Darryl Littleton began his comedy career writing sketches for “The Tom Joyner Morning Show” on CBS Radio. During his tenure there, he became a regular at the world famous, Comedy Store and adopted the stage name, “D’Militant” for his slicing and incisive social and political commentary.
Darryl’s crackling wit won him respect and admiration from the industry’s top comics, among them D. L. Hughley, who tapped Darryl to be his exclusive writer during his years as host of BET’s “Comic View”. Darryl’s talent was immediately recognized, and he was hired as writer/producer for the show, where he penned material for Cedric the Entertainer, Sommore and Don DC Curry.
Darryl’s comedic talents also landed him in front of the camera, where he guest starred on Robert Townsend’s WB sitcom, “The Parent Hood” and was a recurring performer on Townsend’s variety show “Townsend Television” for Fox. Darryl also appeared on “The Apollo Comedy Hour”, “Uptown Comedy Club”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”, Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh”, Telemundo’s “Loco Comedy Jam”, Byron Allen’s “Comic’s Unleashed” and ABC’s “America’s Funniest People”; he was the Grand Prize Winner.
Darryl has also toured the world as a stand-up comedian, performing for the US military in Europe and Asia. Darryl released his critically acclaimed comedy CD, “Am I Lying?!” in 2002.
In 2006 he added to his accolades when he won the prestigious Bay Area Black Comedy Competition’s on its 20th Anniversary. That same year Darryl was added to NPR’s list of contributing commentators immediately following the release of his first book, “Black Comedians on Black Comedy”, chronicling the history of African-American comedy. This prestigious work is a mainstay in libraries throughout the country. Award winning director, Robert Townsend adapted it as a full length documentary, entitled, “Why We Laugh”, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and Showtime in February 2010. Darryl served as executive producer.
The comedian / author is the first African- American on the advisory board of the Comedy Hall of Fame and served as script supervisor, touring host and personal writer for mega-star, Katt Williams. He has since penned three other books: “Pimp Down: The Rise & Fall of Katt Williams” (2011), “Forefathers” (2012), the story of the American Revolution told from a black perspective, and “Comediennes: Laugh Be a Lady” which he co-wrote with his wife, Tuezdae Littleton, released in the fall of 2012.
He co-hosted the radio program, “Tuezdae’s with D’Militant” (2013), toured the nation as a public speaker and is currently collaborating on his fifth book with television personality, Deon Cole.
Miles of Pennies
NWS Peace Program
NWS Peace Program, a non-profit and Department of State approved program is seeking caring families in out area to host high school age, 15-18, international exchange students. These students are now available for 'adoption', for 5-12 months only! Students come with medical insurance, and spending money. You provide a loving home, care and guidance, 3 meals, a bed, and an experience of a life time for your family as well as the student.
There is no such thing as a typical host family! Whether you are a single parent, retired, have small children, teens, or no children, you can have a great experience hosting an international teen! Consider 'adopting' today and making a difference in your life!
Since early placement is crucial to the success of the program, our goal is to have the students matched with host families by May 1. The timing is important in developing the bonds of the "new family". Don't Delay!
Cannot host, but want to be involved? Call and we will tell you how! Please help to make the dreams of these young people come true.
BRING THE WORLD TO YOUR DOORSTEP!
Call NWS Peace Program Today!
(866) 846-3799 OR visit the web www.nw-services.com
Passion Play Orchestra
Passion Play Orchestra is in need of Bass Guitar, Trombone, Tuba, Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass players at a high school(ish) level. Practices are Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Mesa View Baptist Church. Performances are April 12th through the 19th. For more information call Steve Stamets at (505)326-0539.
San Juan College offers life-long learning in any subject
Would you describe yourself as a lifelong learner? Are you an aspiring author or artist? Do you want to have fun while getting fit or develop new computer skills? San Juan College’s Community Learning Center is pleased to offer our Spring II 2014 schedule of non-credit and Encore classes, with many choices for lifelong learning. Registration is now open and classes begin in March.
Discover your passions and potential through non-credit and Encore classes. Our non-credit and Encore students come from diverse backgrounds, education and experience, and many students return one semester after another because of our instructors or because there’s another topic that interests them. Meet new people and learn from others.
Choices abound in our non-credit spring schedule and include learning to fly fish, building and programing Lego robots, training your dog or making your own photobook online. Combine fitness and fun with line dancing or improv/creative dance or even master a martial art such as Aikido, Tai Chi or Chi Gong. There are even options for exploring your creativity through painting, jewelry making or simple textile dyeing.
Encore classes are specifically designed for learners 50 years and older, but classes are open to anyone 18 and older. Students are welcome to audit Encore classes — with no grades or tests. Master computer basics, color your world with watercolor, discover the stories behind constellations or photograph flowers and the garden landscape.
Choose from short-term workshops or multi-week courses on varying days of the week and times of day. Visit www.sanjuancollege.edu/clc or call 505-566-3214 for more information.
New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (NMSBA)
The Farmington Municipal Schools will begin assessing its students with the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment from March 3, 2014, to March 20, 2014. All students in grades 3-8, H2 (second year in high school), and H3 (third year in high school) will be assessed.
The purposes for the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment
1. As required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (SBA) is utilized to determine the level at which New Mexico students achieve the New Mexico Content Standards, Benchmarks, and Performance Standards at the school and district level.
2. To measure the progress of students over time in the tested content areas of reading, math, writing or science.
3. The H2 and H3 SBA/HSGA is now the graduation assessment.
In addition, the 2014 SBA will be used for accountability purposes for the state’s A - F School Rating (Grading) System and Teacher Evaluations.
Parents will need to check their students’ schools for specific testing times and sessions.
CASA Volunteers Needed
The San Juan Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer program is recruiting individuals interested in helping children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. CASA’s mission is to support effective volunteer advocacy for the best interest of abused and neglected children and to assist in helping a child to reach a safe and permanent home. If you are an interested individual willing to be a powerful voice in a child’s life please contact Amy O’Neill or Alysha Shipley at the San Juan CASA Program, 505 592-0168 or 505 592-0167. Our Spring CASA Pre-Service Training starts April 8. CASA volunteers provide hope for a brighter future for our children! Please help us make a difference!
GRACE PLACE PREGNANCY CENTER IS A LOVING RESOURCE FOR WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE FACED WITH AN UNPLANNED PREGNANCY. THEY SHARE THE LOVE OF JESUS AND AFFIRM LIFE WITH EVERYONE WHO WALKS THROUGH THEIR DOORS.
DO YOU FEEL CALLED TO HELP WOMEN IN CRISIS PREGNANCIES?
GRACE PLACE IS IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS, ESPECIALLY ON WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND SATURDAYS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL LUCIA OR MELISSA AT 327-4747. EXTENSIVE TRAINING IS PROVIDED.
CAN'T VOLUNTEER BUT STILL WANT TO HELP OUT? GRACE PLACE CAN ALWAYS USE DIAPERS AND WIPES. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE LOW ON NEWBORN AND SIZE 3, 4 & 6.
FOR DIRECTIONS AND HOURS OF OPERATION, CALL THEM AT 327-4747. THANKS FOR SUPPORTING MOMS & BABIES IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Be an MVP with the City of Farmington!
The City of Farmington is proud to announce the expansion of our volunteer program with the launch of the Mayor's Volunteer Program (MVP). This program offers a variety of ways for our citizens to get involved in municipal government. As a volunteer with the City of Farmington citizens will have an opportunity to put their knowledge, talent, and energy toward improving the quality of life in our community. The Mayor's Volunteer Program provides a broad source of expertise, talent, and manpower for City programs as well as an avenue for citizens to participate in local Government. As an MVP, they will benefit by gaining a greater understanding and appreciation for how our City operates and be instrumental in strengthening our community's bond.
MVP opportunities are varied. Residents can volunteer through our Citizen Involvement Program - this program allows volunteers to help guide the City of Farmington by serving on a board, commission, or committee each with specific responsibilities. Boards, commissions, and committees study information in specific areas and make recommendations to the mayor and city council on issues within that board's area of expertise. Citizens can also volunteer for special City programs including the Citizen Insight Academy and the Citizen Police Academy. Volunteers can also lend a hand during Special Events. Events hosted by the City of Farmington offer a volunteer opportunity that will last a few days or even just a few hours - this opportunity is a great way to get a group involved or a chance to lend a hand with just a few hours to spare. The MVP Program also offers short-term projects and long-term and ongoing opportunities. Right now, the Farmington Public Library and the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department have many opportunities to choose, from greeting to shelving to helping out with educational programs, there is an opportunity for everyone.
Mayor Tommy Roberts said ""I am excited about the potential for volunteerism at the City of Farmington. This program will make it easier for citizens to identify volunteer opportunities and to engage in them. With a stronger volunteer base supplementing the efforts of City employees, we can focus more community resources on the goal of making Farmington a better place in which to live, work, and play."
Additional City Departments are working on Volunteer Service Descriptions to provide even more volunteer opportunities. Area residents are encouraged to go to the City's website at www.fmtn.org and click on the Volunteer! button to explore these exciting opportunities.
For more information, please contact Tom Swenk – Human Resources Director at (505) 599-1133.
Coffee & Kids!
Durango Joes drive thru employee Kayli, delivers a hot cup of coffee and a smile as Durango Joe’s and Citizens Bank help Childhaven find loving Foster Homes for children in need. Please spread the word!
Foster Homes Needed!
Please stop by any of the Durango Joe's locations and take a close look at your coffee sleeve!
Durango Joe's and Citizens Bank have partnered with Childhaven to help find loving foster families for the children in our community.
If you would like more information on how you can provide a safe, loving home for a child in need please visit our website at www.childhavennm.org or contact Susan Mullin (505) 325-5358.
United Blood Services
Any donor that wishes to donate at any of the New Mexico drives can call to set an appointment or get more information at 505.325.1505, Monday through Tuesday 9-6, Friday 9-2 or Saturday 9-1. You can sign up online at www.bloodhero.com
Any donor that wishes to donate at any of the Colorado area drives can call to set an appointment or get more information at 970.385.4601, Monday through Thursday 8-5 and Friday 8-4.
FOR THE MOBILE BLOOD DRIVES, PLEASE SEE THE CALENDAR FOR MORE INFORMATION