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.



2008 Velocity Awards-Nov 15 N DC


Southeast Boy Productions, L.L.C. in association with Velocity Magazine is proud to present the Velocity Magazine Awards, recognizing the outstanding achievements of Independent Artists in the worlds of Music / Stage and Film.


The Velocity Magazine Awards will be an annual event that will celebrate those individuals that continuously provide outstanding entertainment products (CD’s, Films, Theatrical Presentations and Fashion) without major record label or film studio support or assistance

Velocity Magazine is an Independent Publication based out of the Washington D.C Metropolitan Area and is published by Southeast Boy Productions L.L.C. which is the company behind the critically acclaimed independent Film, The Ties That Bind. It is Southeast Boy Productions honor to create an Award Show that will recognize the Independent Artist of not only the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, but rather ALL areas as well. “The submission policy is open to all Independent Artist” says Anthony Anderson, Editor of Velocity Magazine and Owner of Southeast Boy Productions L.L.C.



The Velocity Magazine Awards will certainly be the talk of the town for months to come, especially with a planned Production that will rival that of the traditional Award shows.



On Wednesday, August 27,2008 The 2008 VELOCITY MAGAZINE AWARDS NOMINEES were announced:

After weeks on receiving over 125 submissions from some of the BEST Independent Singers / Rappers / Actors and Directors, we have the 2008 Velocity Magazine Awards Nominees ready to take over Washington D.C. in a Red Carpet Extravaganza that will be the talk of the town for years to come. The Event will be LIVE on November 15, 2008 from the prestigious ARC Theatre located in Washington D.C., this is going to be one hell of an evening..if you dont think so....just look at the Nominees


BEST R&B ALBUM
EXPOSURE – JESSE O
IT'S A NU DAE – TIA DAE
THE PRELUDE – E THE R&B HIP HOP ROCKSTAR
WHYTE CHOCOLATE – DARLETTE GAYLE
WONDERLAND – DAHRIO WONDER

BEST RAP ALBUM
CAN YOU HEAR US NOW – LISSEN
GET BIGG (THE MIX TAPE) – L.B.
HE IS ALIVE – SHA-MEL SHILOH
LAYERS: MY IDENTITY STRUCTURE – E-SKILLZ
TAE BARZ WAS HERE – TAE BARZ
THE CHOSEN ONE - KONSHENS

BEST MALE R&B ARTIST
DAHRIO WONDER
E – THE R&B HIP HOP ROCKSTAR
J ROME
KEVIN ROSS
M.O.E.

BEST FEMALE R&B ARTIST
DARLETTE GAYLE
GINA ROSE
NIQUE
TIA DAE

BEST MALE RAP ARTIST
EAZE-UP
FOSTER CHILD
KONSHENS
MAGNUM DOLLARS
SHA-MEL SHILOH
TAE BARZ

BEST FEMALE RAP ARTIST
LIKA JOON
LONNI MCFADDEN
MADAM MADON
SHY THORO

BEST GROUP
ALORIOUS
DEN'D PRODUCTIONS
G FELLAZ
LIKE BLOOD
LISSEN

BEST ALTERNATIVE ARTIST
ALORIOUS
BARON
MISTER WRIGHT
NIQUE
SCHATAR "HOTTIE" SAPPHIRA

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
DUNKS N MY HOODY – TAE BARZ
I'M TRYIN – TIA DAE
LIKE US – LIKE BLOOD
MONEY MAKER – L.B.
SO GOOD TO YOU – DARLETTE GAYLE

BEST FILM / STAGE PLAY
A CHANGE IS COMING
JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
SAFEHOUSE
SUBTLE SEDUCTION

BEST DIRECTOR
BRUCE ODAMS & JAMES TANNER – TEMPORARY DREAMS
CHRISTOPHER NOLEN – SUBTLE SEDUCTION
LINDSEY CHRISTIAN – JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT
MALIK POLLARD – THE TIES THAT BIND
MICHAEL MCCORKLE – A CHANGE IS COMING

BEST ACTOR
DELON HOWELL – THE TIES THAT BIND
ERIC LANE – SUBTLE SEDUCTION
MICHAEL FIELDS – A CHANGE IS COMING
ROBERT MIANO – SAFEHOUSE
WOOD HARRIS – JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT

BEST ACTRESS
JACI WILLIAMSON – SUBTLE SEDUCTION
LORI LEWIS – THE TIES THAT BIND
MONIQUE CAMERON – JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT
NICOLE PETTIS – THE TIES THAT BIND
SETRANIQUE CLAWSON – A CHANGE IS COMING

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
ALEX THOMAS – SUBTLE SEDUCTION
ANDRE STRONG – JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT
CLAYTON MYERS – SAFEHOUSE
DAI BOGGAN – THE TIES THAT BIND
SIMEON HENDERSON – SUBTLE SEDUCTION

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
APRIL WATTS – THE TIES THAT BIND
BUFFIE "THE BODY" CARRUTH – SUBTLE SEDUCTION
ELIZABETH ABRAHAM – SUBTLE SEDUCTION
ERICA CHAMBLEE – JAZZ IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT
TANDREA PERCY-JARRETT – THE TIES THAT BIND

BEST COMEDIAN
BIG MO
CHICO THE COMEDIAN
HOWARD G
MIKE BROOKS
MIKE VON
SAMPSON

BEST RADIO / TALK SHOW
DA DOO DIRTY SHOW – D.J.BAKER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
HIP HOP OUR WAY RADIO – CHARLES MAJOR, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
THE T-TIME SHOW – TYI FLOOD, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Noah's Arc Movie Week pt 2

The time has finally come and the movie is 1 day away Noah's Arc Movie:Jumping the Broom.Below cast members from the movie talk about the expierences on and off set so check it out below.

One on One wit Gary LeRoi Gray

Gay music and video from NewNowNext.com


One on One with Jensen Atwood

Gay music and video from NewNowNext.com


One on One with Daryl Stephens

Gay music and video from NewNowNext.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama Draws Large Crowd in Miami...And Across the Country



From the Desk of King D in Miami


As Election day nears and the political attacks and smears heat up; Obama continues to draw large crowds throughout the country. 100,000 in St. Louis; 50,000 in Orlando, 20,000 plus in Miami. The people are truely wanting a change in this country. Remember go out and vote. And VOTE EARLY, will save you alot of headache on Election Day.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Video Preview of TI feat Rihanna "Live your Live"



This is the #1 song in the country hands down and finally we will have a video to go wit it from the preview this should be a very interestin and different look for TI, I cant Wait!

Michelle Williams"The Greatest" Video



I was just talkin to a friend on sunday sayin i didnt think this video was coming out to due all the beyonce madness goin on but i am glad its out and i am loving thr greatest.

Noah's Arc Movie Week pt 1




Favorite moment from noah's arc season 1 all week long i will be looking back and reliving my best moments of Noah's Arc which will all lead up to the premiere of the movie this friday. Noah's Arc first made its debut on LOGO back in Oct 19, 2005. Set in Los Angeles, the show features the lives of four black gay friends dealing with everyday trials, tribulations, triumphs and tragedies. Noah's Arc are consisted of Darryl Stephens as Noah Nichols,Rodney Chester as Alex Kirby,Christian Vincent as Ricky Davis,Doug Spearman as Chance Counter.

Musiq Soulchild feat Mary J Blige




Musiq 5th studio album is scheduled to come out Dec 9th entitled "On My Radio"

Beyonce 2 release"Halo" & "Ego" as next singles

Rap-Up.com attended an exclusive press listening for Beyoncé’s third album I Am… last week at CineSpace in Los Angeles where Mathew Knowles played the double-disc LP and hinted at the follow-up singles to “If I Were a Boy” and “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It).”


On the Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic) and Beyoncé-produced second pop single “Halo,” the 27-year-old sings about her knight in shining armor (Hov?): “Baby I can see your halo / You know you’re my saving grace / You’re everything I need and more / It’s written all over your face.”

The ballad features heavy drums, claps, piano, and strong vocals from B. “Halo” was written by Beyoncé, Tedder, and E. Kidd Bogart. The entire first disc, I Am… Beyoncé, contains acoustic ballads in the same vein as “Halo.”

While pop radio will be serviced with “Halo,” urban radio will get “Ego.” Beyoncé kicks it old school on the uptempo throwback R&B jam off I Am… Sasha Fierce produced and written by the singer, Elvis “BlacElvis” Williams, and Harold Lilly (Alicia Keys’ “You Don’t Know My Name”). Loud trumpets and organs infiltrate the funky track, which was a favorite among the media present.

The hook goes something like this: “You got a big ego, such a huge ego / I love his big ego / It’s too big, it’s too wide, it’s too strong, it won’t fit, it’s too much / He walk like this because he can back it up.”

B even shows her cocky side: “I talk like this because I can back it up / I got a big ego.”

Mathew disclosed that they reached out to Kanye West about appearing on “Ego,” but he wasn’t available at the time. However, a remix is not out of the question.

Monday, October 20, 2008

TIME TO VOTE! EARLY VOTING HAS STARTED IN FLORIDA...


From the Desk of King D in Miami


Democrat Barack Obama kicked off Florida's early voting season Monday with a rally in Tampa. He visits Orlando tonight and Miami Tuesday. Like 43 other states in our country, early voting polls and absentee voting got underway in Florida. I voted today at 8:08am and everything went extremely smooth. There were news reports of 3 hour long lines in some parts of South Florida. So vote early to avoid the massive lines on election day. I also plan to attend the Obama rally tommorrow in downtown Miami. VOTE EARLY! VOTE OBAMA/BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Colin Powell(R) Endorses Barack Obama(D)

Noah's Arc Movie Premiere N DC 2 Benefit NBJC


This Friday, October 24th, I will be in Washington, DC to attend a special screening of NOAH'S ARC: JUMPING THE BROOM to benefit the NATIONAL BLACK JUSTICE COALITION (www.nbjcoalition.org)- a black GLBT non-profit org dedicated to achieving marriage equality for all! Come join me in the nation's capitol!
xxoo, Patrik-Ian

Details are as follows:

$20 General Admission
$30 VIP (preferred seating at theatre and reception)

5:45pm Movie
7:20pm Questions and Answers with Special Guests
8:00pm Reception (light hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided)

TO PURCHASE TICKETS, GO HERE:
http://www.nbjc.eventbrite.com/

Questions: 202.319.1552 ext. 24

Sarah Palin as Sarah Palin on "SNL"

Friday, October 17, 2008

Janet Jackson Rocks DC pt 3

As stated from the teaser we had a hell of a time putting this video you are about to see together and combine my stuff and Darian and Lonnell stuff all into 1. I had an amazing time even if i had to to be up 4 24 hours it was worth it for Janet. Janet Jackson definately shut it down! Beyonce who?? LOL!!!Kudos to my fellow bloggers i had an fabolous time with you guys. Darian your a great personwit a great heart and i enjoyed our convos. and Lonnell as always good hangin with u and will see u soon. Please make sure to check out their blogs. http://www.loldarian.com/ and http://www.lonnellwilliams.blogspot.com/

Janet Rocks DC pt 2 Pictorial Review



More Pics, commentary and interviews forthcoming.

Arrest in DC Gay Bash Victim Case



Thanks 2 Rod 2.0


Robert Hanna is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the Sept. 7 beating. Hunter, 37, and a friend were severely beaten by four men as the two were headed to the BeBar. A severe blow to the head left Hunter in a coma and lingering ten days in a vegetative state. Hunter died ten days later.

Police initially believed the attack was motivated by anti-gay bias but later said they had "insufficient evidence" to support that motive. "At this time, there is no information to classify this crime as a hate or bias crime," said Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier, who was joined Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and other officials at a news conference announcing the arrest. Lanier tells WaPo Hanna and Hunter "exchanged words" which led to a fight and Hunter's fatal injuries. The police chief did not reveal what was said in the altercation but the two men did not know each other.

Sources close to the investigation say Hanna has "insisted he acted in self-defense after Hunter made advances toward him." This will likely be the foundation of yet another pitiful and hopefully unsuccessful gay panic defense.

Four men beat up two gay men who were mkinding their own business and headed to a gay club. Reportedly there were not robbed. What "words" could have been exchanged that could have lead to such a brutal beating? An involuntary manslaughter charge hardly seems appropriate for such a vicious attack, but, gay men are often re-victimized in their death.

Beyonce-"I AM" Deluxe CD




Tracklist (Deluxe Version)

Beyonce Disc
1. “If I Were a Boy” (Toby Gad and Beyoncé Knowles)
2. “Halo” (Ryan Tedder and Beyoncé Knowles)
3. “Disappear” (Amanda Ghost, Dave McCracken, Ian Dench, and Beyoncé Knowles)
4. “Broken-Hearted Girl” (Stargate and Beyoncé Knowles)
5. “Ave Maria” (Stargate and Beyoncé Knowles)
6. “Smash Into You” (C. “Tricky” Stewart, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, and Beyoncé Knowles)
7. “Satellites” (Amanda Ghost, Dave McCracken, Ian Dench, and Beyoncé Knowles)
8. “That’s Why You’re Beautiful” (Andrew Hey and Beyoncé Knowles)

Sasha Disc
1. “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” (C. “Tricky” Stewart, Terius “The-Dream” Nash, and Beyoncé Knowles)
2. “Radio” (Jim Jonsin, D-Town, Rico Love, and Beyoncé Knowles)
3. “Diva” (Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford, Sean Garrett, and Beyoncé Knowles)
4. “Sweet Dreams” (Jim Jonsin, Wayne Wilkins, Rico Love, and Beyoncé Knowles)
5. “Video Phone” (Shondrae “Mr. Bangladesh” Crawford, Sean Garrett, and Beyoncé Knowles)
6. “Hello” (REO and Beyoncé Knowles)
7. “Ego” (Elvis “BlacElvis” Williams, Harold Lilly, and Beyoncé Knowles)
8. “Scared of Lonely” (Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins)
9. “Why Don’t You Love Me?” (Beyoncé Knowles, Solange Knowles, and Bama Boyz

This is Beyonce 3rd solo release which is due out Nov 18

Gay Relationships:Settling vs Choice




Media Blogger Xem Van Adams asks the question when it comes to gay relationships in the black gay community where do we draw the line. Do we settle for the ups and downs that we go thru in relationships or is it ok to be a single black gay men. Leave comments after watching and let me know what u think and make sure to stop by Xem Van Adams blog

www. xemvanadams.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Janet Jackson Rocks DC!

I am sleep deprived and on way to work as i am writing this having had only 3 good hours of sleep since waking up at 5am wednesday to go to leave out for work. Full Report and extensive coverage later which includes pics and video footage. But in the meantime here is a little teaser. Enjoy and have a great day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Day When the World Stopped:My Story

5 years ago today my life did a complete 360 degree when i found out i was HIV positive. That was a very hard day. After the tears and sayin why. I had t quickly get myself together because at the time i was in a long term relationship and i had to inform my then boyfriend of my now changed status. At the time of me finding out my status My best friend was there and did a good job comforting me as a good best friend is suppose to do i dont know what i would have done if i was all alone. My then boyfriend at the time took it hard and even though i cheated on him, it was hard those 2 weeks after i found out my status as we waited for his results to come back which were negative we concluded that prior to us starting a relationship in February of 2003 i was infected. I later put the puzzle together on to who it was that indeed infect me and even though he lied and said it wasnt him i knew it was.

I also had been working as an HIV/AIDS outreach worker which i started back in May 2003 so i knew my life wasnt over but still it was an hurtful feeling to know that i had a life threating illness that no medicine or nothin could cure. These last 5 years have been good for the most part health wise. I havent had any sickness except for a common cold and have been living a normal life. I have my good days and bad days, some days i am full of energy and other days it takes alot for me to muster up energy, but i get thru the day because i am a survivor. I have seen death knock at the door for so many former clients of mine and its sad that had to die at such a young age simply because they stop fighting the good fight for life. I cant even count how many personal close friends have become infected in the last 3 years. I get sad every time i get that phone call but i am glad that they know they can call me for counseling and know i will be there to fight the fight. Since moving here to DC from Florida i kinda of miss being actively apart in the community on a daily basis, but their our days i am happy. It is a very depressing job sometimes to have to tell someone after testing them that they are positive when they come back for their results, or helping a family in need to pay their rent when they been evicted. But my best time of workin in the field was the holidays when i saw the smiling faces of kids when we delivered gifts to their homes at christmas or a turkey with all the goodies at Thanksgiving. So in closing i am grateful to be alive and healthy and living each day to the fullest.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Confirmed: JANET WILL PERFORM IN DC TOMORROW



We will have extensive wall to wall coverage of the Return of Ms. Janet Jackson as she finally return to perform on her tour after missing 8 schedule concert dates due to a "mysterious illness" We will have pre and post concert coverage for u and you never know what surprises are bound to take place. Media Bloggers Darian Aaron www.loldarian.com and Lonnell Williams of www.lonnellwilliams.blogspot.com will also be on hand for return, so stay tuned to all three blogs all day tomorrow and thursday as we bring you the return of Janet! Below is confirmation on Janet's return.

Janet confirms the tour is still on in new SayNow message

In a new message posted this evening on SayNow. com, Janet dismissed rumors that the Rock Witchu Tour is being cancelled. She also confirmed that tomorrow night's show in Washington D.C. will go on as scheduled.




The full text message:


"Hey you guys it's me.
It's what, the 14th of October?

I know you guys have been hearing a lot, a lot of rumors - the tour's been cancelled - none of that's true. I'm actually rolling into D.C. right now to do my first show coming back. I feel a lot better and I just want to thank all of you, each and every one of you for all of your wonderful messages and wishing well. I really do appreciate all the love and the support.


And once again, don't believe anything that you hear and you read. The tour's still on. And like I said, my first show back is gonna be D.C., which is tomorrow night, the 15th of October. So, I hope I'll see you guys there who are in D.C.


We're excited, we're really excited, and it's gonna feel good coming back. And thank you once again for everything. I love you. Bye."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Xem Van Adams-" Puts A Ring On It"




Media Blogger Xem Van Adams shaking his ass to Beyonce's new song Single Ladies-"Put A Ring On It" get into it and while u at it stop by his page and show him some love. www.xemvanadams.blogspot.com

Beyonce-"Single Ladies(Put A Ring On It)" Video




I am not feeling the video at all. I will admit i like the song. but the video is just boring.

The Black SGL Dating Game Atl Style

I think every major city should do this. it looked like alot of fun n something different which isnt seen in this community alot. Its good to see black gay man comin out and doin positive things. The purpose of the event was to raise HIV/AIDS awarness in the community and to get people tested. Kudos to media blogger and friend Darian Aaron and Anthony Antonie for hosting the event and for media blogger and friend Lonnell Williams for the footage. Please check him out at




part1


part2

Sunday, October 12, 2008

R.I.P Robbie "Krave" Jones of Coco Dorm





Its been a tough few years for the Cocodorm family in the past few months death have came knocking. First the car accident that killed model "Lamar" who was 21 passed away back in July and now model "Krave" who died at the age of 23 of heart attack recently. My condolences to the friends and family of Robbie "Krave" Jones. Before i get comments and emails speculating on his death please let the man rest in peace. I just got thru reading a 5 page thread on black gay chat where once again the gays decided to have a field day and assume that he died of HIV/AIDS due to his choice of profession. Just remeber we all have to die sooner or later and because we are black gay men does not mean we are all goin to die of HIV/AIDS regardless of age. A death is a sad occassion and should be respected.

Updated: Robbie passed away August 27 2008 regardless of when the death is still sad.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Station regrets remarks on Magic Johnson, AIDS

MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis radio station said Friday it would air public service announcements on HIV/AIDS after a pair of talk hosts accused Magic Johnson of faking AIDS. KTLK's Chris Baker and Langdon Perry made the remarks during Baker's conservative talk show on Wednesday. After Johnson condemned the statements, the station said on Friday it regretted "some off-hand remarks" by the pair.

According to a partial transcript and audio clip posted on a media watchdog site, www.mediamatters.org, the remarks came after a caller asserted that health care isn't a basic right. Perry responded by asking about treatable diseases that a person can live with for a long time "if you just get some basic drugs."

Baker responded, "Like Magic Johnson?"

Perry replied, "Like Magic with his faked AIDS. Magic faked AIDS."

Baker said, "You think Magic faked AIDS for sympathy?"

Perry replied, "I'm convinced that Magic faked AIDS."

"Me too," Baker said.

Johnson issued a statement Thursday saying he was "outraged that Chris Baker and Langdon Perry would minimize such a serious and deadly issue."

"Millions are dying from HIV/AIDS, and the fact that they would make jokes about my status is unbelievable," Johnson said. "Chris, Langdon and KTLK should use their power in a more positive light by encouraging people to get tested for this disease instead of making up such ridiculous lies."

Johnson was diagnosed with HIV in 1991 and then retired from the NBA at 32.

KTLK's statement said it recognized the seriousness of AIDS and the "great work" Johnson has done to call attention to the disease.

"We regret that some off-hand remarks by commentators on KTLK did not reflect that," the statement said. "To better inform our listeners and employees, KTLK will be airing HIV/AIDS awareness public service announcements, and will be reaching out to Mr. Johnson to get his thoughts on education efforts."

A spokeswoman for Magic Johnson Enterprises didn't immediately return a call for comment on Friday.

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On the Net:

Media Matters: http://www.mediamatters.org/items/200810080020?fh_clips

Lyfe Jennings-"Will I Ever"



This is Lyfe Jennings 2nd video off of his latest album “Lyfe Change” which is in stoes now.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursday News Tidbits

Michelle Williams on BET's 106 & Park todau


Tyra Banks goes behind the scene of Janet Jackson "Rock Witch U" Tour
Get your urban news at DimeWars.Com


Brandy's 'Human' Pushed Back
According to Brandy's 'comeback' LP 'Human' has been delayed. Instead of arriving in stores on November 11th, the album will now be released on December 9th. 'Human' will now being going up against releases from the likes of Ciara, Keri Hilson and 50 Cent.

Winged Creatures Movie Trailer




A moment of random violence erupts in an ordinary Los Angeles diner. The survivors (Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Forest Whitaker, Josh Hutcherson) find that the meanings of their lives have changed. No matter how much their families and friends (Jennifer Hudson, Jackie Earle Haley, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Embeth Davidtz) attempt to understand, these individuals must follow their own paths to recovery seeking to regain trust in a world that now seems chaotic.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

NEW TRAILER--FRIENDS & LOVERS:SKI TRIP 2 TV SHOW



No word on when this will finally air but here is the new trailer for the show which was screened in Atl during Black Gay Pride back in September.

Presidential Debate Round 2



The entire 2nd round of the presidential debate that took place last night in Nashville,TN

New Song: Beyonce - 'Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)'

Yes i am not the world's biggest fan when it comes to Ms. Knowles, but hate her or love her she always seems to deliver. For all my club heads get ready to drop and pop on the dance floor this Fall/Winter. Shout out to Ms.Denna Jones this one is for you.



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Check out the exclusive behind the scences footage from Beyonce first 2 singles which debuted today on www.whatsthet.com.
well her videos for the 2 single "Single Ladies" & "If I Were A Boy" will debut tomorrow sometime.

Sneak Peak @ "The Greatest" Video



The highly anticipated 2nd video from Michelle Williams "Unexpected" album will debut tomorrow on BET's 106 & Park so make sure to watch it. I am personally loving the album.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

You Tell Her Sherri!

On the view yesterday Sherri Shephard got into the ass of Elizabeth Hasselback who has time and time again has put us as a black race down when it came to discussing this year's election between Barack Obama & John McCain. Take a watch as how Sherri Shephard finally stands up and says something worthy.

Kanye West-Love Lock Down




Here is the video for Kanye West new single "Love Lock Down" his album comes out Nov 25 so make sure u pick it up.

Noah's Arc Movie: Jumping The Broom




New clip from scences from Noah's Arc Movie:Jumping the Broom which hits theaters on Oct 24 in DC,NYC,LA,Chicago & Atl for locations please log on to

Michelle Williams talks "The Greatest"




Pick up Michelle Williams album which comes out today.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

O.J. Simpson found guilty on all counts


As i opened my eyes at 2:15am this morning CNN was on with breaking news that the jury after 13 hours of deliberating had come back with an verdict. The Irony of the day the verdict was happening 13 years earlier in an LA courtroom OJ Simpson was found innocent of killing his wife Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. I was thinking maybe they would find him innocent again. First it was the co-defendent who got the charges read to him. Guilty,guilty,guilty...... to all 12 charges. I was stunned cause i knew what that meant for OJ and sure enough when the clerk read off the charges og Guilty 12 times i got teary eyed for a second. This 61 year old man was goin to jail for the rest of his life. Below is the verdict being read to him.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Jennifer Hudson BET Special-10/2/08

Jennifer Hudson singing "Giving Myself over too you"

Biden-Palin VP Debate

The Sarah Palin and Joe Biden Vice Presidential debate took place earlier this evening and below and some of the hightlights of the debate.

Biden and Palin on Same Sex Marriage


On Healthcare


On taxes


On Economy

Thursday's Flava News Bits

New Usher Video-Trading Places




The lives lost in the LGBT community over the years. Thanks darian 4 sharing!



Beyonce Album Pushed Back???????
According to the NY Daily News, Beyonce's hotly anticipated still untitled album may be hitting stores a little later than expected:
The singer's new album was due at her label Wednesday morning in order to make an announced Nov. 18 release date, but insiders tell us there have been problems.

"It's not going to be completed," said a source close to folks who've been working on the CD. "She's got to get it out early in the fourth quarter, when there's so much competition among artists."

Part of the delay may be due to Beyoncé's busy-than-ever acting schedule. The beauty spent months filming "Cadillac Records," in which she plays Etta James, and she's also working on the psychological thriller "Obsessed."

Another time-consumer was a duet with Justin Timberlake - the source says the two didn't like the way it was turning out and kept doing it over until they got it right.

Plus, claims our insider, "She clashes with Max Gousse, her father's guy who's involved."

Beyoncé's dad, Matthew Knowles, asked us, rhetorically, "How would he not be involved? He's the vice president of my company, and she's recording with my company."

And Gousse is the man who convinced her to record Ne-Yo's "Irreplaceable" - which became her biggest hit to date.

Still, the source counters, "Jay-Z encouraged Beyoncé to bring in Jay Brown and Ty Ty [Tyran Smith]" - both of whom have worked with red-hot singer Rihanna.

Beyoncé will release two singles, "If I Were a Boy" and "Single Ladies," this Tuesday.

The chief of Sony BMG Music, Rob Stringer, got on the phone last week to tell us, "She has an enormous number of very talented people doing whatever they can to make it the best record possible.

"Normally I would lie low, but we think the first two singles will be utterly huge. They're two of the best songs of her career. Beyoncé is incredibly hardworking, and [the album] is 97%-98% done. It'll be out before Nov. 20. Frankly, we think the whole record is going to be huge."