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Greetings On-Line Family


I want to thank each and every one of you (my on-line family) for “MAKING” my week last week.  After last week’s e-mail blast there was an overwhelming amount of you who were interested in Actor Hill Harper's book "Letters To A Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny", and actually purchased it.  I had not previously discussed with my sister my intentions of placing Hill Harper’s book information on our e-mail, and she was quite surprised when she discovered I had done so.  Actually, throughout the day last Thursday, she kept monitoring the Best Sellers list on Amazon and to our surprise the book rose tremendously.  The numbers are as follows: On Wednesday afternoon (March 29th , the day before our e-mail) the book best seller # was 375.  On Thursday, March 30th soon after the blast was sent out my sister indicated the book had risen to # 75, at approximately 4:45 pm she indicated it had risen to # 22, and by the end of the day it closed out at # 16.    What a big jump after our blast went out.  Of course, Mr. Harper is thrilled and very appreciative for your support.  To the many who wrote us expressing your interesting in having Mr. Harper come to your town for a book signing, I have informed his people, and I’m sure they will be arranging something soon.   Thanks again for your support and love!!!!  For those of you who didn’t get an opportunity to purchase Mr. Hill Harper’s book last week, please feel free to do so by following the instructions listed below.  Click on the button and follow the link.

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“Letters To A Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny”

Scheduled to be released on April 20, 2006, but you can pre-order your copy and save 35% on the List Price.   

To Pre-Order please click the following button!!!!

  Click here to learn more about Hill Harper's book & to purchase

List Price: $20.00

With the pre-order discount you pay $13.00

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by Todd Mangatal



Congratulations Honorable Portia Simpson-Miller, Jamaica Prime Minister (newly elected)


Congratulations to the Honorable Portia Simpson-Miller who recently was nominated by the people of Jamaica as their new Prime Minister.  The first woman to ever triumph in becoming the Prime Minister of Jamaica.  I actually received some mixed reviews from folks regarding Ms. Simpson-Miller, but I personally wish her all the best and I hope she leads Jamaica on a successful path.  Mrs. Miller was not new to the political game, she began her political career in the early 1970s, and eventually become Jamaica's most popular politician, and the first woman in the country's history to contend for the post of Prime Minister twice (2).  Mrs. Simpson-Miller has been known as the heart and soul of the People's National Party (PNP) because of her strong, invincible and outspoken personality. In 1992 she ran for the Prime Minister’s post but did not win, however this did not stop her from achieving her goals and she remained the nation’s most popular politician.  She is known as being defiant especially after last year when she split with her parliamentary colleagues and sustained from voting on an opposition motion on the nation’s depleted fire services.  To read the history on Honorable Portia Simpson-Miller please click the following button.

Click Here to Learn more about Portia Simpson-Miller.  

Below I have listed some of the promises Mrs. Simpson-Miller made to the people of Jamaica as she began her new role as Prime Minister (Supplied by Jamaica-Gleaner)

Crime plan:

·  To implement a comprehensive policy and legislative framework that will enable government to address public safety in a coordinated and focused manner;

·  Implement a targeted integrated community-based crime reduction strategy designed to significantly reduce crime, criminal activities and general lawlessness in the society;

·  Implement a criminal statistical data system (CRISDAT) designed to facilitate strategic, operational and tactical crime management through technology and information management;

·  Implement a comprehensive anti-drug strategy designed to reduce the supply and demand for illegal drugs and make the country less attractive as a transshipment point;

·  Implement a comprehensive capacity strengthening plan to increase competency, physical infrastructure, welfare and performance of the security forces, and

·  A comprehensive financing strategy, to fund developments in the crime plan. 


Economic Plan:

·  Encourage economic diversity by putting more focus on non- traditional sectors.

·  Develop growth and developmental strategies for big and small businesses and the labour force.

·  Put more focus on building human and social capital to develop the Jamaican people.

·  Diversify agricultural products and increase landholding to produce more food for export and encourage rural development.

·  Employ more capital to build industries and create jobs.

·  Ensure schools and training institutions provide better educational and training opportunities for youth.

·  Encourage more private sector/ government partnerships to prepare businesses to compete in the global environment.

·  Lobby for a more transparent budgetary process that will improve government accountability to the people.

by Susan Mangatal



On The Music!!

Support the music!!!

On The Soca Scene: This Friday - 4/7/06

"De weekend come, time to have fun, we heading to town"...

Yes, it's finally here this Friday, April 7, 2006, we all are definitely heading to town to witness Live and Direct @ the Lime Club 

with Edwin Yearwood

Performing all their hits from 1994 to present, and here more of "De Weekend Come"

Hosted by Neil Mattei; music by DJ Spyda and Mystic Vibes 6.0. Tickets $20 in advance more at the door. For more info www.thelimedc.com or call 301-318-1852/240-603-0524 or 202-479-2222

See the flyer below for additional details and the ticket outlets!!!!!!



Friday, April 7, 2006

Support Local Musicians

Ras Lidj and The Deep Band will be performing at the Phish Tea Cafe located at 1335 H Street, N.E., Washington, DC.  They will be bringing you their 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"  

"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"


Next Thursday, April 13, 2006

Join I & I Productions and Big D Productions as they bring Sound V.I. ZION Records recording artists from St. Croix, Virgin Islands to the Washington DC Area.

Come and Experience the roots, rastafari, reggae sounds of Batch & Ras Attitude and the Zioniers

They will be performing at Club U-Turn, 11th & U Streets, 1942 11th St., N.W., Washington DC 202-299-9882

8:00pm doors open - 9:00 pm Showtime - $10.00 at door


Please Mark your Calendars!!!!



Upcoming Events

This Monday, April 10, 2006


Click Here to view the enlarged bonair illus flyer

Howard University Poutre, Coskel University & Crown Bakery



Poems of Calypso & Home


Roger Bonair-Agard

Competitor in National Poetry Slams, Featured Poet on HBO's Def Poetry Jam 


Location: Howard University Main Campus Blackburn Center, Gallery Lounge, Washington DC
View Map

Date: April 10, 2006

Time: 8:00 pm

Host: Niama Sandy - niamasandy@gmail.com

- An Open Mic Hour Will Take Place before the Featured Performance

- Free Admission & Caribbean Style Refreshments!


About Masquerade

Through 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.

One hour in length, the poetry concert provides Caribbean and American audiences the opportunity to experience this historically significant and politically relevant art form through the lens of one man's life in poem and song. Whether reinterpreting the tale of a calypso's central character, relating his mother's early advice on race, or conjuring the sights, sounds, and scents of Carnival, Masquerade offers intelligent entertainment of the most enjoyable order.

  Ice Carnival’s band “Royal Fantasy” will be displaying all the sections of their costumes at Ice Entertainment’s upcoming event on April 21, 2006, featuring KMC direct from Trinidad.  Look out for Ice Carnival’s website www.icecarnival.net where the costumes for each section will be featured, and you will have an opportunity to join their band.  The DJs on the Road are Young Chow (NYC), DJ Mystic Vibes (WDC), and DJ Spice (NYC)

"Royal Fantasy's" three sections Aphrodite's Fantasy (Blue/silver), Venus's Rapture (Red/gold), and Nefertiti's Passion White/gold

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 To reserve your costume contact  Germaine at 410-944-0323 or 240-447-2417.

Arious Entertainment is a proud sponsor of "Royal Fantasy"

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Trinidad and Tobago Working Women's Committee of WDC



Congratulations to William Green on accepting his New Position out of town.  We won’t be able to deal with you and  the family moving away, but we know it’s Jah’s will and therefore it’s for the best.  

Lots of Love!!!!


Special Birthday greetings

Happy Birthday to my brother Troy Harding, and to a friend who is like a brother as well “AMG” may you both continue being blessed!!!!  Lots of love...Susan & Todd

Happy Birthday to Tasha who will be celebrating her birthday on Friday, April 7, 2006. Greetings are being sent by Ms. Bev and the Arious crew.

Check out Caribbean Vibes Radio Television (CVR TV), "An eclectic, island blend of musical styling featuring the best of Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Reggae-Jazz, Gospel and other forms of African rhythms".  Brought to you by Caribbean Vibes Radio (CVR). 

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