greetings folks!
fall has officially fallen…
and the change is definitely flowin’.

OCTOBER. This month is Filipino Heritage Month, so get your pinay-ism on and learn some history! an organization to learn about filipinos in San Francisco: Bayanihan Community Center (

It’s also Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As the temperature gets cooler, I’m turning my attention towards the conception of new projects while refining the current ones: So look out for an AUDIO CD version of the theatre production PAGBABALIK (return), expected to be available around Thanksgiving. Then look out for my next poetry project, “sweetness”, a spoken word cd with chapbook, for early ’08. You can hear some of my newer material next WEDNESDAY at the HOT new event for women & their allies, VIBES & SCRIBES. Details below & on the Calendar.

And on DECEMBER 8, Pagbabalik Project will be performing an excerpt of our theatre/dance/live music show, with artistic discussion, at LAS POSITAS COLLEGE in Livermore. Details on that upcoming.

keep warm & see y’all soon!


10.17 Vibes & Scribes
come join me for
Vibes&Scribes: A Hip Hop Cabaret!

i’ll be sharing some new poetic alchemy for the grown folks…
you’ll get to soak in the spinsational tunes from dj fflood and friends…
grub on chef Jason Harvey’s delectable organic soulfood…
and check out the lyrical talent of hip hop group Nu Dekades!

Next Wednesday Oct 17th at VELVET
Hosted by Chinaka Hodge
9pm-2am Free Before 10pm $5 After
A Monthly Benefit For Hard Knock Radio

Performing Live!
Nu Dekades (

Aimee Suzara (

In The Mix!
dj fflood (
DJ Divinity ( )
DJ Rimarkable ( )

In the Kitchen!
Chef Gramchacka aka Jason Harvey (

Presented by Hard Knock Radio, Nursha Project, & TrinityWolf Network

Vibes&Scribes is a space every Wednesday for Women and their Allies to mingle and build and elevate Hip Hop Culture. Join local writers, poets, artists, and chefs for an evening of soulful vibes, art, and music.

VELVET is a bar for Women 7 days a week and is located at 3411 MacArthur Blvd at 35th Ave in Oakland’s Laurel District.
WRITERZ BLOC is the Official DJ squad of Hard Knock Radio and is an Oakand-based collective of Writers Who DJ and DJs Who Write. ( )

Vibes&Scribes emcee CHINAKA HODGE is a writer, poet, and educator. ( )