Washington DC


Caribbean American Community Revs Up
for NEA's Read Across America Day

Students in Lanham & Hyattsville, MD will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the ninth annual National Education Association's (NEA) Read Across America Day on March 1, 2007.

NEA's Read Across America Day, which falls on Dr. Seuss's 103rd birthday (March 2), expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, Read Across Jamaica Foundation is asking you to join NEA and many of America's leading literacy, youth, and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat-the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat-for a flurry (or furry) of reading excitement!

WHO:    Read Across Jamaica Foundation in partnership with University of MD TEAMS & Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity      

WHAT:   Caribbean-American Reading Party
WHEN:   Saturday, March 1, 2008
WHERE:  Just Jerk Caribbean Restaurant, 9005 Lanham-Severn Road, Lanham, MD
                & Junction Caribbean Restaurant & Market, 900 Chillum Road, Hyattsville, MD

For more information contact:
Ja’nice Wisdom, 301-806-2984

Our goal is to show America's Caribbean-American children the joy of reading-on March 1 and every day.  For more information on NEA's Read Across America, visit and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.




Celebrating National Women's History Month on March 21, 2007 in Washington DC

Famous Women Quotes:

"Common sense is seeing things as they are; and doing things as they ought to be."
— Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin

"Remember the Ladies…If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies, we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice or Representation."
— Abigail Adams in a letter to her husband, John Adams, while he was attending the Second Continental Congress, drafting the Declaration of Independence




TransAfrica Forum, afrikafé and AFI
present the
New African Films Festival
@ AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring , MD 20910
U.S. Premiere of TARTINA CITY and more
March 7 - 11, 2008
For more info. visit: AFI;
afrikafé: Email:
Call TransAfrica Forum at 202.223.1960 ext. 137







Washington DC

Thursday, March 13, 2008

IDB Cultural Center in collaboration with the Embassy of Paraguay and the IDB Family Association

Cordially invites you to attend a performance of Paraguayan Folk Songs with 

Lizza Bogado

For more details on Lizza Bogado log on to the following link: 

@ 6:30 pm

FREE and Open To the Public  -  Photo ID required

@ The Iner-American Development Bank Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center

1330 New York Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC - Metro Center


First come first seated!



Atlanta, Georgia

Saturday, March 15, 2008

@ 12:00 PM

Paradise Carnival Troupe Spring Basketball Tournament and 2008 Carnival Band Launching   -   678-368-6967   -








Baltimore, Maryland

The Mud Revelers

Present Their

Pre-Easter Cocktail Sip Fundraiser

Sunday, March 16, 2008


The Blue Caribbean Lounge

5402 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215

7:00 pm - Until

Your Support is Greatly Appreciated

Donation: $15.00 

( Dinner will be served  & One Drink with Ticket Purchase - valid until 10:00 pm)

Ticket Information: 443-744-7803 or Shurla @ 240-605-8967

Music by: DJ. Easy E




Washington DC

A Soccer Tournament


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

@ 7:30 PM

Jamaica's Caribbean Champions 

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Harbor View Football Club


  DC United 

@ RFK Stadium

2400 East Capitol Street, S.E., Washington DC 20003




  California State Assembly-member Mike Davis - 48th Assembly District

cordially invites you to attend the Women's History Month Celebration

A program celebrating the California State Legislative Month of Recognition

Thursday, March 20, 2008
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Honoring: Sandra Evers-Manley, Northrop Grumman; Hon. Judy Chu, Board of Equalization and Maria Elena Durazo, LA County Federation of Labor

Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda
200 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

To RSVP Contact Bobbie Anderson
(213) 744-2111





Maria D. Cabrera

Los Angeles, Inc.
P.O. Box 26212
Wilmington, DE 19899



Maria D. Cabrera, Los Ángeles, Inc. - 302.559.9489,

Ramon Ruiz, DE Counselor to the U.S. Dominican Embassy - 201.522.6821

The Dominican Liberation Party Council of DE, and Hispanic Community Leaders  host a visit and lecture from Minou Tavárez Mirabal, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic.

Thursday, March 27, 2008 ( 8:00 p.m., (Doors Open at 7:00 pm)


Latin American Community Center, 403 North Van Buren Sts., Wilmington, DE  302.655.7338

Minou Tavarez Mirabal will speak at the Latin American Community Center on Thursday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m. on the “Role of Women in the Political Process”, especially in the current presidential campaign. Tavarez is a sought after speaker whose history on advocacy for women’s personal and political rights descend directly from her family. She is the daughter of two Dominican national heroes and martyrs, Manuel Aurelio Tavárez Justo and Minerva Mirabal, both founders of the anti-dictatorship movement of the 1960’s. Her family history is most popularly known as the story of the Mirabal Sisters, a true to life drama that has been depicted in Julia Alvarez's 1994 novel ''In the Time of the Butterflies, and the movie in 2001. Minou Tavarez Mirabal was 4 when her mother and two aunts were assassinated by Dictator Rafael Trujillo.

Minou Mirabal is a second term Deputy Foreign Minister and holds a B.A. in Hispanic Philology, as well as a master’s degree in Hispanic Linguistics and Upper Management. Tavárez Mirabal previously headed the Spanish Department at APEC University in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She also is a member of the Central Committee of the ruling Dominican Liberation Party headed by President Leonel Fernándezz, who is running for a second consecutive term on May 16, 2008, DR presidential election.

The Dominican Liberation Party Council of DE works towards promoting awareness to the mainland Dominican citizens of DE on the current and future state of the Dominican Republic. The councils are formed nationwide to maintain communication with the Dominican community in the U.S., in addition to creating and fostering relationship building with officials and leaders of the U.S. and the D.R. These events cultivate alliances, and create opportunities for dialog on economic development, education, arts and cultural interactions. Previous visits from delegates of the D.R. include the Secretary of State of Education. Alejandrina German in 2005,  who met with officials from the  Delaware Department of Education, University of DE, the Mayor of Wilmington and other key community leaders; also Deputy Foreign Minister of Art and Culture Manuel Jimenez, in 2007, to mention a few.  The Hispanic Business Association of DE has extended an invitation to President Leonel Fernandez to speak at their first business recognition event taking place later on this year.

For more information, contact Maria D. Cabrera in Wilmington at (302) 559-9489




N. Brentwood, Maryland


at De Panyard

PAN MASTERS STEEL ORCHESTRA Cordially invite you a special Performance at "DE PANYARD" at a  special "Friday Night Lime" 


OBERLIN STEEL (From Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio)



Performs on FRIDAY, MARCH 28th

9:00 PM

(4559 Rhode Island Ave, North Brentwood, MD)

FREE ADMISSION (Donations accepted)

Go out for a special "Friday Night Lime" and enjoy food, drink and great steelband music.  Oberlin Steel is a 19-member group from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.  Their annual spring break tour brings them to DC for the first time in 10 years!  Several Oberlin alumni are current players in Pan Masters, and many more have played with PMSO over the years.  Pan Masters is glad to be hosting Oberlin Steel again at De Panyard!

For More Information Call: 301-864-2610 or 

Read more here about Oberlin Steel



Women’s Art: Women’s Vision Celebration

New York, New York
March 28 – 29, 2008

Purchase tickets here.

Come Join the NWHP in celebrating National Women’s History Month and in recognizing our 2008 Honorees in special events in New York City on March 28 and 29, 2008.

On Friday, March 28, the 2008 Honorees will be recognized at a High Tea held from 2:00 to 5:00 at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street in New York City.  Doors open at 1:30. 


A Gala exhibition and art sale will be on view from 5PM until 9PM, featuring a special preview from 5PM to 6PM for collectors, curators, critics and the general public.

 A.I.R.'s first Gala is the highlight of a series of events celebrating women in the arts during National Women's History Month. The centerpiece of the Gala is a retrospective of artists who have exhibited work at A.I.R. Gallery over the past 36 years. Works by the artists who have not shown at A.I.R. but have actively supported our mission over the years will also be on view.

On Saturday, March 29, 2008, the National Women’s History Project is sponsoring a special Women's Art Brunch and Bus Tour.  From noon until 2:30, we will host a brunch at the Pen and Brush Club, 16 E 10th Street , NYC, which was established in 1894 and is the oldest women’s art club in New York City.

The Brunch program will include a presentation by Molly Murphy MacGregor, executive director and co-founder of the National Women’s History Project discussing the founding of National Women’s History Month.

Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr., author of Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Suffrage Movement, will give a brief multi-media presentation on Women’s Art and the Woman Suffrage Movement. A booksigning will follow.

At 2:30 a bus will leave from the Pen and Brush Club for the Brooklyn Museum to see The Dinner Party.  The bus will return to the Pen and Brush Club at 5:00.


NOBLE/MPD Youth Town Hall Summit on Violence

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 
From: 10:00 am - 12 noon

Location: St. Thomas More Catholic Church
4275 Fourth Street SE
Washington, DC

Panel members will consist of:

DC Parks and Recreation Dept.
DC Employment Services Dept.
DC Superior Court ( Associate Judge Anita Josey-Herring)
R.O.O.T. (CEO Kenneth Barnes)
MPD (Asst. Chief Diane Groomes) 
Youth representatives

Moderators/Facilitators: DJ Rico (WPGC), "Big G" (HBO's "The Wire"),
and Milton Creagh (Motivational Speaker and Atlanta Radio Personality)

From noon to 4 pm, following the Youth Summit on Violence, there will
be lunch and then several workshops dealing with Teen Pregnancy,
Personal Hygene, Drug Abuse, Car Theft, and children will have a
chance to sign-up for summer jobs and youth programs through the DC
Department of Employment Services and DC Department of Parks and
For more information contact, ROOT Program Director Sonya Hughes at (202) 332-7668



Anyone in the Community tired of looking into their closet, children room, under their bed or book shelves and noticing  those same books that they promised to give away or donate to a non-profit organization?  Police Officers assigned to The Third District Police station are stacking the shelves with books, and decided to host a free book fair for the community, as well as, assist with addressing literacy, health care, crime prevention and more.

                                                                    PSA 301 IS HOSTING 

                                           OPERATION SAVE A LIFE COMMUNITIES

                                                         "ALL THAT" 


                                                                         Date:           Saturday, March 29, 2008

                                                                         Time:          1:00pm-5:00pm

                                                                         Location:    1624 V. Street, NW WDC 20009 

                                                                                (Third District Police Station)

The Community is invited to an afternoon of fun and relaxation with members of The Metropolitan Police Department. Families will receive information on crime prevention, health, register for summer youth employment, face and nail paintings, free clothing, food baskets, free youth hair cuts (children 12yrs. and younger), free book fair, the opportunity to mingle with Police Officers that patrol their perspective communities and more.



  We are inviting organizations, business, non-profits, health insurance companies, dentist, churches, etc.., to attend and set up a table to offer services to our Community families.

 Our families could use all services(examples listed below):

1.   Educational services (i.e. GED, Tutorial, summer school, summer youth employment,etc.)

2.   Finances (i.e. budgeting, home buying, credit repair, saving, etc..)

3.   Youth ( safe haven, tutoring, after school (fall) programs, etc.)

4.   Health for men, women and youth (i.e. insurances, heath care, mental, teen suicide, druawarenessss, safe sex, HIV/AIDS awareness/ testing,dental,etc.)

5.   Mentors for girls and boys ( i.e. stop the violence organizations, programs, etc.)

6.   Activities ( i.e. dance, boxing, karate classes, church, sports, etc.),  

7.   Emergency Services (i.e. food, shelter, clothing, electricity services, etc..) 

8.   Housing (i.e. affordable housing, purchasing homes, first time buyers, etc..)

9.   Domestic Violence ( shelter, safe haven, restraining orders, marriage and parenting

      classes, etc.)

10. Give aways

11. Kids finger printing

12. Infant wellness, pregancy checkups

13. School shots, blood pressure mobile, employment mobile, eyes and hearing screening, cancer screenings, etc.

  Organization/individuals can donate prior to or on the day of the event :(examples listed below)

1. Books

2. Clothes ( new or in good  condition)  

2. School supplies

3. Information

4. volunteers(NEEDED) 

Thank you for your support.   ( Call or email to reserve a table, mobile space or make arrangements for donations)



 Contact Person(s);

Sergeant J. Eccles-   202-673-6821

Officer B. Davis-        202-673-6815

Mr. M. Santiago-       202-671-6604






Toumani Diabaté's
Symmetric Orchestra
Saturday, March 31, 8pm

Toumani Diabaté is at the vanguard of a new generation of griots from Mali who are both modernizing and honoring their traditional music. Responsible for introducing the western world to the kora, a 21-stringed harp unique to West Africa; Toumani is not only a performer of truly exceptional virtuosity and creativity; but he also plays a vital role as band leader, teacher, musical conservationist and composer at home in Bamako, the capital of Mali where he was born and has lived all his life.

His latest release is Boulevard de l'Independence, recorded with his Symmetric Orchestra - experts in everything from age-old Malian standards to contemporary Cuban-Senegalese salsa.
"Diabaté leads a big Malian dance band, decorating their cracking rhythms and yearning voices with exquisite grace." - Uncut

Toumani Diabaté Biography

"Diabaté's playing is full of virtuoso technique in which he seems to be picking out bass, solo and rhythm all at once... The blend lives up to the band's title and everything fits with perfect symmetry..." - Songlines

Video of Toumani Diabaté Live

"Can transcend melodies, spiraling off with flights of intricate fantasy, exploring spaces you thought only existed in the imaginations of the greatest jazz experimentalists." - MOJO

Samples from Diabaté's latest recording

Tickets: $20, $25, $30, $35. Available at the Lisner Box Office, TicketMaster Outlets, PhoneCharge (301) 808-6900 and on line at

Reserve Seats Now!



























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