Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bk Stories cast at The Nets game!

   Aside from performing at The Barclays center, a prize for the 7 finalist apart of Brooklyn Stories was to attend a Nets game, at the Barclays Center in a VIP suite. We arrived and walked around the VIP floor "OOh"ed and "Aah"ed a little and then got to our suite. There was food and drinks. We all took photos and enjoyed the game. The Nets won! Here are a few photos I took.


Briannah, me, and London

Darren, Briannah, London, & Nykemah





Friday, March 15, 2013

Doing Havana/Marley Twists for the first time!

   The other day while talking to my friend Briannah, she mentioned that she wanted to do something new with her hair and I told her that I've been wanted to experiment with doing twists for a while. She suggested I use Marley hair and do the style like Havana Twists.

   She bought the hair(4 packs of Marley Braid hair), I parted her hair into four sections and got started. I used two strands of the Marley braid hair per twist and combed through them for thickness. The whole style took about four hours. Here's my step-by-step video:








Friday, March 1, 2013

Brooklyn Stories !

   I performed alongside 6 of my friends/fellow #Udub poets. The Bk Stories event was a staged reading of stories the 7 of us wrote revolving around the borough and performed at the Barclays Center. This whole program was created by Lemon Andersen and Urban Word, and included a month of intensive workshops all leading up to the show.



More about Brooklyn Stories:
     Tony Award-winning writer Lemon Andersen and literary outreach program Urban Word NYC are cultivating the next generation of Brooklyn's storytellers with the inaugural presentation of BROOKLYN STORIES. In partnership with the Brooklyn Nets and MetroPCS, seven talented, young writers showcased their finely crafted narratives inspired by the eighty-one square miles of Brooklyn USA.

   The program began in October 2012. Young people under 21 were asked to submit their personal Brooklyn Story, by simply dropping it off at designated MetroPCS stores across Brooklyn. Several workshops with teaching artist were set up across the borough, over the next month, to help the entrants develop their stories for the next level.

   Twenty-five young writers earned their way to performing at the Brooklyn Public Library in a memorable semi-final showcase in December. Out of those twenty-five, seven were selected for an intensive workshop series to prepare for the Finale at Barclays Center. The finalists had the opportunity to work with award winning writer and native Brooklynite Lemon Andersen and Urban Word NYC's talented teaching staff to craft their Brooklyn Stories for a once in a lifetime performance.

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