Performances at the @ARTOMATIC This Week and in December

I loooovvveeee The ARTOMATIC. Will be there this Friday at 3pm for a solo set then at 6pm with my sister circle Liberated Muse. Come Out and Hang with Me! Oh, and click on the link and learn about ARTOMATIC if you have no idea what I’m talking about.   Can’t wait to see you!…

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Cover of Adele’s Song Using Recyclables

New Music Monday on a Tuesday…lol. You know I had to jump on the frenzy to cover Adele’s song “hello”. Of course, it was going to be nothing like the original. Inspired by my Madame Breezy concept (20’s retro), my obsession with looping since I got my Ditto looper, and my want to make music…

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The Moxie Bee Buzzes About Khadijah

Check out two of my poems and a little blurb about my work on fellow poet, Maura Alia Badji’s blog The Moxie Bee. Tonight, join me here

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Write Tea Podcast Interview with Khadijah Moon

I love talking about my process, my muse and all things in between when it comes to writing and creating an arts space for myself. I got the opportunity to do that this past summer with writer Rahima Rice who interviewed me for her podcast Write Tea. She released the interview last month and I…

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The Creative Midwife™ Tip: Be Still

Happy Wednesday! Today’s Morning Message is Quietly Important. Be Still. I’ve been quiet about the new brand I’ve been building for a few months now. I’m slowly launching with bits here and there. Watch the Morning Message from my new brand The Creative Midwife™ by clicking HERE Passionately human and deliciously creative, Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman…

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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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#SocInnFest2015 Highlights Efforts to Abolish Mass Incarceration

This past week, I participated in DC’s Social Innovation Festival as an artist-in-residence. The Social Innovation Festival took place September 9th – 13th in Washington, DC, hosted by DC+Acumen aiming to empower, inform, and connect DC’s community of changemakers. This year’s Festival, Creating Social Innovation Through Tech, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, was a celebration of how…

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Recap of DC Poetry Festival Set

Performing at the Carter Barron Amphitheater in Washington DC’s Rock Creek Park was a dream come true. The venue is simply beautiful at night. The outside space is hypnotic. I performed with my group Liberated Muse this past Friday for the DC Poetry Festival honoring Gil Scott-Heron. Here are some highlights from our tribute to…

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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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Free Acting Class at DC Public Library This Friday

I’m teaching an acting workshop this Friday! On Friday, August 14, using the principles of Image Theatre as developed by innovator Augusto Boal, this interactive drop-in workshop for teens will challenge them to be expressive as performers using their body language to convey meaning effectively. Read more here

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Upcoming Performance: 15th Annual DC Poetry Festival

Looking forward to performing in this upcoming event with my Liberated Muse sisters! Liberated Muse Arts Group is excited to be part of the 15th annual DC Poetry Festival taking place at the Carter Barron Theater in Washington DC’s famous Rock Creek Park. This fantastic event honors the legendary artist we know as Gil Scott-Heron….

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Artscape 2015 Recap

I had a ball at Artscape this year. Below are clips with my artist collective Liberated Muse. You can check out other clips on my Instagram account.

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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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Download New Single This Week for Free

I have a wonderful life partner, a co-parent who makes every Mother’s day wonderful for me. I request every other year a photo shoot with my good cameras. As an artist, new promo shots are always a hot commodity and he is an awesome photographer. This year, our daughter was his photo assistant. We always…

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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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Watch Highlights from National Cherry Blossom Festival Performance

Had a great time this past Wednesday as a performer on the Tidal Basin Cultural Stage at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. I was jamming with my friend Quinton Randall who hails from Baltimore, MD. Quinton and I have performed twice in the past week and we performed together last summer in…

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Join the #NaPoMo Challenge this Month

NaPoMo stands for National Poetry Month I was challenged on Facebook by poet Tichaona Munhamo to post a poem daily, for 5 days and nominate a poet to do the same for each poem I write. The purpose of this crusade is to have a huge poetic chain. The first poem I wrote this past…

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Khadijah Moon Performs at National Cherry Blossom Festival on April 1st

Performing my originals and some of my favorite covers, I will be at the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival, accompanied by my friend, bluesman Q Randall, on guitar. Check the flyer above for more details. This is a free show for the whole family.  Visit here for more upcoming shows.

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New Single ‘Free Falling’ Now On Sale

I have finally released my second single which I had intended to release last year before the passing of my mother. I wrote and co-produced this track and I’m particularly proud of my first go round with production. My producer Ben Beta, of course, did the heavy work with instrumentation and his bass work on…

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#BlackLivesMatter in New Take on Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’

Last month, I shared with you a post on artists using their talent to address the current spate of police brutality and general racial injustice that smears this country’s history. In that post, I shared that my friend, singer Colie Williams, had chosen to do a remake of Billie Holiday’s song “Strange Fruit” as she…

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It’s That Time of Year: Kwanzaa Song on Sale Now

Every year I make my Kwanzaa song available for download. You can get it on my new Etsy shop here. Last year, my song was included in this awesome animated cartoon about Kwanzaa. Check it out!

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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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“The Cellar” Performance on BLIS FM on Oct. 27th

Hope all is well your way. I’m hanging in there and would like to invite you to check me out for a live performance online week after next on “The Cellar” on BLIS FM. “The Cellar” is an innovative forum inciting provocative discussions about wine and the luxurious lifestyles that accompany wine consumers. The show…

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Phenomenal Woman: A Tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou

Dr. Maya Angelou was a heroine. From her work during the civil rights movement in the US and  her efforts to fight colonization in Africa, to her riveting poetry and her maternal presence, Dr. Maya Angelou was a larger-than-life presence to us all. In honor of this great woman who passed away May 2014, I…

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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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NEW POEM: Speak (NSFW)

(Video above displays performance from July 17, 2014 performance at La-Ti-Do at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, DC) SPEAK I speak soft so I won’t yell, so that I won’t seem too angry So you won’t think I’m crazy So you will want to date me So I can’t scream if you rape me I…

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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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Featured Poet @ Upcoming Award-Winning La-Ti-Do Weekly Showcase

On Monday, July 14, I return to the stage at La-Ti-Do, a weekly musical theater and spoken word showcase held at Black Fox Lounge in Washington, DC. I will be the featured poet and some of the ladies I’ve worked with in my plays will be singing as we represent my volunteer-run organization Liberated Muse…

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WHUR-FM this Week, Sharing Poetry

Two months ago I was interviewed by Joe Gorham on WHUR-FM and shared some of my written work. The show was recorded and will air this Wednesday, July 2 at midnight (so, actually, it is Thursday morning, to be technical.) My daughter took the shot above as I shared some of my work. Joe and…

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Reflections Literary and Arts Magazine Accepting Submissions For Fall 2014 Issue

I have been the faculty advisor for the literary and arts magazine of Prince George’s Community College since early this year. We are currently in production phase of the Spring 2014 of Reflections Literary and Arts Magazine, but actively accepting submissions for Fall 2014. During my short time with the magazine, I’ve found that there…

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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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