Saw this in the Sunday paper the other day ‘PREMIERE AT ESQUIRE - The Spirit of Tafari 5.7.14

Saw this in the Sunday paper the other day ‘PREMIERE AT ESQUIRE - The Spirit of Tafari 5.7.14

Abu Muhammad/Maryam

Abu Muhammad/Maryam

Family & friends, I’ve got some exciting news. After 9 months of production my team and I at Elementz are pleased to announce that our documentary ‘The Spirit of Tafari’ is set to premier on May 7th at the Esquire Theatre.  Our baby is ready for delivery! Tafari will also be releasing his first EP music album on the same evening! 

'The Spirit of Tafari' tells the story of an inspiring young man who wandered into our doors at Elementz three years ago, a decision that he says changed the direction of his life. Putting “hard times” and “bad decisions” behind him, Tafari has used his music, and the supportive people around him to find his own identity and develop into a exceptional hip hop artist.  

The release is co-sponsored by Temple Sholom Cincinnati and UC’s eMedia division.  We welcome you to join us on May 7th by registering for your free ticket on Elementz website - https://elementz.cincyregister.com/spirit. 

My dad is definitely a looney Grandpa. My grandma and son would agree!

Wifey and I are potty training our daughter by bribing her with ice cream and pie. Oh yes, its working!

Wifey and I are potty training our daughter by bribing her with ice cream and pie. Oh yes, its working!

Artwork by Cherie Garces (Tafari’s sister) dedicated to our upcoming documentary The Spirit of Tafari! Other exciting artwork & details for the premier screening of our documentary coming later this week, STAY TUNED!

Artwork by Cherie Garces (Tafari’s sister) dedicated to our upcoming documentary The Spirit of Tafari! Other exciting artwork & details for the premier screening of our documentary coming later this week, STAY TUNED!

New Family Portrait (2014).  Keep us in your prayers

New Family Portrait (2014).  Keep us in your prayers

Inspiring first session of  Soul Cafe last Thursday presented by Salaam Community with guest teacher Usama Canon.  Praying that everyone internalized the importance of cleansing the inward self of bad qualities like greed, worldliness, and hatred as well as the outward by cleansing yourself, your home, workplace, etc.   The cleanly people are the people of God and the people of paradise.  As they say “godliness is cleanliness.”
Our next session of Soul Cafe is set for Thursday March 20th again with guest teacher Usama Canon.  

Inspiring first session of Soul Cafe last Thursday presented by Salaam Community with guest teacher Usama Canon.  Praying that everyone internalized the importance of cleansing the inward self of bad qualities like greed, worldliness, and hatred as well as the outward by cleansing yourself, your home, workplace, etc. The cleanly people are the people of God and the people of paradise. As they say “godliness is cleanliness.”

Our next session of Soul Cafe is set for Thursday March 20th again with guest teacher Usama Canon.  

While grocery shopping last week I met Chuck Harmon, the Cincy Reds 1st African American baseball player.  I dont watch baseball much but when I was told who he was I had to take a moment to shake his hand. I took some time to read his bio on WiKiP and it was interesting that he almost became a pro basketball player prior to joining the reds back in the 50’s.  Today I hear that he spends his time giving back to community. Salute to Chuck Harmon.

While grocery shopping last week I met Chuck Harmon, the Cincy Reds 1st African American baseball player. I dont watch baseball much but when I was told who he was I had to take a moment to shake his hand. I took some time to read his bio on WiKiP and it was interesting that he almost became a pro basketball player prior to joining the reds back in the 50’s. Today I hear that he spends his time giving back to community. Salute to Chuck Harmon.

Tafari & I after giving a presentation at the Federal Court House on Elementz & “The Spirit of Tafari.” We were well received for our efforts by the officials in attendance

Tafari & I after giving a presentation at the Federal Court House on Elementz & “The Spirit of Tafari.” We were well received for our efforts by the officials in attendance

Classic picture with several survivors of the Holocaust, collaborator’s from the Center for Holocaust & Humanity and our talented Elementz’ hip hop dance crew, Studio Kre8v.  Our dancers put their heart in to an interpretive hip hop dance performance at Temple Sholom in Cincy in honor of International Holocaust Commemoration Day.   #CLASSIC

Classic picture with several survivors of the Holocaust, collaborator’s from the Center for Holocaust & Humanity and our talented Elementz’ hip hop dance crew, Studio Kre8v.  Our dancers put their heart in to an interpretive hip hop dance performance at Temple Sholom in Cincy in honor of International Holocaust Commemoration Day.   #CLASSIC

Salaam Community presents: Soul Cafe.  Spiritual nourishment, tea, and good company!  Feb 20th 7:30 PM w/ Ustadh Usama Canon at the Clifton Mosque.  This is one of our signature, monthly programs and its FREE and open to all. 
RSVP on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/272853419546584/

Salaam Community presents: Soul Cafe.  Spiritual nourishment, tea, and good company!  Feb 20th 7:30 PM w/ Ustadh Usama Canon at the Clifton Mosque.  This is one of our signature, monthly programs and its FREE and open to all. 

RSVP on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/272853419546584/

We try to eat every meal as a family.  No TV, cell phone or media, only each other just like our elders did it. Our daughter is also getting schooled on table manners.  Wifey and I often have to remind each other to not put our elbows on the table LOL.  

We try to eat every meal as a family.  No TV, cell phone or media, only each other just like our elders did it. Our daughter is also getting schooled on table manners.  Wifey and I often have to remind each other to not put our elbows on the table LOL.  

A little fun in the snow with our daughter from this past weekend

I always enjoy a good game of Scrabble w/ my wife, Grandma and Pops.  My dad got 50+ with the word Quips combined w/ hips and my grandma is always schooling me on unheard of words like the word “nit.”

I always enjoy a good game of Scrabble w/ my wife, Grandma and Pops.  My dad got 50+ with the word Quips combined w/ hips and my grandma is always schooling me on unheard of words like the word “nit.”