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February 2011
Table of Contents
1. Blog for Us!
2. Brooklyn Open
3. Double Dutch Magazine T-Shirts
4. Brooklyn Open
Double Dutch Links
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Happy Feb , 

February is an exciting time. It's the month of love and Black History Month. Take a few minutes to educate yourself or others about great inventions and discoveries with fast facts listed on to celebrate Black History Month. There are also great events to commemorate this month at your local libraries, museums, schools, etc.

The month of love is a great time to show the one you're in like or love that you care; that is, after you show yourself some love! Anyway, think of how you can show "love gestures" to others by telling someone you don't know "thank you" or helping others. Trust me, you will definitely feel the love by giving to others.



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Blog for Us!

We are doing it big in 2011! We are looking for teens who'd love to blog for us. Get your shine on and become one of our regular bloggers. Volunteer one entry per week and share the topics that are important to you: celebs, music, boys, film, poetry, etc. 


If you're interested, email why you'd be a great blogger (no longer than one paragraph, please):

Bed-Stuy Poet
Kimberly Haynes contacted me and sent me a poem that I loved. We met at a teen writing workshop in Brooklyn, NY. She attends Brooklyn Tech, a gifted high school. She's also a member of the Lady Dragons, a hot step team at the school. This poem was written at the workshop in about 15 minutes. That's what happens when you follow-up, you may have your work featured in Double Dutch. Here it is. . .

From the Stuy

by Kimberly Haynes

She's from the Stuy.
She can't possibly be smart.
All they have is baby-mommas and drive-bys, gangbangers and drug dealers.
She'll never make it out.
She's from the Stuy.
But yet she goes to Brooklyn Tech?
That must've been a mistake.
I bet she'll drop out.
She's from the Stuy.
I bet she's strung out on drugs,
Living on welfare,
And partying in project hallways.
She'll never make it out.
But this caged bird is singing,
And her wings are not broken.
She won't only fly. She will soar.
She chirps her song fearlessly,
Because she won't always be here.
God has more in store for her.
It's just a matter of time 
Before her wings spread out.

Double Dutch Magazine T-shirts

Please support libraries, schools and other organizations that provide information and resources you enjoy, like Double Dutch Magazine! (hint, hint). Buy something special for your homegirl or celebrate your "inner teen." Proceeds from t-shirts will be used to support programs and teen non-profits. In 2010 we held our first teen conference and look forward to providing more programs and services in 2011.

Click here to have one of our t-shirts delivered to your doorstep!!

Open Mic!
Urban Word NYC and Brooklyn Public Library joined forces to host a monthly open mic series for teens at the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Center.

This event began on November 3, 2010 and provides a safe space for teens to showcase their powerful messages as poets, spoken word artists, emcess, scholars and activists. These events are organized by teens. Each month the youth board invites one elder poet to share their words and insightful wisdom.

Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 PM FREE!

Dates in 2011: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6
May 4, June 1, July 6

Visit Urban Word NYC for more info or to participate.

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Our magazine includes cool digital features like page turning, key word searches, music and video. Check out our website to see examples of these features.

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Editing by Ashley Ferguson and DuShon.
We hope you've enjoyed the newsletter version of Double Dutch Magazine! Please forward to your friends AND contribute any new ideas or suggestions!

Jennifer Threat
Editor & Publisher
Double Dutch Magazine