Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Alexyss K Tylor: Gay Men/Straight couples 3 somes

Ciara remix of Beyonce's Diva

Sunday, December 28, 2008

2008 Year In Review

Well the year 2008 is coming to a close and 2009 is almost upon us but before we party our way into the new year i wanted to go back in time and remeber the year that was. Well today makes a year in the nations capital for me and even though its been a bump ride i am glad i did make the move and i am goin to continue to keep my head up.

The year started out with the Daryl Wilson Red Party back in Febrary on President's Day Weekend where i partied with Tiffany Pollard aka "New York" followed by parting in philly with Tron from www.whatsthet.com for philly black pride. That was a good weekend of fun. Memorial Weekend here in DC was very different to say the least and if you follow this blog i did talk about it, but thats the past and i hold no more ill regards to that situation but here is video of some of the events at the 930 clubhttp://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/08/strip-off-dc-style_06.html .

Moving on July was pure madness as Charlotte Black Pride weekend was just plain Stupid is all i can say, just sheer madness. DJ SEDRICK "House Muther" did his thang especially on saturday night for his big birthday party. http://www.andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/07/spellbound-2008-reviewcharlotte-black.html



July also saw the Miami Beach Bruthaz Event: http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/07/miami-beach-bruthaz-score-white-party.html and http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/07/miami-beach-bruthaz-fashion-show-2008.html as well as the Official Summer Takeover that took place here in DC: http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/07/2008-official-summer-takeover.html and http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/07/pictorial-review-of-2008-official.html

August saw the olympic power of Jamaica as the dominated the olympics with sheer force. As well as political coverage of the Democratic National Convention which was held in Denver with Barack Obama officially being nominated as our nominee.

September saw the traditional labor day madness in Atlanta for Atlanta Black Gay Pride and this year i didnt attend but media correspondent King D did and u can see his coverage here http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/09/atlanta-black-gay-pride-2008-extended.html and also i had correspondents Moe out of New Jersey cover and here is his coverage here http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/09/2008-atlanta-black-gay-pride-weekend.html and media partner lonnell williams of www.lonnellwilliams.blogspot.com coverage here http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/09/atlanta-black-gay-pride-2008-extended.html
and tron from www.whatsthet.com coverage here http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/09/we-gave-u-strip-off-dc-style-few-weeks.html
September also saw Jennifer Hudson come to DC for Good Morning America here http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/09/j-hud-live-n-dc-on-gma-today.html

October brought Janet Jackson to DC after cancelling 8 previous shows http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/10/janet-jackson-rocks-dc.html and http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/10/janet-rocks-dc-pt-2-pictorial-review.html andhttp://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/10/janet-jackson-rocks-dc-pt-3.html and also the Movie premiere of Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom Movie http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/10/noahs-arc-jumping-broom-movie-review-pt.html and http://andresflava.blogspot.com/2008/10/noahs-arcjumping-broom-movie-review-pt.html

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Trailer



Movie comes out May 1, 2009 Nationwide

A Strong Black Man 4 A Strong Black Man

A Strong Black Man yes this is true
but dont be so strong putting up walls thinking I will hurt you
trust my heart to be true
I dont pause and think before saying I love you
it's something I just do
look into my brown eyes they tell the truth
it's never my goal to offend you
sometimes I say things to get a reaction from you
and thats only because I cant read you
I'm just reaching out to touch you
dont let your heart be as cold as your hands
I know like a stone wall you're a Strong Black Man

I would never degrade you
disrespecting your manhood just aint cool
your money is not what attracted me to you
the Lago’ you drive does not make you
where you live makes me think no more or less of you
nor does the clothes you wear hell
I love you naked boo
I want what's best for you
but I dont care about
how long or which one or even if
you attended school
as long as for yourself you continue to improve

25,35,45 and beyond
every Strong Black Man I know
has at least one scrape, scratch or scar
take it for what it is chop it up as a loss
One day a another Strong Black Man's path you will cross
dont be so strong that you forget to bend
what could be more perfect than a mate like a twin
two powerful forces a Strong Black Man with his Strong Black Man

I know this Strong Black Man has alot of work of his own to do
I have to learn to bend just like you
tear down these bricks I've mounted between me and you
I know your worth and I already trust in you
Strong Black man I'm calling out to you
trust in me by trusting in yourself
work with the cards dealt
this Strong Black Man needs his Strong Black Man
come with me now let me warm your cold hands

Beyonce's Halo & Diva Videos

Halo


Diva

Friday, December 19, 2008

In the News

"Madea goes to Jail" Official Trailer



"Obssed" Movie Trailer starring Beyonce



Monica & Brandy performs The Boy is Mine



Three Black Gay Men Killed in New Orleans, Police Hunt for Suspects
thanks to www.rodonline.typepad.com

New Orleans police have identified three black men who were gunned down in a 7th Ward home. The men were apparently gay, one possibly transgender, and police "believe the three victims knew their killers."

The victims were all from Mississippi and living together in a home on the 2500 block of Pauger Street. They are identified as Felix Pearson, 19; Kenneth Monroe, 27; and Darriel Wilson, 20. Nola.com reports the men were found Saturday afternoon after the building manager "said he saw the lower half of a man's body through a window and called 911."

Initial reports suggest the victims were black gay men and one possibly trans. A police source is quoted as saying "one" of the victim's "was wearing women's clothes." The Times Picayune also publishes a crime scene photo and the victims friends are clearly family. Local radio reports have reportedly outed the victims, says Eddie Warren, a Rod 2.0 reader in Metaire. "The victims were identified as gay on a call-in show on WYLD," he says, referring to a popular black station.

Friends of Darriel Wilson have created a memorial page on Facebook. So far there are more than 180 friends—many are from Mississippi and/or Wilson's hometown of Hattiesburg—and clearly many are other black gay men. Several Facebook friends are members of the ballroom community, too. Funeral arrangements are not complete for Wilson. No word yet on arrangements for Pearson and Monroe.

There is also no word yet on a possible motive for the triple murder but it may be too early to speculate on a hate crime theory. There were no signs of a home invasion and authorities believe "the victims and their killer or killers were associates and may have entered the home together."Regardless of the motive, there are three more deaths of black gay men to add to the crime blotter. What a way to end the year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Food 4 Thought: Transforming the Mind,Body & Soul

There are moments when we need to begin to understand that there is a place for all of us to seek purpose and understanding. We have to focus on seeking peace. When we take the time to be still and silent, we can reconize who we are and what our purpose is. The universe doesn't have a pause button, it is constantly in motion, constantly evolving, changing, stretching and metamorphosing. There is a lesson in that for us all.

We are a culture that gorges on being acquistive, but what we seek to acquire always seems to involve material gain. Not that that's inherently bad in and of itself. But so much focus on temporal things, while allowing our most precious assets-mind,body and soul to slide into rack and ruin, is foolish. So we have to create a new dream, new goals, and a new methodology for achieving those goals.

Turn off the tv and cell phone and crack open a book. Take an excercise class. Stop eating for two. Stop spending every single penny of your paycheck. Lose the negative friends. Meditate. Make an appointment for an annual physical. Visit a local school and offer your services as a tutor. Mentor a oung person who is heading down the path of self-destruction. Pray. Visit a nursing home. Learn to Love and Respect yourself.

Oftentimes, ironically enough, while we are laboring to improve somebody else's life or circumstances, we find our own path to redemption.

We do have the power and the duty to create miracles in our own lives. But we can't wait for somebody else to do it. As Mahatma Gandhi said, " Be the change you want to see in the world."

President Bush gets goodbye gift from Iraq

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fox Sports apologizes 4 Lewdness



Minnesota Vikings
tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is having a breakout season, and his national exposure is now at an all-time high.
Fox Sports televised a clip of Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s postgame locker room speech after Sunday’s victory at Detroit, and Shiancoe was inadvertently shown naked in the background. He was wearing a towel that did little to cover him. The network apologized, but screen-shot images have surfaced all over the Internet.

Shiancoe wasn’t available to the media Monday, but he joked with a gossip columnist for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis about it. "How’d it look?" he told the newspaper.
But Shiancoe’s agent, Tony Agnone, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that his client was embarrassed and hopes fans understand it wasn’t intentional, reports The Associated Press.

See the actual video.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Get your SWERV ON!


SWERV Magazine is a new national lifestyle periodical for the African American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. Each issue will feature same-gender loving men and women in visual and performing arts, music, literature, film, television, sports, community activism and politics. SWERV Magazine will also include sections on health and fitness, cuisine, news, and special events.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

This game is over by Justbthat

This post is courtesy of Jon Perry over at www.justbthat.com who did an excellent post take a view.

Inspiration comes from the strangest places. Here I am at 5 am — high and bored not so much horny, but just chatting on A4A — talking to people about their plans for the weekend.

I get a message from a guy in Detroit. “Whad up doe… do u ever cum to da detroit area?”

“Never been!”

“Ok… would you ever be interested in visiting?”

“Actually I would… why you ask?”

His response was one of the most typical I’d ever heard. It went something exactly like this:

Well I am lookin for a true friend. I moved up here about 2 and half years ago from Florida and there is nothing up here but games… So I am lookin for someone to kick it with out of the area…

You know, sometimes I amaze even me.

I told him,

Know which games are yours to participate in and which are not.No matter where we go, people will play games. We have to learn for ourself when to shout UNO, yell YAHTZEE and even cry SORRY. Then there are times when we have to raise up and say fuck this, you cheated — you broke the rules — this game is over.

That’s not just related to love relationships but in our day to day interactions with people who try to force us to play their game day in and day out.

We play the games until we tired of playing them and if we continue, we are the ones who get played and become bitter.

Know which games are yours to participate in and which are not.

DC Council extends Liquor sales til 5am/Bars open 24/7

The DC City Council on Tuesday Dec 2 voted to extend the bar closing time from 1am to 5am from January 17 -21 as the city is flooded with people to celebrate the Inauguration of President Obama.


The law, proposed by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, was introduced by council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), who represents the nightlife-heavy neighborhoods of Adams Morgan and Mount Pleasant.

Graham said yesterday that he spoke with aides to Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) the day the measure came up for a vote and passed.

Graham said he was asked to remove nightclubs -- a category that includes clubs with nude dancing -- from the legislation out of public safety concerns. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier shut down a nightclub and a lodge earlier this year after outbreaks of violence. The council restored nightclubs to the legislation, leading Graham to vote against his own bill.

"All of the discussions [with mayoral aides] were about public safety and their appraisal of public safety," Graham said. "I assumed that was an expression of Lanier."

Traci L. Hughes, a D.C. police spokeswoman, said more than 4,000 officers from other jurisdictions will be in the District assisting local police with the inauguration.

2009 Grammy Nods are In

Nominations for the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards were announced tonight by The Recording Academy and reflected one of the most diverse years ever with the Album Of The Year category alone representing the rap, R&B, folk and rock genres.

Lil Wayne topped the nominations with eight, Coldplay garnered seven, and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West each earned six nods. Alison Krauss, John Mayer, Robert Plant, Radiohead and Jazmine Sullivan received five each, and Adele, Danger Mouse, Eagles, Lupe Fiasco, George Strait, and T.I. each received four nominations.

For the first time, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on prime-time television as part of "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night." The one-hour special — broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre L.A Live — featured past GRAMMY winners and nominees reading nominations in several categories, as well as performing songs from the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in celebration of the grand opening of the GRAMMY Museum.

Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J and 50th GRAMMY Best New Artist nominee Taylor Swift co-hosted the telecast, and presenters/performers included four-time GRAMMY winner Christina Aguilera, five-time GRAMMY winners Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, the six-time GRAMMY-winning Foo Fighters, 14-time GRAMMY winner B.B. King, five-time GRAMMY winner John Mayer, and Swift.

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 8, 2009, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Year Of The Gentleman - Ne-Yo
Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
In Rainbows - Radiohead

SONG OF THE YEAR
-American Boy - William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West, artist)
-Chasing Pavements - Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele, artist)
-I'm Yours - Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz, artist)
-Love Song - Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles, artist)
-Viva La Vida - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay, artist)

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Chasing Pavements - AdeleViva La Vida - Coldplay
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Paper Planes - M.I.A
Please Read The Letter - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best New Artist
Adele
Duffy
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
All Summer Long-Kid Rock
Say-John Mayer
That Was Me-Paul McCartney
I'm Yours-Jason Mraz
Closer-Ne-Yo
Wichita Lineman-James Taylor

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Apologize-OneRepublic
Won't Go Home Without You-Maroon 5
Going On-Gnarls Barkley
Waiting In The Weeds-Eagles
Viva La Vida-Coldplay

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Lesson Learned-Alicia Keys & John Mayer
4 Minutes-Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
Rich Woman-Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
If I Never See Your Face Again-Rihanna & Maroon 5
No Air-Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Me, Myself And I-Beyoncé
Heaven Sent-Keyshia Cole
Spotlight-Jennifer Hudson
Superwoman-Alicia Keys
Need U Bad-Jazmine Sullivan

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
You're The Only One-Eric Benét
Take You Down-Chris Brown
Miss Independent-Ne-Yo
Can't Help But Wait-Trey Songz
Here I Stand-Usher

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Never Give You Up-Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton
I'm His Only Woman-Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
Stay With Me (By The Sea)-Al Green Featuring John Legend
Words-Anthony David Featuring India.Arie
Ribbon In The Sky-Boyz II Men

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
A Change Is Gonna Come-Wayne Brady
You've Got The Love I Need-Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
Baby I Know-(Linda Jones) With Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
Love That Girl-Raphael Saadiq
In Love With Another Man-Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Song
Bust Your Windows-
Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, songwriter) (Jazmine Sullivan)

Customer-
I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & J. Smith, songwriters (Raheem DeVaughn)

Heaven Sent-
Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters (Keyshia Cole)

Miss Independent-
M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo)

Spotlight-
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)

Best R&B Album
Love & Life-Eric Benét
Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA-oyz II Men
Lay It Down-l Green
Jennifer Hudson-ennifer Hudson
The Way I See It-Raphael Saadiq

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Growing Pains-Mary J. Blige
Back Of My Lac'-J. Holiday
First Love-Karina
Year Of The Gentleman-Ne-Yo
Fearless-Jazmine Sullivan

Best Rap Solo Performance
Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)...-Jay-Z
A Milli-Lil WayneTrack from: Tha Carter III
Paris, Tokyo-Lupe Fiasco
N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave And The Master)-Nas
Sexual Eruption-Snoop Dogg

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Royal Flush-Big Boi Featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000
Swagga Like Us-Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Mr. Carter-Lil Wayne Featuring Jay-Z
Wish You Would-Ludacris Featuring T.I.
Put On-Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
American Boy-Estelle Featuring Kanye West
Low-Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
Green Light-John Legend & Andre 3000
Got Money-Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
Superstar-Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos

Best Rap Song
Lollipop-D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer & R. Zamor, songwriters (Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major)Track from: Tha Carter III[Cash Money/Universal Motown; Publishers: Young Money Publishing/Warner-Chappell Music, Herbalicious Music/Blackfountain Music/EMI-April Music, JimiPub Music/EMI Blackwood, Three Nails and A Crown Publishing]

Low-T. Dillard, M. Humphrey & T-Pain, songwriters (Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain)Track from: Mail On Sunday[Poe Boy/Atlantic; Publishers: E-Class Publishing/Top Quality Publishing/NappyPub Music/Zomba Songs]

Sexual Eruption-Calvin Broadus, S. Lovejoy & D. Stewart, songwriters (Snoop Dogg)Track from: Ego Trippin[Geffen; Publishers: My Own Chit Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music, Shawty Redd Songs/EMI April Music, Pimpin Tha Pen]

Superstar-Lupe Fiasco & Soundtrakk, songwriters (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos)Track from: The Cool[1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill Music (Heavy As Heaven/Universal Music), 1st & 15th Publishing (Mr. Lopez Music/Universal Music Publishing)]
Swagga Like Us-D. Carter, S. Carter, Clifford Harris & Kanye West, songwriters (M. Arulpragasam, N. Headon, M. Jones, J. Mellor, T. Pentz & P. Simonon, songwriters) (Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne)[Roc-A-Fella/Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Pub./Warner-Tamerlane/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Carter Boys Music/EMI April/Young Money Pub./Warner-Tamerlane/Hollertronix/Domino Publishing/Universal Z Tunes/Univ. Polygram Int'l]


Best Rap Album
American Gangster-Jay-Z[Roc-A-Fella]
Tha Carter III-Lil Wayne[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
The Cool-Lupe Fiasco[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
Nas-Nas[Def Jam]
Paper Trail-T.I.[Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

In the News

Brandy's New Video-Long Distance



Hudson Murder Suspect To Be Charged


CHICAGO (Reuters) - The estranged brother-in-law of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson was arrested and will be charged with the October slayings of three of her relatives, police said on Monday.

"We have obtained an arrest warrant for William Balfour. He was released to Chicago detectives," Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Monique Bond said, adding that Balfour would be charged with three counts of murder.

Balfour, 27, who had been married to Hudson's sister Julia, was questioned after the slayings but not charged. He was imprisoned for violating his parole on a previous attempted murder conviction, and was scheduled to have a hearing on Wednesday.

Bond would not give details about what evidence led police to charge Balfour for the shooting deaths of Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, 57, brother, Jason Hudson, 29, and 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.

Donerson and Jason Hudson were found shot to death on October 24 in Donerson's South Side home. Four days later, King's body was found in a stolen sport utility vehicle parked on the city's West Side. A handgun used in the slayings was found nearby.

The Chicago Tribune reported investigators had evidence that Balfour had a gun matching the weapon. {Source}

Also Sandra Rose is reporting possible accomplices to the killings
Balfour Finally Charged in Hudson Murders. But What About His Accomplice(s)?


President-Elect Barack Obama commorates World AIDS Day yesterday



Barack Obama announces his National Security Team yesterday



The National Security Team
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: Secretary of State
ROBERT GATES: Defense Secretary
ERIC HOLDER: Attorney General
SUSAN RICE: Ambassador to the United Nations
JANET NAPOLITANO: Homeland Security Secretary
GENERAL JAMES JONES: White House National Security Advisor

Here is the video of the announcement:

The Return

Its been 11 days but it does seem like an a long suffering pain as i was on a short but needed hiatus. I was able to think and get some things in life on track but more importantly get me on track which at the end of the day counts. I did alot of soul searching and deleted alot of people out of my life in the process and i became closer to a few very good ones who i already knew had my back and was dumb to see it. So much news worthy stuff as happen in the 11 days and i will try and play catch up so i hope everyone had a good thanksgiving holiday weekend. Now its time to get back to business. I have a few BIG projects down the pipeline that will be revealed soon. So until then be good and here to my return to the blog world. Thanks to those that reached out to me in my absence it truly meant alot.

Friday, November 21, 2008

ON HIATUS

Due to alot of personal stuff currently goin on in my life this site will be down for the next few weeks as i gather my thoughts and get myself together.

I started this blog back on September of 2005 after meeting one of the orginial bloggers of the old school era Mr. Frank Roberts at an HIV/AIDS Black Gay Men's Summitt in Brooklyn in August of 2005. Like most blog i dont really dilvuledge my life's lessons to the world since i find it that nothing exciting really happens in my life. So i used this site as more of an entertainment site and also talk about other gay related issues here and there and whateva else is goin on in the world. I have been very addicted to blogging these last 3 years and its time for me to take a step back for a while and get me together and come back stronger and better. So until i return be good and thanks to the countless readers and people who have stopped by thru this journey.

I was first known to the world as Lauderdaleboi1500 and have been featured on countless sites. and then i made a boo boo and some how the site got deleted on my own accord on accident. then i was just andreallen. and now AndresFlava.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Countdown to MLK WEEKEND/INAUGURATION

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2008

Daryl Wilson Promotions Bringing The Heat in 2009

It was a rough and trying year for the nation as well as Daryl Wilson Promotions with that said there has been a major overhaul and restructuring of the promotional company that has brought the Washington DC area some of the biggest parties they have ever seen.

For over Ten years Daryl Wilson Promotions© has been providing quality events for the Black gay community here in the nations capital. Daryl has transform the way the popular club setting should be by adding top notch celebrity performers at his events, such names as Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holliday, Amerie, Lil Mo, Mr. Cheeks, Doug E Fresh, Letoya, Remy Ma, and appearances by Darrin Henson, Tyson Beckford, Eva Pigford, Rockmond Dunbar and most recently Oscar Winner Jennifer Hudson to name a few. Daryl's events have attracted patrons well into the thousands, and with so many changes now taking place in the nations capitol Daryl still finds himself continuing to set high standards by providing quality events for the DC's gay community.

Daryl Wilson Promotions will continue that tradition this January 2009 as HISTORY will be made Martin Luther King Weekend/Presidential Inauguration Weekend Jan 16-20 as we combine forces with Krave Entertainment/Brothers United to host the biggest party weekend to ever hit DC area as over a million people are expected to come to the area for the historic swearing-in of the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama.

We are currently putting the finishing touching on the extremely heavy star studded weekend as Daryl Wilson Promotions can only do it BIG in 2009! Also stay tuned as we join forces with DC Black Pride to bring back the flava Memorial Day Weekend May 22-26 2009 details on Memorial Weekend will be announced in Mid February.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Calif. Supreme Court to take up gay marriage ban

SAN FRANCISCO – California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but refused to allow gay couples to resume marrying before it rules.

The California Supreme Court accepted three lawsuits seeking to nullify Proposition 8, a voter-approved constitutional amendment that overruled the court's decision in May that legalized gay marriage.

All three cases claim the measure abridges the civil rights of a vulnerable minority group. They argue that voters alone did not have the authority to enact such a significant constitutional change.

As is its custom when it takes up cases, the court did not elaborate on its decision.

Along with the gay rights groups and local governments petitioning to overturn the ban, the measure's sponsors and Attorney General Jerry Brown had urged the Supreme Court to consider whether Proposition 8 passes legal muster.

The court directed Brown and lawyers for the Yes on 8 campaign to submit their arguments for why the ballot initiative should not be nullified by Dec. 19. It said lawyers for the plaintiffs, who include same-sex couples who did not wed before the election, must respond before Jan. 5. Oral arguments could be scheduled as early as March, according to court spokeswoman Lynn Holton.

Both opponents and supporters of Proposition 8 expressed confidence Wednesday that their arguments would prevail.

But they also agreed that the cases present the court's seven justices — six of whom voted to review the challenges — with complex questions that have few precedents in state case law.

CHANGE IS COMING 2 OBAMA-BIDEN ADMINISTRATION

The Washington Blade is reporting that President Elect Obama has included seven openly SGL individuals on his transition team to review federal departments and agencies. Three of the seven served in high level positions during the Clinton administration. They are businessman Fred P. Hochberg, former San Francisco Supervisor Roberta Achtenberg, and labor attorney Elaine Kaplan.“The Agency Review Teams for the Obama-Biden Transition will complete a thorough review of key departments, agencies and commissions of the United States government as well as the White House,” a statement posted Monday on the transition team web site states.Meanwhile, reports from Washington indicate that Obama is still considering appointing his highest-ranking gay campaign official, deputy campaign manager Steve Hildebrand, as successor to Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean. Dean announced last week that he would not seek another term as chair.

ANTM Cycle 11 Contestant Isis King on Tyra Banks Show

Isis King (born Darrell Walls, 1985) is an American fashion model and contestant on the eleventh cycle of the TV series America's Next Top Model.She is the first transwoman to compete on the show and has become one of the most visible transgender people on television. King is originally from Prince George's County, Maryland and currently resides in New York City. King was born physically male, but has stated that "mentally [and] everything else [she] was born female."She has stated that people might refer to her as transgender or transsexual but she prefers the phrase "born in the wrong body."


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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

In The News

Pro 8 Protest in DC this past saturday. Thanks 2 Justin B Smith 4 the video




Wanda Sykes Comes out Officially as a Lesbian




Kudos to Ms. Wanda Sykes for officially coming out hopefully this will open the doors for other "Suspect" LGBT African American celebrities.

"Mike" From LOGO's "Shirts & Skins joins ABA

Thanks Rod 2.0 for the info

Mike Survillon, the abtastic narrator and one of the co-stars of Logo’s gay-basketball reality series Shirts & Skins, will reportedly play professional basketball. Outsports reports the newly-out player "received an offer from the ABA’s San Francisco Rumble",which played the gay amateur Rock Dogs team in the first episode of the series.


Survillon becomes "the second openly gay male professional basketball player" in the United States. The first was Survillion’s Rock Dogs teammate, DeMarco Majors, who played on "the ABA’s Hawaii team even while he was training for the Gay Games" where he won gold. Clik magazine profiled Demarco's ABA career.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

ShawnQT Puts a Ring on it




New York Blogger and friend ShawnQT is back with his dance series and this time he is dancing to Beyonce's new single" Single Ladies" get into the video and subscribe to his youtube channel www.youtube.com/shawnqt and visit his blog www.dreamsinafitted.blogspot.com

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Introducing Taj-Moor's Lip-Sync Chronicles

TAJ-MOOR DOES JILL SCOTT (THE WAY)




TAJ-MOOR DOES NO DOUBT (DON'T SPEAK)


Check out my good buddy and long time associate Mr Taj-Moor as he has put together a series as he Lip Sync's to some of the hottest songs. So subscribe to his channel and show the brother some love. www.youtube.com/tevar1998

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

R & B Singer CASE LIVE N DC


The Rose Experience, will be in stores Feb. 10, 2009.

Check out his new video below "Lovely"

Get your urban news at DimeWars.Com




Walk 4 Me Wednesdays





Does sex sale??. especially at point 2:57-3:10

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Transgendered beaten by Memphis Police found dead


A transsexual who filed a lawsuit against the Memphis police after a February beating at the hands of an officer, was found shot to death in North Memphis late Sunday.



Duanna Johnson, 43, was shot in the head and died at the scene. In June, she offered to settle the lawsuit against the city of Memphis and the Memphis Police Department, but the parties could not reach an agreement.



According to online reports, one of Johnson’s attorney’s say the lawsuit will continue as planned.
Johnson was beaten in February in the booking area at 201 Poplar after an arrest on a prostitution charge.



Memphis police officers Bridges McRae and James Swain were fired after the incident, which became public when Johnson’s attorneys released a video of the beating to local media.
The video went viral and the story received national attention.
A loyal reader who hosts a radio show in Memphis, emailed SR.com this morning to say he received a voicemail message from a witness at the scene who stated Johnson was murdered by Memphis police — not three men as had been reported.



He plans to play the message on his radio show later today in Memphis.
Stay tuned for further developments.


Source: KT Alpha Lambda Kappa Alpha Psi, Memphis,TN



Below is video video of the incident






Monday, November 10, 2008

Noir Reflections Weekend




This past weekend i got an opportunity to expierence a great weekend of bonding with fellow black gay men in the mountains of western maryland in Deep Creek, Maryland which is 3.5 hrs away from the city limits of Washington DC.

The Weekend retreat was a free retreat sponsored my Us Helping Us a local HIV/AIDS agency here in the Washington DC area. The purpose of the retreat is to raise awarness in the black gay on various issues affeecting the community wit the empasis on HIV/AIDS but also other important issues we as black gay men go thru on a daily basis.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Presidential Inauguration Ticket Process

The Joint Congressional Inaugural Committee Thursday announced procedures for obtaining tickets to the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 20, 2009.

The committee said all tickets would be provided free of charge and distributed through members of Congress.

If you want tickets for the swearing-in ceremony, officials say they are free, but you have to call your congressman or senator in order to get one, and the calls are already coming in.
The committee that plans the inaugural ceremonies says don't buy the tickets websites are trying to sell, because they don't even exist yet.

If you just want to stand along Pennsylvania Avenue on the day of the parade, spots are free between the White House and the Capitol—but you'll need to get there early to get a spot.
Tickets will not be distributed until one week before the inauguration and must be picked up in person.

The committee said that no tickets are commercially available, and people should be highly skeptical of anybody claiming to have them for sale.

“Any Web site or ticket broker claiming that they have inaugural tickets is simply not telling the truth,” said Howard Gantman, staff director for the congressional inaugural committee, which is chaired by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

“Tickets for the swearing-in of the president-elect are all provided through members of Congress and the president-elect and vice-president-elect through the Presidential Inaugural Committee. We urge the public to view any offers of tickets for sale with great skepticism.”

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama Rally in Chicago-11/4/08

You know i cant help but have chills every time i hear president-elect Barack Obama acceptance sppech last night was just beyond amazing to see the first family. We have all lived to witness history. I wish i was in Grant Park with the Obama Rally. But media blogger & friend Lonnell Williams did get that one in a lifetime opportunity when looking back in history can say he was there when a black man became president of the United States of America. Get into his video below and check out http://www.lonnellwilliams.blogspot.com/ for pictorial review as well.


Florida Turns Blue- Sights and Sounds from Miami

Sit back and take a breath...a historic moment in the making....the world is definitely watching....America transpires to it's Greatest....






Tuesday, November 4, 2008

BARACK OBAMA IS THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT OF USA










At 11:00pm CNN projected that Barack Obama is the president-elect of the United States of America. Democrat Barack Obama wins the 2008 presidential election over John McCain, CNN projects, setting him up to become the first African-American to hold the nation's highest office. Barack Obama will be the 44th president of the United States of America and be sworn in on Jan 20, 2009 here in Washington DC.



This has been a very emotional and historic night on all front for me as a black gay man. Yes Barack Obama is gay-friendly and loves the gays as he included us in his president-elect speech from Chicago,Illinois but he is the first bi-racial man to take over as the president of this our great nation and i am glad to be living here in dc where i will be able to witness history on Jan 20, 2009 at 12 noon as he is sworn into office on the steps of the US Capitol as our 44th president.

I voted absentee ballot last week since i am still regestered to vote in Florida and as a news junkie even though i am not physically in Florida anymore i was still able to familarize myself with the various majors on the ballot and with the knowledge i did my civic duty as an american to vote and make my voice heard.

YES WE CAN! CHANGE IS COMING TO AMERICA!

Below at 12:00am on Wednesday November 5, 2008 Barack Obama address the Obama Party in Chicago below is his acceptance speech.



I AM SASHA FIERCE ALBUM


As we watch and wait for history to be made later today as we elect Barack Obama our next president of the United States of America. I wanted to give you a treat early for making a change and for stepping up to the plate and making a CHANGE! So with that said i present for your enjoyment. The New I AM SASHA FIERCE Album by Ms. Beyonce Knowles which comes out NOV 18 2008! So to all by Beyonce Stans! this ones for you. Check back later tonite as we will have comprehensive coverage of Election 2008!



http://www.mediafire.com/?yojmjxd1yn2

Monday, November 3, 2008

Introducing Love & Rock Clothing Line











Founder D Hayes
D.Hayes, 29 founder / designer / president, Love&ROCK - Wearable Art

Teacher turned Designer Donald Hayes...

It's not a T-shirt its a Movement

ED Hardy, Von Dutch, and Donald Hayes? The last name may not sound familiar just yet, but Hayes the creator and designer of "Love and ROCK" will definitely be on everyone's hot list, of must haves this year. Hayes offers exclusive yet affordable T-shirts and original handbags ranging from $25 to $75.00.

Love & ROCK established in 2007, is an upscale fashion T-shirt line inspired by the influence of Hip Hop and Rock. "L&R is a combination of what loves means to me and my take on rock it's the marriage of the two." Hayes has created a contemporary T-shirt line that has the look and feel of vintage inspired designs. These designs grew from his dislike of "generic" trendy t-shirts. " I recognize trends but I'm not playing into them I concentrate on what I like so that my shirts are timeless pieces".

Each design has a signature mark of an art pen. " The art pen symbolizes me spilling graphics onto an empty canvas my shirts are a work of art." Many of the L&R designs are hand painted making each shirt original and more exclusive. L&R is a brand for all people. There are no limitations of its appeal to today's urban melting pot. " My designs have the ability to be dressed up or down depending on the look your going for, I want the people who wear my clothes to make their own assumptions of what I mean, that is the true essence of creativity".

Love & ROCK is a fashion line inspired by the influence of Love, Hip Hop and Rock. Love & ROCK captures the soul and essence ROCK and HIP-HOP into each thread. L&R exudes an edgy and trend-setting look that sets its unique style apart from other contenders.

























Tron from http://www.whatsthet.com/ sporting L&R.
L&R has touches of detailed art spread upon fitted hats, T-shirts, jeans and handbags. IT HAS ALL BECOME A CANVAS FOR THE BIRTH OF L&R. I invite you to come along to experience, what the world has been waiting for. I present to you, a living work of art. A piece of me that will become a piece of you....Love & ROCK.

We believe in QUALITY: RING SPUN COTTON & OPTIONAL 100% ORGANIC MATERIALS

All of my original artwork is printed on high quality brand ring spun cotton tees for both women and men. All Tees our pre-shrunk AND offer a flattering, stylish fit on virtually any body type. To assure this type of quality the two major brands that we use in production is American Apparel and other comparable high quality brands.

Love & ROCK is an environment friendly clothing line, so we will also be offering our customers an 100% ORGANIC fabric (NATURAL & GOOD FOR THE PLANET) alternative that is pesticide and chemical free.

We believe in being Unique and marching to our own drum...ORIGINAL ARTWORK & 1000 PIECE LIMITED PRODUCTION.

Only 1,000 pieces or less will be produced and numbered in each style, making each style a limited edition item. Every person is unique, and every person deserves unique clothing, which is why the artwork is exclusive to Love & ROCK. The distinctive nature of the design strives to capture a specific mood with its intricate, yet understated attention to detail.

D.HAYES has incorporated his unique style with the use of rhinestones, CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LITTLEST DETAILS, studs, fitted silhouette and foil integrated with feminine & male characters, the pieces reflect his creativity as an artist, free spirit and his love for music.

This is only the beginning!!!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Def Jam Exec VP Shakir Stewart Commits Suicide



According to http://www.billboard.com/

Def Jam executive vice president Shakir Stewart committed suicide today (Nov. 1) in New York, according to sources. No other details were available at deadline.

Stewart succeeded Jay-Z at the top of the Def Jam ladder in June and also retained his duties as senior VP of A&R at Island Def Jam.Stewart first joined Def Jam in 2004,The Oakland, Calif., native signed such artists as Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and newcomer Karina Pasian.

Stewart cut his teeth as a music executive at Hitco Music Publishing, where he was creative director and later senior VP of creative/GM and signed Beyonce Knowles.

Even before he gained a rep for promoting rap concerts during his Morehouse College days, Stewart was "the guy who was the head of passing out fliers at seven clubs a night, seven days a week in 20-degree weather," he told Billboard this summer.

Stewart said at the time it was his goal to help develop "new, young executives ... The hot executive who's 21, 22 years old and has a serious passion for music and the desire to work 27 hours a day. That's where I was at that time in my life. And that's who I'm looking to mentor. I don't see many people like that. Instead, I see a lot of kids who want to live the lifestyle but don't want to put in the work and do what it takes."

Updated Sunday Nov 2 2008 7:48am
AllHipHop.com has learned:

While details are being confirmed, sources stated that Shakir died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, and his body was found earlier today, in his apartment.

"L.A. Reid and all of us at Island Def Jam Music Group are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Shakir Stewart," Def Jam told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "Shakir was an amazing man, in every sense of the word. A truly incredible friend and father who was an inspiration to not only our artists and employees, but to his family and the many people who had the privilege of counting him as a friend. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family at this very difficult time."

Weekend Comedy Relief

The Gay Man's "bag"

Body: Whether str8 acting, or flamboyant it's a way of life to carry some form of a "Bag" with you at all times as a gay man on the go. This can be in the form of a book bag, man purse, or woman's purse...Inside you're sure to find:

1. One baggie of Trojan condoms that were given out free at the clinic, or club.
(Durex are usually too small, or maybe that's just me)

2.
One moderately sized bottle of "wet" lubricant

3.
chap stick, or lip balm

4. (for my trade nikkas and bout it ass punks) a dime bag of weed accompanied by a lighter, and atleast ONE swisher, cigarillo, dutch, or zig zags.
{grinder and blunt splitter may be found on keychain}

5. (for the pretty boys and possible drag queens) you may stumble upon MAC foundation and eyeliner. (if nothing else they gotta make sure that haircut looks brand new with drawn in edges and unrealistically sharp eyebrows).


6. (For the stunt queens) you may find a bottle of mase, pepper spray, some form of a blade, and atleast two major credit cards that are NOT theirs.


7. Communication is everything. dont be surprised if you find a treo, blackberry, G1, sidekick, iPhone, or some other phone with internet capabilities so that they can browse the hell outta BGC or A4A! maybe even call the PL if they not feeling the net.


8. (for the overnight punks and "househoppers") be on the lookout for toothbrush, toothpaste, change of underwear, and a durag/scarf/stocking cap to tie down dreads, braids, or keep tight waves in a brush cut.


-i could only come up with 8. if anyone has anymore, feel free to add them. much appreciate it.

Thanks to October model"Dexter Blunt" 4 the list

Old School Flava

1st of the Month-Bone Thugs N Harmony

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims


JULIA & JENNIFER HUDSON ESTABLISH THE HUDSON-KING FOUNDATION FOR FAMILIES OF SLAIN VICTIMS IN HONOR OF THEIR FAMILY


In the wake of the tragic deaths of Darnell Hudson Donerson 57, Jason Hudson, 29 and Julian King 7, Julia and Jennifer Hudson have established the Hudson-King Foundation For Families of Slain Victims in honor of their family members. The specific purpose of the Foundation is to care for the needs of families who have lost relatives to a violent crime. This encompasses their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter as well as grief counseling.

Donations to the Hudson-King Foundation:
c/o Abrams Garfinkel Margolis Bergson, LLP
Attn: William L. Abrams, Esq.
237 West 35th Street,
4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Steph Jones is Back "Get Me Started" Video

Steph Jones is back and with a new song and video entitled "Get Me Started" Check out the video below as Steph is playing 7 different video. Also subscribe to his video channel www.youtube.com/mocityalien

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hudson Family Funeral Arrangements

I would first like to again extend my condolences to the family of Jennifer Hudson as well as to Jennifer herself as i know this is a very trying time for you and your family. As many of you are aware Ms. Hudson mother Ms. Darnell Donerson,57 and brother Jason Hudson,29 were found shot to death in their South Side Chicago home. We later found out this past monday that Ms. Hudson missing 7 year old nephew julian King was found dead. This is by far the saddest thing any human being would have to go thru. I would just like to tell Jennifer to stay strong and keep the faith. Family sources have exclusively confirmed to andresflava that the funeral for all three members of the Hudson family will take place this Monday at 11am at the Hudson's Funeral Home which is owned and operated by the Hudson Family and is located at 8747 South Commercial Avenue Chicago,Illinois 60617 this where you can send flowers and cards to Jennifer Hudson and her family.

DC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT HOT BODY CONTEST

Eye Candy Wednesday





just a little something to get u thru the day

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Comedy of the Day Video




These guys are really getting their life.lol i havent laughed so hard in a while.
Thanks for Love B Scott for sharing. Check B out with all of his Splendiferous self out at www.lovebscott.com

T.I. feat Rihanna-Live your Life Video




The #1 song in the country now has a video get into it!

Also get into T.I interview with Chelsea Lately

LL Cool J leaves the Rock Witchu Tour

LL Cool J leaves the Rock Witchu Tour

LL Cool J's publicist confirmed today that he has dropped out of being opening act on the Rock Witchu Tour, according to the Associated Press.His publicity firm is citing an unnamed scheduling conflict as the reason why he is leaving the tour.There currently are only two more dates left for the tour: Detroit on Tuesday and New York City on Saturday. The AP report goes on to say that Janet is expected to announce more dates.While originally intended to be the opening act for the bulk of the shows on the tour, LL Cool J only ended up performing on the tour four times - Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and Kansas City. A handful of other dates had been postponed due to Janet's recent illness.

I knew something was up when he was at the DC show and did not come out at all and sources told me that him and janet had a fallen out i was surprise to hear he did kansas city a few days ago. Janet ruined LL Cool J promotion of his album with her "illness" granted live nation who is the company who is promoting janets tour top official did confirm to me that she was indeed sick i guess LL felt differently otherwise. whateva the case were people really coming to see LL anyway so was this a good or bad move by LL??

Monday, October 27, 2008

Andresflava extends Condolences to J-Hud & Family




My deepest condolences goes out to Jennifer Hudson and her family in their grieving period. I can not even imagine what she is goin thru having to lose 3 family members like that. Her mom, brother and nephew is just sad. Below is the very latest into the investigation.

According to TMZ.com

a distraught Jennifer Hudson arrived at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office moments ago to identify the body of her nephew, Julian King, 7.

Around 4 p.m. Eastern Standard time, two black SUVs believed to be carrying Hudson family members pulled out of the basement garage of the Trump Tower in downtown Chicago. An unmarked police squad car left shortly after that, followed by a crowd of about a dozen people who left through the luxury hotel’s lobby and declined comment.
Soon after, the SUVs arrived at the offices of the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The vehicles left the scene about 4:54 p.m. EST. (Source)

Chicago police brought Julian’s body to the medical examiner’s office shortly after noon today and Hudson and other family members arrived about three hours later, said office spokesman Sean Howard.

When the group entered a viewing room at the office Hudson held her head down, as if praying, he said. The family then identified Julian via a video screen mounted on a wall that showed his face. The family chose the video screen option rather than looking directly at the body, Howard said.

The family was “obviously distraught,” but Howard said Hudson “remained strong for her family. It was very clear she was the leader.

“She held hands with her family. It was obviously a very emotional moment.”
When they saw the boy’s face on the screen, Hudson told investigators, “Yes, that is him,” Howard said.

Sources say earlier today police told Hudson and her family that the body of the boy found in the back of a truck on Chicago’s West Side was Julian.

HOW POLICE FOUND JULIAN KING BODY 14 miles from where his grandmother and uncl were killed:

The Chicago Tribune cites law enforcement sources who say the body was found on the floor in the back seat of the white Chevrolet Suburban police were looking for in their search for 7-year-old Julian King.

Sources said that the boy was shot twice in the head and also suffered head trauma. The boy was wearing basketball shorts and a white T shirt when found. Police believe the boy was shot to death inside the Suburban. Police are testing the clothing of a man in custody for gunshot residue. The clothing is believed to belong to William Balfour, Jennifer Hudson’s bother-in-law.
Balfour was taken into custody at a girlfriend’s home hours after the bodies were found. Sources say the girlfriend contradicted his alibi. Police say they’ve also caught him in at least one other lie. Police were able to track his whereabouts Friday through cell phone records, sources said. The girlfriend lives two miles from where the truck was found.

Hudson family members are on their way to the Cook County medical examiner’s office this afternoon to identify the body. Police Supt. Jody Weis will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. today.

Police arrived at the Suburban with Illinois license plate X584859 before 8 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Kolin Avenue, after receiving a call of a suspicious vehicle.
LaSahawn Bouie, 36, said officers first opened the back door. “They knew there was a body in there,” he said, adding that investigators looked inside and then too pictures.

It was found by a 75-year-old who lives on the block, John Louden. He said he has lived on the block for 18 years and worried about people selling drugs in the abandoned building behind it. He saw the SUV while walking his dog. After a double-take, he realized the license plate matched the one police were looking for.

“I didn’t look in there. I didn’t touch it. I knew it was a strange vehicle,” Louden said. He said police showed up in about five minutes after his wife called them. They discovered the child inside. The body was removed and the SUV was towed away for evidence processing. “I feel bad about that baby,” Louden said.

My New Toy: T-mobile's G1 phone




I Love it! The new G1 phone from T-mobile. This phone is the Apple I-phone's competitor and just may be better than I-phone.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dos n Donts on Nov 5th 2008

Thanks to Frank Roberts 4 this 1 go check him out at www.brooklynboyblues.blogspot.com

To keep the peace and keep a lot of folks from getting nervous, I think we should develop a list of acceptable celebrations, and behaviors we should probably avoid - at least for the first few days:

1. No shouting "Thank you Jesus!" - at least not in public.

2. No calling in sick or coming in late on November 5th. They'll get nervous if too many of us don't show up, or we all come in at the same time.


3. No playing of the theme song to the Jeffersons ("Moving on Up") or doing the George Jefferson shuffle (unless you are in your office with the door closed). James Brown's "I Feel Good", however, is acceptable.

5. No bringing of BBQ ribs or fried chicken to lunch in the company cafeteria for at least a week.

6. DO NOT, appear to walk past your caucasian co-worker and suddenly turn & yell BOOO YAH! They may be seen as a sign of aggression and, in preparation for the end of days may be carrying a concealed weapon. In which case, the incident might end quite badly.

7. Please refrain from doing the Running Man or the Cabbaage Patch. However, if there is a couch in your reception area, feel free to jump up on it and shout "Oprah, I LOVE Obama!"

8. Do not, play excerpts from Martin Luther King's I've Been to the Mountain Top, especially, not the part that says "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." (This may be perceived as an overt threat)

9. Do not, have money printed with Obama's face on it and attempt to spend it. Federal prison may not be the county lock-up, but it's still jail

10. DO NOT, let your boss come in to his or her office to find you sitting behind his/her desk with your feet up talking about "there's gonna be some changes around here." This WILL get you fired, and possibly arrested if you resist.


If I've missed anything feel free to add to the list. I just want to make sure we're all on the same page when Obama brings this thing home on November 5th.

Cadillac Records Trailer




The movie "Cadillac Records" comes out dec 5 2008 nationwide

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Noah's arc:Jumping The Broom Movie Review pt 2

Noah's Arc:Jumping the Broom movie by far went beyond what i expected it would do for me i was a huge fan on the series and even had watch parties each week with friends but like every other fan was sadden when the show ended. I must admit i was vey nervous when i walked iin the theater i didnt know if it would be crowded or if our ommunity would say fuck it and not give a damn. But to my amazement when i walked into the the first showing at 115pm on friday til i left the theater at 8pm yes ii saw the movie 3 times.lol it was that good. The community and fans came out in numbers straight, gay, old and young, black,white,as well as couples and singles came to show LOGO network that this was a show tha made a difference and that people loved. We as a community did a great job here in dc and if you saw lonnell video so did chicago and i hearing great reviews in LA,NYC and ATL. outstanding!


From the opening scenes where we see (noah) sitting on the deck and kicking up his heels in his fierce boots to the drama between chance and eddie would it finally end?, to ricky not growing up at all and still being a slut, to mama alex wilding out and acting a fool.The movie saw much growth in all the characters old and new and in the end you hope more would come from it. This movie gave you comedy, drama, and even made you teared eyed. Patrik Ian Polk did a outstanding job in this film which only took 15 days to film in Nova scotia Canada. Below is a video capturing scences from the film as well as some pics i took from the premiere yesterday at E Street Cinemas.

Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom Movie Review pt 1

Here is footage from Chicago from fellow media blogger and friend Lonnell Williams who watched the first showing of Noah's Arc:Jumping The Broom and here is what he had to say. I will have a Full review along wit pics from the DC Premiere which also had special appearances by the diector Patrik Ian Polk & The Cast of Logo's Shirts & Skins who are in town this weekend playing in a basketball tournament vs the DC Sentinels.