November 11 - November 24, 2010


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Upcoming Holiday Sales Parties - DC | Philly

  • The Graham Collection and Zawadi will hold their annual Artists Holiday Ornament Show at Zawadi, 1524 U Street, NW, Washington on Saturday, November 27 from noon to 7p.
  • Fashion designer Millee Spears of Khismet Wearable Art, MAJA from Baltimore, and Stepfnty Fashions will display their wares at a Private Christmas Sale 6506 Luzon, NW on Saturday, November 27 from noon to 7p. Call Spears at 202-288-2364 for more information.
  • BZB Gift Show starts Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 9th and P Streets, NW and continues Saturdays December 4, 11, and 18 with extended hours from 10a to 8p.
  • The Amazulu Holiday Craft Show takes place at the PA Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets in Philadelphia, Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 from 10a to 7p on both days. For information call 215-620-8331.



Black Tea Company

By Wayne A. Young

On the bottle it reads: "It's in The Taste."

Grandad’s Sweet Tea really does taste good. I had a bottle (Original Flavor) while in the Motor City. Grandad’s is readily available in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and online.

The added plus to its taste is that Grandad’s is made and distributed by a Black-owned company and gives people a chance to practice EE (Empowerment Experiment). “The American dream is dead until people of all races are able to shop Black, and create jobs and opportunities in Black America!” says Maggie Anderson of the Empowerment Experiment in the September 30 to October 13, 2010 Snippets and in an article in the upcoming print issue.

Tomb of Karakhamun with Anthony Browder


Through a PowerPoint discussion, historian Anthony Browder will present his discoveries while in the Tomb of Karakhamun. Read “Tony Browder: New Excavation Affirms Egypt's Africaness” in the August 5 - 18, 2010 Snippets. The free presentation takes place Saturday, November 13 from 3p to 5p at Sankofa Bookstore, 2714 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington.

Since 1991, Collegebound has been preparing youth for college. Collegebound is now looking for mentors in the Washington, D.C. area for its several sites around Washington, DC. For more information call 202-842-0858.

Love My Hair

An unnamed puppet with an afro sings a love song to her hair. "I Love My Hair" debuted on the October 4 episode of Sesame Street. Don’t miss the upcoming Port of Harlem print issue with the cover story “The Art of Natural Hair.”



Us Helping Us Annual Fundraiser - Saturday, November 13 | 202-446-1100

Mayor Bloomberg on
Incoming Congresspeople

"If you look at the U.S., you look at who we're electing to Congress, to the Senate - they can't read. I'll bet you a bunch of these people don't have passports," said Bloomberg, according to the Wall Street Journal. "We're about to start a trade war with China if we're not careful here, only because nobody knows where China is. Nobody knows what China is."

NAACP Documents Tea Party

Links to Racists

Tea Party Nationalism is a new NAACP report by Devin Burghart, Leonard Zeskind and the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights that exposes the connection between numerous Tea Party leaders and racism.


(Not My Cup Of Tea - Part One)

By Danny Queen








The birthers, the baggers
And those on the far-right
All speak wicked White-lies

Hidden in plan sight.

Despite the racist-rhetoric
By the Tea-party express
We're all playin' checkers
But they're playin' chess.    

As they plan their work
And work their plan
A congressional Tea-party
Caucus is a Tea-party klan.

In their Tea’d-off
Right-wing world view
They could care less but
This is my country too.

To political pit-bulls
Simply second to none
President Obama is always
Public-enemy number one.

Lyin' on the truth for Fox
News is merely routine
As right-wing television is
A propaganda machine.

As a fear-mongering
Hate-mongering, mad-man
Rush is the grand-wizard of
The conservative-radio klan.

Under the guise of we
Want our country back
What if the self-righteous
Tea-party was Black?

America has never
Been America to me
And the Tea-party klan
Is not my cup of tea.

A checkmate by the
Tea-Party federation
Would take us back to
The Birth of a Nation.


We will publish Part Two in the next release of Snippets.

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