Wednesday, July 30, 2008

2008 Pride in the City in Brooklyn,NY CANCELLED

All events associated with People of Color in Crisis events are cancelled. As you know the beach event which takes place every year on sunday has been already cancelled and just announced the blackout series was cancelled which was suppose to take place at the Lab this Friday. All Promoters i have contacted said their parties will go on as scheduled. There is no clear reasoning for POCC which was to celebrate their 20th year of service to helping people of color living with HIV/AIDS would cancel their events. But i am thinking that it may have something to do with them being investigated by the Feds who knows. I will stay on top of this developing story and as news breaks you will hear it first. I remeber attending my first Pride in the City event back in 2005 when back then Gary English was running POCC was a difference a few years makes. Hopefully POCC can get there act together and get things in order quick and in a hurry because they are doing an injustice to the hundreds of people they service living with HIV/AIDS in the Brooklyn area.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Brooklyn Black Pride Weekend July 31-Aug 3




For more info log on to www.prideinthecity.com

Pictorial Review of 2008 Official Summer Takeover in DC

2008 Official Summer Takeover Review

The Official Summer Takeover in DC took place over the weekend. And it was a success. hundreds came out to support a great cause HIV/AIDS and proceeds went to 2 local agencies. Whitman Walker Clinic and Planned Parenthood. Estimates were still being tallied from the weekend and no official word on how much was raised. Friday night the fashion show was very nice and alot of people were in attendance. Comedian Mike Brooks from BET, actor Dave Bougin, were some of the celebs in the building. Media outlets Bleu Magazine was in the house. and the event was hosted by America's Next Top Model Winner Toccara who looked faboulous in person. I was unable to attend saturday events due to personal loss i was dealing with but sources says the events were well attended but celebrity host Raz-B was unable to make the event that evening. Sunday DC came out to show love to Jensen Atwood of Noah's Arc who was signing autographs from his calendar. Thanks to Antonio Brown, Shaun Wright-Verdum and everyone who helped to make 2008 Official Summer Takeover a huge success.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Friday's Flava of the Week





Just in time to start the weekend with some skin and flesh. Have a great weekend where ever you are. Below you find a listing of a few places to party this weekend.
The Official Summer Takeover July 25-27 for more info log on to http://www.officialsummertakeover.com/
Leo's Birthday Bash Weekend Part I in Miami log on to http://www.whatsthet.com/ for all the info
Hotter in July- Detroit's Black Gay Pride Weekend http://www.hotterinjuly.com/

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Flint Michigan Makes Sagging Pants A Crime


Violation of the city’s disorderly conduct ordinance — and exposing the buttocks is indecent exposure. Both crimes are misdemeanors punishable by 93 days to a year in jail and fines of up to $500.

Meanwhile, other cities are covering their behinds as well. Village trustees in the Chicago suburb of Lynwood, Ill., passed an ordinance last week that says people caught exposing 3 inches or more of their underwear will be fined $25.



For more on the story click on the link below
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Michelle Williams album "Unexpected" pushed back

It has been announced that Michelle William's forthcoming LP 'Unexpected' has been pushed back to October 7th.

The strategy, as relayed by her label, is to service 'Hello Heartbreak' to Dance radio, while going all out with 'The Greatest', the album's official second single, on all other formats. More television is being lined up for Michelle throughout August and September also.

Below you can hear the "Greatest" and "Hello Heartbreak"

"Hello Heartbreak"


"Greatest"

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Baddest Bitch is coming to the "A"




It was announced on saturday night in Charlotte when Lion's Den/Xtreme Entertainment invaded charlotte that the "Baddest Bitch" Ms. Trina would be taking the stage in ATL for Black Pride Weekend. And this will be only the begining of what Lion's Den have planned for the 20,000 visitors that will be making their way down to the "A" so stay tuned here as more celebrities are announed.

Omorasa shows out on Wendy Williams Show

DC Pays Tribute to DJ K-Swift of Baltimore

Monday, July 21, 2008

K-Swift Bmore's Legendary Female DJ passes away @ 29


K-Swift Bmore's Legendary Female DJ passes away @ 29


Khia "K-Swift" Edgerton, one of the city's most popular radio DJs and performers, died early Monday morning after a pool accident at her home. She was 29.

The cause of death was unclear, but an autopsy was planned.

According to a preliminary police investigation, Edgerton, who lived in the 4300 block of Arizona Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, had been hosting a party at her house through Sunday evening and into early this morning. Police investigators believe she may have been drinking, said agent Donny Moses, a Baltimore police spokesman.

During the party early this morning, she jumped into her above-ground pool with several other people, but didn't resurface. About six or seven other people were in the pool, which was about 4 or 5 feet deep, during the time she had jumped in. After an unspecified period of time, her friends pulled her onto a metal-frame deck that adjoined the pool, and called 911.

When paramedics arrived, they discovered that Edgerton was breathing "very shallow and her pulse was weak," Moses said. She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where she was pronounced dead soon after her arrival.

Edgerton, known as the "Club Queen," introduced a younger generation to Baltimore's club scene and helped breathe new life into an aging genre. Born in Baltimore, she started working at WERQ-FM 92.3 10 years ago as a mixer and worked her way up the ranks.

Five years ago, she began hosting a popular club music show from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on WERQ-FM 92.3, which earned her a widespread fan base in and around Baltimore.

Edgerton performed live at clubs up and down the East Coast, spreading Baltimore's dance music to other cities. She appealed to a large demographic of listeners and concertgoers, said 92Q station manager Howard Mazer.

"She had an enormous following and meant a lot to the people of Baltimore," he said. "People just gravitated to her. ... When she threw parties, thousands of people would come."

Edgerton owned a graphics and production company and was the city's only female record pool director. She performed at Artscape Saturday and was scheduling concerts overseas for the coming months, Mazer said.

"It's a terrible loss to all of us and the city of Baltimore," Mazer said.

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Below is video of K-Swift talking about her favorite music experience growing up as a kid check it out.


SPELLBOUND 2008 REVIEW:CHARLOTTE BLACK PRIDE WEEKEND



Wow what an amazing amazing weekend in Charlotte this past weekend as whatsthet.com and Melt Down Productions brought us SPELLBOUND 2008.DJ Sedrick did not disappoint and GAVE THE "KIDS" their life and MORE!! Check out the video below courtesy of www.whatsthet.com also Big ups to LaWechee of Melt Down Productions,Tron of whatsthet.com,Mario D. Haris IIIof WassupNATL,Xtreme Entertainment entire staff especially first lady of Xtreme Entertainment Shay Baby, Jensen "Wade" Atwood,my host of the weekend PJ and the the 2,000 sexiest MEN from all over the country who came out and partied hard!

DJ Sedrick doing what he does best.


Pictorial Review of SpellBound 2008

Miami Beach Bruthaz Fashion Show 2008

video
video

Miami Beach Bruthaz- Score, White Party, Fashion Show...and More!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Miami Beach Bruthaz starts tomorrow!!!




Its finally here Miami's unofficial Black Pride Event log on to www.miamibeachbruthaz.com for listing of all events taking place through out the entire weekend also stay tuned next week as we will have your exclusive video and pictorial review.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday's Flava



Wendy Williams Show premiered yesterday in LA,NYC,Dallas, and Detroit so take a look at the show its only a 10 min preview which will last for six weeks.


Alicia Keys "Superwoman" video


Pretty Ricky-Knockin Boots 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Jennifer Hudson sings "Spotlight" @ NYC Pride




Jennifer Hudson Performed at New York City Pride which took place 2 weeks ago and during the 8 min video she performs "And I am telling you" as well as her current hit off of her upcoming debut album which is due out on Sept 30. fast forward to 3:30to see her performance which took place on Sunday June 29 2008

Former Cocodorm Model "Lamar" Killed in Head-On Collision on I-65

Straight From Rod 2.0 www.rodonline.typepad.com



A tragic end to gay pride. Eric Lamar Turner, popular former model (nsfw) on the blatino-themed Cocodorm, was killed in a horrific head-on highway collision after leaving Chicago's black gay pride celebration over the holiday weekend.
Police say the freak accident happened Monday morning during rainy weather on I-65 near Lafayette, Indiana. Turner, who performed at Cocodorm under the name "Lamar" (nsfw), was headed to Indianapolis and a passenger in the rented Mazda. Police say the car crossed the median, slammed into a semi trailer head on and split into two pieces. All three occupants died immediately.


"We assume he either lost control or just wasn't paying attention, just come off the roadway and lost control in the wet grass," said Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley tells WTHR-TV. "It's not surprising nobody lived."


Eric Lamar Turner was 23-years-old and lived in New York City and Indianapolis. Although he left the company some time ago, friends and fellow models are devastated by the loss. Baby Boy, one on the most popular models at Cocodorm and star of Baby Boy's Dorm (nsfw), tells Rod 2.0: "Lamar was a great well rounded, goal oriented person to the Flava Works team. Even though he was with us for a short time, what a special time it was."

Funeral arrangements are TBA.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Charlotte Black Pride Weekend is goin to be Crazy

SPELL BOUND 2008: The Collabo II

The Official Line-Up for 2008 Charlotte Black Pride Weekend July 17-20
Kicking Off Charlotte Black Pride Weekend

THURSDAY, JULY 17TH
6pm-11pm
@LIAISONS
(The Pink House)
316 Rensselaer Ave.
Charlotte, NC

$5 Cover
21 & Up

LIVE DJ
DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!!! $5 Call Your Rum...$2.25 Bud Lights
$6 Vignettes

$1 Pool Games
2 Bars & Outside Patio
Friday July 18 2008


10pm-3am
"THE INVASION" VELOCITY/CRAVE
The #1 Nightclub in Charlotte!



935 S. Summit Ave Charlotte, NC 28208



$15 Before 11pm...$20 After21 & Up

Melt-Down Productions & WhatsTheT.com are proud to welcome the Men of WassupNATL to Charlotte, NC along with 2 of the BEST DAMN DJS under 1 Roof!
PLEASE DON'T STOP THE MUSIC!
DJ TRUZ OF HOT 107.9 ATL "INSIDE THE HIP-HOP/R&B DOME"(VELOCITY)



DJ SEDRICK "THE DISTRICT HOUSE MUTHER" "INSIDE THE HOUSE CRAVE" (CRAVE)






SHOWTIME...SHOWTIME...SHOWTIME
"LIVE" ON STAGE AT MIDNIGHT!

HARLEM, REDICKULOUS, HYPNOTIC, CHOCOLATE

Hypnotic











SATURDAY, JULY 19TH (DAY)



PREVENTION IS
"WET & SEXY" POOL PARTY
6PM-9PM
@
RAY'S SPLASH PLANET
215 N SYCAMORE ST
CHARLOTTE, NC 28202

Free Cover All Evening!










SATURDAY, JULY 19TH (NIGHT)

"THE WHITE CASTLE"
The Official White Party
VELOCITY/CRAVE
10PM-3AM

$15 Before 11pm...$20 After
21 & Up

w/ National Celebrity Special Guest

JENSEN ATWOOD
(Noah's Arc)


Come Meet & Greet Jensen Atwood LIVE at VELOCITY!
This is Jensen's 1st appearance in Charlotte, NC and he can't wait to meet his Carolina fans!

Jensen will be selling and autographing his 2009 calendar Men of Eros presents...
"Jensen Atwood On White"
Inside Velocity ~ The Beat Goes...
"The R&B / House / Hip-Hop Castle"

FEATURING:
THE OFFICIAL CHARLOTTE '08
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF
SPECIAL GUEST DJ SEDRICK


CHARLOTTE, RALEIGH, DURHAM, GREENSBORO, COLUMBIA, RICHMOND, HAMPTON ROADS, DC, & ATL COME SHOW YOUR LOVE & RESPECT FOR OUR ICON AND LEGEND, DJ SEDRICK! GIFTS ARE WELCOMED!

SPECIAL GUEST HOST:SPECIAL GUEST HOST:
SHAY BABY of XTREME Entertainment ~ The Lions Den Atlanta

Melt-Down Productions & WhatsTheT.com are proud to welcome the Men of XTREME Entertainment & The Lions Den Atlanta to Charlotte!

INSIDE CRAVE
"The Chill Down Den"
With A Special Guest DJ
Variety Show @ Midnight
With Sabrina Love & Friends


WHITE ATTIRE INSPIRED BUT NOT REQUIRED

YOU SURE YA' READY?







SUNDAY, JULY 20TH (DAY)



1PM-4PM
@
CANS
500 W. 5th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202


Sunday Brunch at CANS has become a Melt-Down Productions & WhatsTheT.com tradition and favorite with customers. We invite you to end your Charlotte Black Pride weekend with us as we eat, laugh, and fellowship together and reflect on the weekend.

All You Can Eat Sunday Brunch Buffett
($12.95 Plus Tax Per Person)

Also Including:
A Carving Station,
Made to Order Omelet Station,
Build Your Own Burger Station,
Make Your Own Waffle Station
BLOODY MARY BAR
(Additional $8.50...all you can drink)
Choose Between FOUR Different Mixes!!!


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VENUE DIRECTIONS






LIAISONS 316 Rensselaer Ave. ~ Charlotte, NC 28203






I-77 North Take Exit #9 (John Belk Frwy / Wilkinson Blvd) Onto I-277 N Towards #9B (John Belk Frwy/Us-74 E)Take Exit #1E (College / South Blvd / Caldwell St.)From The Exit Onto South Blvd.Turn Left on Rensselaer Ave (Next To Eienstiens



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VELOCITY 935 S. Summit Ave. ~ Charlotte, NC 28208






I-77 SouthTake Exit 10A (Morehead St.)@ W. Morehead St. Make RIGHT@ Summit Ave. Make LEFT I-77 NorthTake Exit 9 (John Belk / Wilkinson Blvd. ) keep far LEFT lane at fork while entering the exit rampTake Exit 9C ( I-277 / Wilkinson Blvd. )Take Exit 1A onto Freedom Dr.@ W Morehead St. Make RIGHT@ Summit Ave. Make RIGHT



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RAYS SPLASH PLANET 215 N. Sycamore St. ~ Charlotte, NC 28202



I-77 SouthTake Exit #10C (Fifth St. West / Trade St. West)Turn Left on W. 5th St.Turn Left on N. Sycamore St. I-77 NorthTake exit #10 (Trade St. / Fifth St.)Turn Right on W. 5th St.Turn Left on N. Sycamore St.



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CANS 500 W. 5th St. ~ Charlotte, NC 28202






I-77 SouthTake Exit 10B ( Fifth St. / Trade St. )Stay in far left lane @ folk keep in left lane@ Graham St. Make LEFT@ 5th St. & Graham St. Intersection is CANS location I-77 NorthTake Exit 10 ( Fifth St. / Trade St. )Make Right @ Stop Sigh Off of ExitGet Into Far Left Lane@ N. Graham St. Make Left Make First Left Into Parking Lot AreaCANS Straight Ahead @ The Intersection of N. Graham St. & W. 5th St

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Cullen Jones Makes history on USA Swim Team

Cullen Jones secures spot in Olympics

A lifelong dream has come true for former North Carolina State University Wolfpack swimmer and 2006 NCAA Champion Cullen Jones. A third-place finish in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Swim Team Trials on Thursday, July 3, punched Jones ticket to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as a representative of the red, white and blue.“Cullen is a two-time national champion and a world record holder, but this eclipses all of those accomplishments,” said N.C. State head coach Brooks Teal, who was alongside Jones at the trials. “He’s a Olympian now and that’s something he will carry with him for the rest of his life.“N.C. State is extremely proud of him, and I know that the entire Wolfpack nation is behind him all the way.”The achievement makes Jones the second former Wolfpack swimmer to grab a spot on an Olympic roster for the upcoming Summer Games. In addition to Jones, Dan Velez will represent Puerto Rico.

The two join a lengthy list of former State swimmers in the Olympics, including gold medalists David Fox (U.S.A.), Duncan Goodhew (Great Britain) and Steve Rerych (U.S.A.).With a 48.35 time Jones placed behind Garrett Weber-Gale (47.92) and Jason Lezak (48.05) in the event finals. Nathan Adrian placed fourth with a 48.46. The top four finishers each lock up a spot on the American roster.On Wednesday, Jones posted back-to-back personal best times in the preliminaries and semifinals before guaranteeing his roster spot Thursday evening.



Already the first African-American to hold a world record in long-course swimming, Jones becomes just the third African-American swimmer in the history of the U.S. Olympic squad.Jones will compete in the 50-meter freestyle, his signature event Friday, with the finals set for Saturday.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The King of Pop is Back with Akon "Hold my Hand"



Michael is making a comback and he has listed Akon,Swizz Beats and Ne-Yo to help producer is album that is due out early 2009 he is currenly working on the album in Atlanta.

a Milli Freestyle Video Feat Ne-Yo




Yes i know everyone is loving Lil Wayne "A Milli" and dropping there own remixes but Ne-Yo has gone beyond that and did a video. check it out above.

Michelle Williams performs @ NYC Pride



Over the weekend Michelle Willams performed at NYC Pride to a packed house above is the footage of her singing her single "We break the Dawn" as well as "Hello Heartbreak". Michelle's album "Unexpected" will be in stores August 12 2008.

A Day in the Life of Justin Smith Writer of GBM News

First i want to than Blogger Darian Aaron of www.loldarian.com for sharing the story the of Justin B. Smith if you do not know who he is he is a senior contributing writer for Gay Black Men News www.gbmnews.com and last week he revealed his HIV status to his readers. Below is his video blog and also other video blogs
chronicolizing his steps to starting HIV meds. I am posting this in hopes that people will be able to his what people living with HIV/AIDS have to go through on a daily basis. As for me living with the virus going on 5 years this October i commend justin for stepping outside of the box and spreading the word that HIV is not a death sentence and every day regular people are dealing with it. So to justin i say stay strong and stay encourage. You have a rough few weeeks ahead of you as you start the meds and your body starts to adjust to them but after that hump you will be fine.