Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Maurice D. Murrell Laid 2 Rest in Hometown Today


The Funeral services for Maurice D. Murrell Actor/Model/Writer is currently underway in Scotch Plains, NJ

his hometown where he was an only child and after battling an long unknown illness for the last 2 years. I was unable to attend the services but was able to get an copy of his obituary. and below is the Obituary. Rest in Peace Maurice a:

Home: Scotch Plains, NJ

Date of Death: May 24, 2011

Age: 32

Birthdate: August 11, 1978

Place of Birth: Plainfield, NJ

Service Information: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 11:00 AM St. John's Baptist Church, Scotch Plains, NJ

Visitation: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Baptist Church, Scotch Plains, NJ

Interment: Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge, NJ
Maurice D. Murrell, age 32, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was born in Plainfield and raised in Scotch Plains.
Maurice attended the College of New Jersey, where he graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. He was an actor, personal trainer, special education teacher in the Irvington School District, bartender, model, dancer, poet, and writer. He also received a black belt in Capoeira and published a poem in a book.
Maurice especially loved traveling, Italy being his most memorable trip.
Surviving are his mother, Sheryl Murrell of Piscataway and his grandparents; Milton and Doris Murrell. Also surviving is a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at St. John's Baptist Church, 2387 Morse Avenue, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-2139. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Church, with the home-going service following. Cremation will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge.

A TASTE OF SIZZLE MIAMI 2011! 3LWTV CYCLE 3, EP#52



Fellow Blogger Lonnell Williams of 3LWTV and friend to Andresflava was recently in Miami to take part in Sizzle X the annual circuit party that takes place every year during the Memorial Day Weekend. Sizzle Miami celebrated their 10 years this year so get into the video below of a little snippet of what took place down in Miami. Kudos to Promoter/Founder/CEO Dwight Powell for putting on once again an amazing weekend from everyone I talked too, everyone enjoyed themselves.


Friday, May 27, 2011

Funeral Arrangements 4 Actor/Model Maurice Murrell


As reported here earlier this week, Actor/Model Maurice Murrell died at the age of 30 late Tuesday night from undisclosed death, and funeral arrangement for him were announced yesterday. During his career, Murrell graced the cover of Clik Magazine, Flawless, and even became the cover model for the Lee Hayes/Zane anthology “Flesh To Flesh”, by popular vote. “Finding Me” director Roger Omeus, who wrote, “The loss of a family member is always very hard, and Maurice was family to us.
"We have lost a very kind and giving spirit. It’s hard to believe we will no longer hear his laughter or see his smile, but what we will continue to feel is his positive energy. Maurice Murrell will forever be in our minds and in our hearts. So in a time like this rather than mourn the loss, let us rejoice the wonderful life of someone we loved. May you rest in peace, Maurice. I know you will forever be with us.”






The Funeral for Maurice Murrell will be held on  Tuesday, May 31 at St. John's Church  2387 Morse Ave Scotch Plains, NJ. The wake is 9AM. The funeral is 11AM.

Again Andresflava would like to send out our deepest condolences to the family, friends,fans and many people Maurice Murrell touched. He was a gem and will be truly missed.

Sexuality & Spirituality: A Gay Man & Two Pastors Talk About It

Activist and Comedian Sampson McCormick sits down with 2 ignorant pastors Doreen & Reggie Jackson out of Washington as they have a discussion about the Black Churck and the Gay Lifestyle. Get into the video below and kudos to Sampson for standing his ground and educating these ignorant people who do not know any better.

 Reggie Jackson needs help and I think his wife sense that and didnt say much even though, Mr. Jackson hogged mosted of the interview. A Gay Demon came on top of you??? really?? wow when will the black community wake up.

Congrats to Miami Heat Advances to NBA Final


The Power 3 have done it, say what you want about the Miami Heat but in the end they got it done! The Miami Heat advances to the NBA Final for the first time in 5 years against a team, the Dallas Mavericks they played when they were in the NBA Finals last and won. At that time they had D.Wade and Shaq Oneal, now heading into the NBA Final they have D. Wade still but have added Lebron James and Chris Bosh both of whom as you know were added in the off-season. It was June 20, 2006 when the NBA season was declared over and Miami defeated Dallas to win their first NBA Championship and looks like they will defeat, I am putting it out their now they will win their second NBA title thanks to the Dallas Mavericks. The series was won in 6 games 5 years ago and i believe again the series will be another 6 game series again in the favor of the Miami Heat. The NBA Finals kick off in Miami on Tuesday May 31. Again Miami will be faced with capturing the title in Dallas like they did 5 years ago. So again Congrats to Pat Riley, Dwanye Wade, Lebron James, Chris Bosh and the entire Miami Heat Organization on Advancing to the NBA Finals and Capturing you guys 2nd NBA Title come June 9, 2011.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

RIP: Remebering Actor/Model Maurice Murrell




Wow I remember first seeing the image of Maurice Murrell on the Cover of Clik Magazine back in 2006 the boy was hot and different had something about him. I met him back in 2008 in DC during DC Black Pride where he was on hand to promote the new indie film Finding Me where he played the character Jay and at the time he was pleasant guy and through out the weekend always had a smile on his face. Truly a gem in the community and will be missed.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Andresflava celebrates 1,000th post: 6 years Blogging


Well 6 years in the game and I am still here. Who would have thought Little Ole Me the kid who didnt know any better would still be blogging and making a difference in the lives of so many people and bringing you guys stories from all over the country. This blog as I have said several times was started back in 2005 in the city I now reside in Brooklyn when I came to visit for the Black Gay Men's Health Summit that was taking place coinciding with Brooklyn Black Pride sponosored by then AIDS organization People of Color in Crisis. This is where I saw alot of the movers and shakers in the Black Gay LGBT community who were are leaders as well as making impacts and strives in the lives of so many youth. During the summit I met Keith Boykins, Shelton Jackson, Frank Roberts, David Malbranche, and a host of other leaders but right now those 4 folks stand out in my mind. Frank Roberts who I had been following his blog said If u have a voice U should use it to better the community and NOT stay silent so with that I went back to Miami, and Did just that and 6 years later, I am glad to have done it. I have covered most pride events along the East coast as well as took my first international trip outside of the country and have met so many folks in this short time all due to this blog and I say Thank You for inspiration, motivation, friendship, love, and kindness cause with out you I would not be here. Its great to be apart of an amazing blogsphere family regardless of our difference we all have respect for each others craft. Thank You to the other fellow bloggers, party promoters, authors,writers,activists,actors,rappers,singers, the entire LGBT community.

Last O: "The Campaign Vol. 1: Charm"

Get into of the hottest lyricist in the Out Music World Last O has been hard at work prepping for his upcoming album release of Charm which he says will be his most personal music to date. You guys have seen me featured Last O on the site several times so get into the promo campaign and stay tuned for more more stuff from him soon. For All Things Last O go to his fan page www.facebook.com/lastohq







"LastO Charms NYC"



LastO "Put Money On Me"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

JustUs: The Meeting Ep 1---New Black Gay Series





After meeting Steph, Justus get's caught up in the infatuation. Blinded by affection Justus goes to a party where he gets to see the world that Steph belongs to Justus wants out. ;That's when he gets to see the real Steph.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fame Wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage Dead at 58



I am so sad to report that my favorite wrestler as a kid, and with tears, Macho Man Randy Savage has died at age 58. He suffered a heart attack while driving and lost control of his car in Tampa, FL. I was a huge wrestling fan growing up, I would watch wrestling with my 2 uncles and my grandfather. Wow what a sad day in the world of wrestling. You will be missed Randy Savage.

Tonite Watch The Premiere of JustUs: The Web Series--New Black Gay Series


Justus is based on the book of the same name JustUs the Series will take you to places you've never been before and make you see things in a different light...

Author J Omarr takes you into the world of an ordinary young man who finds himself in extraordinary circumstances as his lover forces him into a dangerous web of sex, drugs, and murder. Justus - a young black man from New Jersey - had always been kind-hearted and unassuming.His own trusting nature, however, leads Justus into a twisted and life-threatening spiral of peril and intimidation. Coerced into a menacing world by a lover he once trusted, Justus must somehow find his way out of an abusive relationship and the threatening life he has been tricked into - before it's too late.


With a cast of fresh faces and young voices, Justus: The Web Series, much like the book will tackle a range of subjects. Touching onsuch topics as rape, murder, mental, physical and emotional abuse, Justus will put a new spin on controversial issues. Set to the music of some of today’s most sought after underground artist, Justus is a one-of-a kind web series.

CAST:

Paris Buford

Tony Tolbert

Akil Pinckney

J Omarr

Tim Williams

RJ Veney

Cisco Vegas

Reginald Richard

David Alexander Jenkins

TJ Williams

A.M. Brown

Mikael Singleton
 
Check out the trailer below and make sure to tune in at 630pm tonite to watch the premiere on www.vimeo.com/23092420 .
 

JustUs: The Web Series from J Omarr on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Finding Me Truth FINALLY makes its DEBUT THIS SUMMER! New Trailer & Soundtrack



Finding Me Truth will be screened this summer at various pride event after a very much long delay and I am very happy to finally hear that the movie will finally see the light of day. Finding Me Truth is the sequel to the highly critically acclaim movie which takes us back to the urban story of friendship, love and relationships in life of Faybien Allen which is played by RayMatrell Moore. The Movie will released on dvd in Sept which was announced last night by TLA Releasing. The Movie Stars Derrick L. Briggs, BryN't, Eugene Turner, Maurice Murrell, J'Nara Corbin and more.  Check out the New Trailer Below:



The soundtrack is here! This soundtrack will take you through the journey of the film before you actually see it. For those of us who have been waiting FOREVER to see the film this album will make you feel like you are watching it. Purchase your copy at http://www.findingmetruthsoundtrack.bandcamp.com/  The Tracklist for the soundtrack includes 27 songs including the first single "Deep" which i premiered a few weeks back here on the site by R&B singer Marck Angel.


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CNN's Don Lemon talks to Joy Behar On Coming Out

INFERNO DR 2010 - THE ULTIMATE SUMMER VACATION! 3LWTV CYCLE 3, EP#48



Media Blogger Lonnell Williams of 3LWTV gives you some extra footage from last years amazing Labor Day Weekend party we both were apart of called Inferno DR and we both will be back again this year to give you the footage from this ALL INCLUSIVE WEEKEND. ALL YOU CAN EAT AND DRINK!!! log on to http://www.infernodr.com/ to book your trip this year Inferno DR takes place Sept 1-5 so come join me along with Lonnell Williams of 3LWTV, Blogger Derrick Briggs of ADTV, with Musical Acts Kelly Price and Marsha Ambroius and YOU!





Don Lemon, Coming Out and Success in Black America: by Maurice Jamal



Don Lemon, Coming Out and Success in Black America: By Maurice Jamal

May 17, 2011
Hollywood, CA
Op-Ed: Don Lemon, Coming Out and Success in Black America
By Maurice Jamal
Like many gay youth do, I always felt that I was a little strange as a kid. My range of interests tended to be different than the guys who were raised on the same block as me. And while many of them counted NBA athletes and hip-hop artists as their inspirations, my heroes were always the African-American news anchors. It may seem weird to some, but the black men I saw on TV, both locally and nationally were smart, respected and trusted. Their faces delivered important information to homes all across this diverse nation. They moved past traditional stereotypes of what we were supposed to be and presented an image of what we could be. They represented a level of acceptance that I longed for. So when I got the call on Sunday that CNN’s Don Lemon had come out publicly, I was excited by the possibilities that it brings.
While Lemon wasn’t exactly closeted (he was out with management and co-workers) his decision to come out to the masses is an important milestone in the intersection between race and orientation.
The reality is that we are quickly reaching a critical tipping point in the Black community in regards to LGBT issues. Over the past several years, we have seen a line drawn between the old school Black establishment and the LGBT community (and our progressive allies). One only needs to look at the urban websites, blogs and accompanying comments discussing marriage equality, the debate over “no homo” and even the Bishop Eddie Long scandal, to see the divide between “mainstream” Black America and the Black LGBT community.
And stuck between this gulf, are countless young people who are struggling with their identity. Lemon notes that his decision to come out was influenced by the suicides of Tyler Clementi and the other gay youth that seemingly swept across this country last year. And for every Tyler Clementi and high profile case, there are countless young people whose stories we never hear, whose cries go unheard and whose pain is swept under the rug. And Black queer youth are far more likely to be isolated from the people and organizations that can support their journey.
So who speaks for the young people in our community that are suffering is silence?
In coming out, Lemon becomes one of the few high profile African-Americans in mainstream media/entertainment to do so. And it makes a difference. Just like the Black TV newscasters that inspired me as a kid, Don is a symbol of the best of Black America. Each day, he was in our living rooms helping us to understand some of the most important events of our time. Don Lemon is educated, respected and trusted. And now we all know he’s gay. And the impact of his coming out can’t be understated.
There are countless kids who have heard about his coming out, and they can see themselves in him. For those dealing shame, disgrace or confusion, they begin to see the possibilities of living life authentically and proudly.
I am one of the few openly gay Black filmmaker and actors in the mainstream industry, and I’m proud to have found success within both the Black LGBT community and mainstream Black America. But even for me, the path isn’t always easy. There are biases, prejudices and obstacles that I must overcome everyday. Yet, I consider the greatest measure of my success to be the countless emails and messages I receive from young people across this country, who’ve found support, solace and encouragement in the work I’ve done and how I live my life. While most of these messages have been from LGBT youth, I also receive numerous emails from their family members and friends who sat down, watched one of my films and were able to find common ground.
Coming out in mainstream entertainment is indeed an important step in changing the attitudes in this country. The entertainment industry has a significant influence on culture in America, in particular with communities of color. And the success of openly gay artists and celebrities also demonstrates their economic viability and our LGBT buying power.

And coming out is also a very personal decision, and individuals have to decide what is best for them, their family and community. But we can’t deny that the coming out as a public figure has an impact. And in the Black community, that impact is heightened because of the misunderstandings, homophobia and attitudes about Black masculinity that pervade our culture. Let’s be honest, Black people are the originators of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. The prevailing attitude in our community has been to pretend gays and lesbians don’t exist. And Black America has rewarded those who hide by giving them acceptance into our congregations, organizations, schools, political and entertainment life.
A couple weeks ago a white gay friend of mine asked me “where's your Ellen DeGeneres?” He wanted to know if a major Black celebrity would ever come out? And let’s be clear, there are lots of closeted Black gays and lesbians in mainstream entertainment and sports. I count many of them among my good friends. But for most of them they continue to allow their personal lives and professional images to be hijacked by fear, internalized homophobia and the assumed repercussions of coming out. Some of these “friendships” are even secret, because there’s a fear they’ll be “gay by association”. I have had countless debates with them about “if” one can come out and be successful. But the real question is why would we ever consider a life where we cannot be accepted, authentic and whole, to be successful in any way?
It's time for us to redefine what being a "success" is in our community, and on our own terms. With young people taking their own lives, it's no longer conscionable for us to say, "she can't come out because it'll mess with her money" or "he can't come out because his audience is Christian."
But while coming out publicly may be difficult, imagine how tough it is for the teens in Oklahoma, Memphis or your hometown that live in shame fueled by silence.
So yes, I am challenging my high profile friends in the entertainment and sports arena to find the courage to come out. Like Don Lemon, their stories will be incredible and inspiring, but their true power will be in showing the common bonds we all have.
It’s true that being Black and gay isn’t easy. In an interview, Lemon said, "It’s about the worst thing you can be in black culture. You’re taught you have to be a man; you have to be masculine. In the black community they think you can pray the gay away.”
With his public coming out, Don Lemon joins a wonderful family of proud gays and lesbians who are showing our community that you can be Black, successful and gay. But you don’t need to be Don Lemon, or an actor, or rapper or basketball player to make a difference.
We need everyday heroes. Everyday stars, everyday people within our community to come out. We need to provide positive and honest examples to young people struggling to survive, to find their identity and discover their place in a world that is often stigmatizing. By allowing the world to see us for who we authentically are, we empower young people across this country, regardless of race, to see their potential within us. We give them the space and support they need to create a life full of possibilities.
That is more important the any championship ring, box office success or TV ratings.
That is the true measure of success.

Maurice Jamal
Founder/CEO GLO Television Network

Filmmaker, “Dirty Laundry”, “The Ski Trip”, “Friends & Lovers”

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Facebook: facebook.com/mauricejamal
Twitter: @ mauricejamal
Email: maurice@glotvnetwork.com

Maurice Jamal an award winning filmmaker whose been nominated for both GLAAD and NAACP Image Awards. He's been listed in OUT Magazine’s 100 Mst Influential Gays in America; BET's 25 Most Important Black Gays and BET's Top Black Gays in Entertainment. His work has been profiled in The Advocate, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter. Mr. Jamal is also the first openly gay Black actor/writer to be profiled and referred to as a gay American in the mainstream urban media sources Black Enterprise, Ebony and JET. In 2010 he founded the GLO TV, America’s first Urban LGBT television network. With a full slate of digital and high definition programs, GLO TV is the preeminent source for Urban LGBT entertainment and will launches new entertainment divisions in 2012. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Blackhouse at the Sundance Film Festival and for Frameline SF, which produces the world’s largest and longest-running LGBT film festival.

Pop Life: A Novel By Trent Jackson


The long overdue wait is over, during the last few years Trent Jackson has been quietly working on his upcoming 3rd novel Entitled "Pop Life", and I am please to announced the Cover Art for the Book is Done and the Book should be hitting shelves this summer. I am honor and glad to have had an opportunity to be able to work on the Pop Life Project and help make Trent Jackson's vision and dream a reality and when you guys read the book, You will share a great story that only Trent Jackson knows how to put together. Trent is often described as the misunstood blogger of the Blogger Family because no one can truly understand him, to understand him is to know him and to know him is to love him as I have come to do these last few years.

“Pop Life” closely follows the characters’ rise to New York socialite fame and thoroughly examines their social relationships with each other, how being famous can add complexities to their lives, while further exploring how family plays a part in socialization and lays the ground work for every relationship they have. Throughout the book the characters grapple with depression, unstable relationships, drug abuse, getting over childhood pain while coming to terms with their sexuality and learning how to find balance while leading productive lives.

This is a book that everyone will be able to relate to in one way or another so sit back and buckle up your seatbealt because this summer its all about "Pop Life"

For more info on Trent Jackson or The Pop Life Project log on to http://www.trenttheartist.com/

Monday, May 16, 2011

CNN's Don Lemon Comes Out in New Memoir called "Transplant"


CNN News Anchor Don Lemon has come out in his New Memoir Entitled "Transplant"  which will be released on June 16, Don Sat down with the New York Times to explain why it took him so long to finally come out which you can read below. On a personal note I want to congratulate Don for Stepping out and Speaking out about his sexuality openly and honestly and on his own terms, no matter if we knew or not it was up to him to Stand in his Truth and Shine his Light and Today he did that. You rock Don and you made me love you even more.




The New York Times reports:
Mr. Lemon has not made a secret of his sexual orientation in his work life; many of his CNN co-workers and managers have long been aware that he is gay. But he still acknowledged that going public in his book carries certain risks.
“I’m scared,” he said in a telephone interview. “I’m talking about something that people might shun me for, ostracize me for.”
Even beyond whatever effect his revelation might have on his television career, Mr. Lemon said he recognized this step carried special risk for him as a black man.
“It’s quite different for an African-American male,” he said. “It’s about the worst thing you can be in black culture. You’re taught you have to be a man; you have to be masculine. In the black community they think you can pray the gay away.” He said he believed the negative reaction to male homosexuality had to do with the history of discrimination that still affects many black Americans, as well as the attitudes of some black women.
“You’re afraid that black women will say the same things they do about how black men should be dating black women.” He added, “I guess this makes me a double minority now.”

In a press release Lemon reveals his struggle to tell one of the most important black women in his life about his sexuality-his mother.
"There was a time when I was terrified of revealing these things to the person I love most in this world - my own mother. But when I finally mustered the courage to tell her that I had been molested as a child and that I was born gay, my life began to change in positive ways that I never imagined possible. Yet I still chose to keep those secrets hidden from the world. I, like most gay people, lived a life of fear. Fear that if some employers, co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members learned of my sexuality, I would be shunned, mocked and ostracized. It is a burden that millions of people carry with them every single day.
And sadly, while the mockery and ostracizing are realized by millions of people every day, I truly believe it doesn’t have to happen and that’s why I feel compelled to share what I’ve written in Transparent.
As a journalist I believe that part of my mission is to shed light onto dark places. So, the disclosure of this information does not inhibit in any way my ability to be the professional, fair and objective journalist I have always been."


Lemon is dedicating Transparent to former Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi. Clementi took his own life last year by jumping off the George Washington Bridge after his sexual encounter with another male student was streamed on the internet.
"I do have to say that the more people who come out, the better it is for everyone, certainly for the Tyler Clementis of the world", says Lemon.
“I think if I had seen more people like me who are out and proud, it wouldn’t have taken me 45 years to say it,” Mr. Lemon said, “to walk in the truth.”

Happy 45th Birthday to an Icon:Ms. Janet Damita Jo Jackson


Janet Damita Jo Jackson has been an Icon in the game since she came out the womb of Katherine and Joe Jackson. Janet Jackson Music has always has always had an effect on me from a young child and still does today. Words cant express how I feel about this woman but I did want to take a moment to celebrate the life of the talent Icon. Enjoy Your Day Ms. Jackson. Love You Always. 1993 at the age of 11 is when I discovered you and some 17 years later your music still lives in me and will continue too.

Thats The Way Love Goes is When I Fell In Love with You.

Anal Pap Smear and Why We As Black Gay Men Should Get It

So on last week I went to a new doctor here in NYC for my regular screening and during the intial visit with the doctor he suggested that I take a pap smear the male version which is an test to detect Anal Cancer also known as HPV. At first I was a little nervous but I went ahead with the procedure anyway which took all of 5 secs and in the end after doin research after the fact am now glad that I did do it. So here is a little info below on the reasoning YOU should do an Anal Pap Screening:

The practice of routine anal Pap screenings as part of HIV care is being considered after US researchers determined, as published in the latest edition of AIDS Patient Care and STDs, that the procedure is both appropriate and feasible for early detection of pre-cancerous cells.
HIV-infected people appear to be at a much higher risk of anal cancer, many cases of which result from infection with the human papillomavirus or HPV, but they are not routinely screened. It is hoped that by changing this rates will fall similar to how rates of cervical cancer fell after routine screening was introduced.
As in the case with all cancers, early detection of pre-cancerous cells can dramatically improve treatment and survival outlooks.
 
Abnormal anal cells were detected in 53% of patients. A low CD4 cell count was associated with abnormal cytology, but there was no relationship with anal intercourse.

Clinicians usually recommend that men who have sex with men, people who have HIV and those that have suffered from anal warts all get screened, however there exists no standard common practice for this, so introducing screenings as a part of regular HIV care practice would be a proactive step forward.
An anal Pap screening is usually carried out in much the same way as a cervical smear is undertaken but without need for the use of a speculum or anoscope. A small polyester Dacron swab is used to collect cell samples from the anal canal by swabbing the surfaces of the anus and rectum. Samples are then reviewed at a lab and a physician should be able to give the results of the screening within a few days. To find out more, please click here.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color By Darian Aaron



Darian Aaron who is best known for his Blog "Living Out Loud With Darian Aaron" who has been blogging for as long as I can remember is now an Author. Darian is now releasing his debut coffeebook " When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color" The book is profiling 18 black gay couples in committed relationships. It's based on the Coupled Up series from his blog that he use to do on his blog.  The Book will be out next month, stay tuned to Andresflava for more info as the date comes to Darian releasing his debut book.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Whitney Houston Goes To Rehab For Drug & Alcohol Treatment


Andresflava would like to send out prayers to Whitney Houston who is taking contro of her life and finally seeking the help she needs to continue to be the great person we all know she is. I am a HUGE Whitney Houston Fan and wish nothing but the best for her.

Superstar Whitney Houston has enrolled in an out-patient rehabilitation program to seek treatment for substance abuse.
The singer/actress, 47, has long battled addiction issues and TMZ.com reports she checked into a California clinic to seek help from professionals around 10 days ago.

Her representative has now confirmed the news to People.com.
In a statement, her spokesperson says, "Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment.
"Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process."

Monday, May 9, 2011

NeNe Leakes Quits Celebrity Apprentice & Star Jones gets FIRED!!

So there was alot of drama on last night's episode of the 3 hr long edition of Celebrity Apprentice which in the end of the show saw all 3 of the Black female contestants no longer on the show.


Below is video of NeNe Leakes Quitting The Apprentice



Celebrity Apprentice 4: Task Eleven - 11th Boardroom Firing + Star Jones vs Meatloaf Fight! - P6

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day 2011 from Andresflava

First of all I would like to take the moment to wish All the Mothers out their an Happy Mothers Day and Also a very special shout to my Mom. I have kinda talked about my relationship with my family in the past and how life has been growing up and most folks who know me personally know my story. Wel the last 1.5 year has been a great relationship with my mother and sadly it took the passing of my father to truly get the connection and I guess it was God's way of showing me that things are never granted and can be taken away from you at any moment. So life is great and communication is even greater with me and my mom. Thanks for birthing me and loving me unconditionally regardless of what has happen in the past. Love ya mom

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Return of Trent Jackson the Blogger




Love him or hate him Trent Jackson has been one of the consistant bloggers in the game from the jump. I remembered waking up back in the day and visiting his blog on a daily basis to see what was goin on in the community. Today is the debut of  Season 9 of Witty Wednesdays his weekly talk show. I am glad and honored to call him a true friend. So sit back relax and welcome the return of one of the orginal bloggers after a much extended hiatus Mr. Trent Jackson.

http://www.trenttheartist.com/TrentTheArtist/The_Podcast/Entries/2011/5/4_In_The_Mix_With_Trent-_Season_9_Show_1-_Season_Premier_%E2%80%9CThe_wARM_UP%E2%80%9D.html

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama "Moves Her Body"

Flavaworks Porn Company Sues Sizzle Miami Inc

Flava Works sues Sizzle Miami







Flava Works, Inc, the controversial black/Latino gay pornography company, is suing Sizzle Miami’s parent company. Dated March 9 2011 the court papers show ” Flava Works seeks to “recover damages arising from infringement of Plaintiff’s copyrights and trademarks in its creative works by the Defendants.” In other words, using “multiple images of its models for its website and email blasts, as well as a print publication, to promote Sizzle Miami last year.” Sizzle Miami is a black gay circuit party in Miami during Memorial Day Weekend which attracts thousands.
Last year it was advertised that Flava Works would host a Hot Body Contest and Pool Party. However Flava Works moved to D.C. Black Pride according to a statement by Flava Works. Both Sizzle Miami and D.C. Black Pride fall during Memorial Day Weekend.

“The Flava Works models DeAngelo Jackson, Flamez, Baby Star and Ace Rockwood, who were slated to be part of Miami Sizzle, will all be attending DC Black Pride instead and will be available for autograph signings,” the statement read. “FlavaMen’s Hot Body Contest and Pool Party have also been made to fit the DC Black Pride lineup.”



“We apologize to all the fans who booked their tickets to come to Miami for this and other FlavaMen events during Miami Sizzle, but due to scheduling conflicts, we had to change venues at the last minute,” Flava Works Operations Manager Warren Bullock said. “We hope all our fans will be able to join us for a fun time in D.C.”
Flava Works relocated to Miami in 2006 after a very public report by the Chicago Department of Public Health was released concerning “a high level of sexually transmitted diseases” among the models of Flava Works most popular website Cocodorm.com. Other sites owned by Flava Works include PapiCock.com, ThugBoy.com, CocoBoyz.com and FlavaMen.com.

In 2007, Flava Works and Derrick L. Briggs partnered with Sizzle Miami for an open-forum discussion on “Online Hook-ups and Sex” which Atlanta blogger Darian Aaron attended and enjoyed.
“Sizzle Miami has a history of violating others’ copyrights and saying sorry later,” CEO Phillip Bleicher told JRL CHARTS, a gay film industry website. The company “used copyrighted photos of their performers Baby Star, DeAngelo Jackson, Matrix and Xavier Vega in order to increase its profits.”
“Dwight Powell and Sizzle, Inc. had no right to use our intellectual property to promote their products and services. By doing so it diluted our valuable trademarks and is causing confusion among consumers that believe Flava Works endorses his products. We filed this lawsuit as part of the overall process to vigorously defend and protect our copyrights and trademarks,” Bleicher said.


Sizzle Miami’s partner company Platinum Planning Group is owned by Dwight Powell and Luis Medrano.
In 2008, Flava Works won a copyright suit against DGSource, Gairoo, ISTackPorn, and internet forums for $350,000.
It is uncertain how the Flava Works/Sizzle Miami suit will turn out.

Monday, May 2, 2011

OSAMA BIN LADEN DEAD - BARACK OBAMA SPEECH



President Barack Obama addresses the conuntry late last night as he announces the death of Osama Bin Laden and also says that the US Military has the body of Osama Bin Laden. Once again MY PRESIDENT makes me love him more and more as the day goes on. Great job Mr. President and ALL the MEN AND WOMAN of our MILITARY SERVICES!

President Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner



President Obama at the 2011 White House Correspondents' Dinner over the weekend where him along with host Seth Green from Saturday Night Live roasted Donald Trump.