Music

9 Things I Love About J. Cole’s Angie Martinez Interview

9 Things I Love About J. Cole’s Angie Martinez Interview

Two weeks ago I wrote a post clowning J. Cole’s hair. I wanted to see two things: if you guys are with me, actually reading my blog and to sort of praise Cole. Read carefully. I spend far more time outlining what he’s been doing in the wake of the country’s current racial tensions than […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Christmas Concert 12/22 [TICKETS]

Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Christmas Concert 12/22 [TICKETS]

DOUG E.FRESH, VIVIAN GREEN, ANTHONY DAVID & MORE JOIN THE 2ND ANNUAL RAHEEM DEVAUGHN & FRIENDS HOLIDAY CONCERT Three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, in partnership with Radio One DC, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Holiday Concert on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Washington DC’s Historic Howard Theater.  The […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Estelle Brings “True Romance” to DC [VIDEO]

Estelle Brings “True Romance” to DC [VIDEO]

This Monday, British songstress Estelle graced DC with an intimate performance at The Howard Theatre.  She allowed us an exclusive, live first listen to her upcoming album. “True Romance” is set to drop February 17, 2015, and serves as the artist’s fourth studio album and first since winning a Grammy in 2013 for hit single […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dear Shy Glizzy: Your Complex Comments Will Cost You

Dear Shy Glizzy: Your Complex Comments Will Cost You

Why I got to worry about anybody in D.C.? Nobody in D.C. is worried about Glizzy. – Shy Glizzy Dear Shy Glizzy, You tried it! Yep, right out of the gate I’m going to let you know how I feel about your comments in December 7th’s Complex article. You may have had an ‘Awwsome Year,’ […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Entertainment

Top Five is a Hit! | Movie Review

Top Five is a Hit! | Movie Review

TOP FIVE is too funny! Last night I hosted an advance screening of the new comedic film written, directed and starring Chris Rock. After a long day of work and a lot on my mind I almost didn’t go, but the reviews were too good to not see what all the hype is about. Attending […]

By December 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Cast Members for R&B Divas LA and There’s Drama Already

New Cast Members for R&B Divas LA and There’s Drama Already

My girl over at The JasmineBrand always has the tea and today she announced that R&B Divas LA has two new cast members. As we learned from Lil’ Mo earlier this year, the franchise will resume with Season 3, and began tapping in late October. I didn’t get much detail then, but apparently all the […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The First Family’s First Date Now a Film: “Southside With You”

The First Family’s First Date Now a Film: “Southside With You”

Legend has it, the summer of 1989 was huge for our 44th president– so huge that it’s worthy of the silver screen. One afternoon, a 28-year-old Barack Obama set out to squire his future First Lady around and about Chicago’s Southside, ultimately sweeping her off her feet. The cinematic romantic tale of how then 25-year-old recent Harvard […]

By December 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Biopic Looks… GOOD! [VIDEO]

Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Biopic Looks… GOOD! [VIDEO]

The Internet certainly let Wendy Williams and Lifetime know exactly how they felt about the questionable Aaliyah biopic that aired in November. So naturally, every time the ‘Whitney’ commercial would play we cringed in fear. Well, yesterday Buzzfeed released the trailer for the network’s newest biopic, and it looks great! I’m happy to watch Angela Bassett’s […]

By December 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Events

Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Christmas Concert 12/22 [TICKETS]

Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Christmas Concert 12/22 [TICKETS]

DOUG E.FRESH, VIVIAN GREEN, ANTHONY DAVID & MORE JOIN THE 2ND ANNUAL RAHEEM DEVAUGHN & FRIENDS HOLIDAY CONCERT Three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, in partnership with Radio One DC, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Holiday Concert on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Washington DC’s Historic Howard Theater.  The […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
DC’s New Music Conference & Showcase #MADEINTHEDMV [12/6]

DC’s New Music Conference & Showcase #MADEINTHEDMV [12/6]

This winter the DMV is getting something fresh and new for the music scene. December’s #MadeInTheDMV” Music Conference and Showcase is where “Your Story [is] Our Culture.” The two-part event was created to educate and cultivate the area’s best homegrown talent on the rise.  Copyright protected by DigiproveSome Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published under these license terms: X License […]

By November 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
There’s An App For That | Black Owned Business Search Tool

There’s An App For That | Black Owned Business Search Tool

  With the holiday season fast approaching, there are sales ads and commercials going up left and right. All of us want to save money, but what if you could get the same services & products and invest in our community at the same time?  Introducing, Black Trade Lines app.  It’s a mobile app that […]

By November 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Gypsy Soul Presents Daley at Rams Head Live 11/17 [TICKETS]

Gypsy Soul Presents Daley at Rams Head Live 11/17 [TICKETS]

UK Soul Singer Daley is in Baltimore live this Monday. November 17, 2014 Rams Head Live Powerplant Baltimore, Maryland TheBobbyPen.com has been invited to attend a special meet and greet with Daley by host Gypsy Soul. Daley Bio Compared to Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall due to his Manchester, England origin, red hair, and R&B roots […]

By November 11, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Lifestyle

Beauty Trend: Mood Nails

Beauty Trend: Mood Nails

My current beauty obsession is mood polish. They’re so cute and so much fun. If you like the ombre effect, this style will take care of that for you. How it works: The default color is usually the lighter of the two, and appears when the wear’s nails are warm or body temperature (97.8 degree Fahrenheit.) […]

By December 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
How Come When Rappers ‘Go Concious’ They Stop Grooming?

How Come When Rappers ‘Go Concious’ They Stop Grooming?

Our beloved, North Carolina rapper J. Cole has been on the front lines raising awareness and speaking out about the injustices we’ve been seeing with police/citizen relations. Cole was one of the first rappers to pack up and head down to Ferguson, Mo. to show solidarity with protesters after the fatal police shooting of unarmed […]

By December 9, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Journalist Roland Martin Celebrates Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. [VIDEO]

Journalist Roland Martin Celebrates Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. [VIDEO]

TV One’s Roland Martin is a proud Alpha Man, so I figured it was only right to share his experience as a member of the “Phirst and Phinest” Fraternity around, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. I asked him what makes Alpha the no. 1 fraternity, he said “Easy, we are the first black collegiate Fraternity… […]

By December 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
5 Black Owned DMV Boutiques To Support this Black Friday

5 Black Owned DMV Boutiques To Support this Black Friday

From loc jewelry, custom reconstructed fashion and a all-in-one nail spa and pole dance studio, the DMV is filled to the brim with passionate and ambitious young people. This short list of Black Owned small businesses is comprised of entrepreneurs all under the age of 40 living out their wildest dreams. While I’m certain there are […]

By November 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Community

9 Things I Love About J. Cole’s Angie Martinez Interview

9 Things I Love About J. Cole’s Angie Martinez Interview

Two weeks ago I wrote a post clowning J. Cole’s hair. I wanted to see two things: if you guys are with me, actually reading my blog and to sort of praise Cole. Read carefully. I spend far more time outlining what he’s been doing in the wake of the country’s current racial tensions than […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Christmas Concert 12/22 [TICKETS]

Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Christmas Concert 12/22 [TICKETS]

DOUG E.FRESH, VIVIAN GREEN, ANTHONY DAVID & MORE JOIN THE 2ND ANNUAL RAHEEM DEVAUGHN & FRIENDS HOLIDAY CONCERT Three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, in partnership with Radio One DC, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Raheem DeVaughn & Friends Holiday Concert on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Washington DC’s Historic Howard Theater.  The […]

By December 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Dear Shy Glizzy: Your Complex Comments Will Cost You

Dear Shy Glizzy: Your Complex Comments Will Cost You

Why I got to worry about anybody in D.C.? Nobody in D.C. is worried about Glizzy. – Shy Glizzy Dear Shy Glizzy, You tried it! Yep, right out of the gate I’m going to let you know how I feel about your comments in December 7th’s Complex article. You may have had an ‘Awwsome Year,’ […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Two-Week Compassion Christmas Clothing Drive [Community Event]

Two-Week Compassion Christmas Clothing Drive [Community Event]

This year has been an amazing one for TheBobbyPen.com. My brand has expanded tremendously, and I’ve grown so much as a professional and individual. That is why I am excited my girl Raro Lae of RLTV Media organized me and other DMV media correspondents, production company, bloggers, models and philanthropists Skye Charlie, Champion Studio, Ashley Ello, and […]

By December 8, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Recent Posts

Top Five Screening [GIVEAWAY]

Top Five Screening [GIVEAWAY]

Be the first to see Paramount’s new film TOP FIVE written, directed and starring CHRIS ROCK! TOP FIVE opens December 12th in theaters everywhere, but you and a friend can go next Thursday, December 11th. 30 of my readers can attend the exclusive screening at REGAL MAJESTIC 900 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910                                  Thursday, December […]

By December 4, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
19 Online Businesses to Help You Shop Black Owned on Black Friday [PART I]

19 Online Businesses to Help You Shop Black Owned on Black Friday [PART I]

I was planning to share this post before last night’s non-indictment Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, but today it’s even more imperative that Black Americans unite to circulate our $1.1 Trillion spent annually (by 2015). How crazy is it to think that we are only the second largest racial minority in the country (or 13 percent of the population,) yet […]

By November 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
DC’s 11 Hottest Heated Patios for Winter Rooftop Drinking [MAP]

DC’s 11 Hottest Heated Patios for Winter Rooftop Drinking [MAP]

It’s cold. Tell you something you don’t know? Outdoor drinking doesn’t have to stop. Now that I’ve got your attention, beat the winter blues with Eater DC’s comprehensive guide to heated patio bars. They even took the courtesy to map it out for you!  Boundary Stone Public House Visit website (202) 621-6635 116 Rhode Island Ave […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
5 Funniest Reactions | Black Twitter Takes to Beyonce’s 7/11 [VIDEO]

5 Funniest Reactions | Black Twitter Takes to Beyonce’s 7/11 [VIDEO]

Leave it to #BlackTwitter to get new Beyonce and make a complete mockery of it. I love the creativity of the video for 7/11 especially since Mutha Bey gave us 17 high quality videos last year. She’s always pioneering something different and this iPhone-only pregame party video is no different. However, since it was shot in her […]

By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New Busboys & Poets Location in Anacostia to Educate Residents

New Busboys & Poets Location in Anacostia to Educate Residents

DCist announced today, popular local dining franchise Busboys & Poets is expected to take over the space at 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE. The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative’s (FSFSC)  now owns this building. This will be Busboys owner, Anas “Andy” Shallal’s (an Iraqi-American artist, activist and restaurateur,) fourth location total, and the first on […]

By November 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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