Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Resurrecting Midnight" - Eric Jerome Dickey reads from his new novel on 8/31/09

Eric Jerome Dickey, the one, the only - reads from his new book, "Resurrecting Midnight"



August 31, 2009
12:30 PM
Alexander Book Co.
50 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Tel: 415-495-2992

Set amidst the exotic and vibrant streets of Miami and Buenos Aires, "Resurrecting Midnight" is an action-filled, pulse- pounding thriller from bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey.


Monday, August 24, 2009

"God Ain't Blind" - Mary Monroe At Alexander Books, Tuesday, August 25

Best-selling author, Mary Monroe, reads from her new book, "God Ain't Blind," on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Alexander Book Company | 50 Second Street | San Francisco | CA | 94105
(415) 495-2992

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Find Your Shoes," Grab Your Keys and Make Your Way to See "Pastor Brown!"

I just returned from a screening of "Pastor Brown" in Oakland today.

Sherri James, Vice President of Rock Capital Studios, is touring the country screening this movie to select audiences. I was lucky to get a seat at the event held at Bebe Memorial Church.

Finally, an African American family movie with great acting and a great message.

I don't want to spoil it for the rest of you, but imagine Salli Richardson as "the prodigal daughter." And if that doesn't get your attention - can you say "Angie Stone is a lady pimp?" And it's rated PG!

Seriously, this is not only a movie that you won't want to miss in the theater, you will want to own it when it comes out on DVD.

The cast includes:

Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Nicole Ari Parker
Keith David
Michael B. Jordan
Ernie Hudson
Rockmond Dunbar
Michael Beach
Tasha Smith
Tisha Campbell-Martin
Dondre Whitfield
Angie Stone

Directed by Rockmond Dunbar

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Friday, August 21, 2009

"Tales of a True Player" - The Marsh Theater, San Fransico

The Marsh San Francisco presents :
Performed by
Don Reed
Don Reed's
EAST 14th
True Tales of a Reluctant Player

Through August 30!
Fri at 8pm
Sat at 8:30pm
Sun at 3pm
no show July 19 & August 14

Press Release

Back in 1970’s Oakland, his stepfather forced him to be a straight A, God-fearing church boy - but he wanted to be just like his dear old Dad. Too bad he didn’t know dear old Dad was a pimp.

Don Reed has performed and written for film, television and theatre. His work on an HBO special of up-and-coming comedians years ago caught the attention of Bill Cosby and led to the creation of a guest-starring role for him on “The Cosby Show.” Don went on to play the recurring role of Chip in “The Cosby Show” spin-off “A Different World” and was recently in "Bee Movie Shorts" starring Jerry Seinfeld.

Don has performed all over the country and opened for Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. You may have heard his voice on: "Spiderman", "The Flintstones", "Johnny Quest", "ER", "Frasier", "Friends", "Scrubs", "Will & Grace", "Law & Order", "SNL" and The Golden Globes. He has written/developed screenplays with Spike Lee's 40 Acres and Mule Filmworks and Maverick Films.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Will The Real Marion Barry Please Stand Up?

Thanks to Mary for sharing the below information regarding a documentary on the life of Marion Barry.

No matter what your opinion of Marion Barry, you must admit - his accomplishments are many.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

First Black Supermodel Naomi Sims Dead at Age 61

March 30, 1948 - August 1, 2009

It is with deep sadness that I write that Naomi Sims has died after a battle with breast cancer. Alex Erwiah, her brother-in-law, reported that Sims died Saturday in Newark, New Jersey.

For those of us who are old enough to remember when we didn't see people in the fashion magazines, or any magazines for that matter, who looked like us, this really is cause for pause, prayer and reflection.

A teenager from Oxford, Mississippi, Ms. Sims broke the color barrier on the New York runways in 1967.

We can take comfort in knowing that she lived to see the first African American President and women of all shapes, sizes and colors being represented in print, on television and on the internet.

However, we can only imagine what she went through and saw in her lifetime to achieve the status she enjoyed.

May God Bless Her Soul and Love and Prayers to her family and friends throughout the world.

Peace and Blessings,

Mocha Dot