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Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Touring DC Area

Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Touring DC Area

Watoto means “The Children”, and these children are on a mission. Through their inspirational songs and compelling stories, the Watoto Children’s Choir is spreading a message of hope for Africa’s children.

The goal of Watoto is to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders by pursuing excellence in academic and practical skills, integrity in conduct and moral values, so that each child becomes a responsible and productive citizen.  Watoto is currently caring for over 2000 parentless children by providing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual care.

Black History Celebration; Celebrating Blacks Making History: Past, Present, and Future

This story comes to us from Gary Clark, Sr.:

On Saturday March 19, 2011, Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets (PRPIS) is proud to  host its Second Annual Black History Celebration with a focus on Blacks in History; Past, Present, and Future, between the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Emery Park Recreation Center, located on Georgia Avenue and Madison Streets, N.W.. This year’s theme places a strong focus on history makers from our past and present, but even more so, on the city’s history makers of our future.  

Staying on Top: Allure Magazine's D.C. Spa Pick Kavenchy 1st Annual Runway Show

Staying on Top:  Allure Magazine's D.C. Spa Pick Kavenchy 1st Annual Runway Show

Allure magazine's top DC salon, Kavenchy, hosted it's first Annual Spring Look Runway Show Monday night.   Guests began arriving at 7PM for the invitation only event sponsored by Phytos and Dermalogica.   The theme for the show was spring and no detail was spared to transport guests from the outside cold into a spring garden.  The "red carpet" was thrown out and replaced instead with green plant wire meshing like the kind you would find at the garden store. The runway was lined with gerber daisies, some orchids and bamboo. The night consisted of two runway shows, one to showcase cut and color and the other featured styling.  Kavenchy tapped PEKvida a newly formed boutique public relations firm, founded by PR veterans Pergrin, Elly Sharriat and Khaleelah Po Rome to create his signature event.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Community Humane Heroes Honored 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

Community Humane Heroes Honored 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

What do Nationals’ pitcher John Lannan and DC Councilmember Mary Cheh have in common?  They are both being honored by the Washington Humane Society for their commitment to helping WHS end animal cruelty and pet homelessness. To celebrate a decade of Sugar & Champagne, this year for the first time ever, WHS is celebrating these special individuals and businesses with Humane Hero Awards.

“WHS is honored to have amazing community partners who advocate for animals. These men and women truly care about our mission and their work to support us has made a huge impact on the animals were care for.  These Humane Hero Awards are just a small token of our gratitude,” said Lisa LaFontaine, WHS President & CEO.

Humane Hero Award Winners:

Keeping the Dream Alive: BET Honors and MLK

Keeping the Dream Alive:  BET Honors and MLK

Washington,D.C. was full of star power this past weekend with the annual BET HONORS 2011 taping at the Warner Theatre.  Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosted the show for a third year, honoring legendary actress Cicely Tyson (Theatrical Arts), Oscar award-winning actor/musician and comedian Jamie Foxx (Entertainer), supermodel/entrepreneur Iman (Service), publishing mogul Linda Johnson Rice (Media), world renowned musician/composer Herbie Hancock (Musical Arts) and accomplished historian/educator Lonnie G. Bunch (Education).

Uniting Girls: United Nations Launches Girl Up in D.C.

Uniting Girls:  United Nations Launches Girl Up in D.C.

On Saturday, January 15th, the Boys and Girls Club of Washington at the THEARC was full of hundreds of excited, passionate, smart adolescent girls, united to change the world with the help of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign.

Girl Up is an innovative campaign, created by the United Nations Foundation, to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries. This “for girls, by girls” campaign mobilizes American girls to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls will have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

In true “Pollywood” fashion, for the pep rally tour launch, D.C.