Charity works: Individual giving proves reliable
Sun Jan 6 2013, Washington Post Online
Mazi Mutafa's Words, Beats & Life has grown from a small university gathering to one of D.C.'s largest urban arts non-profits.
Students Perform for Community Day
Wed Sep 5 2012, Kennedy Center Website
See footage of students performing at two events at the Kennedy Center.
Poetics of Place
Sun Jul 1 2012, Corcoran Gallery of the Arts
Spotlight of Words Beats & Life students on the Corcoran website.
Breakdancer Twirls His Way To The Top
Wed Sep 16 2009, Maryland Gazette
Profile featuring Words Beats & Life b-boy instructor Geoff Chang.
"Lost & Found: 15 Years of the 2.D.K. LAB"
Wed Aug 12 2009, Washington Post
Get Ready: "Dog Days" This Weekend
Fri Jul 31 2009, Mid City Online
Words Beats & Life Film Screening of Chocolate City Burning
Dog Days Are Coming
Sun Jul 26 2009, Borderstan
Words Beats and Life holds DJ training and mural-painting demonstrations at different locations throughout DC during "Dog Days Of Summer."
Freshest of All Time
Sun Jul 12 2009, DC Theatre Scene
Write up of our b-boy event.
Going Out Gurus: Freshest
Fri Jul 10 2009, The Washington Post
Review of our B-Boy competition, "Freshest of All Times."
Dissident Display Opening
Wed Jun 10 2009, DC This Week
As the result of a one-month pilot Artist-in-Residency program, WB&L and Dissident Display present new works by Aneikan Udofia.
Words Beats & Life Telemundo Pack
Mon Apr 20 2009, Telemundo
Telemundo coverage of WBL annual Bum Rush The Boards youth chess tournament.
Bum Rush the Boards . . . Hip-Hop Chess!
Tue Apr 14 2009, The Chess Drum
Pre-event coverage on popular chess blog of WB&L's annual Bum Rush The Boards youth chess competition.
Critical Exposure Presents Picture Equality, Featuring Words Beats & Life
Wed Apr 8 2009, SlideLuckPotShow.com
Critical Exposure and Words Beats & Life commission work from youth artists for arts exhibition.
Bum Rush The Boards 2009 Hip-Hop Chess Tournament
Thu Mar 26 2009, Prohiphop.com
Popular hip hop blog's pre-event coverage of WBL's annual Hip Hop Chess tournament, "Bum Rush The Boards."
Heart Break Ball
Sat Feb 7 2009, The Washington Post
Post event coverage of our B Boy competition, "The Heart Break Ball."
Urging Youths to Step Up To Life's Opportunities
Wed Nov 12 2008
Academy Uses Hip-Hop to Spur Creativity.
Washington post coverage on the WBL Urban Arts Academy
Hip-Hop Conference in San Francisco
Wed Oct 1 2008, Davey D
Davey D post about The Hip-Hop Teach-In in San Francisco.
The Factory DC
Mon Sep 29 2008, The Factory DC
Words Beats & Life organized the graffiti artists commissioned by Youth AIDS to make pieces for a gala event.
Zen and the Art of Chess, By Way of Hip-Hop
Thu Apr 24 2008
Amoeba.com provides some pre-event coverage for annual hip-hop chess tournament.