20 Ways to Survive Trump’s America

The words below have been circulating, attributed to Yale historian and Holocaust expert Timothy Snyder. Read the original post here. Snyder is a member of the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Modern European History and East European Politics and Societies…

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Dear Artists: A Message About Support

To my fellow artists, entrepreneurs, people doing good things: Don’t ever waver because of what you perceive as lack of support from folks you know. It is not you. But, it could be your perception. When people I know are reluctant to spread word of my music or plays, refuse to refer to me by…

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The Love and Not-so-much Love I Have for Luke Cage

In October, Netflix debuted its newest Marvel superhero incarnation with the presentation of the bulletproof Luke Cage. It has taken me practically three months to process my thoughts about the show, indicating I would probably suck as a tv show reviewer required to shoot out next day reviews. But, I started this review the day…

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We Are Who We Have Been Waiting For

I am inviting you to this event HERE. You can  read below if you want background info. If you have been following me for a while, you know that community organizing is at the root of what I do and who I am. My creative work as a performer, writer and educator always involved energy…

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The New Smithsonian African-American Museum– Is There a Problem?

Unless you’ve been living in a sound-proof room with no television, internet or other people to converse with, you have heard that the new Smithsonian African-American museum is now open to the public. Last month, the president and a whole host of famous people attended the opening, welcoming the new museum to the fold of…

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The Responsibility of Black People Regarding Police Brutality

I am very frustrated reading and listening to arguments that suggest Black people are responsible for curbing police brutality. I am of the mindset that eradicating police brutality is not something that will, can or should happen by the hands of Black people. There is nothing Black people need to do or can do that…

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Purchase New CD “Song of a Space Cadet” Today

I am so excited about the great feedback I’ve been getting about my new CD “Song of a Space Cadet”. I’ve been selling copies at recent shows and would love for you to purchase it today directly from my website here. Here are some tracks below from my new CD: Download today! If you are…

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Farewell to Prince George’s Community College

Join me next Tuesday, April 26th as I say good-bye to my wonderful students at the unveiling ceremony for the Spring 2016 issue of Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine. I have served as faculty advisor for Reflections Literary & Arts Magazine for two years at Prince George’s Community College and have had the pleasure of…

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Spring Highlights So Far

Thank you to all who sent texts and posted messages of support for my performances in late March and early April in Light City Baltimore. I performed three times during the morning Light City U conferences as a solo artist and part of my group Liberated Muse.   I also am proud to report that…

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Register for the 1st Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts and Communication Conference

I will be speaker in the upcoming Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts & Communication Conference taking place this month. The inaugural Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts and Communication Conference (MCMACC) will take place on the campus of Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Maryland on Wednesday, April 6, 2016. The theme of the conference is “Is Media…

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New Work Part of OpenStageDC’s New Works Reading Series

Thanks to everyone who came out last week for readings of two of my short plays as part of OpenStage’s New Works Reading series. Kudos to my Liberated Muse family Rayona Young, Lyn Artope and Dior Ashley Brown who wowed the audience with their talents. Shout-out to the other presenting playwrights and performers who took…

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New Songs– Like & Share

Have an assortment of new songs I’ve begun posting. My producer and I are working tirelessly to produce songs for licensing for television and films and I’ve been uploading many of them on my Soundcloud page. Visit the page and listen, like and share. Let me know which ones you like best. Thanks in advance!

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Footage from Justice or Else Rally on 10.10.15

Did you participate in the Justice or Else rally this past weekend? It was a commemorative event of the Million Man march which took place in 1995. It also was a call to action in response to the epic numbers of police brutality cases against Black people in the past two years alone. What were…

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An Editorial on Identity Before and After Rachel Dolezal

For those who have been following this site since I started it back in 2009, I want to say “thank you”. You have been keeping up with all of the many changes my life has gone through as I’ve expanded my brand to not only include writing services but profiling more and more of my…

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Watch Khadijah Moon on PBS’ “To the Contrary”

Earlier this month when I had the opportunity to share my music and poems on WPFW, I had been contacted by the PBS show “To the Contrary” to see if they could film my radio performance. Here are filmed excerpts of three pieces I performed. The first piece “Do We Convene” is very meaningful to…

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Khadijah Moon at Artscape 2015 in Baltimore

This week, I hope you join me for three events that are near and dear to me! First up, this Wednesday is my arts organization’s monthly open mic and performance series #theSPILL! Watch a video here of last month’s edition of #theSPILL. This monthly event is attended by some of the Washington DC area’s hottest…

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Recap of this Past Weekend

Happy Summer! We are in the thick of the summer and I can’t be happier. I really, really need some beach in my life, but, until that happens, I’m going to keep performing and sharing the messages in my poems, plays and music. This past weekend, I got to do just that with an appearance…

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Pre-Mother’s Day Gift: Get Your Tickets Now to Madame Breezy’s Speakeasy

I am so excited about the upcoming show I’m a part of called Madame Breezy’s Speakeasy. All dandies and dames are invited to “Madame Breezy’s Speakeasy”, an interactive show experience. There is currently nothing like it happening in the DC area now. Without giving too much away, we encourage you to come prepared to channel…

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#BlackPoetsSpeakOut and Other Artists Activate Space in Protest

In less than two weeks, two grand juries have decided that there will be no indictment of the policemen responsible for the murder of Black New Yorker Eric Garner and the 18 year-old Black teen Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The blatant injustice of these decisions indicate a reality that has long been present but…

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Listen to Excerpt of Forthcoming Single ‘Free Fallin’

This past summer, I had been working on quite a bit of music, with plans to release in August. My mother was killed tragically on August 1 and a lot of those plans fizzled. In fact, my whole angle on music has changed dramatically. I am working on new music again (back to the drawing…

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Feeling ‘Unbound’ on ‘The Cellar’ on BLIS FM

On October 27th, I was interviewed on the BLIS FM television radio show “The Cellar”, hosted by Richard Glover, a wine sommelier. The topic of the show was healthy drinking and I was taught how to test clarity in a wine, sniff it and pair it with fine dining. I was the musical guest on…

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Artists Discuss How Communities Handle the Trauma of Police Brutality

B. Sharise Moore, Chioma Oruh and I were guests on Tariiq Omari Walton’s show Views & Vibes to discuss the Ferguson tragedy, police brutality and how communities organize. What an honor to engage with these folks. I will admit, it was a heavy day, was hard not to cry on set. This interview took place…

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My Mother, Gone Too Soon

One week and two days ago, my mother lost her life on the Capital Beltway while on her way to a class she needed before she started teaching a new Math class this Fall for Montgomery County public schools in Maryland. Her car was hit by a Maryland State police cadet which caused her to…

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Artscape 2014 Was A Blast

  I first attended Artscape when I was an undergraduate student at UMBC in the 90’s. I just remembered how large it was, so I wasn’t surprised when I recently learned that it was the biggest free arts festival in the country. Streets are blocked for the festival and several venues throughout the city offer…

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So Our Youth Aspire (SOYA) Is Revived– Writers Wanted

I wear a lot of hats. My role as educator will always be firmly entrenched in my life’s work because it what I began my career doing, what I do at home as a home-schooling parent and what I do through my artistic pursuits. I created the limited liability company So Our Youth Aspire (SOYA)…

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Image Theatre Workshop at Artscape 2014

“Image theatre begins with movement to achieve a static result. Participants are asked to ‘mold’ and ‘sculpt’ their own bodies or those of others into individual representations of a particular situation, emotion, or idea, and then move into a group and re-form the images they have created to form a picture or ‘image’. Boal’s philosophy…

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IN HER WORDS 2014 Tour A Hit!

The IN HER WORDS 2014 Tour so far has included stops in Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia, with a final show slated with a return to Washington DC. I’ve had such an incredible feeling of accomplishment with this show. I conceived it after being inspired by an interview with Lena Horne from the 1960’s and…

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Help Me Reach 1K in Five (5) Days

My production IN HER WORDS begins its third touring season in March. This is the second year we are running a funding campaign to pay for things essential to the tour– from printing costs to travel stipends for the cast. I conceived the idea for the production in 2011 after hearing an archived interview on…

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3 Ways to Know Your Art is Relevant

“An honest beauty is to reflect the times,” Nina Simone said in the interview in the video above. “How can you be an artist and NOT reflect the times? That, to me, is the very definition of an artist.” What on earth would Ms. Simone say about today’s art scene today if she were alive?…

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Download for FREE “Kwanzaa Time”

Every year I share my song “Kwanzaa Time” as a FREE download around the holiday weeks. I wrote the song and recorded it in one take in 2003 shortly after having my now-ten-year-old. I take great pride in the song that tributes the national holiday of Kwanzaa. You can email me at LiberatedMuseArts@gmail.com for your…

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Tonight’s Show at Ben’s Next Door

Tonight’s show at Ben’s Next Door is still on as of posting time. Will keep you posted if it is cancelled or postponed due to the icy and snowy weather.

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The Truth About Thanksgiving

The legend goes that a group of European settlers called Pilgrims landed by ship in an area of Massachusetts and were greeted by the native people already living in that land. The US Census Bureau website identifies the natives as the Wampanoag people who played a lead role in this historic encounter, and they had…

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3 Tips to Help You Homeschool Better

A lot of people ask me about homeschooling as I’m still fairly new on this journey with my daughter. But, I can say that it reminds me most of my early months and years as a new mother. Remember that time when you were still trying to figure out what worked and you weren’t caught…

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Audition for My Production IN HER WORDS

I am happy to announce a call for actors to audition for my theatrical production IN HER WORDS. The show tributes the lives of creatives Lena Horne, Zora Neale Hurston, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Lucille Clifton. The show debuted in 2012 and we’ve enjoyed two touring seasons to places ranging from the US Peace…

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Creativity Tip: Finding Your Tribe

In 2008, I was working at a college in Baltimore, MD with plans to return to the Washington DC area to work and live. I had been commuting each weekend before that and the rising cost of gas was making that commute unaffordable. During that time, I had made the decision that I wanted to…

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Homeschooling a Creative

So, I’ve gone back and forth trying to decide whether to start a new blog about my foray into homeschooling. Alas, I thought about the 5+ blogs I am either managing solely or contributing to and I nixed the idea immediately. I am also going to be helping my daughter run her blog that will…

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Performing @ The Adams Morgan Day Festival Sunday, Sept. 8

Join me and the ladies of Liberated Muse on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the Adams Morgan Day festival in Washington DC.  The festival will take place on 18th Street, NW, between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road as well as Belmont Road from noon to 7:00pm.  I will be performing on the Marie Reed Court Stage…

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