Friday, December 9, 2011

We Are Family Pre-New Year's Celebration

Looking for a family friendly event for New Year's? Well, look no further Marva D Events in partnership with former NFL wider receiver Antonio Freeman's BMoreFree Programs are hosting a fun-filled event for the family Friday, December 30th. Please see flyer for more details.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

One-on-One with Coach Mack Allison

Mack Allison says he's worked with Baltimore youth for over 26 years. Through martial arts and boxing, he has contributed to keeping teens active and safe with a positive attitude. Allison has now compiled all his knowledge and wisdom in his new book,Coach Mack's Basic Training Guide: Boxing , an insider's manual to the sport and physical fitness.

GCOMM Media Co. Presents Appreciation 'Cocktail' Reception

Join GCOMM Media for a holiday celebration at the Darker Than Blue Cafe Tuesday, December 13th. Bring a friend and a new toy for a special benefit for Morgan State University's Head Start Program. Guests include newly elected Baltimore City Council members Brandon Scott and Nick Mosby. Please see flyer for more details.

Friday, November 11, 2011

One-on-One with Jessica Turral

As founder of Hand In Hand Baltimore,Jessica Turral wants to help change the lives of youth with mentoring and theraputic for juvenile offenders. She talks about celebrating the program's second anniversary and the film her kids produced.

Monday, October 10, 2011

One-on-One with Shannon Sneed

The Baltimore City Primary Election is over but Councilmanic District 13 candidate Shannon Sneed still has a lot of fight left. After losing by a small margin to incumbent Warren Branch, she is now back on the streets for her write-in campaign. I recently had the opportunity to sit and talk with Sneed at her East Baltimore home about the election and her vision for the 13th District.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ Youth Jail March/Rally 2011

Protesters gathered to march against proposed youth detention center in East Baltimore. The march began at the Baltimore City Detention Center and ended with a rally at National Academy Foundation High School.

The diverse group comprised mostly of teens and young adults were calling for the state to invest more into education instead of jails.

Protesters marching

Community Activist Pastor Heber Brown speaking at youth jail rally

One-on-One w/ Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh at youth jail rally

Sunday, September 25, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ Baltimore Book Festival 2011

Hip-Hop artist/actor/author Common talks about his new book One Day It'll Will All Make Sense with his mom Dr. Mahalia Hines and David Miller of ULI(Urban Leadership Institute)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

One-on-One with Melissa Haizlip

With a diverse background in theatre, TV, and film, Melissa Haizlip has worked as casting director for the international thriller “40”, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival 2010. Haizlip now debuts Mr. Soul” Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV. Released from her independent film production company, Shoes in the Bed Productions,this film is about the pioneering all-black variety show, Soul! and the man who made it happen.

Hosted and Produced by her uncle, Ellis Haizlip, Soul! was a program like no other, showcasing black culture, politics, and the arts. The Emmy-award winning show premiered on WNET public television in 1968 and aired until 1973. During its broadcast, Soul! featured prominent figures in black America including Amiri Baraka, Louis Farrakhan and Stevie Wonder.

Melissa’s film Mr. Soul” Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV will be screened at Howard University Thursday, 9/22 and at the CBCF (Congressional Black Caucus Foundation) Annual Legislative Conference third annual independent film series on Saturday, 9/24.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One-on-One with Kayenecha Daugherty

Now in its third year, Gypsy Soul has become a solid company for live entertainment in Baltimore. The marketing and pr firm has brought independent and Grammy-nominated artists from across the country. Director Kayenecha Daugherty talks about future plans for the company.

Friday, September 2, 2011

One-on-One with Cory McCray

Baltimore City Board of Elections member Cory McCray speaks on voter apathy and early voting.

Publisher's note: There are two days left for early voting: September 6 and 8. The Baltimore City Primary Election is September 13. Click on this link for early voting locations.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ Kurk Lee v.s. Goodman All-Star game

NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul participated in a summer league exhibition game at Morgan State University's Talmadge L. Hill Field House in Baltimore. Wearing the green jerseys,Anthony(#30), James(#10), and Paul(#31) played for Kurk Lee's League from Baltimore. Durant (#22) led the Goodman League from Washington, D.C. Kurk Lee won the game 149-141.

Here are a few clips of the game.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

One-on-One with Marsha Jews

An author, business consultant, and avid volunteer, Marsha Jews has built a strong reputation in Baltimore with ties in the profit and non-profit sectors. Recently she won the opportunity to host her own talk show on the public radio station, WEAA 88.9 FM. Bobby Marvin interviewed Jews on the talent contest and her show, "Keep It Moving"w/ Marsha Jews, officially set to launch on September 19.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ The Last Taste of Summer Festival

McElderry Park Community residents came out to enjoy "The Last Taste of Summer Festival". The East Baltimore community block party was presented by the East Monument Main Street Merchants and included the McElderry Park Community Association and the Safe Streets East program. The event featured live entertainment, face painting and a back to school drive.

Safe Streets East Director Gardnell Carter spoke on the event and what it meant to the community.

2011 Mayoral candidate Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Council District 13 candidate Shannon Sneed addressed the crowd.

Baltimore City Council District 13 candidate Antonio "Tony" Glover

Publisher's note: This event took place Saturday, August 20th.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Black Fathers Rock Vol. 2

BLACK FATHERS STAND UP! Black Fathers Radio is back with another edition of Black Fathers Rock. This second installment will feature hip-hop artists Eze Jackson, Ooh of BrownFISH,Em Sea Water and MORE! All for FREE Friday June 17 at Terra Cafe.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ the 2011 Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo

The Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo is an annual showcase highlighting and celebrating natural hair. This past weekend, Natural hair stylists and enthusiasts came from cross the country to share, teach and show off the latest trends of the business.

Malaika Tamu Cooper, owner of Dreadz N Headz and organizer of the Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo, speaks on the event

Christine Harris speaks on Green Afro Diva, her own skin care line of organic soaps, oils and fragrances

Constance Franks is a licensed masseuse and owner of Constance Aesthetics skin care products

Monday, March 28, 2011

CNN's Soledad O'Brien speaks at book signing

Associated Black Charities (ABC), a non-profit ogranization that funds a litany of programs and organizations for Maryland African-American communities, hosted a book signing for CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien. The media veteran and popular reporter of the Black in America series spoke on her new book The Next Big Story.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle presents: The Freedom Forum

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots community organization for socio-political change, will host The Freedom Forum, a discussion on public and governmental discourse on Saturday April 2 at Sojourner-Douglass College. CLICK ON LINK FOR MORE DETAILS

Black Male Identity Project Launch

Arts on Purpose, a non-profit community arts organization,held a press conference for the official launch of the "Black Male Identity Project" (BMI) on March 24th. BMI is an initiative to combat negative stereotypes of African-American males. The BMI will offer a series of workshops, performances, celebrations and exhibitions featuring positive imagery and stories focused on black men. Prominent community leaders spoke at the event including US Congressman Elijah Cummings, Urban Leadership Institute co-founder LaMarr Darnell Shields and Center for Urban Families founder Joe Jones.

cfuf Founder/President/CEO Joe Jones speaking at the BMI press conference

ULI co-founder LaMarr Darnell Shields speaking at the BMI press conference

Friday, March 25, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ the 39th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala

The Greater Washington Urban League presented the 39th Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial Gala on March 16th. Honorees included Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and City Council Chair Kwame Brown. Award recipients included Howard University President Sidney Ribeau, Assistant vice president of Government, International and Community Relations George Washington University Michael Akin, and Sonia Gutierrez, founder and CEO of Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School.

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's acceptance speech

Washington, D.C. City Council Chair Kwame Brown's acceptance speech

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ Charles Dutton press conference and lecture

Actor Charles S. Dutton hosted a master class for Duke Ellington School of the Arts and US Dream Academy students. Dutton will star in the stageplay "From Jail to Yale" at the John F. Kennedy Center on March 28th & 29. Proceeds from show will go to US Dream Academy.

Official press conference

Dutton speaking to students

Baltimore Homeownership Preservation Coalition

Baltimore Homeownership Preservation Coalition(BHPC), a large group of non-profits, governmental and and professional entities, partnered up with non-profit legal group, Public Justice Center to announce new efforts to protect the rights of renters during foreclosure. BHPC's awareness campaign was launched to inform renters on what to do in case the property their living in is being foreclosed. CLICK ON HIGHLIGHTED LINKS FOR MORE INFO

Renters & Foreclosure WorkGroup representative Beth Haber introduces the initiative to the public.

US Congressman Elijah Cummings' BHPC statement

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gangsler's BHPC statement

Monday, March 14, 2011

Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo 2011: The Exodus II

Natural hair care stylist and founder of Dreadz N Headz Malaika Tamu-Cooper will host Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo 2011: The Exodus II featuring the national hair stylists from around the country. Musical guests include Jaguar Wright, Brown F.I.S.H., Love Peace Project, Queen Afua and more on Saturday March 26th and Sunday 27th at the Pikesville Hilton Hotel. BE THERE!

Friday, March 11, 2011

R.I.P. Ronald "Rock" Gibbs

My heart goes out to the Gibbs Family. Although I didn't know Rock personally, I supported him at boxing matches and was pleased with his commitment and sportsmanship. God bless you all doing this difficult time.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Our Time to Talk youth panel discussion

Son of A Dream Productions & Publishing(parent company of huevoicesdotcom) and JCG Multimedia presents Our Time to Talk, a youth panel discussion on youth violence, education and hip-hop culture. Join us this eveing March 7th, 7pm-9pm at Morgan State University's New Communications Building.


Black Fathers Day 2011

Black Fathers Stand Up! Black Fathers Radio host Matt Prestbury will lead a weekend of events dedicated to uniting and empowering black fathers everywhere.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jazz in Paradise concert series

Bilal Ali Productions presents Jazz in Paradise concert series featuring Walter Beasley, Marcus Mitchell, Tamika Love Jones and more Saturday, March 12th at Paradise Lounge. CLICK ON FLYER FOR MORE INFO

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

One-on-One with Matt Prestbury

Looking to redefine fatherhood is Matt Prestbury, host of the online radio talk show Black Fathers Radio and co-organizer of Black Fathers' Day, a scheduled date to celebrate and empower black fathers and their children.

One-on-One with Crystal L. Bass

Author Crystal L. Bass discusses her new novel Dark Clouds: A Charm City's Family Struggle, life as a single mom and rebuilding broken families.

Monday, February 28, 2011

One-on-One with Tyrieshia Douglas

With a 25-2 record, DC native Tyrieshia Douglas believes she is ready to show the world what she can do. The 22-year-old boxer is training to compete in London next year for the 2012 Summer Olympics. It will be the first time the Olympics will feature female boxing.

Tyrieshia Douglas sparring at Upton Boxing Center

huevoicesdotcom @ Dru Hill autograph signing

Cricket Wireless teamed up with R&B group Dru Hill to announce their new mobile device Muve Music. The platinum vocalists, who once serenaded tourists at The Fudgery, signed autographs and posed for pictures with fans.

92Q Jams Kels host "Dru Idol" sing-off during autograph signing

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

One-on-One with Cory McCray

Cory McCray wants to keep the labor movement alive in America in the 21st century. And as chair of Young Trade Unionists, a group of young union members based in Baltimore/Washington, D.C., he is off to a good start. McCray talks to huevoicesdotcom's Bobby Marvin about union demonstrations in Wisconsin, the fight to keep pensions in Maryland.

One-on-One with Aaron Camper

Singer/songwriter Aaron Camper has worked with some of the most respected artists in the music industry including Jill Scott, Marvin Sapp and Ty Tribbett. Now he has hit the road and promoting his latest project Welcome to My World Mixtape Vol. 1. huevoicesdotcom's Bobby Marvin recently interviewed Camper before his latest show in Baltimore.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

One-on-One with Mark Cottman

Untitled from Bobby Marvin on Vimeo.

Painter Mark Cottman gives huevoicesdotcom's Bobby Marvin a tour through his gallery and talks about his fundraiser for ConneXions Academy of Art, a charter school for Baltimore youth interested in excelling in the arts. The fundraiser will be held at Mark Cottman Gallery, Friday, February 25th and features include comedian/actress Rain Pryor, daughter of legendary Richard Pryor, comedian Koli Tengella along with live music by acoustic guitarist Karter Jaymes, former member of Teddy Pendergrass' band. Admission is $50 with half of the proceeds going to Rain Pryor's upcoming production of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean starring students from ConneXions' performing arts program. PUBLISHER'S NOTE:For more info go to

Monday, February 21, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ Ear Candy featuring Aaron Camper and Kriss Mincey

R&B/soul vocalist Aaron Camper heats things up with his single "With You" at Select Lounge in Baltimore.

Baltimore songbird Kriss Mincey performs "Thursday Night" from her Scratch n' Riff: The Vintage Brand Mixtape at Select Lounge in Baltimore.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

One-on-On with Olu Butterfly

For years, poet and community organizer Olu Butterfly Woods has worked to keep the arts alive in Baltimore through the grassroots organization Poetry 4 the People Baltimore. This time around she is giving Baltimore's youth a big push with Words Don't Die, a youth poetry slam aim to raise money to send participants to Africa.

One-on-One with Cheryl Wood

Cheryl Wood is a mom on a roll. As founder of Moms R The Best, she launched a custom clothing line for women and a public speaking firm. Wood speaks with huevoicesdotcom Bobby Marvin about her newly released book, How I Flatlined and Woke Up in 45 Days-A Guide to Empowered Living and building her own brand inspiring women.

Bootprints is Back!

Playwright Latonia Valincia will showcase her provocative stage play Bootprints at the African-American Art Festival Thursday, February 24th on the campus of University of Baltimore. CLICK LINK FOR MORE DETAILS

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Janks Morton film to be shot at Morgan State University

Filmmaker Janks Morton is looking for women ages 18-24 who have little to no contact with their fathers to participate in his new film Dear Daddy? next Thursday February 18th 11am-1pm in the Communications BLDG on the campus of Morgan State University.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The 12th Annual State of the City Address

Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave the 12th Annual State of the City Address. NOTE: This post contains only 2 excerpts of the speech.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ear Candy presents Aaron Camper

Gypsy Soul, the entertainment and marketing group, will feature singer/songwriter Aaron Camper at their monthly showcase Ear Candy on Wednesday February 16th at Select Lounge.

Monday, January 31, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ the 2011 Baltimore CASH Campaign Kick-Off

Baltimore CASH Campaign is a non-profit organization that offers free tax preperation services to low-income families.

One-on-One interview with Baltimore CASH Campaign Director Sara Johnson

Baltimore CASH Campaign volunteer Teffany Hornes speaks on program and how it has helped her family save money.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

First Annual James Baldwin Awards

James Baldwin Civil Rights Awards will honor individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service to the community through civil and human initiatives. Honorees include Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh, Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon, Esq and Center for Emerging Media founder and WEAA talk radio host Marc Steiner.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One-on-One with Marc Steiner

Radio talk show host Marc Steiner weighs in on the city wide elections and being honored with the James Baldwin Civil Rights Award.

Monday, January 24, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ ALL-Peoples Congress Protest

Community organizers protested against Baltimore City State's Attorney's office for recent controversial incidents that have made headlines as of late: Eliyahu Eliezer Werdsheim, a member of the Northwest Baltimore night watch group Shomrim, was charged with the assault of a 15-year-old Northwestern High School student in November. Early this month, the shooting of Baltimore City Police Officer William H. Torbit, Jr. by fellow officers. Led by Leo Burroughs, president of the Memorial Apartments Association and Sharon Black of the All-Peoples Congress, protesters expressed displeasure with the poor handling of the previous cases mentioned by the State's Attorney's office and the Baltimore City Police Department.

huevoicesdotcom @ Baltimore's Black Media Group press conference

GCOMM Media founder and Baltimore's Black Media Group member Hassan Giordano joined community activist Doc Cheatham, Paul Robeson Institute Executive Director Michael Eugene Johnson and Project Focus executive director Brian K. Easley for a press conference to call on Baltimore City States Attorney's Gregg Bernstein to explain his decision to drop a felony assault charge in the case of Eliyahu Eliezer Werdsheim. Werdsheim was charged in November for allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old boy in Upper Park Heights. Recently, Bernstein dropped the felony charge in the case. When asked why the charge was dropped he responding with "no comment".

Friday, January 21, 2011

One-on-One with Armstrong Williams

The health care debate is back on with Congressional Republicans pushing for a repeal of the law passed last year. huevoicesdotcom's Bobby Marvin interviews conservative radio host Armstrong Williams on the health care law and how it affects small businesses. PUBLISHER'S NOTE: THIS INTERVIEW WAS RECORDED LAST YEAR PRIOR TO THE 2010 GENERAL ELECTION DAY.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

One-on-One with Mia Hall

When it comes to good entertainment, Bmore Fab's Mia Hall knows where to look. As editor and writer for the popular blog The Fab Empire, she has covered the latest trends, hottest clubs and the most talked about celebrities. huevoicesdotcom's Bobby Marvin listens up as she shares the hustle and bustle of an entertainment blogger.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

huevoicesdotcom @ Ofc. William H. Torbit, Jr.'s vigil

Baltimore City Police Officer William H. Torbit, Jr. was shot and killed by "friendly fire" from fellow officers. Baltimore City community organizers and citizens held a vigil in his honor.

Radio personality Darren Muhammad speaks

I Can't We Can founder Israel Cason and other Baltimore residents speak

Baltimore City Council member Carl Stokes speaks

The Torbit Family Speaks!

In light of the shooting and killing of Baltimore City Police Officer William H. Torbit, Jr., the Torbit family demands answers and justice at a vigil held by community organizers.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bundle Up Baltimore

ACE (Arts, Culture and Entertainment)Consortium, a group dedicated to the enrichment of nightlife and entertainment in Baltimore, will host their first annual Bundle Up Baltimore event featuring a coat drive for the homeless. ACE representative Reginald Doblyns discusses Baltimore's homeless issue and giving back to those in need.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One-on-One with Femi The Dri Fish

Hip-Hop spoken word artist Femi The Dri Fish of the dynamic spoken word duo The 5thL has ripped the stage with his partner Native Son (David Ross) for roughly 10 years. Now, huevoicesdotcom's Bobby Marvin interviews Femi on his second solo release The Clown with no Circus.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Victoria Rowell is coming to Baltimore

Actress and author Victoria Rowell is coming to Baltimore for the Booklovers' Breakfast Saturday January 29th at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

MISSING NC TEEN Phylicia Barnes

Yesterday, I went to visit to an old friend and I noticed this picture of missing teen Phylicia Barnes on the front door of the apartment building. I remember a report on Fox 45 News and another one on WJZ-13 last night. Her mother was clearly upset and worried. As a father of two little girls, I would be as well. I only hope she returns safely to her parents. To ALL parents out there, hug your child a little tighter today and God bless.

A Benefit for Baltimore's Children

The DMV's star entertainers take the stage for a special concert benefit for Baltimore's children on January 26th at The Hippodrome Theatre. The event includes appearances by Mo'Nique, Mario, Raheem DeVaughn, Paula Campbell and Darin Atwater.