Articles by Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

May 4, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: 3 Reasons to Produce a Program for Broadcast on MCM’s Cable Access Channels

(Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (above) is a cable-access show produced by long-time MCM member Mariana Cordier. Mariana has produced the show in-studio at MCM and went virtual when COVID-19 closed the studios. She works with MCM’s production specialist, Dee Willett to create virtual treatments for the show each week and produce virtually). Montgomery Community Media […]

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April 16, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Substantial Reflects on Media, Music and Maintaining an Artist Life

Stan “Substantial” Robinson is a hip-hop recording artist, an educator, and visual aritst who teaches media and music recording at various Montgomery County, MD places of learning, including Montgomery Community Media. As a rapper and producer, he has traveled around the world and has worked with artists such as Nujabes, Oddisee, and the legendary Godfather […]

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April 8, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCM Members Presented Engaging Content in Spring Virtual Showcase

Early evening on Thursday, April 8, 2021, a small group of Montgomery Community Media (MCM) members gathered virtually for a quarterly showcase series that first started in December 2020. Intended to showcase completed media projects or works-in-progress, the space attracted presenters and audience members with the promise of feedback, discussion and possible entertainment. While open […]

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April 8, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCM Youth Media Academy Teaches Youth Valuable Skills for Media Making and for Life

The Winter/Spring 2021 8-week session of the MCM Youth Media Academy ended this past Thursday, April , 2021. Over the course of the program, participants learned on Tuesdays how to edit on their mobile phones, how to develop and produce a web series, how to create audio and video files, and other technical skills as […]

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April 7, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Applications Now Open for the MCM Summer Youth Media Academy

Applications are now open for the 2021 MCM Summer Youth Media Academy. Each 4-week session of this program will meet Monday-Friday from 3-5pm virtually via Zoom. Youth ages 11-17 years-old learn the three stages of production through intensive field assignments using various free and low-cost editing and animation software for their desktop and mobile devices. […]

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April 6, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCPS Teacher Randi Levy Talks Rock Band and the Love of Music

In this episode of ArtsEnPower, Montgomery County Public Schools teacher and singer/songwriter Randi Levy talks about her work as a music teacher and her innovative Rock Band program in schools. ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced program series that focuses on the ways that creative people use their artistry to positively impact their community. ArtsEnPower is a […]

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March 18, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Poet LC Williams Uses Poetry to Tell the Stories that Need Telling

In this episode of ArtsEnPower, Shahyan S. interviews award-winning poet LC Williams. Sharing her journey towards becoming a writer, LC Williams talks about her travels to Amsterdam and her views on how poetry should speak to the times.  ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced program series that focuses on the ways that creative people use their artistry […]

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March 10, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Visual Artist Zsudayka Terrell Shares Her Journey to Becoming a Sought After Fine Artist and Curator

In this fourth episode of ArtsEnPower, youth host Shahyan S. interviews visual artist and curator Zsudayka Terrell. Terrell shares her journey of moving from Denver, Colorado to the Washington DC metropolitan area and how she manages her family’s fine art business as a visual artist and curator. ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced program series that focuses […]

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February 22, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCM Youth Media Academy Participant Creates Media for the Kennedy Center

In the fall of 2020, Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences put out a call to young artists, ages 16-25. The asked youth to create short-form videos designed for a project called Art Under a Minute. These videos were to be  “brain breaks” – moments to interact and shift our thinking. The video makers who […]

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January 25, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Singer Colie Aziza Talks About the Transition to Becoming a Children’s Book Author

In this third episode of ArtsEnPower, youth host Karina G interviews children’s book author and singer/songwriter Colie Aziza. ArtsEnPower is a youth-produced program series that focuses on the ways that creative people use their artistry to enhance their community. ArtsEnPower is a project through the MCM Youth Media Academy. The MCM Youth Media Academy is […]

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