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Alan King
Worked at DC Creative Writing Workshop
Attended University of Southern Maine
Lives in Ft. Washington
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Will future builds have the option to disable the navbar? After every OTA, I have to go into my build prop editor to disable the navbar. I'm running EXODUS on the Sprint LG G3.
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I'm running Exodus rom on my Sprint LG G3 (ls990). Lots of cool features, but I wished it had pie controls. Are those coming in the next build? 
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Thanks for the group info. I just joined. Will pie controls and OK Google section anywhere come in any future builds? 
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You can get your IR blaster back on this rom. I'm running BlissPop now for Android 5.1.1 and I got my IR blaster back by downloading Selinuxchanger and set it to Permissive. I flashed the LG Quick remote and I'm back in business.
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In the next build, will there be more navbar customizations? I really miss being able to add a "notification (status drop down)" button. 
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I'm now running Candy5 Rom. No Bluetooth issues. 
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A few years ago, I started as a writer-in-residence with the D.C. Creative Writing Workshop, and worked my way up to senior program director. I owe this nonprofit and its Executive Director Nancy Schwalb so much. I shot these clips, not sure what I would do with them. They sat on my phone for two years until now. So here's my small way of saying thanks to Nancy and the young poets in the after-school Writing Club.
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Will pie controls and OK Google detection anywhere come in any future builds? 
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+William Sedlacek​​, OK Google Detection everywhere does not work on every rom. (It did on OCTOS.) When I ran the stock lollipop rom, of course it worked. But with certain roms, I can only get OK Google detection from the app. 
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I like the Disa app, but now it's not letting me send photo attachments. What's the best fix for this? What am I doing wrong? My mother-in-law tried to send me photos and Disa stated that the messages failed to download. Any help is appreciated. 
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I checked the APN and it's set correctly. The Stock SMS app allows me to send and receive both photos and videos fine. 
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Hey, I'm enjoying Candy5 Rom. Just one question, what can I do to get "Okay Google" detection everywhere? I'm currently using Nova Launcher for that, but I get "Okay Google" detection as long as I don't open an app. I tried looking for mods on Xposed Framework, but nothing seems to work. I'm open to any solutions anyone might have.

Oh yeah, I have a Sprint LG G3 (LS990), running Candy5 Rom for lollipop, 5.1.1.
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I did all of that, but I'm either only able to get "Okay Google" detection in the Google app; or if I do it through the Nova Launcher, I get detection on any of the launcher screens, but not when I'm in an app.
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Here's a trailer I did for my book, DRIFT.
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Teach. Write. Promote.
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  • DC Creative Writing Workshop
    Senior Program Director, 2013
  • Duke Ellington School of the Arts
    Part-time Instructor, 2013
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Poet. Author. Journalist. Writing workshop facilitator. http://alanwking.com.
Introduction
Alan King is a poet, author, and journalist, living in the DC metropolitan area. He writes about art and domestic issues on his blog at http://alanwking.com.

In addition to teaching creative writing throughout the DC/Baltimore region, he’s a part-time poetry instructor at Duke Ellington School of the Arts and the senior program director at the DC Creative Writing Workshop at Charles Hart Middle School in DC’s Congress Heights neighborhood.

The Workshop introduces students to the joys of self-expression and the written word. Since its founding in 1995, thousands of students have attended readings, plays and other literary events, won dozens of writing awards, and enjoyed a wealth of new experiences not otherwise available to young people in Ward 8.

King has also facilitated creative writing workshops for the American Poetry Museum (Washington DC), The ARCH (Washington DC), Duke Ellington High School of the Performing Arts (Washington DC), the “Legacy Project” at Homewood Center (Columbia MD), KIPP DC AIM Academy (Washington DC) and the Perry School Community Services Center (Washington DC).

As a former staff writer for the Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper, King has covered the Baltimore City Council, as well as wrote about redevelopment in east Baltimore and the displacement of its residents. He also traveled to Kingston, Jamaica, to write about the historic landmarks and covered the island’s 47th Independence Day celebration.

Prior to the AFRO, King interned as a research assistant at the Center for Public Integrity, a government watchdog organization of investigative journalists. There, he wrote profiles of past presidential campaign donors and compiled a chronology of news articles on election fraud and corruption for the book project, “The Buying of The President (BOP) 2008.”

As a student at Howard University, King traveled to New Orleans to do post-Katrina coverage as part of a student press team assembled by the university and the Washington Post. His article, “Katrina Aftermath Still Undercuts Special-Needs Housing,” was published on washingtonpost.com. That article is about the aftermath of Katrina and its effects on New Orleans residents living with HIV/AIDS.

King is also an accomplished poet. Here’s what Derrick Weston Brown, poet-in-residence at the 14th and V streets Busboys and Poets, had to say: “A fixture on the D.C. MD VA scene since 1999, Alan has at one time blessed every Open Mic spot throughout the area.

“Mangoes, he was there; Brookland Cup Of Dreams, he was there. The ‘first’ Java Head Cafe in College Park, he was there. The first Mocha Hut on 14th St, he was there. Yogi’s Records, he was there; Harambe’s in Adams Morgan, he was there. Teaism, he was there; and Bar Nun, he was there. This cat is a walking history book of D.C. poetry. Not only that, he’s a dynamic performer and prolific writer.”

King’s poems have appeared in Alehouse, Audience, Boxcar Poetry Review, Indiana Review, MiPoesias and RATTLE, among others.

He is a Cave Canem fellow, VONA Alum, a Stonecoast MFA canditate, and a two-time Best of the Net nominee. He's also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and is the author of his collection of poems Drift (Willow Books, 2012).

When he’s not reporting or sending poems to journals, you can find King chasing the muse through Washington, D.C. — people watching with his boys and laughing at the crazy things strangers say to get close to one another.
Bragging rights
I'm a two-time Best of the Net nominee, whose poems were also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. My first collection Drift (Willow Books) is available at alanwking.com.
Education
  • University of Southern Maine
    Poetry, 2013
  • Howard University
    Communications, 2007
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February 8
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