Redskins Alumni Host “Return to Glory Season” Kickoff Party

Washington Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen will be the guest of honor when The NFL Players Association – Former Players, Washington, DC Chapter (NFLPAFP-DC) and the Washington Redskins Alumni host “Return to Glory: 2010 NFL Season Kickoff Party” on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 from 7pm – 11pm at Union Jack’s Restaurant in Arlington, Virginia. The event is being held to allow fans to celebrate the return of the NFL season with their favorite former NFL greats while raising money for the players’ favorite charities.

Hawk ‘n’ Dove: One Nation Under Food

Partisan politics may stifle Congress but, a few short blocks away, donkeys and elephants graze in perfect harmony. Since 1967, Hawk ‘n’ Dove has been serving good eats and spirits to District residents and Capitol Hill staffers.

An Evening With Terry McMillan

NY Times best selling author Terry McMillan is back with the long awaited sequel to Waiting to Exhale, “Getting to Happy”. Spend an evening with Terry at Montgomery College Performing Arts Center. Also view video of Terry reading an excerpt from her latest novel.

Grand Opening: Yards Park @ Capital Riverfront

Sept. 10-12, come experience DC’s new waterfront destination. Enjoy a fun-lled weekend of events in the Park—musical performances, kids activities, food and drink, fitness classes, water features, and more!

Events are free and open to the public.

WKYS Responds to ‘Big G’ Suspension Allegations

WHW recently reported Anwan ‘Big G’ Glover, Mayor Adrian Fenty and Ron Moten’s allegations that Councilmember Vincent Gray was behind the indefinite suspension of ‘Big G’ from WKYS radio station. This pre-recorded message was aired on the Russ Parr show at 8:00am today denying the allegations. The voice on the promo is that of WKYS Program Director Nikki Howse.

‘Big G’ Blames Vince Gray for Suspension From WKYS

Recently actor, go-go band leader, and WKYS personality Anwan “Big G” Glover was suspended from 93.9 FM for reasons that are unclear. “Big G”, Ron Moten (Peacoholics) and Mayor Fenty claim DC Council Chair Vincent Gray put pressure on the Radio-One station to get rid of Glover because of his public support of the incumbent.

Dream Chasers

Last Saturday, I had the honor of being a guest speaker at the Spring Tea for Hope Community Charter School in Northeast DC. It’s a beautiful, annual event designed to celebrate and inspire young girls (ages 4 to 12) and their moms.

Did L-Boogie Rock the Bells??

Last Saturday, the Rock the Bells 2010 tour made its way to the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Thousands flocked to the see Hip Hop titans like KRS-1, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe Called Quest. But the act that had everyone’s anticipation on high was the return of the ever elusive Ms. Lauryn Hill.

Beck/Sharpton Rallies (Photo/Video Recap)

Last Saturday (exactly 47 years after the historic March on Washington and Dr. King’s legendary “I Have a Dream Speech”), the Nation’s Capital was divided by ideological opposites. Political commentator Glenn Beck and civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton both held rallies in Washington.

Did Glenn Beck Disrespect the King Legacy?

On Saturday, the 47th anniversary of the famous “I Have A Dream” speech by Martin Luther King Jr, hundreds of thousands of people flocked to the Lincoln Memorial to watch Glenn Beck honor his memory. Beck, with help from Tea Party queen Sarah Palin, also paid tribute to American soldiers and their families, and called for America to turn back to God. The rally has drawn criticism from many, including civil rights activists who held their own rally commemorating Dr. King’s legacy nearby.

Shen Yun Brings Chinese Culture to the Kennedy Center

Last Saturday, Shen Yun Performing Arts played before a sold out crowd at the Kennedy Center Opera House. The New York based group, comprised mainly of Chinese Americans, is dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of traditional Chinese culture through the arts.

Black Conservative Lenny McAllister Shuns Beck Rally

Black conservative Lenny McAllister declined an offer for to sit on stage during Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally. Find out what the proud Republican had to say about Beck’s intentions and the King legacy. Tea Party activist Lloyd Marcus (also an African American) defends Beck and criticizes black civil rights leaders.

Liquid Soul w/ AM Radio + Vitamin Water

Live painting, rare hip-hop/soul grooves, complimentary cocktails and vitamin water. If this sounds like your kind of scene, read on…

WLB: The Eye of the Beholder

There are no accidents in life. Everything that happens is for a reason. Although you may not see it that way, it is true. Every incident that occurs is significant and something good can come from it. The only thing stopping us from seeing the good in any situation is our perspective. The bad things that happen in life should open our eyes to the good things we weren’t paying attention to before.

The Beltway Poetry Slam Launches Tuesday

The Beltway Poetry Slam is DC’s hottest new poetry slam venue and officially launches into the universe on Tuesday August 31st, 2010 at 8pm. The Beltway Slam will meet the last Tuesday of every month at the Fridge (516 8th Street SE, Rear Alley) which is accessible by bus and metro (Eastern Market). Fall 2010 Schedule: Tuesday August 31, September 28, October 26, November 30, December 28, January 25

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