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November 14, 2009
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past Wednesday, November 11th, 2009, America paid
tribute to its Veterans. Veterans who have served
and still serves (past and present) whether active duty
military, National Guard or Reserve...the entire
spectrum of the armed forces were sincerely
Veteran's day is a very special day - a day to pay
tribute and recognize
these wonderful brave mothers, fathers sons, daughters,
brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends
for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to
serve and sacrifice for the sake of our freedoms,
keeping our country safe, and just for the common good.
for the living Veterans they too are appreciate, and
their strength are greatly
admired, as well as their dedication and loyalty to this
country For this we totally honor
each of our Veterans have taken a huge step forward into the
unknown for the defense and support of this Great Nation.
They all are applauded for the bravery and strength they exhibit in the pursuit for our safety and freedom.
I pause for a moment thinking about the 5, 247 U.S.
Military members who lost their lives fighting the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan, I respect them and honor
them. Honestly, I can't help but sigh and
say a small prayer for the families who have grieved and
is still grieving for their lost. The contribution
and sacrifices these families have made is unbelievable.
You too are truly appreciated.
at Arious Entertainment Salute you our country's 23 million+ military
U.S. veterans including the millions currently
serving. Moreover, we honor, respect
and appreciate you for your courage, commitment and for
sacrificing so much to guard our freedom and this
country, as well as advancing peace to many here and
abroad. Thanks to you the many men and women for all you
have done over the years while serving in the uniforms
of this great nation. May God protect and
keep you safe as you serve this great country - The
United States of America.
read President Barack Obama's Veteran's Day Proclamation -
PLEASE CLICK HERE!
history of veterans Day dates back to the end of
World War I (The Great War as it was called) where
an armistice (temporary halt of hostilities) was
implemented between the allies and Germany at the
eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh
month (November) in 1918.
11th was declared "Armistice Day" in 1919 by
President Woodrow Wilson to honor the soldiers of
World War I.
After world War II, the holiday
was recognized as a tribute to veterans of both
world wars. Beginning in 1954, the United
States designated November 11th as Veterans Day to
honor veterans of all U.S. Wars...
To Read the entire
history of Veteran's Day - PLEASE CLICK HERE!
I heard the voice of the Lord, saying,
"Whom shall I send, and who will go for
Us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me...Isaiah
passage from Isaiah 6:8 brings my salute to our veterans to a close. However, I must ask you to keep in your
thoughts and heart the 13 killed and 29 wounded by
the hands of Major Nadal Malik Hasan
in the Fort Hood,
Texas Military Base Tragedy. The memorial to
our men and women who was killed and those wounded were
heartfelt and I will forever keep the pictures of the
soldiers boots, hat and gun in my
mind. I sincerely Thank President Obama for his
warm and moving words honoring each one of the 13 soldiers
the Fort Hood Shootings. He wonderfully named each and told stories of
all 13 men and women who were slain.
entire speech. CLICK
HERE TO VIEW PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SPEECH
- Courtesy of MSNBC. CLICK
HERE to log into The Huffington Post site to
read more, as well as read the text of President
ask that you join us as I Salute the African
American Civil War Veterans . To learn
more about the African American Civil War
Memorial click on the following link: http://afroamcivilwar.org/.
Got anything fun and interesting
happening this weekend? In our area Wash DC,
Maryland and Virginia...ABSOLUTELY... YES!!! And this weekend
is a bit different too from awarding and observing our
very talented youths, to awarding leaders of
Caribbean Carnival bands, to just chilling at a spot
listening to our favorite band. In fact, it will be
an outstanding, awesome weekend! Take a look at
what's in store, and join us as we partake in these
The fun starts off on
Friday, November 13th with Carl
Malcolm and the Positive Vibration Band as they perform
at the Belvedere Hotel 13th Floor in Baltimore Maryland. Click
Here for all the details on Carl and PVB!
The fun continues on Saturday,
November 14th with Diamonds
Xcel, Inc. "Teen Fine Arts Awards. Mr. Keith
L. Tate, the Executive Director and CEO of Diamonds Xcel
Inc. cordially invite you to his "Teen Fine
Arts Awards". Below is a few words from Mr.
Tate regarding this event.
very essence of Diamonds
Xcel, Inc. "Teen Fine Arts Awards"
celebrates outstanding youth achievements, and
provides an advanced life-skill training platform,
where deserving future leaders can be celebrated and
serve as a peer motivation for other individuals to
set high standards in academics, athletics, fine
arts & leadership development.
The resources for keeping our teens on-track
are limited, but yet in very high demand.
A large portion of the proceeds from this
fantastic event will go directly towards providing
resources for: On-going
Expert Talent Mentorship, Confidence Team Building,
Crime Prevention Alternatives, Student Role-Model
Development, Life-Skill Training, Financial Literacy
Guidance, Career Strategies, Artistic Expression,
and Positive Character Reinforcement!
“Teen Fine Arts Awards” is a
reflection of my Mom’s life-legacy of excellence, and an extension of our
non-profit 501(c)(3) youth organization.
As a native from Gaffney,
SC, my Mom was a High
School Valedictorian, Civic Leader and highly
honored African-American Pioneer who taught all
solders in the United States, Europe and other
International Army Military Bases.
Her dearest passion was educating the youth
by inspiring them to excel, and more importantly –
achieve their highest level of perfection!
I am proud to announce that within 2010, Diamonds
Xcel, Inc. will introduce the:
Ms. Genola Malinda Tate” Student of Excellence
Teen Fine Arts Awards event is sure to be fantastic and an exciting one, so
come out and support the 12 Teen Fine Arts Awards Finalists: 1)
Ms. Courtney William from
Douglas High School - Upper Marlboro, MD;
(2) Ms. Guianna Brantley of The Art Institute of Washington - Arlington VA;
(3) Ms. Samaria Holton from Dunbar High School - Washington DC; (4) Ms. Acurah
White from Dunbar High School - Washington DC; (5) Ms. Sherae Smith from
Friendship Collegiate Academy - Washington DC; (6) Ms. Keziah John-Paul from
The Duke Ellington School of the Arts - Washington DC; (7) Mr. Malcolm Banks
from Paint Branch High School - Burtonsville Maryland; (8) Ms. Niya Norwood
from The Duke Ellington School of the Arts - Washington DC; (9) Ms. Shannon
Hayes from The Duke Ellington School of the Arts - Washington DC; (10) Ms.
Courtney Salter & Ms. Deja Briggmon from The Duke Ellington School of the
Arts - Washington DC/Duval High School - Lanham, Maryland; (11) Ms. Alex
Johnson from Oxon Hill High School - Oxon Hill, Maryland; & (12) Mr. Jesse
Thomas from Dunbar High School - Washington DC.
Be sure to come out and join us
(Arious) as we judge these talented teens who will be at their best as they
perform and compete at Diamond Xcel Inc. Teen Fine Arts Awards gala. Click on the
Flyer Above for all the details!
Saturday, November 14th, The Carnival Band Leaders Association
of Washington DC will hold there 2009 Awards Reception and Dance.
The President of this Association Ms. Claudia Carter
cordially invite you this event. See her personal
message below to all of you our online family.
am Claudia Carter, President of the Carnival Bandleaders
Association (CBLA) of Washington,
and I cordially invite you to spend an extraordinary
evening with the Bandleaders of Washington, DC at our
2009 Awards Reception and Dance.
The event will be held this Saturday, November 14
from 7:30 pm at the Nativity Church Ballroom, 6000
Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
This is our second
awards presentation and you can expect to have a great
first was held in 2007 and those who attended can attest
that they had a wonderful time; it was a very
This is our premier annual fundraiser and I
encourage you to come out and support us.
It’s a great opportunity for you to give
something back to these creative men and women who
contribute unselfishly to the DC Carnival and who are
the fundamental elements to the success of the DC
To purchase your ticket to this wonderful event
click the following link: http://cbla2009.eventbrite.com/.
CBLA is a community-based organization formed in 1993 by
a group of individuals from Trinidad and Tobago,
Thomas, VI, Jamaica.
The membership has a committed passion to share
the culture of the Caribbean with the residents of the
Washington, DC metropolis.
have seen first-hand the dedication of these individuals
and the hard work that goes into their annual
is no secret that most of them operate at a financial
loss. Their love of the culture is the catalyst that drives them to
continue, so any financial assistance we obtain go
directly to the band leaders to help offset the
exorbitant costs of “bringing” a band for DC
the years, we have been able to bring about some
meaningful improvements to the DC Carnival, despite
insurmountable challenges, and the quality of
craftsmanship and level of participation have improved
learn more about CBLA visit our website at www.cbladc.com.
I hope to see
many of you at our event. Please note tickets
are available at Crown Bakery located at 5328
Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington DC, and on-line at http://cbla2009.eventbrite.com
or call 301-661-5252.
are certain this event will be excellent, so join
all the members of the Carnival Band Leaders
Association of Washington DC at their Awards
celebration. Click the flyer above for all
the details or scroll down to our "Featured
Events". You can also check our
mentioned above that you need to check out Carl
Malcolm and the Positive Vibration Band at the
Belvedere Hotel 13th Floor in Baltimore, let
me take this opportunity to share with you our experience at this
Friday we were able to spend some time chilling
at the Belvedere Hotel 13th Floor, and it was so very nice. The
view is great, you can see
the Inner Harbor and just about all of
Baltimore from the windows. The music too was fantastic and
was provided by local Reggae Singer Lenny Kurlou
and his band The Reggae All Stars. The
experience at this spot was splendid!
you must make it out on Friday to the Belvedere
Hotel 13th Floor in Baltimore, Maryland and hang
with us as we chill with good drinks, good
friends and the best band.
bring my comments to a close I must congratulate
once again Sisters Fiona and Nikki Wright on
their 5th Anniversary of their Internet Radio
"Caribbean Vibes Radio". This
past Tuesday's Anniversary Celebration was
outstanding, the turnout was real good, and the
evening was lovely. I personally
appreciated having the opportunity to connect
with my dear friends at this event.
5 bands who performed were excellent, especially
Carl Malcolm and The Positive Vibration Band and
The New Kingston Band from New York. Check
out Caribbean Vibes Radio on the Internet at www.caribbeanvibesradio.com.
talk about internet radio, a funny thing just
crossed my mind - so let me explain this episode
of "radio wars."
Recently, at an event two (2) top local internet
radio entrepreneurs were hanging out at a
concert (www.myxradio.com and www.dccaribbeanconnection.com).
At the end of the show myxradio challenged
dccaribbeanconnection to a game of pool saying
(please note the following is not an exact
"come over here let me kick your behind
by winning this game of pool..."
etc.. Well, not only once, but twice the
elder www.dccaribbeanconnection.com kicked www.myxradio.com's
behind. LOL... It was funny watching the games and
listening to the funny comments they made to each
other throughout the games...LOL!
as much as my heart is with the families who lost
loved ones by the hands of Executed John
Allen Muhammad and incarcerated for life Lee
in the 2002 Sniper Killings in the
Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia Areas, as
well as the most recent tragedy in Fort Hood
Texas, I feel it is mandatory that more is
done regarding the mental state of our
soldiers, all those who serve our nation in wars
- our veterans. For anyone who needs
help click the following link for details http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/VAMentalHealthGroup.asp
free to always comment regarding this commentary or any of my past
commentaries, and I thank you for all the intriguing and thought provoking
comments you send me on a regular basis. As usual,
am eager to hear your thoughts on all
I wrote above, so I look forward to
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November 13, 2009 - Baltimore Maryland
Out Carl Malcolm & Positive Vibrations Band LIVE
- Friday Night Reggae - 13th Floor Belvedere
Hotel located at The Belvedere Hotel, Charles & Chase Streets,
Baltimore Maryland 21202 410-347-0888
14, 2009 - Washington DC
14, 2009 - Washington DC
14, 2009 - Brentwood, MD
November 14, 2009 -
Out Carl Malcolm & Positive Vibrations Band LIVE
- Griff's Landing located at 43 South
Market Street, Frederick Maryland 21701 301-694-8696 www.griffs-landing.com
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