Select Performances


  • “A Bridge” recited at Collective Voice’s 20th Annual Poetry Extravaganza honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., MLK, Jr. Library, Washington, DC  (Jan. 16, 2016). 
  • “The Cycle of Life” recited at Celebration of Life Convocation for Julian Bond at Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA (Jan. 14, 2016). 


  • Panelist – Liberating Voices at African Heritage Studies Association (AHSA) Annual Conference, New York, NY (Oct. 30, 2015)
  • One of the Featured Poets at DC Poetry Festival, Washington, DC (Aug. 21, 2015) 
  • Featured Poet at Annie’s Art Gallery, Camp Springs, MD (Aug. 20, 2015)
  •  One of the Featured Poets at Hurston/Wright Foundation Fundraising Event, Washington, DC (June 28, 2015).
  •  “That Word”  performed in District of Columbia Black Theatre Festival (“DCBTF”) Staged Reading, Washington, DC (June 21, 2015) 
  • Radio Interview, Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon, XM Satellite Washington, DC (May 9, 2015)
  • Featured Author’s Event, Association for the Study of African American Life and History (“ASALH”), Washington, DC (Feb. 28, 2015)
  • Author Talk – Black History Month, Bowie State University, Bowie, MD (Feb. 26, 2015)


  • Panelist – Domestic Violence Forum at Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church, Bowie, MD (Nov. 14, 2014)
  • “A Graceful Bow” tribute to Maya Angelou recited at National Bar Association Women Lawyer’s Division Breakfast, Atlanta GA, (July 29, 2014)
  •  “The Common Good” recited at High Tea Society – Civili Tea,  Washington, DC (May 31, 2014)
  • One of the Featured Poets in A Box of Chocolates, Baltimore, MD (Apr. 27, 2014)
  • “That Word” – Author Talk DC Public Library, Washington, DC (Apr. 21, 2014)
  • “That Word” – Radio Interview, WPFW 89.3, Washington, DC (Apr. 10, 2014) 
  • Featured Poet, Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Phenomenal Seniors, Washington, DC (Feb. 28, 2014) 
  • Featured Poet, Valentine’s Day at Ever Lasting Life, Lanham, MD (Feb. 14, 2014)




  • “Stand Your Ground” recited at 18th Anniversary Collective Empowerment Group, Bowie, MD (Dec. 7, 2013).


  • “Little Old Wooden Church on the Hill” recited at 135th Anniversary of Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bowie, MD (Oct. 27, 2013).


  • “Civil and Right” recited at Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 50th Anniversary, 2013 Premiere Kick-Off & Awards Reception, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, DC (June 19, 2013).


  • “Just Enough” recited at A Celebration of Life In Loving Memory of Delores “Yemi” Bates Jones, Washington, DC (June 15, 2013).


  • “Imbedded Truth” recited at Thurgood Marshall Center, Phenomenal Youth 2013: Our Future In the Making, Washington, DC (May 23, 2013).


  • “Early Release” recited at Thurgood Marshall Center, Emancipation Day Celebration in Partnership with The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Commemorating the Struggle for Freedom, Justice, and Equality, Washington, DC (Apr. 4, 2013).


  • “We, the People” aired on WPFW Radio 89.3 FM,  – To Commemorate the Inauguration of Barack H. Obama as President of the United States, Washington, DC (Jan. 20 and 21, 2013).




  •  “The Call of Freedom” recited at 150th Anniversary District of Columbia Emancipation Day, Washington, DC (Apr. 16, 2012 at Freedom Plaza) and (Apr. 11, 2012 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial).


  • “Old School” recited at The Hurston/Wright Foundation Presents Tell Me a Story, Washington, DC (Apr. 6, 2012).


  • “A Man’s Worth” recited at Howard University Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration, Washington, DC (Jan. 15, 2012).




  • “Jazz Messengers – Sound Effects” recited at Congressional Black Caucus 41st Annual Legislative Conference – Jazz Issue Forum & Concert, Washington, DC (Sept. 22, 2011).


  •  “Jazz Messengers – Sound Effects and Academic Pursuits” recited at 1st Atlanta Forum on African Americans and the African Renaissance, Atlanta, GA (July 16, 2011).


  • That WordAuthor Talk – Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Washington, DC (Mar. 11, 2011).


  •  “Because I Love You” recited at Valentines, Love & Jazz Concert, Washington, DC (Feb. 11, 2011).




  • “Highest Height” recited at Delta Sigma Theta Washington, DC Alumnae Chapter, Public Meeting – A Tribute to Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, Washington, DC (May 16, 2010).


  • That Word – Book Launch, Signing and Discussion at Thurgood Marshall Center, Washington, DC (Nov, 14, 2010).




  • “A Special Place” recited at 140th Anniversary Howard University School of Law – Alumni Reception, Washington, DC (Oct. 2009).


  • “Lifted” recited at Thurgood Marshall Center, Phenomenal Men Tribute – To Commemorate the Inauguration of Barack H. Obama as President of the United States, Washington, DC (Feb. 2009). (Listen on You Tube)




  • “Body Language” recited at District of Columbia Poetry Festival, Washington, DC (Aug. 23, 2008).


  • “A Healing School” revealed at 40th Anniversary of Ujamaa Shule School, Washington, DC (May 4, 2008).


  • “A Man’s Worth” recited at The Historical Society of Washington, DC, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration, Washington, DC (Jan. 21, 2008).




  • “Where We Lived” recited at 24th Annual Slave Memorial Wreath-Laying Ceremony, The Ancestors Are Watching, Historic Mount Vernon, home of the First U.S. President, George Washington, Mount Vernon, VA (Sept. 22, 2007).


  • “Libation for the Ancestors” recited at Official Dedication of the Slave Cabin at Historic Mount Vernon, home of the First U.S. President, George Washington, Mount Vernon, VA (Sept. 19, 2007).


  • “Courage to Love” recited at Naval District Washington, African History Month: From Slavery to Freedom, Washington, DC (Feb. 21, 2007).


  •  “My Aunt CeLillianne” recited at Black Love Is Black History, Adobe Design Center & Showroom, Washington, DC (Feb. 10, 2007).




  • “Acting White and Being Black” recited at 3rd Annual Wiley A. Branton – Howard Law Journal Symposium, “What Is Black?” Perspectives on Coalition Building in the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Howard University School of Law, Washington, DC (Oct. 20, 2006).


  • “Hands-On Experience” recited at National Day to End Sexual Violence sponsored by DC Rape Crisis Center, Washington, DC (Apr. 6, 2006).


  • “The Merger” recited at Busboys and Poets as Featured Poet, 14th & V Street, NW, Washington, DC (Apr. 4, 2006).





  • “Hold Me in Your Heart” recited at Funeral Service, In Loving Memory of Emmit Green, Coatesville, PA (Nov. 7, 2005).