FREE STUFF: Youth admitted to the Newseum for FREE till Sept 1

The Newseum located in Washington, D.C., is waiving its admittance fee to visitors that are 18 years or younger through September 1, 2014. This offer is called the “Family Fun Deal” and is good for up to 10 free youth admissions with each paid adult ticket. The tickets are valid for two consecutive days. The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. The Newseum has something to offer the entire family from interactive games to “Being a TV Reporter” and more. “The Newseum, the Continue reading →

Kelly Rowland reveals baby bump picture on Instagram

Kelly Rowland, the 33 year old r&b singer and Destiny’s Child alum reveals her baby bump on the popular social networking site Instagram. Rowland is in a sitting pose at the gym on a yoga mat. She was married former boxer Tim Witherspoon in Costa Rica in May. Fellow Destiny’s Child alums, Beyonce and Michelle Williams were in attendance at the Rowland-Witherspoon wedding.  

B. Smith, restauranteur and former model diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Barbara Smith (affectionately known as B. Smith), restauranteur, author, designer, decorator and former model diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Smith and her husband (and business partner of 22 years) Dan Gasby, went public with the news in a CBS News interview. At the time she was interviewed Smith could not remember the day, time or year.  She said this made her very sad. “I think the future’s going to be fine,” Smith says. “I’m going to do my best to make it work out for me and Continue reading →

10th Anniversary DC Jazz Festival June 24-29, 2014

The DC Jazz Festival will take place this year from June 24 – 29, 2014. The year’s festivities will include over 125 performances in over 60 venues throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Main Stages Jazz at the Hamilton Live Jazz at the Capitol Riverfront Jazz in the’Hoods Jazz’n Families Fun Days click here for all events (sort through artists, dates and venues) Click here for history of DC Jazz Festival For more information visit http://www.dcjazzfest.org  

FREE STUFF: Bethesda Outdoor Movies in July

Catch five nights of FREE movies in Bethesda, Maryland starting on July 22nd and ending on July26th. The movies will take place at Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues The July 2014 Movie Lineup July 22 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off July 23 – Moonrise Kingdom July 24 – Citizen Kane July 25 – Pitch Perfect July 26 – Top Gun Movies will begin at 9:00 PM. There is limited seating, so please feel free to bring your own chairs. Continue reading →

FREE STUFF: 2014 African American Festival June 21-22 in Baltimore, MD

Black Enterprise presents 2014 African American Festival featuring Brandy in Baltimore on June 21 – 22, 2014 Here’s the official schedule for the 2014 African American Festival on June 21st and 22nd… MAIN STAGE: SATURDAY - Chico DeBarge 12:30p -1:30p Resa Renee 1:45p – 2:15p Aaron Fresh 2:20p – 2:45p Jacob Latimore 2:55p – 3:30p Brave 3:40p – 3:50p April Sampee 4:00p – 4:30p Sponsor Recognition 5:00p – 5:30p Steven Drake 5:45p – 6:15p Monifah 6:30p – 7:15p Mint Condition 7:30p – 9:00p SUNDAY - Continue reading →

Maryland: 34th Annual Latino Fest

34th Annual Latino Fest at Patterson Park in Baltimore Maryland on June 21st and June 22nd Sat 12-10 Sun 12-9 For information visit http://www.latinofest.org Proceeds to benefit Education Based Latino Outreach EBLO’s ongoing educational, arts and cultural programs offered free to the children and families of the Hispanic community of Baltimore. www.eblo.org click here for driving directions  

FREE STUFF: Outdoor Movies at Shamrock Park in Maryland

FREE admission to movies and FREE popcorn!  at Shamrock Park during the months of June – August. OUTDOOR MOVIES at SHAMROCK PARK Movie Schedule: June 27 – Frozen July 18 – Despicable Me 2 July 25 – Muppets Most Wanted August 15 – The LEGO Movie August 22 – Brave Festivities begin at 6:30PM and movies start at sunset Pre-Show entertainment provided by Steve Gambrill-Magician and is sponsored by The Town of Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. For more information visit http://www.downtownbelair.com/events

Maryland: Jazz and Soul ft. Pam Ward and Phillip Martin on June 29th

Charm City Jazz presents Jazz & Soul featuring Soul Vocalist, Pam Ward and Saxophonist, Phillip Martin Backed by:  Fahrenheit on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at  Boston Street Theater (inside The Best Western Hotel & Conference Center located at 5625 O’Donnell Street, Baltimore, MD 21224) Doors open at 5:00PM / Showtime 6:00PM Tickets are $27 and can be purchased at www.charmcityjazz.com For more information call 443-421-2070 or 443-858-9781

The Expressions Camp: Talk Up Talk Down Poetry Event on July 11th

SAVE THE DATE The Expressions Camp: Talk Up No Down Event will take place at The Bowie Center for Performing Arts on Friday, July 11th at 7:00PM Admission is FREE Come out and Support Our Youth Bring your family and friends too The Bowie Center for Performing Arts is located at 15200 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715

Event: Harambee Ujima – July 14, 2014 in Pittsburgh, PA

Harambee Ujima Black Arts Festival Black Arts and Culture Associate on July 19 – 20, 2014 located Homewood Avenue and Kelly Street To be part of the 2014 Black Arts Festival;  Harambee Ujima is now inviting artists of any medium, performers, vendors and volunteers to participate, all are welcome.   For more information to help with this community sponsored art project:  Email: Harambeeujima@verizon.net (412) 961-1377 or (412) 737-2133

Event: A Tribute to Funk Bands on June 27th

Brencore Entertainment presents a Birthday Celebration for Robert Smoot A Tribute to the Music of FUNK BANDS on  Friday, June 27th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 the day of the event Purchase tickets at www.brencore.com or at www.thecarlyleclub.com The Carlyle Club is located at 411 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (703) 548-8899

Ultimate motivation, No excuses [video]

There are enough people out there that will try to beat you down if you let them. Don’t jump on the bandwagon and beat yourself down. Lift yourself up. On your journey up extend your hand and pull someone else up. Be your own Ultimate Motivation. On your journey up keep the door open for others to follow. Continue to strive for perfection. Do this over and over again. Repetition is key. If this blog inspired you, please share it with somone else, then leave Continue reading →

Motivational video to get your day started

  Motivation comes from within. Feed your mind positive words and images to kick start your motivation. Go to sleep reading or watching something inspiration or wake up reading something inspirational to get your day started. If you enjoyed this video please share it with others so they can be inspired.

What Are You Doing To Make Clients Stick To You Like Glue?

What Are You Doing To Attract Clients? You cannot wait for business to come to you. Keep in mind, you can be the most talented person in your field, HOWEVER if no one knows about you, then you mine as well be invisible. In order to create visibility, you must market your brand, starting with yourself. Brand yourself by becoming a reliable source. 6 Ways To Become a Reliable Source Create a blog or website Provide valuable content Create fusion partnerships Work with like vendors Continue reading →

Awesome Video: Kenichi Ebina Performs an Epic Matrix-Style Martial Arts Dance

I’ve seen a lot of dance variations and must say that Kenichi Ebini’s audition for America’s Got Talent is one of the most entertaining that I have seen in a long time. This audition kept me glued to the screen throughout the entire video. Kudos to you Kenichi.  

Pharrell ‘Happy’ covered by Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir

Those of you that know me and follow me on social media know I am a HUGE fan of Pharrell‘s song “Happy“. Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir covered this song and gave me chills.  This young choir can sang!  Yes, I said sang.  That is a bazillion times better than sing. I hope their video gets to Pharell.  He will just love this. Great job children!!! Thank you Edward Bone for posting this video. Here is Pharrell’s version    

Little 3 year old attorney in the making delivering an argument for cupcakes [video]

My heart went out for Linda Beltran, however at the same time I was laughing so hard because her 3-year old son Mateo had (in his mind) very valid arguments as to why him and his brother should be able to have cupcakes for dinner. When he said Linda Honey I just about lost it.  Our children say the darndest things.  My heart goes out to you Linda.

Some folks don’t want you to succeed

  Let’s face it some folks do not want you to succeed because they are afraid of you leaving them.  Don’t let their fears become your fears. If want to succeed you have to do what is best and right for you. Giving birth to your success will oftentimes be painful, however just like giving birth to a beautiful baby, it will be worth it in the end. You do not have to wait for someone to roll out the red carpet for to be Continue reading →

You are priceless. Do not devalue yourself.

You are priceless. Do not devalue yourself by being an option in lieu of a priority. Your self-worth should be the opposite of second best, finishing last and accepting whatever scraps are provided to you. If someone sees you as an option, then leave as fast as you can and do not look back. Someone in the future will thank them for what they did to you by taking you in and riding off into the sunset with you. You cannot ride off into the Continue reading →

Today I am grateful to have a j.o.b.

Today I am grateful to have a j.o.b. ( just over broke), which is sustaining me until I get to a place in life where I can cut the corporate apron string. I am thankful to have the opportunity to have a full-time job while I work part-time on my fortune, which will soon overtake and take the place of my full-time job. My passion fuels me to do whatever it positively takes to provide my family and loved ones with generational wealth while I Continue reading →

Stop Letting The Box of Mass Distraction Govern Your Life

This message is to all the people that drown themselves in sorrow because they want to live the lives of another. Please stop sitting down in front of the idiot box (television) feeling sorry for yourself. Stop watching how other folk’s lives are better than yours. I beg of you to push away from the box of mass distraction so you can stop beating yourself up. The people on television represent a very small portion of the world and many of the things that happen Continue reading →