Wednesday, September 19, 2007

"Don't Tase Me...Bro"

I watched several different clips of the "John Kerry Questioner Arrested" at the University of Florida. I've read articles from AP, CNN, Usatoday, and the Presidential Address and Podcast from the President of the University and this is my response...

Whether you agree with his questions or not, Andrew Meyers has a right to ask A QUESTION. Senator Kerry was willing to entertain them. If questions can't be asked and answered in a college forum, especially when the only tangible weapon was a book (go figure...reading can help one to probe questions) then why invite John Kerry or anyone else to speak.

"When Americans have no more beliefs to stand up for, or questions to ask, then we all become sheep who listen and follow other blind sheep who lead us nowhere."

-blackwax, an avid questioner

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Nappy Hair Affair 9.23.2007

UnPressed Release!

Wrap-A-Loc Workshop and Hair Day Happening!
Wrap-a-Loc Inventor Sistah Nandi Gilkey

Wrap your locks around this!

Sonya Nandi Gilkey, the Atlanta-based inventor of the revolutionary dual hair-styling tool and lock-wrapping technique is coming to Dallas to teach workshop participants how to turn ordinary locks into beautiful spiral curls!

The Wrap-A-Lock Workshop, sponsored by A Nappy Hair Affair (ANHA), will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Ice House Cultural Center, 1004 W. Page St., Dallas, TX.

The workshop will be followed by ANHA's traditional Hair Day gathering which will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Professional hair stylists who want to offer their clients versatile styling options, have eagerly embraced the Wrap-A-Loc workshops which are conducted internationally. But the easy-to-understand workshops are also popular among regular folks who prefer styling their hair themselves.

The versatile Wrap-A-Loc tool can actually be worn undetectable in the hair as part of the style.When removed, it creates a head full of curls that are ready to be styled.

The Wrap-A-Loc Workshop fee is $75 per person. Products and material will be available for purchase.

Register online today at . Seating limited.

At the workshop you will:

* ~ Get hands-on training on how to master use of the Wrap-A-Loc tool
~Learn unique styles for dramatic transformations
~Get quality results with long-lasting curls
~Have an opportunity to add new clientele to your existing client base
~Generate additional revenue from clients for performing Wrap-A-Loc services
~Generate additional revenue through supplemental product distribution
~Receive certificate showing completion of training and ability to perform the technique.

Even if you do not participate in the workshop you will have an opportunity to meet "Sistah Nandi" and purchase her products at the Hair Day gathering. Doors will open for Hair Day at 3:30 p.m. Donation is $3 for youths and adults. "Village-trained" children, free.

Hair Day is a grass-roots, social gathering where the emphasis is placed on grooming natural and African-inspired hairstyles. Most of the participants are not stylists but ordinary people who come seeking someone to do their hair and are willing to return the favor. Relaxation, networking and creative expression also take place at these events. While the emphasis is placed on celebrating hair with Africa at its roots, people of all hair textures are welcome to attend and participate!

Hair Day participants bring a pot luck dish, snacks or non-alcoholic drink to share at the gathering. If you want to get your hair done, bring your own towel and hair products.

The Wrap-A-Loc Workshop and Hair Day gathering is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Wrap-A-Loc workshop and Hair Day gathering is supported in part by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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Registration is available at the door but seating is limited. First seating preference given to those who register early.

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Contact Us
A Nappy Hair Affair,Inc. , 214-803-3920,

The Ice House
Cultural Center
1004 W. Page St.
(In Oak Cliff, where Polk & 12th Sts. meet. Across from Carnival grocery.)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Business Basics Entrepreneur Certification Training

Business Basics Entrepreneur Certification Training
Saturday, September 22 at 9:45 am - 4:30 pm
Wilson Carriage House
2924 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

The PLAN Fund is a non-profit assisting low & moderate income entrepreneurs in Dallas. We offer training that makes a difference in the startup and growth of small businesses. You'll enjoy our exciting and information packed workshop...

New business training class offered, " Business Basics Entrepreneur Certification Training” the PLAN Fund will offer its training class on two successive Saturdays, September 22 & 29 at the 2924 Swiss Avenue Dallas, TX 75204. The training is only $40 and the class' focus is helping start up or existing small businesses become more successful entrepreneurs. For more information, see attached flyer or go to the bottom of our homepage,

Feel free to forward this information to individuals in your address book who may have an interest in participating in this outstanding training program.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Jena 6 Caravan

St. Luke Community United
Methodist Church
Media Advisory

for immediate release – September 7, 2007
Media Contact: Vickie Washington
Phone: 214.669.2708 Fax: 214-821-3791
WHAT: Journey [ 2 [ Jena St. Luke mobilizes to take Buses to Protest Rally in Jena, Louisiana
WHO: St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church
WHEN: Thursday, Sep 20, 2007, 12:01 a.m.

WHERE: St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church 5710 East RL Thornton Frwy.--(I-30 East)
Dallas, TX 75223 Call this # to book passage on the bus 214-821-2970
COST: Bus is $35.00 per person, round trip

EVENT: St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church has mobilized to Journey 2 Jena. Two buses have been chartered to take over 100 people to the Protest Rally in Jena, Louisiana, where thousands are anticipated to convene to demand Justice and Freedom for the Jena 6. Persons interested in securing a seat on the bus, should call the church office at 214.821.2970. Please go to Journey 2 Jena Yahoo Group for updates regarding seat availability.

Prior to the trip, on Wednesday evening, September 19th at 6pm,
there will be a Citywide Prayer Meeting and Rally. The offering
collected will be donated to the Jena 6 Defense Fund.
OPPS: All events open to media photographers.

A church reaching up to GOD and out into the Community.
Jesus saves and liberates us for discipleship in the community.


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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

DVD Review: Bootleg Gumbo Vol. 1

If you ever wonder where comics like Chris Rock, Bernie Mack, Steve Harvey, and Dave Chappell started out…it was on the “Chittlin’ Circuit.” In Bootleg Gumbo, Comic/Poet “Q” brings the circuit/circus to you. If you are looking for Parodies, Poetry, Comedy- Slapstick, Slap yo momma, Slack a $%^#@!, Good Acting, Acting Bad, Rapping
Singing, Sanging, Highlights from The Texas Tycoons Basketball Team, highlights from the Texas Summer Music Conference, Ghetto News Broadcasting with Bartholmeule Smith, and a very very funny skit of Puff Daddy and Mase, you’ll find that and them some on Bootleg Gumbo.

Another flavor of the spices in Gumbo entailed Q and his girlfriend/fiance/wife ,Candy, on an episode of Eye for an Eye with Kato Katlin. They argue, fuzz, and fight over a pregnancy or non-preggers while Q comments on the episode in a little circle at the bottom of the screen. At one point in the commentary, Q says, “Am I still under oath?”

This DVD will “Put you in the mindframe of Dave Chappell but on a lower budget. Dave is working with 3 million dollars, but we’re working with about $300.”

Rated “A” for Already.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


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Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Open Mic @ Stephanie's

Open Mic @ Stephanie Ward’s Art Gallery
Friday, June 8th,2007

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Performer’s $5
(poets, singers, musicians, etc)

General Admission $12 in advance/$15 at the door
(includes food, drinks, dessert, & wine)
Call 469.229.0024

Stephanie Ward Gallery
(Look for the sign that reads ‘Victorian Studios’)

A Beautiful Victorian Art Gallery ~ Venue
920 18th. St., Plano, TX 75074
In historical Downtown Plano
Click her e for maps and directions

for sponsorship information, call 214-289-7840

Thursday, May 17, 2007

What is RidgeFest?


Dennis R Dotson II
Beta Entertainment Corporation
1109 N. Hwy 67 Suite 3B
Cedar Hill, TX 75104Office:

WHAT IS RIDGEFEST? A One Of A Kind Festival For Every One Coming To Cedar Hill In September 2007

Cedar Hill, Texas-May 14, 2007—What is RidgeFest? The real question should be…What is Cedar Hill missing? By the powers that be, Cedar Hill has been tagged “Dallas County’ hottest new marketplace.”

One of the reasons that Cedar Hill so hot is due to the quality people and businesses that choose ‘the hill country of the metroplex’ to live and work in an economically thriving and friendly community.

So what is Cedar Hill missing? The mayor of Cedar Hill has stated that the “safety and cleanliness are common values shared throughout our diverse and very friendly community.”

So what is Cedar Hill missing and what on earth is RidgeFest? Cedar Hill is not missing and RidgeFest plans to add to what is already happening in Cedar Hill.

RidgeFest in Cedar Hill is the merger of a perfect culmination of family friendly entertainment sure to satisfy everyone’s flavor at the Valley Ridge Park Amphitheater.

RidgeFest brings together a line-up of positive entertainment for the entire family. With live music from notable artists and diverse regional independent artists and bands to display their various types of music for all to enjoy.

RidgeFest would not be complete without focusing on the children of the community with a Kids Corner filled with bounce houses, slides, face painting, and balloon art.

RidgeFest will also host a live production of Charlie Church Mouse, who comes highly recommended by Focus on the Family for education through quality entertainment.

RidgeFest is a music festival, a custom car and bike show, great food, health screenings, plus a variety of intriguing vendors in the marketplace.

RidgeFest is a very festive event designed to bring communities together in order to further promote that goodtime small town yet diverse community feel.

RidgeFest is fun and FREE for the whole family.

RidgeFest is something for everyone.

If you would like more information about RidgeFest or to schedule an interview, call Dennis Dotson at 972-291-1905 or email

About Valley Ridge Park
2850 Park Ridge Drive, approximately 164 acres. This community park offers a 3,000 sq. ft. amphitheater with natural bowl seating for 2,000 with 302 paved parking spaces (12 handicapped). In addition, the park offers 3 play structures for children 5 to 12 years old, 1 stocked fishing pond with floating fishing pier, 11 picnic tables, 2 benches, 2 grills, 3 fields
(2 lighted) used primarily for organized football, 14 (5 lighted) fields used primarily for organized soccer, 1 soccer referee shelter containg 1 picnic table and 2 benches, 6 drinking fountains, 7,764 ft. (approximately 1.5 miles) paved trail, with 227 paved parking spaces (7 handicapped), 4 lighted fields used primarily for organized softball, 1 lighted field used primarily for organized baseball, 3 concession buildings containing restrooms, 46 sets of bleachers, with 253 paved parking spaces (7 handicapped), and plenty of unpaved overflow parking.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

CCBCC Evening Mixer

Collin County
Black Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Evening Mixer
Stephanie Ward Gallery
920 E. 18th St.
Plano, TX 75074

April 26, 2007
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

call Dewayne 214-289-7840

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