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.

FOR MORE INFO CONTACT Bobby Marvin @ bobbymarvin@huevoices.com

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.