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Hello Good People! 

It is the 11th day out from Christmas, and the pipers are piping  “ThatKellieGirl put up your tree!” :-)  Yes, I have slowly moved into the holiday spirit.  But that’s ok.  I plan to accomplish putting up the tree as well as start making…yes I said it…start making my holiday gifts.  I decided that I wanted to give something unique and directly from me.  Besides, my wedding budget doesn’t have room for holiday gifts!  No seriously though, I want to do something special for my loved one, but I better move fast before the partridge in a pear tree arrives…sheesh! :-) 

To get in the holiday spirit, check out the events below.

Peace and Blessings,

ThatKellieGirl :-)  

And God bless the families recently affected by the mass shootings in Connecticut and Oregon.

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“FLY” with the Tuskegee Airmen

ThatKellieGirl was invited to a viewing of “Fly” closing out this weekend at the Ford Theater.  Based upon the experiences of the Tuskegee Airmen, “Fly” is the powerful story of four African-American military pioneers who proved themselves as officers and pilots during World War II.

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Right to Remain

Meshaun Labrone, as Tupac Shakur while touring Right to Remain Off West End in London. Photo by: Diva Photos Studio.

This week, the 7th Annual Capital Fringe Festival kicks off.  And ThatKellieGirl is excited that the festival is featuring the one-man show, Right to Remain…The Life and Mind of Tupac Shakur.   

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Freedom Friday: Spring Forward

Good Morning Good Folks!

It’s time to welcome spring weather this weekend with the start of daylight savings time.  I am not too excited about losing the hour of sleep, but I am willing to trade it in for more daylight.  I find it funny that daylight savings time was proposed by a New Zealand entomologist George Vernon Hudson who valued after-hours daylight to collect insects.   His idea was initially ridiculed, but in 1927, with political support, it was successfully adopted.  Like Hudson, I also enjoy after-hours daylight. I feel like I haven’t lost the whole day to job when I walk outside and the sun is still shining.  I still have some of the day to enjoy.  So KUDOS to Hudson who believed we should have more daylight to enjoy our after work activities.  :-)   And you can get started this weekend!

Also remember when you change your clocks to change the batteries in your smoke detector also! :-)

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl

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Freedom Friday

Hello Good Folks!

TGIF! 

ThatKellieGirl has a great weekend lined up with family and friends.  Can’t wait to relax and catch up with everyone. Shout out to Mr. and Mrs. Flowe for making it official last week.  We will celebrate tomorrow! :-) Peace and Blessings to everyone out there.  Let’s make it a great weekend.

Love ya! ThatKellieGirl

Spinning Underground Soulful House & Club Classics with DJ’s Derrick “D-Train” Coleman and 1SmoothDj Marv.

 Friday, March 2

Red Lounge

2013 14th Street, NW

 9pm – 3am

Free b4 Midnight, $5 after

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Freedom Friday: The Ground Hog Edition

Hello Lovelies!

Believe it or not, I want it to snow right now.  I understand folks are enjoying the unseasonably warm weather, but it just doesn’t sit right with me.  We need some snow!  Something just doesn’t feel right in the world if there aren’t any snowmen, snowball fights or snow angels.  So, I am glad that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday.  Now, will there actually be six more weeks of winter?  We will see, but I welcome it.

So before the snow hits, enjoy the weather.  There are some great events going on this weekend.  For Black History Month events, click here for a whole list of events at the Smithsonian.

Enjoy the weekend!

Peace, Love and Blessings,

ThatKellieGirl

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Freedom Friday: The Red Tails Edition

Happy Friday Everyone!

If you are looking forward to catching Red Tails this weekend, I recommend buying your ticket last week! :-) It looks like theaters will be packed with enthusiastic movie-goers.  I am glad that this overlooked part of black history, American history is coming to the forefront again.  How many WWII films and documentaries were made with no mention of African-American soldiers and their accomplishments?    Some folks have pointed out that this isn’t the first time the history of The Tuskegee Airmen was turned into a movie.  And I think that’s great.  Our stories must be re-told consistently to ensure that we don’t forget our history.  I also hope we continue to stay enthusiastic about black history.  We have such a rich history that has never been fully told, and we shouldn’t wait until someone makes a movie to learn about it.  We can  read a book, an article or watch a documentary.  Or here’s a novel idea, talk to members of our family! :-)  More than likely, we have uncles, aunts, or older cousins who can talk to us about our history in a real way, not just to be entertained, then forget about it.  Movies are a very powerful and impactful platform, but that is just a starting point.  Let’s use this as an opportunity to connect and inspire one another to accomplish even greater things in the future.

 There are several “watch” parties for Red Tails this Saturday, here, here and here.

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl   

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