Tuesday, May 21, 2002


With the abundance of computer viruses going around, please remember

to be leery of attachments sent from unknown e-mail senders. The

IN THE KNOW mailing server was attacked last week, so if you have

received any attached files that appear to be from IN THE KNOW or

Oriana lee, please DISCARD IMMEDIATELY. We apologize for any

inconvenience that this may have caused.

Tune in to Fisk's 88.1 FM for "Freestyle," On Wednesday, May 22,

whereI will be chewing the fat on arts & entertainment with divapoet

Keisha D. Rucker, and the honorable jeff obafemi carr.

On Thursday, May 23, Alkebu-lan Images is hosting a tribute gathering

for Dr. Ray Winbush. Please come out and bid our great leader,

colleague, and friend adieu, as he prepares to break new academic

ground at Morgan State University.

Please plan to share time and space with me on Saturday, May 25 at

Black Coffee's Expressionz, where I will be expressing myself


Check out written/spoken contributions by your very own, Oriana lee,

on two of the year's most-anticipated hip-hop albums: Dwight Spitz

by Count Bass D & Downfall of the Iblis by MF Grimm (Kool G Rap).


Thanks for your continued support!


-Oriana lee

Tuesday, May 14, 2002


Nashville is hosting a slew of cultural events this week, including the Black Enterprise Conference, a number of theatrical performances, & quite a few events to keep the youngsters entertained. IN THE KNOW has also begun listing urban-related events from other major cities, as to connect our people throughout the states. Please continue to forward the newsletter to everyone you know & feel free to print the listings directly from the site.

This week's commentary comes to us from Donna Jo Warren, Green Party candidate for Lt. Governor of California & Dr. Jonathan

Farley, Green Party candidate for US Congress in Tennessee. You might remember Dr. Farley's commentary on Fisk University a few issues back. Ten years after the Rodney King & the L.A. Riots, "Four White Policeman" encourages us to question the welfare of American Afrakans since 1992.

Attached to the newsletter is a flyer promoting an upcoming event in which I will be participating. Please come out & support!

Thanks for your continued support!


--Oriana lee

Tuesday, May 7, 2002



As a fulfilled mother of three, I know all too well the unfortunate challenges involved in finding quality minority-based health care service. In celebration of Mother's Day, IN THE KNOW features a facility in the Nashville community equipped with a warm & friendly female staff dedicated to providing superior women's health care. East End Women's Health & Birth Center, a non-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to providing quality women's health care since 1999.

On this, the 2nd Anniversary of Writehanded.com, we eagerly present to you a new publication/site design. Please take the time to venture outside of IN THE KNOW & explore the complete overhauled territory.

We are also honoring one of our local public relations clients. Could it be you? Find out here: http://www.writehanded.com/exhibit1.html.

Thanks for your continued support!

--Oriana lee

Retraction- What's Goin On, featured on May 5, closed on April 30.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.