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Free Concert w/ WE tv Stars in DC

Cool Dads in the DC area grab your wives or girlfriends and join us, the NAACP and WE tv for a free concert for a great cause.  Reality TV stars SWV (SWV Reunited), Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) and Traci Braxton (Braxton Family Values) will rock the house at the historic Cramton Auditorium at Howard University in support of childhood literacy.

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September 18, 2014


Cramton Auditorium
2455 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Special Instructions:

ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED. THIS TICKET DOESN’T GUARANTEE YOU A SEAT! THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. NO RE-ADMITTANCE ONCE YOU HAVE LEFT THE EVENT. This Event Pass must be presented at the Cramton Auditorium Box Office in exchange for an admission ticket. No one will be allowed entry into the Event without this Event Pass and admission ticket. WE tv LLC (“WE”) and film cameras may be present at and around Event, this includes filming and/or photography by WE.


DC Event: Man Up

MAN UP! LEADERSHIP BOOTCAMP hits the DC area this Saturday. Don’t miss it. Sign your young men up today. 

The Man Up! Leadership Bootcamp is a powerful workshop that provides young men (ages 13 – 21) with a unique learning experience that equips them with the skills necessary to be effective leaders, successful students, and productive citizens in their communities.  For more information visit

Facilitated by leadership consultant Mike Powell (The Powell Consulting Group, Inc.), community activists Silas Grant (Chairman Ward 5 Democrats) and Ed Fisher (Chief of Staff Ward 7 DC. City Council), the Man Up! Leadership Bootcamp helps young men develop the leadership skills necessary to solve complex “real-world” problems and thrive in challenging environments.

At the end of this course students will:

  • Practice effective communication skills;
  • Learn effective conflict resolution skills;
  • Learn how to set S.M.A.R.T Goals;
  • Examine the traits of good leaders;
  • Create their personal brand;
  • Understand how diversity impacts individual and group dynamics;
  • Understand why leaders must have a vision



For the past 5 years components of The Man Up! Leadership Bootcamp have been delivered to a variety of agencies, universities and non-profit organizations, including D.C College Access Program (DCCAP), Hampton University William R. Harvey Leadership Fellows Program, The Lifting As We Climb Foundation, Inc.,  Presidential Management Fellows at the Social Security Administration, and the Capitol Hill Boys Club.

Free Computer Training DC Youth


Byte Back, a DC-based non-profit computer training organization, is offering a FREE, four-day Summer Youth Technology Sampler next week for young DC adults ages 17-21.  The deadline to register is Friday.  This program gives young adults a taste of careers in the IT field, and professions that make extensive use of technology:  Web Design, Graphic Design, Computer Repair and Database Administration.  They will also learn intermediate skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Those who complete the four-day program will receive a free computer, an internet modem, and one year of free internet service.

Training will take place Monday July 23 to Thursday July 26 between 12:30 and 6:00 PM at four DC public libraries:

Bellevue (115 Atlantic St SW)

Capitol View (5001 Central Av SE)

Francis Gregory (3660 Alabama Av SE)

Woodridge (1801 Hamlin St NE)

Call Byte Back at (202)529-3395 to make an appointment to come in and register.  You must register in-person.  The deadline to register is Friday, July 20.  Contact is Tasiyiwa Mapondera, Byte Back Director of Programs, telephone 529-3395,

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