Free Daily Tickets Drawings
Three Sets of Tickets Still Available
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For free tickets to see Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe you only have to enter the drawings once. From the available entries, we will randomly select one and post the entry on our homepage under “December 13 – December 26, 2012 Snippets.”
We will select a winner at 10p every night starting Thursday, December 13. The winners will have 24 hours (until 10p the following night) to claim the free tickets. We will continue drawing entries and posting the winners on the homepage until we give away 3 sets of tickets.
We will also announce the winners on Facebook and Twitter. Winners must be Snippets subscribers and use the e-mail addresses listed in their subscriptions when entering the drawings. Snippets subscriptions are free.
Current winners who claimed their prizes:
Donald Burch III
3 winners did not claim their prize on time
Mari Lee – won tickets to Legend and Legacies Experience (original winner did not claim her prize on time)
KayCee Drugs Sells Part of Business to RiteAid
After 51 years in business, KayCee Drugs in District Heights, MD is selling its retail pharmacy to Rite Aid. As of December 12, KayCee customer records will be at the Rite Aid at the corner of Old Silver Hill Road and Silver Hill Road. Pharmacist Bob Gaines added, “Several of our employees will also be transferred there.”
The KayCee store location in District Heights, Maryland will continue to be a medical equipment store. KayCee LTC, which largely sells to people in long-term care facilities, will also remain open in Lanham, MD.
Over the years, KayCee has transformed as the retail pharmacy business transformed. It once featured an aquarium, lunch counter and even rented videos when they came onto the market.
Things to Do
The Citywide Kwanzaa Planning Committee
Kwanzaa Calendar and Resource Guide
Prince Georges Community College
Largo Student Center
Fri, Dec 14, 2012, 7p-9p
Millee Spears, Milton Bennett, Eva Thompson,
Janice Ford, Cindy Williams, Lee Hairston and
Idriys Abdullah – Artist Sale
6025 N. Dakota Avenue N.W
Sat, Dec 15, 1p-7p
(202) 678-4499 or (202) 288-2364
BZB Holiday Gift Show
Shiloh Baptist Church
9th and P St, NW
Sat, Dec 15, 10a-7p
Also Sat 22 and Mon, Dec 24, free
Kwanzaa Dinner Theatre
Sports and Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road
Contact Sherie McDaniel 301-583-2582
Sat, Dec 16, 4p, $25-$30
Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration
Sponsored by the National Park Service
Shiloh Baptist Church
9th and P Streets, NW
Wed, Dec 19, 6p-8p, free
Underground Railroad in DC
Lecture by CR Gibbs
Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W St SE
Wed, Dec 26, 7p, free
Holiday Shopping Bazaar
Marquette Park Pavilion
1 North Grand Boulevard
Thu, Dec 13-Sun, Dec 16,
The Other Cinderella
Black Ensemble Theate
4450 North Clark Street
through Jan 13, $45-$65
New York City
New Amsterdam Market (Last 2013 Market)
South St btwn Beekman St & Peck Slip
Sun, Dec 23, 11a- 4p
NAACP Latest Hotel Ratings Are Not Good for Blacks
The NAACP released the findings from its Opportunities & Diversity Report Card: Hotel & Lodging Industry. Marriott International received an overall B grade, the highest rating out of all the hotels - with the remaining hotels scoring either a C+ or C.
The NAACP’s Report Card graded the five largest hotels (Marriott, Wyndam, Hyatt, Starwood and Hilton) against the standard rate of industry inclusion. The letter grades are based on three main criteria: 1) workforce and job advancement, 2) contracting and procurement and 3) ownership (if and where applicable).
The report card reveals that procurement with minority businesses is at unacceptably low numbers throughout the hotel and lodging industry. Of the corporations graded in this report, who provided significant property data, only 8% of total dollars spent for goods and services went to companies owned by people of color and a dismal 1% went to African American owned companies.
The report also notes that the corporate leaders in the hotel and lodging industry do not collect diversity data for their franchised properties - - meaning that most leading hotel corporations do not have data on the majority of their properties.
White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
In Family Circle’s 2012 Presidential Cookie Bake-Off, the magazine said it was your patriotic duty to bake, taste and vote —more than 9,000 of their readers weighed in. And the winner was...Michelle Obama! Victory was sweet for our First Lady and her White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, but just 287 votes separated her from Ann Romney's M&M's Cookies. Here’s the First Lady’s winning recipe, just in time for Christmas.
From Michelle Obama: Every evening, Barack, the girls and I sit down for a family dinner with good conversation and healthy food. If we want to splurge, these White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies, created by the girls’ godmother, is the perfect special treat.
Mama Kaye’s White and Dark
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 5 dozen cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake at 375° for 12 minutes per batch
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 stick Crisco butter-flavored solid vegetable shortening
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup each white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and mint chocolate chips (or Andes mint pieces)
2 cups chopped walnuts
1. Heat oven to 375°.
2. Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. On low speed, beat in flour mixture. By hand, stir in white and milk chocolate chips, mint chips and walnuts.
5. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto un-greased baking sheets.
6. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.