A Sunday to Dream: Concert to Benefit Back Burner Dreams

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Written, directed, and produced by Brenda Hayes, Back Burner Dreams: A Women’s Passion Project, is the story of Carla, Stephanie, and Melanee three women who are prompted to revisit, revive, and renew their dreams and passions. This is a story told in two parts; part one introduces each woman to the audience, the reasons why […] . . . → Read More: A Sunday to Dream: Concert to Benefit Back Burner Dreams

Shaw Residents and Community Organizers Strategize to Stay in Their Neighborhood

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Cross-Posted from ONE DC In a town rife with Non-Profits that seemingly have all the answers for what ails longtime D.C. residents as they face gentrification-fueled displacement, ONE DC’s July 26th meeting was a much needed breath of fresh air for me. I asked permission to record the meeting for my radio show This Light: […] . . . → Read More: Shaw Residents and Community Organizers Strategize to Stay in Their Neighborhood

Author’s Night at Potomac Gardens Featuring Nissa Harper

Author's Night at Potomac Gardens

On October 23, 2013, the Potomac Gardens Resident Council (under the leadership of Council president Aquarius Vann Ghasri) hosted author Nissa Harper for a discussion of her first book “Confessions of a Crazy Baby Mama,” which she admits is a title designed to catch a reader’s attention. Ms. Harper is not only a published author, […] . . . → Read More: Author’s Night at Potomac Gardens Featuring Nissa Harper

Dr. Ysaye Barnwell on This Light: Sounds for Social Change

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Dr. Ysaye Barnwell was a member of internationally renowned Sweet Honey In The Rock from 1978 – 2013. As composer, educator, and performer, her career has reflected her desire to form community through music. In this interview, hear about her journey as an artist and activist, as well as her recent opera Fortune’s Bones. Dr. […] . . . → Read More: Dr. Ysaye Barnwell on This Light: Sounds for Social Change

This Light: Sounds for Social Change

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Two years ago, I offered a radio production class via Empower DC’s Grassroots Media Project. The class was taught by long-time WPFW radio producer Netfa Freeman. Two of its students, Brenda Hayes and Ben King met for the first time and went on to produce the radio show This Light: Sounds for Social Change, a […] . . . → Read More: This Light: Sounds for Social Change