Check out Debra Lee’s Washington , DC Mansion that’s Up for Sale!

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Debra Lee, the HBIC over at BET is selling her Washington, DC mansion.  The home is selling for 13.5 million dollars and is tucked away in the affluent community of the Massachusetts Heights Area in the ever-changing District of Columbia.

The Washington Post recently ran an article that featured Ms. Lee’s extravagant home.
The mansion has hosted a $40,000-a plate fundraiser for President Barack Obama, a welcome cocktail party for White House social secretary Deesha Dyer and most recently the “after glow” following the Kennedy Center concert in honor of the new Smithsonian African American history museum.

Take a look below:

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT – DC PROPHITT

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Pro-Payne the D.C Prophitt, was born Juley Rome Harris ( Ju – LAY ) of  Northeast Washington DC.  His mother who was deaf, died when he was only 10 years old and had to  grow up not knowing who his father was.  Out the gate, it seemed as if PROPHITT was already defeated.  However;  PROPHITT chose his own steps. He took  an interest in making music at only 13, initially influenced by his older brother.  But with no real guidance PROPHITT would guide himself down a road filled with numerous encounters with the law.

At age 15, PROPHITT was sentenced to 6 months in a juvenile detention center for over $500.00 in theft, this would lead to a charge of breaking & entering. During his sentence, his 6 month bid turned into 18 Months.  He returned back home at the age of 17, where he began to focus on a career in music. However, that unfortunately came to a halt!  He got locked up again for burglary at the age 18 and was sentenced to 8 Months in a detention center. Only 32 days after his release, PROPHITT was detained again for armed carjacking & kidnapping. He served 4 years of a 3 year sentence.

When you listen to PROPHITT’S music you can hear the raw emotion and passion behind his rhymes. He delivers first hand knowledge of how he is channeling a better life for himself through his music.

PROPHITT is also no stranger to the media.  He was featured in the news and the blogs on two separate occasions within the past two years: one incident involving rap group Migos and secondly and unfortunate incident where PROPHITT was arrested in Maryland after police allegedly saw his girlfriend breastfeeding their baby in the front seat of his car.

The Migos drama stemmed from when the rap group was in DC and member Quavo’s chain was infamously stolen.   At the time PROPHITT acted as Migos plug here in the DC area. He even tried to mediate the situation with fellow DC rapper, DC Goon Pablo who claimed that he had stolen the chain. Ultimately, the situation didn’t any get better and PROPHITT still has some unresolved issues about the situation, which he plans to address in a new diss track.

Then last December PROPHITT experienced what a lot of the world has seen play out in the media when it comes to being detained by the police, an unlawful arrest! He was arrested and convicted of disorderly conduct, failure to obey a lawful order and driving with an unrestrained child in the front seat.

He he was handed a 120-day suspended sentence, two years of probation and community service.

All of the trials that PROPHITT has experienced only makes his journey that much worth it.  He aims at reaching those individuals who may have had similar experiences and sheds light on issues that affect many in the black community.  It gives PROPHITT’S music that much more meaning!  You hear the struggle, the pain, the hunger and his destiny for success.

Be on the look out for PROPHITT’S new mixtape: “Promise to Prophitt” coming soon!!

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DC PROPHITT’S MUSIC:

Check out PROPHITT’S latest single “Anyway”

DC PROPHITT’S MUSIC VIDEOS:

DC PROPHITT’S LINKS:

Twitter: iam_dc_prophitt

Instagram: iam_dc_prophitt

Youtube:   2LAW TV

For more information about DC PROPHITT including features, interviews, or performances, please email 2lawman.prod@gmail.com or call 202-489-4948.

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Harriet Tubman is the New Face of the $20 Bill

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

The Founding Father will remain on the front of the $10 bill, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday.

But on the back , suffragists who fought to give women the right to vote will be added, including Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Alice Paul.

Long time coming……

Q-Tip Makes HISTORY At the Kennedy Center

Q-Tip is making history with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

He has been tapped as artistic director for the the Center’s inaugural Hip-Hop Culture series for the 2016-17 season. The Hi-ARTS partnership features six different events from July through June 2017.

“With Hip Hop constantly changing and evolving, it is easy to forget the history and legacy that precede it,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “I want to begin at the beginning of the Culture to help people see its roots, better understand its present, and responsibly create its future.”

“In our role as a national cultural institution, we feel it is vital to recognize all of the performing arts in our programming,” Kennedy Center president Deborah F. Rutter said in a statement. “The history of Hip Hop and its development as an art form, and the complexity and importance of its impact on the arts landscape driving social and cultural awareness, has inspired us to have a more formal connection with our ongoing programming. By launching this series, we strive to spotlight these powerful traits through each program and to make them part of the Kennedy Center fabric as we look into the future.”

Source: AP

The first set of programs are as follows.

  • Brave New Voices Youth Summit: July 12-16; Family Theater & Concert Hall
  • All The Way Live!: Oct. 12-16; Family Theater,
  • Words, Beats & Life Teach-In: Nov. 3-5; Terrace Gallery
  • Top Notch: Nov. 5; Grand Foyer
  • DJ Spooky: Rebirth of a Nation: May 23, 2017; Eisenhower Theater
  • /peh-LO-tah/: June 5-11, 2017; Family Theater

For full program and ticket information, head to the Kennedy Center’s website.

Check out ‘The Blvck Broadway Show’ Podcast f/Akil

 

Discover Blvck Broadway!! A refreshing source to artistic and thought provoking content, lead by the host Akil who draws his listeners by way of teaching, enlightenment, and overall good discussions about the things that affect the Urban culture within the city of Washington, DC.  Shedding light on “Black Broadway,” which  U. Street was the nation’s Black Broadway, and the heart of African American business and culture in Washington, D.C. Located near Howard University, the U Street neighborhood was home to Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. Its theaters and clubs hosted some of the great names in American jazz –Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Sarah Vaughn, and Jelly Roll Morton, to name a few.

Make sure you tune in each and every week, as “Blvck Broadway” provides a unique listening experience and have you anticipating the next epidsode.

Please subscribe, like, and share!!

Check out a few podcast episodes below:

FITNESS SPOTLIGHT: MARVIN BRANDON

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Meet Marvin “MarvintheBrand” Brandon, Certified Personal Trainer, Group Training Instructor, Fitness Bootcamp Instructor,  NPC Competitor, and Co-Owner of Action Sports & Fitness.

Marvin was born and raised in the Washington, DC area.  He attended Hampton University and graduated from the University of New Haven with a concentration in Sports Management.  He is also making a name for himself by becoming a sought after personal trainer and has been making substantial gains as a NPC competitor, where he has appeared four times thus far.

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His dedication and focus is completely motivating, which is why he is destined for continued success.  He also empowers others for similar success in creating their own goals in establishing a set routine and sticking with it.  He encourages results and that is the most important aspect in physical fitness.  However, you can only see results when you work hard and put your mind to whatever it is your trying to achieve.

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If your interested in making a change in your live by eating healthier and committing to a solid fitness program, then please contact Marvin Brandon today!!  You will not be disappointed.

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Health Tip: 20 mins of cardio upon waking up every morning helps promote burning fat stored in the body.

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How to reach MARVIN:

IG: Marvinbrandon

Twitter: Marvinbrandon2

Email: Marvinbrandon2@gmail.com

Phone: 240-645-6343 (Serious Inquiries Only)

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Accept responsibility of all things that happen in your life, it’s never someone else’s responsibility to be responsible for you.  All the good and all the bad, be who you are and improve on your bad qualities, but always know you are who you think you are, and progress is a slow progress!” – Marvin Brandon

Don’t Miss This! B. Will’s #GWW Mixtape Release Mixer at the Elroy (FREE EVENT)

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It’s official!! #GoodWillWednesday will be brought to life March 25, 2015 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Elroy, 1423 H. Street NE, Washington, DC. B. Will will debut his epic mixtape series when he performs songs from #GWW and get up close and personal at the mixer event that will include special giveaways, networking, drink specials, and hookah.

The #GoodWillWednesday series was created with B. Will and dreblacksofresh.com to bring exclusive musical content where B. Will recorded a new song every week and released it via the blogsite. In the 12 songs that were presented during that time, the collection of songs has garnered over 26,000 plays and counting.

Next up for B. Will is the Go-Go infused “Poppin’ Bottles,” as he begins work on his next creative project. You can download and hear B. Will’s #GWW the mixtape at https://soundcloud.com/gwwthemixtape

We appreciation the support!

#GWW – B. WILL – “BEDROOM ”

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B. Will is back with another hot track for the ladies.  Enter “Bedroom,” B. Will’s #GWW for those #WCW’s, get into the hypnotic song below. Also, B. Will is preparing for the #GWW listening session, so stay tuned for more info. Make sure to continue to check back each and every Wednesday right here at http://www.dreblacksofresh.com for an EXCLUSIVE track by recording artist, B. Will.  He is bringing something fresh and new to the game that I’m sure his fans, new fans alike can appreciate and will love!!! Get into B. Will NOW!!

Method Behind the Madness: 

“When making this song I wanted to show a more sexual side to my lyrics and at the same time I wanted it to be witty and catchy. Lol I actually pictured the video to the song before I created to lyrics. I’m not sure if that made the creative process easier or more difficult but it all turned out pretty good if you ask me. All that was needed left was some Heavy vocals and Breezy (@mz_ooooohhweeee) covered that perfectly.”

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B. Will Links: 

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/bwillfresh

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/bwillfresh

Twitter: www.twitter.com/bwillfresh

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bwillfresh?fref=ts

Instagram: @BWILLFRESH

Youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/bwillfresh

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK IN NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR ANOTHER HOT TRACK by B. WILL!!!

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Artist Spotlight: #RIP Akil Nadir (Claude Lumpkins) DC Hip-Hop Extraordinaire

Unfortunately, on Friday, April 11th, 2014,  a genuine, down to earth, fellow artist, lyricist, MC, Father, and friend departed this earth.   They say the good die young but also the creative geniuses of the world.  His music touched many and inspired a plethora of artists and like minded individuals especially in the Washington, DC area. His kind and humorous demeanor would have you in tears but brought the kind of joy that would make anyone smile. I dedicate this blog post to Claude and to spread his message of peace and consciousness.  We must take the time out to uplift and reach out to our fellow brethren who may or may not be going through the struggle.  It is our duty to lend helping hands when our loved ones are in need and to continue to support them no matter what!!  Sometimes we don’t know the personal battles that people go through, which is why it even more important to wholeheartedly love one another without judgement and pray for one another.  For those who didn’t know Claude, check some of his music and links out below.  REST IN POWER BROTHER!!

Akil Nadir was a Washington, DC native who spent his teenage years immersed in the city’s burgeoning hip hop scene, popping in and out of street corner ciphers and performing in night clubs in the historic U Street neighborhood. He gained a reputation for being fiery and unpredictable with a work ethic that defied his age. After graduating from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, he attended North Carolina Central University in Durham―classmates with Foreign Exchange members Phonte and Yahzarah―and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. Soon after graduation he returned to his hometown and discovered his second passion, education. He has been teaching English in DC ever since―eventually earning a Master of Science in Educational Administration―but has never given up on his first love. He has enjoyed some modest popularity over the years as an independent artist, but he remains one of the capital city’s best kept secrets. His style is a healthy combination of bravado, consciousness and humor. It seems like an impossible balancing act, but he pulls it off effortlessly. In the end, it feels like someone crammed all your favorite emcees into one body, taught it to read and then let it loose on the world.

Support and Download his music HERE!!

Links:

http://www.akilnadir.com/

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