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Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman

| learning-centered educator, media innovator and artist

Arts & Entertainment Writing

From 2006-2014, Khadijah's has written arts & entertainment reviews, conducted interviews with performance artists and written arts-focused feature pieces for numerous publications and blogs.

Below are links to some of  Khadijah's bylines.

SoulBounce.com

 

SoulTrain.com

 

Capital Community News

 

 

 

News & Feature Writing

From 1999-2015, Khadijah's bylines (copy & photography) have appeared in numerous publications including The Washington Post, Capital Community News, The Washington Informer, The Afro, Baltimore Times, District Chronicles, AOL's Patch.com, and more. Some of the online archives for publications mentioned above are no longer active, are non-existent or temporarily off-line. Hard-copy clips are available upon request.

Below are links to some of  Khadijah's bylines.

Ebony.com

 

Capital Community News (East of the River, Hill Rag, Capitol North)

 

District Chronicles

 

Radio Broadcast Reel

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman is co-host of the radio segment "Live Unbound" (formerly "Dual Inspiration") on the show First Edition with Sean Yoes on WEAA 88.9FM

Conference Leadership

Khadijah has been planning, coordinating and implementing festivals, conferences and large-scale events since 2000. Some recent events include:

 

 

2017 and 2018 GRIND Conference presented by the Morgan State University Graduate Student Association

Khadijah served as the Conference Communications Manager for the GRIND conference in 2017. In 2018, she coordinated the conference and served as conference committee chair. She created the logo above and all marketing materials for the conference in 2017 and 2018.

Visit MorganStateGrind.org for more information

2016 Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts & Communication Conference

Khadijah created this conference that took place at Prince George's Community College in 2016. The inaugural Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts and Communication Conference (#MACMACCon16) took place on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 on the campus of Prince George's Community College (PGCC). The conference was intended to introduce college students to media professionals in the areas of Journalism, Broadcast Media, Digital Storytelling,  Public Relations, Graphic Design, and Music Licensing. Khadijah coordinated the conference, created all conference materials and was awarded an Impact Grant to support it. Visit StudentMediaOnline.com for more info.

2015 University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) McNair Scholars Program Undergraduate Research Conference

Khadijah served as conference coordinator of this conference in September 2015. She was responsible for receiving conference abstracts, creating conference schedules, corresponding with over 100 participating universities and colleges, and attending overall conference logistics.

 


Video/Film 

The following video clips have been filmed, produced and edited by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman unless otherwise mentioned.

All interviews conducted by Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman.

As an early adopter of digital tools as a companion to print media, Khadijah often used video excerpts as introductions to written content produced for SoulTrain.com, Examiner.com and for media sources who paid for footage. Below are pieces created using smartphones, DSLRs and various shoulder mount camera models.

Sasha Savvy Loves to Code(Kickstarter Video)

Published on January 22, 2017

2017 Produced, directed and edited video for Kickstarter campaign for award-winning author, Sasha Alston for her book Sasha Tech-Savvy Loves to Code. Campaign garnered over $10000 over the initial goal and media placement in major news outlets.

Justice or Else Rally 10.10.15 in Washington DC

Published on Oct 10, 2015

Independent footage documenting the 2015 Justice or Else Rally held in Washington DC on October 10, led by Minister Louis Farrakhan of the NOI.

Khadijah produced this piece for a media client who wanted footage from the event. The footage was shot with a Canon 7D and 60D DSLR and edited with Sony Vegas Premium editing software, and Adobe software.

DC Community Examiner at the Green Fest in Washington DC

Uploaded on Oct 10, 2009

We learn how the Green Fest is saving trash from filling landfills. The Green Fest took place on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, Oct. 11 in Washington DC. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman produced this segment and is the interviewing reporter.

Shot with a first generation iPhone by Ben Dawson, Jr.

Behind-the-Scenes of  the Video "Strange Fruit" by Colie Williams

Published on Nov 28, 2014

Singer Colie Williams with Quineice present a remake of Billie Holiday's classic song "Strange Fruit" in the wake of the non-indictment verdict in the Darren Wilson's killing of 18 year-old Black teen Michael Brown. 

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman produced, directed and shot this piece with a Canon 60D and edited with Sony Vegas Premium editing software.

DC Community Examiner "Walk for Lupus"

Uploaded on Sep 26, 2009

DC Community Examiner attends the Walk for Lupus in Baltimore, sponsored by the Greater Washington chapter of the Lupus Foundation. Khadijah talks with Tameka who is walking in hommage for family and friends with Lupus. Shot with a iPhone first generation phone by Ben Dawson, Jr. Edited with basic video phone app.

#theSPILL at Terra Cafe in Baltimore

Published on Sep 21, 2015

#theSPILL was an open jam session and performance series featuring professional and emerging artists.#theSPILL was produced by Liberated Muse Arts Group
http://www.LiberatedMuse.com

Khadijah produced this piecewith a Canon 7D and 60D DSLR and edited with Sony Vegas Premium editing software, and Adobe software.

Chris Moore & Lupe Fiasco @ GWU Press Conference for

"The People Speak"

Uploaded on Nov 10, 2009

Executive Producer Chris Moore (film credits include Reindeer Games, Good Will Hunting, American Pie) and Hip-Hop artist Lupe Fiasco with Frank Sesno, Director of GWU School of Media and Public Affairs and former CNN White House Correspondent during press conference at George Washington University in Washington DC during college tour promoting the film "The People Speak" which will debut on the History Channel on Dec. 13, 2009. Video by DC Community Examiner, Khadijah Ali-Coleman (reporter on scene) representing Examiner.com.

Shot with a first generation iPhone, no editing.

Product & Event Branding & Marketing

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman has lent creative expertise to the creation of over forty brands, from conceiving brand names, creating tag lines, crafting logos and corresponding animations, etc. Below are a sample of brand campaigns, slogans, logos and products.

NVCC Catalog

In 2013, Khadijah's tagline slogan for the Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) Workforce Development Catalog,  "Building Skills, Creating Success" was selected to be used on the cover of the catalog and continues to be used today, with a circulation of over 50,000 quarterly.

The Creative Midwife™ Animation

Khadijah created the logo animation for The Creative Midwife™ brand seen in the opening of this audio clip. She also produced the video as part of the branding campaign for The Creative Midwife brand.

 #MACMACCon16 Promotion

Promotional campaign for the 2016 Mid-Atlantic College Media Arts and Communication Conference (#MACMACCon16) included a strong social media component using the hashtag as a way for presenters and participants to connect online

The logo for the Capital Hip Hop Soul Festival

This logo was created by graphic artist Ben Dawson, Jr. under the creative direction of Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, serving as Creative Director and Operations Manager of the festival. This logo was used on festival literature, t-shirts, banners and corresponding merchandise.

Liberated Muse

Naming the company in 2008, Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman (pictured) has led all branding efforts of Liberated Muse as Creative Director, including use of the name on t-shirts, books, and promotional materials.

 

Pure Radiant Flow

Created logo, website and all start-up social media and web graphics for client

Heart Massage Mobile Services

Served as social media consultant for client during start-up period and created slogan "A touch of love with HEART Massage Services"

Ignite the Flight fundraising campaign for the organization One Common Unity, Inc.

As interim Executive Director of the nonprofit organization One Common Unity, Inc., Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman branded a fundraising campaign to raise a targeted amount of money in a short period of time.