Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Leimert Park Village Book Fair

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair encourages reading, writing, and literacy in Los Angeles and greater Southern California area communities. Towards this goal, the Book Fair provides the community access to writers and their work and conversely, provide writers and spoken word artists a space to network with other artists/exhibitors and sponsors.

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair is organized by a Book Fair Planning Committee of about 30 people, including representatives from local schools, corporate/businesses, libraries, media, literary non-profits, book clubs, poetry groups, local/independent bookstores, community organizations, city staff as well as local authors, poets, and spoken word performers.

Special highlights and components of the fair include:

· 4 stages featuring author panels and special guest speakers;
· 3 stages featuring live music, poetry, performances, storytelling, theater, readings, open mic;
· Writing workshops and panel discussions;· Sponsor displays and special activities, including literary walking tours;
· Interactive activities & hands-on projects for children; and
· Celebrity Chef Cooking Demonstrations, and a Farmer’s Market.

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair is Free and Open to the community! The bookfair will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the Leimert Park Village located at Degnan Blvd. and 43rd Street.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Liz Trotta, FoxNews Contributor, Jokes About Obama Assassination

When I first wrote about this political year I said it was going to be a very interesting year, well, it certainly has. Never before has the word "assassination" been used so much in a political year, from politicians and political pundits. The latest incidents comes from Liz Trotta, a Fox Contributor.

During an interview, Trotta was asked by a Fox News anchor Hemmer for her opinion of the recent scandal surrounding some comments made by Sen. Hillary Clinton. Trotta said that, "some are reading it as a suggestion that somebody knock off Osama." Hemmer quickly corrected Trotta, having noticed that she had said "Osama" when she meant "Obama." At this point, Trotta said, "Obama. Well both if we could!" Trotta then laughs. She has since given a half-ass apology for her comments, but she never mentioned Senator Obama in the apology.

I don't believe that Americans find this type of rhetoric funny. In a political year that has seen record turnout people are excited about the political process and the candidates. It's a shame that this type of violent rhetoric is coming from people who have been trusted to teach Americans about the political process.

Let's show Liz Trotta, FoxNews, and other pundits that we will not stand for this anymore. Please sign the Liz Trotta petition. and posted contact information for FoxNews, the FCC, and Sponsors so you can voice your complaint.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


West Coast Premiere

Written By
Daniel Beaty

Performed By
Daniel Beaty

Directed By
Charles Randolph Wright

Just Extended, Must Close June 1st 2008

Award-winning artist Daniel Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters who all respond to a stunning phenomenon. A slave ship rises out of the Hudson River in front of the Statue of Liberty sending the nation into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration in this solo tour de force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song. In his critically acclaimed one-man show, Beaty takes us on our own 400-year journey in order to see a clear picture of where we stand now. Through the character's various testimonies on identity and personal freedom, Emergency weaves a stirring commentary on modern black life.

The Geffen Playhouse

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!


A Lady's Perspective

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Election Results

Obama wins North Carolina but Indiana is still up for grabs, even though Hillary Clinton currently has the lead. Obama is starting to gain votes in Indiana. We'll know for sure tomorrow.

Stay tune!

Good Night,

A Lady's Perspective