I am starting a new mixtape series leading up to the release of my album project called “I Am D.M.V.” which will feature the best of the best artists, producers & song writers from here in the D.M.V. Each mixtape will spotlight a section of the D.M.V. and the 1st installment will be “I Am D.M.V. – Uptown Get Me”. Most people know I am familiar with the “who’s who” of the area’s music scene but I’m also looking for fresh talent as well. So if you rep Uptown D.C. then email me (mp3 format) your best song or current single along with a pic & your contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking for Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae & Go-Go songs. It does not have to be “radio friendly” as long as it’s a BANGER! I’m looking forward to hearing what Uptown has to offer! “Vol. 2 – P.G. County” & Vol. 3 – NoVa” are next with many more to come. Thanx for all the continuous support & much respect to the D.M.V. music movement.
Dan Wilder a.k.a. II Face Ya Wild Boy
To mark the launch of their new black history section, theGrio.com (www.thegrio.com) today unveiled “theGrio’s 100: History Makers in the Making.” The exclusive list honors Black History month by highlighting the next generation of African-American history makers and industry leaders who have the potential to make a difference in the lives of all American.
The 100 individuals selected, each with their own path to success, are from 10 fields including business, education, sports, science and the environment, media, service and activism, politics, health, pop culture, and the arts. theGrio’s editorial team selected the 100 individuals with input from a group of experts.
Make sure ya’ll go check out the site and learn your history! DMVers such as Adrian Fenty, Mo’Nique, Darin Atwater, and more also made the list!
You can check out the full list here: http://www.thegrio.com/black-history/thegrios-100/
Yesterday the country of Haiti suffered a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. As many as 500,000 residents are feared to have perished, and millions are in need of help. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, with the average person making just 400 dollars a year. Now more than ever, they need our help.
Recording artist Wyclef Jean’s foundation, Yele Haiti, is accepting text message donations. Pick up your phone and text “YELE” to 501501 to donate 5 dollars to help the efforts in Haiti. You can donate up to six times. Charges will appear on your cell phone bill.
The Red Cross has a similar donation method set up. Text HAITI to 90999 to donate 10 dollars towards The Red Cross’ efforts.
Here are links to some other organizations you can contribute to, courtesy of CNN:
Guess he’ll have more time to Tweet. Just learned that today is his birthday as well. Ouch!
“Although it is clear that the actions of Mr. Arenas will ultimately result in a substantial suspension, and perhaps worse, his ongoing conduct has led me to conclude that he is not currently fit to take the court in an NBA game,” commissioner David Stern said in a statement Wednesday. “Accordingly, I am suspending Mr. Arenas indefinitely, without pay, effective immediately pending the completion of the investigation by the NBA.”
Every game Arenas ends up missing during the suspension will cost him $147,208.
The suspension comes after multiple media reports over the weekend said that a dispute over a gambling debt led to a conflict between Arenas and Javaris Crittenton.
Multiple sources told ESPN.com that an argument commenced during a card game on the team’s overnight flight back to Washington from Phoenix on Dec. 19 and escalated into a heated exchange between Arenas and Crittenton. The Wizards had Dec. 20 off, but sources say hostilities between the two Wizards guards resumed Dec. 21 in the locker room on a practice day.
Sources say that Arenas, in response to what was said on the flight, placed the three guns on a chair near Crittenton’s locker stall and invited him to pick one before practice on Dec. 21. Sources said that Crittenton subsequently let Arenas know that he had his own gun.
The Washington Post reported in Sunday’s editions that Arenas, according to sources, was expecting Crittenton to see the guns on his chair as a joke based on the earlier back-and-forth on the plane, during which Crittenton allegedly said that he would shoot Arenas in his surgically repaired knee. But Crittenton, according to Post, reacted angrily and tossed one of the guns to the floor, saying he had his own.
In his statement, Arenas confirmed that the guns were brought out at the Dec. 21 practice.
“As I have said before, I had kept the four unloaded handguns in my house in Virginia but then moved them over to my locker at the Verizon Center to keep them away from my young kids,” the statement read. “I brought them without any ammunition into the District of Columbia, mistakenly believing that the recent change in the D.C. gun laws allowed a person to store unloaded guns in the District. On Monday, December 21st, I took the unloaded guns out in a misguided effort to play a joke on a teammate. Contrary to some press accounts, I never threatened or assaulted anyone with the guns and never pointed them at anyone. Joke or not, I now recognize that what I did was a mistake and was wrong. I should not have brought the guns to D.C. in the first place, and I now realize that there’s no such thing as joking around when it comes to guns — even if unloaded.”
Arenas met with law enforcement officials on Monday to explain why he had guns at the Verizon Center last month.
Arenas’ lawyer issued a statement saying that the player met with federal prosecutors at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department for more than two hours.
At the NBA’s request, the firearms language was bolstered during collective bargaining in 2005. Players are subject to discipline if they bring guns to the arena or practice facility, or even an offsite promotional appearance.