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The Yolanda E. Williams Foundation is having their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk For Hope tomorrow morning at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church’s center for hope. Registration Starts at 7am. The walk starts at 8:20. You can register online at  www.yewf.org.

Congratulations are in order.  Last weekend, our friend and the initial Words With Friends contributor,  Outspoken Bean competed in Poetry Slam Inc’s Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane, WA. Of the 72 cities that sent their best and brightest, Outspoken Bean landed in the top ten at #9 which, judging by the competition, is no small […]

This young lady is dope.  If you judge this book by it’s cover, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Aesthetically, she appears to be the quiet friend of a friend that catches every eye in the room, but when she spits, she entrances her audience. Her words fly in like a superhero at world’s end. That […]

Tmbuktu is the coolest guy in the room. In every room. You meet him and instantly feel like you’ve known him for years; he’s the kind of guy ladies love and fellas just want to be seen hanging out with. His poetry is no different. His words voice our culture’s experience, past to present, and […]

On Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) will host its second annual fundraiser entitled Harlem Nights…A Night at the Casino. Harlem Nights…A Night at the Casino, benefiting the Houston Area Urban League (HAUL), will take place at Advantage BMW in Midtown, located at […]

I’ve known Ajali for some time, although I feel like we’ve just met. I’ve only seen her “Clark Kent” persona and foolishly thought she was who she appeared to be at work. Upon hearing her spit for the first time, I realized that Ajali the poet was her true persona. Ajali is a poet, more […]

Kayenne Nebula has one of the most powerful voices in poetry. Period. I recently had the pleasure of hearing her speak live, and as she began her recitation,  I watched her commandeer every set of eyes and ears within the power of her voice, which, apparently, was every set of eyes and ears in the […]

For those of you who are unfamiliar, Houston has one of the strongest, yet unexposed, poetry scenes in the United States. There are many names that come to mind when people think spoken word, but very few are as prolific as Texas Poet Laureate nominee and H-Town resident Unspoken Bean. A Prairie View A&M alum, […]

I spend an absurd amount of time searching for all things Fresh around H-town, anything from festivals to dope food truck sandwiches, I’m all over it. I bumped into a painting yesterday that stopped me dead in my tracks, from a lovely H-Town Native, Ms. Kendra Kyrie. After doing a little digging, I had the […]

112 front-man Q Parker is striking out on his own with his debut solo album, The MANual, due October 30. Check out the video for his newest single, YES.

President Obama warned that the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy could have “fatal consequences” and that the warnings of state and local officials should be followed. Hurricane Sandy has already begun causing damage along the Eastern Seaboard. For the full scoop, click here.


The Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment’s Tomb Sentinels will not leave their post at Arlington, VA’s Tomb of the Unknowns during the Hurricane Sandy evacuation. “The Old Guard” have watched over the Tomb for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for nearly 65 years. This Hurricane is projected to make its way up the […]