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Showing posts from February, 2011

"Black History Month" - Day 28

Well, today marks the end of Black History Month and the conclusion of my quotes for the month. My final thoughts are that we should celebrate each and everyday and cherish those who love us.

"Temples fall, statues decay, mausoleums perish, eloquent phrases declaimed are forgotten, but good books are immortal." William T. Vernon, Educator

"Girls Nite Out"

What better way to spend a Saturday evening other than hanging with good friends at a place where you're greeted with much love. This place - Half Note Lounge was jumping with loads of laughter, great music and fun. Looking forward to another adventure and very soon!


This evening I checked out the new Liam Neeson movie, "Unknown." I enjoy a good action packed thriller movie and "Unknown" certainly delivered that.

Watch the trailer:

"All Work And No Play"

Well, today was a very busy day. I caught up on some bills and other paperwork. I took a break to replenish so I could do some writing but ended up watching some TV and then got a call to hang out Half Note Lounge. So, off we went. When we got there a little after 8 pm the place was packed but we lucked out because we know people (lol) and got some seats up front and personal to the stage. Marcus Young was performing and he and his band, did some awesome renditions of Angie Stone, Rihanna and others. They certainly had the crowd sweating on the dance floor. Great night!

"The Second City Does Baltimore"

The Windy City’s comedy factory–birthplace of legendary laughmeisters like John Belushi, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey–blows into Charm City with a customized creation, a wild and wacky show in Baltimore, for Baltimore, and about Baltimore. It’s a slice of hometown humor, with maybe just a scoop of spoof! This description by Center Stage was spot on. The actors and their improvisations had the entire audience laughing out loud. This is a must see play for those who know Baltimore and all that is Baltimore - lol.

Don't miss it - it runs from December 30th - February 20th.

"Passport to Financial Literacy"

This is the 2nd annual event of Passport to Financial Literacy. This event was held at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. It was a free event which is designed as an interactive experience for teens and their parents to simulate "real life" financial planning, goal setting as well as decision making skills.

The Director of the mentoring program thought it would be a great event for the mentors and mentees to attend. Since we were such a large group the creator of the group personally took the time to go through the program with us (there were 18 of us). It was to see the mentees make decisions about choosing a career and then see what their incomes will be based on their career and then see how "real life" comes into play with paying bills, insurance, owning a car, etc. It was quite an eye opening experience for them.

Overall, it was a great way to spend the early part of our day!

"Black History Month" - Day 5

"The patter of protesters' feet as they walked through Jim Crow barriers in the great stride toward freedom is the thunder of the marching men of Joshua. And the world rocks beneath their tread. My people, my people, listen, listen, the battle is in your hands." Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Activist and Nobel Laureate

"Black History Month" - Day 1

Today marks the beginning of Black History. So for every day of this month, I'll be featuring an African American quotation and other Black History events in and around the Baltimore-Washington area.

Day 1:

"The spark became the flame and it changed everything." E.D. Nixon, Civil rights activist

This link is a good place to start reading some Black History: