Current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick: Romney didn't keep his promises in Massachusetts
The President “Sings” "Call me Maybe"
Obama Boy - I Have a Crush on Obama
(Remember Obama Girl 2008?)
Pick Romney's VP
The Washington Post has a nice quick game where you can put yourself in Mitt Romney's shoes and pick his Vice Presidential choice by answering a few questions like "establishment or tea party?" and so on.
Cynthia McKinney Returns
The Green Party of Georgia has nominated former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney for her old 4th Congressional district seat.
The U.S. Justice Department has sent a letter to the Florida Secretary of State stating it will take legal action against the state, citing violations of voting rights laws. The letter comes after Florida began moving to eliminate non-eligible voters from its lists. Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, pressed the state to identify non-U.S. citizens who had registered to vote illegally.
The Justice Department says the plan unfairly targets minorities and paint it as an attempt to dissuade typically Democratic voters from going to the polls. One method the state is using is to remove anyone who was not a citizen at the time he or she applied for a drivers license--even though they may have becomes citizens since then.
Isaac and the Bah Family Tree
This delightful short story of Isaac Bah and his discovery that he has ancestors caught my attention because Bah is not a common surname in the United States, but is in the Gambia and other countries with Fula populations.
Author Adrienne Wilson says she chose the last name Bah while she was working at a cash checking company and “one of the customers who frequented the service had the last name of Bah and I learned that it is a very common name in West Africa.,” she said is a telephone interview. “ The name has nice ring to it,” Wilson continued.
An illustrated children's novel by author David Miller highlights the journey of Khalil Joseph, an 11-year- old boy growing up in a tough New Orleans community after Hurricane Katrina. Khalil's journey shows how a young boy who is gifted in math and chess struggles with ADHD, asthma, numerous food allergies and growing up with a single mother . He deals with being bullied every day in school. Khalil's Way is serious, yet sometimes funny and encourages children to make healthy decisions.
The Color of War
How One Battle Broke Japan and Another
The Color of War is the story of two battles: the one overseas and the one on America's home turf. By weaving together these two narratives for the first time, James Campbell paints a more accurate picture of the cataclysmic events that occurred in July 1944--the month that won the war and changed America.
Things to Do
Tribute to Mahalia Jackson
Featuring Louvenia Nesmith
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 I Street, SW
Sun, Jun 17, 3:30p, $25
Undergarments and Tool Drive
Global Mission Society
New Hope Baptist Church
3400 Pinevale Ave
Tina Thompson 240-481-8196
Sat, Jun 23 10a-2p
Smithsonian Folk Life Festival
Jun 27 – Jul 1 and Jul 4–Jul 8, free
-also free shuttle to and from
Day of Atonement
H Street Playhouse
1365 H St., NE
Thu-Sat Jun 28-30, 7:30p
Sun, Jul 1, 2:30p, $25
to Feng Shui
July 10, 7p-9p
337 Brightseat Road
Interior Design 101
July 21, 10a-12p
August 2, 7a-9p
337 Brightseat Road,
(directed by Phylicia Rashad)
170 N. Dearborn
Through Sun, Jul 8
½ Gary Southshore Railcats tickets
every Mon-Thu home game
U.S. Steel Yard
Gary residents box seats $5
Sun, Jun 10–Tue, Jun 19, $
Atrium National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Sts, NW
Storytellers, craft workshops
Sat, Jun 16, 11:45a-3p, free
Upper Marlboro, MD
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Sat, Jun 16, noon-5p
Cultural dance, gospel, jazz, free
116th (Btwn Lenox, Fifth Ave.)
New York, NY
Sat, Jun 16, 10a-70, free
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