2012 In Review for KhadijahOnline.com

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get…

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The Capital Area Performing Arts Association (CAPAA)

Last year I had the urge to start an organization for performers from the DC area. Unlike my organization Liberated Muse, this organization would focus on performers and be an opportunity for us to gain professional development and opportunities with venues through meet-up workshops. I didn’t want to be the sole leader of this group…

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Event & Service Updates for Nov 2011

Cheers! The past four months have been a whirlwind and I am happy to share with you my good news. But, first, and foremost, I would like to thank you kindly for following my blog. The 16 of you who have opted to get updates delivered to your mailbox are the best! To thank you…

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Useful Creativity Tip: 3 Best Types of Friends an Artist Must Have

I have been blessed to have people in my corner who support my work as a writer, performer and arts producer. Many of them are showcased in the photos above. Some of them are people I’ve worked with before and later become clients. One picture is of my little girl. She may joke about me…

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Check Out Q & A’s with Kenny Wesley & Chuck Brown on SoulTrain.com

Check out two of my interviews this month on SoulTrain.com Click HERE to read my article on SoulTrain.com on the legendary Chuck Brown. Read about how he felt when he was nominated for a GRAMMY, how he enjoyed working with Jill Scott and what advice he has for aspiring artists. Click HERE to read my…

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Useful Creativity Tip: The #1 Pitfall Artists Should Avoid

On the blog Script the other day, I read a post posted earlier this year about protecting your work if you are a screenwriter for television. The blog post had some wonderful advice and things that I thought were helpful, not just for screenwriters, but for literary artists of all genres as well as performance…

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On SoulTrain.com This Month

This month, be sure to read my interviews with and album reviews of work by some of today’s hottest soul music artists. Click on the pictures of Abby Dobson and Maimouna Youssef below to read more and be sure to click “like” after reading!       Want to read more of my articles for…

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The Effective Art of Facilitating: Lesson #1-No Fudging!

This past week, I had the privilege of presenting my workshop “Moving Many More: How to Facilitate” to staff members at the nonprofit Byte Back located in Washington DC. Byte Back does amazing work with older adults– teaching necessary computer skills in course and workshop format– and has won numerous awards and recognition for preparing…

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Fri, Aug 12 WAMU 88.5 Interview On Art, Ideas & Liberated Muse

Earlier this month, I participated in a forum as part of the Capital Fringe Festival that took place in July, discussing why art matters. A reporter with WAMU 88.5 was there and interviewed me for a piece she was doing on the arts in the District. She later contacted me to do a feature piece on…

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Quick Tip on Declaring Your Vision– No Matter Your Age!

In February of this year, I facilitated a workshop with young ladies aged 8-16 years-old where I guided them through a self-awareness activity so that they could later create Vision Boards of their own. I was hired by the organization Sisters4Sisters, Inc. which runs the youth program Daughters of Destiny which was the program these…

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Creativity Tip: 5 Tips to Becoming a Producing Artist

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog space! It’s been a busy Spring season and I’m thankfully anticipating all of the goodness Summer has to offer while I attempt to stick a summer vacation somewhere into the mix. I appreciate each and every one of you that supported the Spring season run of my…

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Spring 2011 Video Excerpts from My Play “Running: AMOK”

Over 150 people saw our show– from our early Spring preview in March at the Oxon Hill Public Library in Oxon Hill, MD to one of the shows during our Spring run at The Corner Store in Washington, DC, Germano’s Traittoria in Baltimore, MD and The Bonifant Theatre in Silver Spring, MD.

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Sold-Out Bonifant Show of My Play Running: AMOK is Affirming

This past week has been a whirlwind. My play Running: AMOK’s Spring 2011 Season ended on Saturday, May 21 to a sold-out crowd at The Bonifant Theatre and my amazing cast and band ended a performance run that never waned in excellence. Let me let you in on a secret: I wasn’t sure I ever…

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Running: AMOK @ The Corner Store in DC: Awesomeness!

The cast of Running: AMOK performed during a sold out show at The Corner Store located in Washington DC’s Eastern Market area. I was totally proud of the great work of my cast and the was enamored with the beautiful space that is The Corner Store. The audience was packed with Washington DC mover &…

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Running: AMOK Debut in Baltimore, MD Showcases Talented Cast

The cast of Running: AMOK presented a rousing performance in a cabaret-styled show at Germano’s Traittoria in Baltimore, MD on Sunday, May 15. The performance kicked off the Spring season of the 2011 run of Running: AMOK. I wrote the play Running: AMOK in 2009 and debuted it in the 2010 Capital Fringe Fest. I…

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Running: AMOK All Week

Hello all! I’m excited as the countdown marches to the start of my play Running: AMOK’s Spring Season debut in Baltimore, MD on Sunday, May 15 at Germano’s Traittoria. At 7pm, the cast of Running: AMOK will perform songs in cabaret-style from the play. On Tuesday, May 17 we come back to the Washington DC…

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Six Choices. Help Me Choose.

The work of an independent artist is always evolving and the need to multi-task is key. For the past seven months– between auditioning cast members, rehearsing, soliciting sponsors, and booking performances– I have been using my arsenal of skills to get my play “Running: AMOK” from the page to the stage. Last year, as part…

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The DC Urban Arts Examiner Features the Cast of Running: AMOK

Special thanks to Tiffany Beard, the DC Urban Arts Examiner, for her current weekly spotlight on me and the cast of my play Running: AMOK. Tiffany came out to our Spring Preview show last month and pitched the idea of doing a Q & A with me and my cast to share each leading up…

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Running: AMOK Spring 2011 Season

Thank you to everyone who came to the Spring Preview show for my play Running: AMOK that runs this Spring from May 15-21. This year’s cast is amazing. Featuring singers/actresses Quineice, Lyn Artope, Nia Simmons, Rayona L. Young, Deja Belle and Colie Williams, Running: AMOK is the tale of 21st-century women learning from each other…

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Spring Preview this Saturday, March 26 @ 2pm

It’s finally here. This week, my play’s Spring preview show comes to the Oxon Hill Library. I’ve been writing about it for months now, and it is my pleasure to remind you that this Saturday, March 26 @ 2pm me and the ladies of my play Running: AMOK will present a teaser of the play…

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5 Tips to Finding the”Why” of Your Blog

Last night I was honored to engage with about twenty writers for my writing workshop “Writing Your Life Story: Intro to Journal, Blog and Memoir Writing” at Oxon Hill Public Library in Oxon Hill, MD.  On this gray and chilly evening, we gathered for this workshop as strangers, with many leaving as new writing acquaintances….

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Running: AMOK Preview Show March 26 @ 2pm

First and foremost, thank you so much for registering for my writing workshop that is Tuesday, March 15. The free tickets to the workshop were sold out! Looking forward to sharing some of my favorite techniques in getting started on writing your life story. Here is another upcoming event I’d like you to come out…

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Check Out New Interviews on SoulTrain.com

Soul Train is the longest running, first -run, nationally syndicated program in television history. During its 37 year run, the show featured such staples as the Soul Train line and performers as important and diverse as Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Whitney Houston, David Bowie,…

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Designing Your Future

On Saturday, Feb. 12, I facilitated, through my consultant brand So Our Youth Aspire (S.O.Y.A.),  a three-hour self-awareness activity with young ladies in the Daughters of Destiny program, a youth program under the auspices of the women’s organization Sisters4Sisters, Inc., led by Executive Director Carolyn White-Washington. The girls ranged in age from 8 to 16…

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“Woman of Power” Recognition”

(l to r) writers Jaye Hunnie, Shani Elliot, and Khadijah Ali-Coleman, with singer Quineice Last night, eMedia recognized seven women for it’s acclaimed “Woman of Power” distinction. I was honored to be among the awardees. During the last night’s Woman of Power Networking Happy Hour at Eden’s Lounge in Baltimore, MD, I, along with Tarsha…

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Woman of Power Awardee

Hello all– It was great to learn last week that I was selected to be recognized today at the monthly Woman of Power Networking event. Awardees are recognized for their community work and the breadth of work they’ve accomplished throughout their career. I found out that I was nominated by a colleague of mine, Shani…

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Featured by Faydra Deon, DC Social Examiner

Read the full Q & A here Mark your calendar for my upcoming writing workshop, “Writing Your Life Story”,  sponsored by the Prince George’s County Public Library System. Here’s a summary of the workshop: You think you have an interesting life story to tell? Want to document your life experiences in a compelling form that…

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Defining Your Value

“When meeting people they ask what is it I do, so they can decide if I hold any value…” -from the song “Economics”, Teisha Marie In today’s economy, being a creative who is sustained financially can seem more challenging than ever before. In 2008, I started a discussion on LiberatedMuse.com–How Much Should You Charge for…

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Receiving Constructive Criticism

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website.  Today, I want to share with you a tip about receiving constructive criticism. In just about any field, feedback is essential in growing at your craft. In writing, the arts and product development, constructive criticism is something you automatically expect to be given. Whether you are part…

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Living A Writerly Life

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. In March, I want to pull you into my world and share with you why I believe that writing is one of life’s best tools to grow, express, heal and learn. I live a writerly life, and I believe that it is a divine plan toward self-awareness…

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New Women’s History Month Dates at Oxon Hill Public Library

For more information, visit the Prince George’s County Library System website here and read their magazine the Current here To learn more about either appearance, and/or to register for the workshop, email us at LiberatedMuseProductions@gmail.com or call 202-670-7402

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Common Folk: Voices of a Movement Vol. 1

Movements of political change have always been driven by art and music. When an issue needs to be communicated to the masses, in a language that everyone understands, art is ultimately the quickest messenger. Common Folk: Voices of a Movement (2010) was a 3 part concert series exploring & creating a new conversation on the…

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Winter Sale on Services & Products

Khadijah offers an array of services for artists, small businesses and nonprofits. Click on the Services drop-down menu or below to learn more. CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION: General Writing Services Branding Sevices Editing & Proofreading Services Media Placement Outlining & Curriculum Development Strategic Communication Planning Social Media Management Workshops Interested in hiring…

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Upcoming Events

Khadijah has one final performance for the year this month on Friday, December 17th at Hillyer Art Space for their HOME series. Click here for more info. Khadijah is booking for the 2011 calendar year and already has some great things scheduled. Click here for the steadily updated calendar. You can also join the Facebook…

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Revisionist Tale Available for Purchase

  Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman introduces her first chapbook, Revisionist Tale (Liberated Muse Publications 2010), which is a collection of writings written from 2001-2010, inspired by her work as an educator, life as womanist and mother and observations of the people around her. The title of the chapbook comes from the poem “revisionist tale” that Khadijah…

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2010 Remixing the Art of Social Change International Teach-In

REMIXING THE ART OF SOCIAL CHANGE: A HIP-HOP APPROACH 2010 is not your average conference or gathering. This year it takes place for six days from Nov. 16-21. It’s a teach-in where folks from across the world come together in Washington, D.C. to participate in a unique experience that’s both action-oriented and community-based. The teach-in…

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Photos from the 2010 Mosaic Literary Conference in Bronx, NY

Khadijah Ali-Coleman presented at the 2010 Mosaic Literary Conference this past weekend. “This recent visit was, by far, my most enjoyable group so far,” Khadijah writes on her mom blog,  “The diversity of the participants was amazing and this time, I actually chose to forgo a powerpoint presentation to accompany my workshop and just focused…

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Moon on Cafe YeYe Today

Marian L. Hayes -Yeye Lynvonne, host of Cafe YeYe, a radio program on Chicago State University’s radio station WCSU will be interviewing Moon today at 2:30pm. You can listen live here.   Visit here for more information.

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Get Free Download of “Kwanzaa Time is Here”

As the Kwanzaa holiday approaches, grab a free download of the song “Kwanzaa Time Is Here” by Khadijah “Moon” Ali-Coleman today. Email us at LiberatedMuseProductions@gmail.com to get your copy. Check out Khadijah’s performance of the song last year at the Potter’s House annual holiday celebration in Washington, DC. She performs with Gary Young on guitar…

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Black Age of Comics

The Annual BLACK AGE of Comics XIII” will be Oct. 15th, & 16th in Chicago, Illinois. This Annual Convention presents live shows, group exhibitions, lectures, vendors, author signings, and workshops. The world’s first Black Age of Comics Convention was given in Chicago IL Feb. 1993. The term, “The Black Age of Comics”, meaning creators &…

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2010 Mosaic Literary Conference Focuses on Malcolm X

The Mosaic Literary Conference (formerly the Re:Verse Literary Conference & Festival) will take place November 5-6 in Bronx, NY. The MLC presents creative ways for keeping books and reading valuable sources of knowledge and creativity.  The Mosaic Literary Conference provides a platform for literature-based creative thinking and knowledge sharing. Each year, educators, arts & community…

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Blogging for Newbies this October

Come join blogger Khadijah “Moon” Ali-Coleman for an interactive how-to on blogging for newbies. This workshop is for you if: You are interested in joining the micro-blogging world of Twitter or are already on Twitter and have no idea what is going on You want to learn how to blog to attract folks to your…

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IgniteDC #5: ‘Facing the Music in the Future’

Khadijah will be an IgniteDC speaker once again in the upcoming Ignite event taking place Sept. 30 at Town Night Club at 2009 8th St, NW in Washington, DC. Khadijah was part of the third IgniteDC event in February, presenting her talk “Motherhood is Revolutionary”. Her upcoming Ignite talk is titled, “Facing the Music in…

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Free 1-Hour Consultation for New Service

  Khadijah offers a Fall Special for new clients: A FREE 1-hr consultation to determine what service will suit your needs. Are you an artist interested in moving forward with a successful marketing strategy? Are you a small business or nonprofit that wonders why your business isn’t picking up? Well, your challenge starts with identifying…

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Editorial ‘Authentically Relating’ in New Online Magazine

Read Khadijah’s editorial in the new online magazine For Harriet. For Harriet is a daily online magazine which provides a forum for women of all ages to debate and discuss the challenges and triumphs of Black womanhood in the 21st century. For Harriet’s editorial covers the most pressing interests and concerns of Black women around…

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Check out the Live Blog for the BlogHer ’10 Panel ‘Transforming Online Places Into Art Space’

Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Karen Walrond and Carol Gilliot were panelists yesterday on the BlogHer ’10 conference panel “Transforming Online Places Into Art Spaces”. Read the transcript here. During the panel, some of the Twitter feedback shared: ccarfi @KhadijahOnline is going in a million directions at once and it totally rocks, site at http://khadijahonline.com #blogher10 CoachmUpBoni Re:…

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