felecia Strickland regarding an artist I have been familiar with for years. Mikey Dread is known for his famous trademark/saying "Dread At The Control. I felt I should share this information with you because as a young girl I grew up hearing this man, along with his famous trademark/saying, which if you are a reggae fan you are very familiar with. Please read Ms. Strickland information below on Mikey Dread.
This weekend there are a few things taking place in our town, and overseas. For starters check out The Trinidad and Tobago Association Annual Good Friday Fish Dinner. The Association will hold its annual Fish Fry this Good Friday, March 25 from 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m., at the Association headquarters, 5123 Georgia Avenue, NW. Friday, 25 March from 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.. Donation $10.00. Eat in or Take Out. Drinks at Club prices. Tell a friend!
Additionally, on Friday (3/25) stop on by Pan Masters Steel Orchestra's PanYard for their annual Fish Fry. Check their site for more information www.panmasters.com.
Yes, the Carnival Season has begun and this weekend kicks off DC Carnival!
This Saturday, DC Caribbean Carnival, Inc. will be hosting their first fundraiser (Saturday, March 26th, 2005). Their Annual Glorious Saturday Fete @ The Caribbean Style Restaurant. Check the "Events page" for all the details.
Also, this Saturday, March 26th, please support I.C.E. Entertainment & Radio Boyz as they present "Bare As You Dare" @ T&T Clubhouse, 5123 Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. Scroll Down for more Details or check our "Events Page"
excellent local photograph Mr. Ted Mebane, and an associate of ours
here in Washington DC, recently informed us that he traveled to Trinidad
to attend Carnival (as he always do) and captured some great
photographs. You are
welcome to log on to his site to view his beautiful photos of the 2005
Trinidad Carnival, and even photos of DC 2004 Carnival, and much more.
Please log on to www.tedmebane.com
enjoy!!!! Let us know what
you think about Mr. Mebane’s photos.
Until next week! Again have a wonderful and Safe Easter Holiday, and Spring Break.
Caribbean Vibes Radio (Internet 24-7 radio)
SIZZLING THURSDAYS!!! Be sure to join the rejuvenated & energized maestro "Fabulous" for "Sizzling Thursdays". Showtime Thurs. 9:00pm-12 midnight. www.caribbeanvibesradio.com. Share the link with friends and family across the globe. Email your requests, shout- outs to firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free 1-866-ONE-VIBE
REMEMBER Wednesday from 9:00pm for "Under Pressure" with DJ Gusma from outta Italy. Nuff vibes and sweet melodies for one HOT hour. Show repeats on Thursdays 1pm-2pm.
Virginia Beach Carnival - June 10th-12th
DC Caribbean Carnival - June 25th & 26th
March 26, 2005 - Glorious Saturday Fundraiser Fete
This year (2005) Features: (1) Carnival band: See the years new offering and when bands will be launching; (2) Jouvert Committee: Register your "Old Mas Ban"; (3) Applications: A very powerful feature- Vendors, Bands, etc. (4) Advertise: Online, Carnival magazine, bands, etc; (5) Village News: - want to know what's up, you to can submit an article for online publication. 300-500 words & photo; and (5) Market Place: Purchase T-shits, Caps, Mug, Calendars, etc.
- TV - Ch.32,
Monday, March 28th, 2005:
Trinidadian Artist/Musician David Boothman - A
celebrated artist/ musician from
The Trinidad and Tobago Working Women's Committee of Washington DC
2nd Annual MAD HATTERS HAT SHOW AND TEA "HATTITUDE" at Andrews AFB on Sunday, April 10, 2005 @ 3:30 pm
T&T Working Women's Committee - 301-499-3158
Special Belated Greetings is being extended to Paulette! Hope your day was extra special!
Congratulations to Marcus Johnson on joining the Morning Drive on Washington DC's WJZW 105.9 FM (Smooth Jazz)!
"Bob The Wiz", you are still in our thoughts, Get Well Soon.
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