Freedom Friday: The Speak Life Edition

Hello Good People!

I hope you are enjoying your day off.  I sure am.  It really came right on time for me.

Earlier this week, I received an email from The Soul Power Coach, Ms. Adrienne.  She sent a message about the importance of “speaking life” to one another.  She wrote about how her beautiful Grandmother provided an example of speaking life to the people she meets each day.  This really struck a chord with me.As I have started new endeavors– my blog, hosting events,learning new skills– I have had many people “speak life” or encourage me to keep doing what I am doing.  However, I also have been the recipient of “not so flattering” words. Unfortunately, I believe that having a “Debbie Downer” or “Negative Ned” attitude is a learned behavior.  We have to be very aware of our thoughts and actions.  We have to guard against automatically “going into the dark room” or jumping to conclusions when we hear new ideas, thoughts or endeavors.  It is very important that we encourage each other in positive pursuits.  And when no one sees your vision, then you have to encourage yourself.

Life and death is in the power of the tongue.  Which language do you speak most often?

Lastly, many thanks to the veterans who have served our country and to their families whose sacrifices made this service possible.  Happy Veteran’s Day.

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl


Come out to celebrate Season 3 of Anacostia, The Web Series.  From the Writer and Producer of the award winning Independent Film The Ties That Bind comes an independent web series like no other. ANACOSTIA the series follows the lives of four friends as they navigate through Love, Deceit, Betrayal, Sex and Death with a season finale that will leave your mouths open. This 10 episode series is filmed on location in several areas including Washington DC, Landover Maryland, Baltimore Maryland, Virginia and New York City.

Friday, November 11

Uniontown Bar and Grill

2200 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE




From the shifting fault lines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and racial tensions of Reagan’s America, the band Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. Telling it like it is, the iconic Laurence Fishburne narrates EVERYDAY SUNSHINE, a story about music, history, fear, courage and funking on the one.  Post-screening Q&A with band and filmmakers. Followed by free Fishbone concert.

Friday, November 11

Lincoln Theater

1215 U St NW




Come down for a night of hilarity and impressions with comedian Chris Thomas.  Chris Thomas will knock your socks off and have you rolling in the aisles.  He is known as the Mayor of Rap City, a veteran of “Star Search”, HBO and even opened up for Run DMC and Public Enemy on their national tour.

November 10-12

Riot Act

801 E St NW

Get times and tickets here


In February 2011, Rhythm N’ Dance took our first trip to Haiti in a partnership with the Edeyo Foundation to support their efforts with the Joyous Heart School in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Port-Au-Prince.  It was a successful project teaching dance to the kids at the school as apart of the after school programming being implemented a year after the massive earthquake that struck the island-nation.

Based off the success of the initial project, the Board of Directors of the Edeyo Foundation have approved a plan for a Summer Dance Camp for the summer of 2012. Rhythm N’ Dance will host the Oakland based Haitian Folkloric dance company Rara Tou Limen as they visit the Washington DC Metro area to teach several workshops to raise funds for the Summer Dance Camp in Haiti.  We have partnered with Coyaba Dance Theater, Urban Artistry and KanKouran West African Dance Company.

November 11-13

Workshops are throughout the DMV

Click here for schedule and tickets


The Park at 14th invites you to enjoy a day at the Park with musical phenom MIGUEL performing LIVE!

Saturday, November 12

920 14th St NW


Free with RSVP

RSVP for COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION before 5PM by emailing full names and email addresses to by 12pm Sat Nov 12th.


Come out to the DC premier of Girls Got Kicksthe first ever photo documentary of badass females, told from the unique angle of their passion for sneakers. With hundreds of “female sneaker fiends” from around the world, Girls Got Kicks is a beautiful, full color book bursting with portraits and stories as rich and varied as their ever-growing sneaker collections. Washington DC’s representation in the book includes up-and-coming DJ Beauty N The Beatz (aged 10) and sneaker customizer and tattoo artist Imani Brown.   Author Lori Lobenstine will also be signing books.

Saturday, November 12

Palace 5ive Skateshop

2216 14th Street NW




Please come out and celebrate the release of Dev Duff’s first solo project…NuBalance.   You can download the album here.

Saturday, November 12

The B Spot

1123 Pennsylvania Ave. SE



The legendary DC Tweed Ride is back! Dandies & Quaintrelles will take to the streets on Sunday for a spirited ride through the District. With help from BicycleSpace, Velocity Cycles Co-op, and D&Q friends, riders will navigate through scenic side streets, historic monuments, city parks and several downtown locales. The post-ride celebration will take place at Smith Commons. Their delightful staff is eager to help us celebrate in style by preparing a seasonal menu of small plate snacks and crafting specialty cocktail punches to keep us smiling throughout the evening. Dandy Wellington and his band will get your toes tapping and booties moving.  We look forward to seeing your most fabulous fashions and fancy frippery, so dress to impress and shine up your bike.

Sunday, November 13

Register here so you can receive important information about start times and the course route.


Post Ride Celebration

Smith Commons

1245 H St. N.E.

4 – 10PM


Community Service is partnering with Dance Edeyo and LiL SoSo Productions to raise funds throughout the night is for Dance Edeyo, which benefits the Joyous Heart School in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.  Also, guests will be wearing all-white to represent the Orisha’s, alongside our regulars.  Guest DJ Ausar from ATL and drummers. This looks to be a true “Community Service” good time.

Saturday, November 12


2001 11th St NW



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