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confident girls
May 2010
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1. Double Dutch Magazine Teen Conference
2. Teen Poetry Slam
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In this issue, we feature a great teen poetry slam at the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA in Brooklyn, NY. It showcased the written and verbal skills of urban teens.

We are very excited about our upcoming "Celebrate Hip-Hop Girls" Teen Conference on September 18, 2010. Girls have already registered for the event. Please be sure to RSVP if you'd like to attend. More details about topics and registration are listed below:)

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Teen Conference!!

On Saturday, September 18, 2010, Double Dutch Magazine will present its 1st "Celebrate Hip-Hop Girls" Teen Conference for girls ages 12-17 (middle school to high school). This FREE event will be held in Brooklyn, NY at the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza. The event will include discussions on health, careers, internet safety, entertainment and an expo of teen organizations. The event will also include breakfast and lunch. This is a FREE event, but you must register to attend.

Click here to register for the event or to support the event with a donation. We are also looking for event sponsors and volunteers. Please contact us via email or phone (800.284.8169) for more information.
Teen Poetry Slam!

On Friday, April 23, 2010 Powerhouse Media Group held its 1st Teen Poetry Slam at the Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA in Brooklyn, NY.

Poet and host, Brittany "Blue" Bellinger, kept the audience excited to hear the poets. The judges included Brian Favors, The Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc; Asoul Born, spoken word artist; Spencer Dargan, creative consultant for the couture fashion company, Lolli Popitt; and Jen Threat, Double Dutch Magazine.

The judges scored three rounds of competition for 13 poets. The scoring was based on originality, delivery and creativity. It was a tough decision. There were so many talented poets; no "Roses are Red" type poetry here. Poems topics ranged from love and forgiveness to manhood and street life. During scoring, Brooklyn hip-hop artist, Young Sho and DJ Chocolatte entertained the crowd.

Some unique names of poets were Beauty Spit Queen and Lost Child, but many used their government names. The delivery of some poets were in a speaking tone, high intensity or hip-hop rhymes. The first place winner and super hero of the night was Captain O.D. Here's a taste of a poem he presented about pursuing your dream by any means, "My last name is George and yes, I'm curious. I promise to put my heart in this." The ladies represented in second and third place. Maleeka Aisha won 2nd place and Danielle was third. All winners received cash prizes.

The event was presented by Feona Huff, president, Powerhouse Media Group and Domonic Smith, teen director, Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA.

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Jennifer Threat
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