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FRIDAY

July 30, 2004

 

THIS WEEK EVENTS IN 

WASHINGTON DC, BALTIMORE MD, WILMINGTON DEL, NEW YORK AND MORE

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WHAT'S HAPPENING

Greetings To all, my on-line family:

For the past few months we have been experiencing a number of senseless killings of our children here in DC and Maryland, and yet another young one was gunned down early this week. 15 year old honor roll student, Myesha Lowe a lovely young lady was killed in DC while sitting in a car.  I have asked on numerous occasions, why?  Why are there so many killings/murders among our young folks?  It's truly baffling to me why this is happening.  Yesterday as I drove around the city it seemed that every other corner had a spot filled with Teddy Bears, flowers and other artifacts which I assumed was a memorial to someone who was recently killed at those spots.  This is really sad, and it makes no sense.  Yes, we all have to die sometime, but it should not be at the hands of our brothers, sisters, neighbors, and even friends.  So again, I guess it's time for us to look within ourselves and figure out why, and then we must find a solution of how we are going to stop these horrible crimes committed by, and to our young people.  A few years ago black people in America had to worry about racism, the KKK, lynchings and other hate related crimes perpetrated on us by the white majority in this country (which wasn't so long ago), now we are basically committing these hateful crimes to each other.  What has this world come to? These hate groups must be sitting back laughing at the fact that we are doing their work for them. Have we forgotten our history?  Do we not know our history?  Well, history is very important because many died in the struggled for us to have the freedoms we have now.  Please, let us all come up with a solution to stop all these senseless killings.  Some may say this is bigger than us, some may say this was planned hundreds of years ago, when they took us away, but we have the power to change things.  Many of you who have read these commentaries for a while know I like to refer to the "crab in the barrel" mentality, that we as black people have.  I think this has something to do with the problems that we are seeing daily in our communities.  We can't see others become successful, and before they achieve any type of success we try and pull them down, now it's gotten to an extreme where we kill each other.  We've got to find a solution!!!!!

For the last few years you have been receiving our e-mails and the purpose was to talk about events, entertainment and things that are fun, but it seems as though even fun isn't fun anymore.  It's sad when you go out for a night of entertainment, and because of what those few "bad apples" have done, we all must be panelized.  Why is it when we as black people go out to a "black club" we have to be searched, humiliated, made to feel like we are criminals and guilty just for showing up.  This is sad, we have a serious problem!  Of course, I've been exposed through my DJing experiences, and through research (by recently attending) some "non black" clubs and entertainment establishments, and found that the treatment you receive is totally different.  Everyone seems to be genuinely friendly, it actually seems as though they appreciate having you as a customer, and having your business, because if you think about it they are indeed in a service business, and the customer should be served, not "stripped searched" upon entry.  Tell me who's to blame for this?  Not the club, not the police, not the government...WE ARE, because it's our children that are committing these crimes.  I know somebody is going to write me back and say "it's not all children" or some other excuse like that.  Well, you are wrong, they are all our children, and when one goes wrong, we are all responsible.  Remember the saying "it takes a village to raise a child", you are a part of that village.  Just because you think you may have reached some type of success, you can turn your back on the problems of those who are less fortunate or may not have been exposed to the opportunities that the fortunate has.  You need to reach back and pull 10 people up with you and teach them how to nurture our community.  It's important for us here at Arious Entertainment to do our part and again the internet is a great way for us to communicate nationwide, so we intend to utilize the internet to help empower and uplift the black community in America, which I am a part of.  So we will be launching another new site in the next few months called BlackNAmerica.com, where we can address all of these issues that are facing black people in America.  Not only are we going to talk about the problems we face, we are going to find solutions to the problems.  If you care about the black community in America and you too are troubled by what's happening, please hit me back, so together we can make a difference todd@ariousenertainment.com. 

A few nights ago I had the opportunity to witness this "crabs in a barrel" mentality.  As many of you know DC Caribbean Carnival took place at the end of June and from all accounts this was one of the most successful events in Washington DC.  This event attracted over 750,000 people to Georgia Avenue, N.W., which was the heart of the black community in Washington DC.  Carnival in DC is made up of many aspects including the parade which features masquerade bands, these are the groups that design and make the elaborate costumes that is featured in the parade that we call "Carnival".  The parade here features a truck with music, where the masqueraders parade behind the trucks.  Well, last night the organizers held a "wrap up" meeting with the leaders of these bands and it was a major spectacle.  Instead of spending 2 & 1/2 hours discussing any shortcomings or challenges during this Carnival, along with the solutions, and most importantly how this event can grow, the leaders of these masquerade bands spent the entire time fighting, criticized and placing blame for their mistakes (in my opinion).   Most of the groups that took part in this parade have done this for the love of the culture, and most don't make a profit, but the one (1) and/or two (2) major bands who were making the most "noise" in the meeting I know are probably the only groups that make a profit.  However, it seems they do everything in their power to destroy an event that has given them the opportunity to make such a great profit each and every year.  I know they are going to say I'm crazy and they don't make any money, but I know what it cost to put a masquerade band in Carnival.  I know they have around 200 people in their groups, and I know the amounts they charge for their costumes (approximately $200.00), and when you do the math, that equals to approximately $40,000.00.  It doesn't cost that much to put a band in Carnival, nor to design and make their costumes, so there's a whole lot of profit there.  Not to mention if they receive sponsorships, then there expenses are a lot less, so realistically if this event has provided them with an opportunity to make this type of money in one day, I really don't think all the nasty comments that were being made, the hating and blaming are warranted.  Stop trying to tear each other down.  However, really and truly, I know they are not to blame, it's just an example of the "crabs in a barrel" situation.  Additionally, we have this thing where we feel the "grass is greener on the other side".  All I heard in this meeting was praises for other Carnivals in this area that don't have more than 4-5 bands in the parade and very few spectators and supporters.  Statements were being made such as they (1) won't rushed down the street, (2) they were treated very well by the police, and the organizers.  Yes, of course this is logical, indeed they wouldn't be rushed since there were very little spectators, and very few groups/bands in the parade (only 4 groups/bands).  Something had to be done to slow down the parade to extend the time of the parade and to fill in many of the blank space.  Something such as this Carnival, which is suppose to be fun and a way to expose the culture, we have to find a way to fight, argue, place blame, hate and pull each other down.  What was truly sad to see was there were a few new groups in the parade this year, and checking out their facial expressions in this meeting was interesting, it was truly embarrassing for them to be exposed to this kind of "in-fighting."   This specticle really made this cultural event (Carnival) and the band leaders look like "jokes".  I've said all of this basically for the people who are creating these problems to - DON'T BE A CRAB, stop pulling each other down and start working together.  Imagine the doors that would open for us and this event, if we all start working together! 


In closing I received an article from a friend that I have placed below for you to read.  Read it!  It's very informative and it ties in with what we are trying to do here at Arious Entertainment with the CaribbeanNDUS site.  See my introduction to our new upcoming site below and find out how you can profit.

"Tough choices for tough times (USA Today)  By Yolanda Young

These are tough economic times, especially for African-Americans, for whom the unemployment rate is more than 10%. Alarmingly, rather than belt-tightening, the response has been to spend more. In many poor neighborhoods, one is likely to notice satellite dishes and expensive new cars.

According to Target Market, a company that tracks black consumer spending, blacks spend a significant amount of their income on depreciable products.  In 2002, the year the economy nose-dived; we spent $22.9 billion on clothes, $3.2 billion on electronics and $11.6 billion on furniture to put into homes that, in many cases, were rented.

Among our favorite purchases are cars and liquor. Blacks make up only 12% of the U.S. population, yet account for 30% of the country's Scotch consumption.  Detroit, which is 80% black, is the world's No. 1 market for Cognac.

So impressed was Lincoln with the $46.7 billion that blacks spent on cars that the automaker commissioned Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, the entertainment and fashion mogul to design a limited-edition Navigator replete with six plasma screens, three DVD players and a Sony PlayStation 2.

The only area where blacks seem to be cutting back on spending is books; total purchases have gone from a high of $356 million in 2000 to $303 million in 2002.

This shortsighted behavior, motivated by a desire for instant gratification and social acceptance, comes at the expense of our future. The National Urban League's "State of Black America 2004" report found that fewer than 50% of black families owned their homes compared with more than 70% of whites.

According to published reports, the Ariel Mutual Funds/Charles Schwab 2003 Black Investor Survey found that when comparing households where blacks and whites had roughly the same household incomes, whites saved nearly 20% more each month for retirement, and 30% of African-Americans earning $100,000 year had less than $5,000 in retirement savings. While 79% of whites invest in the stock market, only 61% of African Americans do. Certainly, higher rates of unemployment, income disparity and credit discrimination are financial impediments to the economic vitality of blacks, but so are our consumer tastes.

By finding the courage to change our spending habits, we might be surprised at how far the $631 billion we now earn might take us. Yolanda Young's next book is SPADE: A Critical Look at Black America.

We all send thousands of jokes through e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending messages regarding life choices, people think twice about sharing. The crude, vulgar, and sometimes the obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of decency is too often suppressed in school and the workplace."

 

ARIOUS ENTERTAINMENT CREATES AN OPPORTUNITY OF INFORMATION,  FINANCIAL, ECONOMIC  AND CREATIVE EMPOWERMENT

SEPTEMBER 1ST 2004

 WE WILL LAUNCH A NEW WEB PORTAL TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITIES OF THE US.

CARIBBEANNDUS.COM 

Caribbeanndus will be the place on the net for Information, Entertainment, Communications Targeted to people with Caribbean Heritage or people with an interest in the Caribbean.

The main feature will be the fact that this is a nationwide site but most major markets will have its own website staffed locally and eventually an entertainment and Heritage Complex. 

One exciting feature will be the "N D Caribbean" Directory.  This will be as a phone book was before the internet.   Let's say you live in NY and you are planning a trip to Miami, but you don't want to do the tourist thang.  You might want to know where you can get Jerk Chicken in Miami, where you can hear some real reggae or Soca music and vybes.  With this directory everything will be easy just Log onto caribbeanndus.com and go to caribbeannmiami and all your questions will be answered.  Additionally, if you live in Washington DC and you want to support Caribbean businesses, Services, and Professional.  There you go!  log onto caribbeanndus.com and go to Caribbean n DC and you've got the links.  We will be launching in 12 east coast Cities beginning September 1st 2004. 

Washington/Baltimore    Philadelphia    New York    

Boston                  Atlanta             Orlando/Tampa     

Jacksonville/Daytona        Miami/West Palm                

Caribbeanndus will be an outlet to stay in touch with what's happening in the Caribbean communities of the US.   From DC to NY to Miami and all the way to LA.  "Caribbean N D us" will be in the Place

We will launch in 12 east coast cities on September 1st 2004.

We will create an outlet to expose and market Caribbean Businesses, Services, Entertainment and Culture to a large audience regularly!

Major Advertising will be done regionally!!! 

The INTERNET, it's the new frontier. We've just scratched the surface with how the Internet can change our lives for the best.

 Our 1st year projection is  $1.5 million+

Opportunities For You

CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE

or log onto www.caribbeanndus.com

If you are in New York this weekend, check out THE SEVENTH ANNUAL GUINNESS EXTRA STOUT
REGGAE CARIFEST 2004
at Coney Island.  We'll be there, so if you see us say "what's up"!  Scroll down to the events to get more details.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

For anyone in our community or those who are out of town, who wishes to submit a commentary about an event you attended, or just want to tell us about an interesting experience, please feel free to submit it to us at ariousentertainment@earthlink.net, we would be glad to include it in our weekly commentary.

 

ON DE ROAD WITH 

SAMO

Sunday brunch 

August 8th  and August 22nd --  12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


Friday August 13th, 8:00 p.m., a reggae, calypso and soca show,
 both events 

@
St. Elmos, 

2300 Mt. Vernon Avenue,  Alexandria, VA 22301


PLUS SEE SAM’O AT THE ONE LOVE BENEFIT FESTIVAL
August 14th at 3:30 p.m. 
G.W. MIDDLE SCHOOL PARK, MT. VERNON AVENUE, ALEXANDRIA, VA


SUPPORT THE RELEASE OF 2 BRAND NEW CD'S FROM SAM’O

“Call To Prayer” GOSPEL  

CLICK HERE TO BUY

Special $10.00


CALYPSO + The Hit TATA” 

CLICK HERE TO BUY

Special $10.00


CLICK HERE TO BUY BOTH

Special $18.00

 

BUY THROUGH ARIOUS ENTERTAINMENT
FOR A SPECIAL PRICE -- $10.00 EACH –
OR SAVE NOW AND ORDER BOTH FOR $18.00

 

 

North America Carnivals  2004

AUGUST 21ST -22ND 2004

CARIFETE 2004

CHICAGO www.chicagocarifete.com 

 

 

Saturday, August 28th Noon - 6:00PM

BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL

www.BostonCarnival.Org

 

Sunday, August 29th 

CAMBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS CARNIVAL

Vendors Needed

Contact

617-492-2518

 

September 16th - 19th 2004

CCDC Presents

The Original Baltimore Caribbean Carnival 2k4

Druid Hill Park Baltimore MD.

Contact 401-366-7161 or 410-235-6955

www.baltimorecarnival.com 

 

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

INVEST IN YOURSELF!

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE !

INVEST YOUR COMMUNITY!

HELP NURTURE THE DREAMS OF OTHERS

UPLIFT CARIBBEAN PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE.

IF YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO DO ANY ONE OF THE ABOVE, THEN BECOME A PARTNER IN CARIBBEANNDUS.COM 

THE NEW PORTAL TO THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY

CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE 411

www.caribbeanndus.com 

 

Remember to Support all the Events, without your support, the quality of entertainment will diminish

Scroll down to view all the upcoming Events & Announcements, "Shout Outs", anD DEALS!


If you have a business, product or service, and you would like to expose it to our On-Line Community.  E-mail us for our Rates.

todd@ariousentertainment.com

THIS WEEKEND EVENTS IN NEW YORK

SUNDAY AUGUST 1ST 2004

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL GUINNESS EXTRA STOUT
REGGAE CARIFEST 2004
VENUE : KEYSPAN PARK
1904 SURF AVENUE, CONEY ISLAND,
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

TIME : DOORS OPEN @ 3:00pm
 SHOWTIME @ 4:00pm

ADMISSION : $45   V.I.P.: $65

CLICK HERE FOR TICKET OUTLETS

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE 
@ WWW.BROOKLYNCYCLONES.COM
PERFORMANCES BY :
  Beenie Man     Capelton     Juvenille 

Vybz Kartel        Bunji Garlin       George Nooks 
 Marsha       Tarrus Riley       Assassin      Richie Spice     Yellow Man  
Tanto Metro & Devonte      John Hype      Mr. Vegas       KC Jockey  
  Baby Cham     Ms. Ting      Jah Paul        Kelly      Bogle 
 Supa Chile  Natty King    Chuck Fender    Mr. Easy   
 Chopper Ranks        Jay R          Dougie Platinum         Frontline  

& MORE ARTISTS TO BE CONFIRMED.

DIRECTIONS TO KEYSPAN


To reach KeySpan Park by car: 
Take the Belt Parkway to Ocean Parkway Exit South (7S). Continue on 
Ocean Parkway to Surf Avenue. Continue on Surf Avenue for ˝ mile. 
The stadium is located on south side of Surf Avenue between W17th 
and W19th Street. Parking is available for all Cyclone games
for $4 in the lot right next to KeySpan Park.

To reach KeySpan Park by subway:
Take the D train, F train or Q train to the last stop, Coney Island/Stillwell 
Avenue. At the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues (where Nathan’s is 
located), turn right. Walk two blocks west along Surf Avenue to KeySpan Park.

To reach KeySpan Park by bus:
Take the B36, B64 or B74 bus, or the Coney Island-bound B82 bus, to 
Stillwell Avenue and Surf Avenue. Then, walk two blocks west along Surf
Avenue to KeySpan Park. See you at the ballpark.
FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

CLUB TEMPTATIONS

2210 Church Ave Brooklyn NY. (between Bedford & Flatbush)

718.856.5946

 
Wednesdays
Comedy Night : Comedians from B.E.T. & Def Jam
 8:00pm FREE Admission B4 9:00pm
 2 Drink Minimum
Thursdays
College Night
 Ladies FREE B4 1:00am
 Casual Dress, No Do Rags
Fridays
Ladies Night
 Ladies FREE B4 1:00am
 Buy 1 Monet get 2nd Half Off
 Casual Dress, No Sneakers, Caps or Do Rags
Saturdays
International Dance Party
 Everyone FREE B4 Midnite
 Strict Dress Code In Effect
Sundays
Secret Sundays
 FREE B4 11pm
 $10 B4 Midnite
 Discount with Boatride Stubs
 Casual Dress, No Do Rags
Guestlist

Send Your Name, Night & Date > Discount Guestlist <

For a FREE Birthday Party Call : 718.856.5946

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

BALTIMORE MARYLAND 

 

Saturday, August 7, & Sunday, August 8 2004

Trinidad & Tobago Association Of Baltimore, Inc

invite you to their

“Trinidad & Tobago Days” Festival

@

Clifton Park Bandshell

St Lo Drive, Baltimore

2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Entertainment includes:

Shadow

J.M.C. Triveni

Augusta 

Lenny Rogers

USA TESSA GROUP

Adesh Samaroo

Double  D

Pantonics Steelband

Alvin Seecharan

Dexter Keane

PLUS

The Baltimore Calypso Monarch Contest

Also Lots of Food, Crafts and Fun

MC NEIL MATTEI (WEAA 88.9FM)

ADMISSION     $5.00 (SATURDAY)   $7.00 (SUNDAY) 

FOR MORE INFO CALL 410-925-8876 OR www.ttab.com

 

SATURDAY AUGUST 14TH 2004

25TH ANNUAL TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ROUND ROBIN SOCCER TOURNAMENT CELEBRATING T&T INDEPENDENCE

@

LAKE CLIFTON PARK 

2801 ST. LO DRIVE BALTIMORE MD

8AM TO 8PM

FOOD & DRINKS WILL BE ON SALE

FOR INFORMATION CALL 

MARK KENDAL 410-866-0250

westindiannat@aol.com

FREE ADMISSION

 

September 16th - 19th 2004

CCDC Presents

The Original Baltimore Caribbean Carnival 2k4

Druid Hill Park Baltimore MD.

Contact 401-366-7161 or 410-235-6955

www.baltimorecarnival.com 

 

WILMINGTON DELAWARE

August 14th  and 15th 2004

10th Annual Peoples Festival

Saturday

Presenting  

"Bob Marley Roots, Rock, Reggae Tour"

with 
Ziggy, Damian, Steve, Julian, and Kymani Marley

Toots and The Maytals

Common

Sunday

 Acts TBA


LOOK OUT FOR MORE INFO!!!

www.peoplesfestival.com

 

Washington DC.

SATURDAY AUGUST 28th 2004 

Golden Touch & Frontline Productions

Presents

The Reunion 2004

TWO OF THE CARIBBEAN'S TOP DJ'S

KING PAPA ROCKY ( The Wax Wizard)

MASSIVE DR. HYDE

Plus

DJ SMALLEY     ANDY MIX     EAZY E

@

The T & T Clubhouse

5123 Georgia Ave. Washington DC 

Admission $12.00 Advance  $15.00 @ Door

Click here To View Flyer

 

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