Malcolm X Jazz Festival 2008, Roller Derby, and more!
Posted May 20 2008
Despite almost getting run over by a cop car, in the words of Ice Cube, today was a good day. I got my day started by attending an annual lunch by The Khadafy Foundation, which works to end youth violence in the Bay. While the reasons it exists aren't positive, it's great to see organizations like this exist to help address the problem. I also had a chance to catch up with some folks from S.A.V.O.Y. and the Hip Hop Congress. After that, I stopped by the Malcolm X Jazz Festival in Oakland. I had a great time and got to reconnect with different folks. Others I saw around included DJ Fuze, DJ Phatrick, Kiwi, K.E.V., Ambessa The Articulate, Ryan Nicole, Davey D, and Oakland School Board member Greg Hodge. Besides the pics below, I also posted a video clip of Kiwi and one of Goapele. Later that night I experienced my first ever roller derby bout, featuring the San Francisco She-Devils and the Richmond Wrecking Belles. The experience is a whole other essay in itself, but an all-around good time! Later, I caught my boy Baby Daddy spinning at the Oasis. Finally, I included some pics of work being done on a new mural at my school. So yeah, it was an exhausting, but good day. I don't know how many of these I can handle though. ; )