Thursday, January 31, 2008

RIP Peace Out East Website

Hello my friends:

As some of you know, I am discontinuing to produce Peace Out East as I am ready to move on and do other projects.

As a practical matter, I have discontinued the page. You can still befriend POE at the myspace page.

Thank you for all of your support for POE all these years.

Holla at your girl!


Black, Female and Queer Panel at NYU 2/4

Panel Discussion: The Voices of Queer Black Women

Hi ya'll:

Come and hear a great panel on Monday, featuring 4 fabulous black, queer women: me, e. Frances White, Ash, chair of NYU LGBTQ of Color group, SHADES and Hanifah Walidah

Monday, February 4, 2008
Time: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South), Room 908

Complete Description from NYU:

Come hear the voices of Ash (an international undergrad from Zimbabwe and leader of Shades), Shante Paradigm (ABD Doctoral Student, Performance Studies (Tisch)/Artist)., e. Frances White, PhD (NYU's Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs), and Hanifah Walidah (Brooklyn-based filmmaker, co-producer of "U People"), as they speak about their experiences as queer black women. This event is brought to you as part of NYU's African Heritage Month and V-Day/Voices for Choice, and is co-sponsored by Shades and CampGrrl.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Show this Wednesday, 1/23

Hi Ya'll:

I'm doing a short set in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, around 8pm at Cattyshack Check out the details!!

Jan 23- Lesbian Justice League Fundraiser at Cattyshack, Brooklyn, NY. Me, doing some songs, come, enjoy and get your drink on. See? That rhymed, that's what I do, rhyme. Yay me! Come support, by a cd, take pictures of me, etc.

Here's the blurb:
Brooklyn, NY

Lesbian Justice League Celebration
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
With Executive Director Kate Kendell Esq.

Catty Shack Club & Bar
249 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Suggested donation $10

Come party with the Lesbian Justice League: The National Center for Lesbian Rights and The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice as they celebrate 30 years of fighting the good fight. Executive Directors Kate Kendell and Katherine Acey will be in attendance. This Outreach party for both organizations features a special performance by Shante Paradigm, a Brooklyn emcee and singer. Attendees will have the chance to win fabulous door prizes.

For more information, please contact Eleanor Palacios at or at 415.365.1309.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Paradigm Consulting

Happy New Year All!

I hope that 2008 is bringing you all much joy, fun, and peace. I wanted to let you all know about a new business I am launching. I've started a boutique consulting firm, specialinzing in non-profits and artists. I am calling it Paradigm Consulting. The non-profit is a bit more off the ground. I have two clients, but can't let you know about them yet, as the ink is not signed on the contracts.

I am also working on building a business to help represent and book DJs (other artists to follow if I have time). If you are a DJ and you are interested in working with me on this, let me know. I am adding this consulting work to my website, so we shall see how that goes.

In other news, I have decided to discontinue producing Peace Out East. It's sad, but pragmatic news. I am writing a dissertation, working on an album, and building a business, and POE is incredibly daunting work. My intention is to turn the POE website into a living archive of sorts. I will keep the myspace page as well.

That's the news for now. I have a show coming up in two weeks at Cattyshack, on Jan 23rd.

Holla at your girl!!!!