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Friday, October 29, 2010

Houston’s 5th Ward AAPDEP Community Garden- October 30 African Festival Announced

Feliz Friday Mi Gente! Check out what our neighbors in 5th Ward are doing this weekend! 

From Uhuru News:

Houston’s 5th Ward AAPDEP Community Garden gains support as fall crop is planted – October 30 African festival announced

On Saturday, October 9, community residents and All African People's Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) members came together at the 5th Ward Community Garden and Food Co-op, in the heart of Fifth Ward at 3703 Brill Street to break dirt and plant seeds in an all-day work project to plant its fall crop.
Below is a pictorial of the work that is sure to bring in a bumper fall crop of collard and mustard greens, turnips, rutabaga, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, winter squash, cucumber, a host of herbs, and other vegetables that are guaranteed to fill the 30 odd rows to their maximum capacity.
The people came for the whole day, as they worked, ate fruit and learned more about producing our own food.
The twenty or so odd people who came out to work the Garden were also getting the area ready for a community African Festival and a Halloween get-together for the children, scheduled for October 30, which will feature live music for the adults, and special entertainment for the children.

Booth Space is available for the Festival and all are welcome. Please contact Nykeba Griffin (832-788-4332, econdev.tx@apspuhuru.org)  or Omowale Kefing (281-974-2012).

Oh Yes & Be Safe taking the kiddos out on Halloween !!!! ~ OurDHStreets Staff

Friday, October 22, 2010

All Communities Against Brutality (A.C.A.B.) hosting FREE Community BBQ This Weekend

Today, October 22, 2010 is National Day of Police Brutality Awareness. There are several events going on around the Houston area, including tonight @ 6pm @ Emancipation Park. Come out to march, eat, and share stories of how you or your community has been affected by police and police brutality. 
From Oscar Grant's murder by Oakland cops to the severe beating of 16-year old Chad Holley by 8 Houston police officers, there is something to be said about how police work and don't work in our communities.
So, after you get your fill of demonstrating today, come over to Eastwood Park off Harrisburg Blvd (5020 Harrisburg) tomorrow, Saturday, Oct 23, 2010, to eat and discuss solutions and alternatives with A.C.A.B. (All Communities Against Brutality).

Friday, October 15, 2010

3rd Annual East End Cultural Arts Fest 2010

A free cultural arts festival designed to expose quality artistic culture and to showcase the East End to Houston and beyond. This year the festival has teamed up with non-profit SER and the Greater East End Management District to celebrate “Going Green” by highlighting SER’s Green Job Training Program as well as other local green initiatives including recycled art, products and services.

The festival will feature performance zones including a visual arts zone showcasing over forty
local artists; a cultural arts zone showcasing spoken word, indie films, dance, and a variety of eclectic music; as well as the world beat zone, focusing on music performances by artists representing various regions of the world. Over 50 booth spaces will also be made available to local artists and green businesses to show case their products and services.

Featured performances include Gitanerias Flamenco with Lucia y Valdemar, Grammy award nominee SisterSister, the conjunto soul of the East End Pistoleros de Tejas and many more TBA. A special blessing by Danza Aztec Teokali is scheduled. The celebration will also involve a silent auction with several Houston visual artists, including Julie Zarate, Lizbeth Ortiz, Christian Navaratte and many more TBA.

Please join us for this special event!
For more information and update on schedule performances, please visit:

What: 3rd Annual East End Cultural Arts Fest 2010
Where: Tlaquepaque Market, 700 Telephone Rd., Houston TX 77023
When: Oct. 17th, 2010 (Sunday) Noon till 8pm
Admission: FREE

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

31st Annual Festival Chicano @ Miller Outdoor Theater

The 31st Annual Festival Chicano is a cultural celebration of 31 years of Chicano music from Tejano & Conjunto to Mariachi & Orchestra. It is one of the oldest ongoing events of its type in the world starting tomorrow and into the weekend at the Miller Outdoor Theatre for FREE! Bring the kiddos, blankets, comida, and good vibes- they'll provide the musica of our cultura!
Little Joe & Mazz...need I say more? Nos miramos DH!

Here is the line up running from 7pm- 10pm each night:

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz
Ram Herrera

Friday, October 8, 2010
Little Joe
Shelly Lares
Stefani Montiel

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Latin Breed
Los Palominos