Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MBB White Party- Cont.

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Wobble with it, wobble with it, wobble with it.....

MBB White Party with Jensen Atwood Aka Wade

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Hey party people, cleaning out my camera from the awesome Miami Beach Bruthaz 2011 events. Here are a few videos from the MBB White Party.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Growing Pains- 2011 Miami Beach Bruthaz and Miami Beach Fashion Week

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It's Tuesday and I am now just recovering from Miami Beach Bruthaz 2011 and a very exciting Miami Beach Fashion Week. I guess I am experiencing, as many of us do, "growing pains" as we transition from one level in life to another. And that is how I would describe MBB 2011. I feel they are experiencing a few grown pains now that the event has really picked up steam. The event has grown so much and given the fact this year the event is all-inclusive now (hotel, clubs, some meals, special events; all included in the price). I feel they are experiencing some growing pains, which is not necessary a bad thing. More people, a whole lot of fun. A few things went wrong this weekend at least from my perspective starting with getting my Dream pass. It took forever! But I was just experiencing a bit of MBB's growning pains. I know with hundreds of fellas in town to attend this extraordinary event, it can be a bit much stressful to keep everything organize. It wasn't that way last year with the wait, but there were considerably more people in attendance this year. But when you have stars in town, like Jensen Atwood aka Wade from Noah's Arc, who hosted a couple of MBB events this year, you are sure to have larger attendance and excitement of the weekends' event.

My second "growing pains" experience was the South Beach Men's Fashion Show. It seemed a little bit more scaled back compared to last year, which was poolside at local South Beach hotel. I applaud the move this year to make it an inside venue. Because last year, it was so freakin hot outside. Nevertheless this years' venue was freaking awesome. Cute, cute, cute! However, the fashion show was supposed to start at 9pm, but by the time I left at 10:30pm, it still hadn't gotten started. I was tired of waiting and highly annoyed. And it seemed a few others felt the same way and bounced. Again "growing pains"! More people, more to deal with, so things are not always going to go as planned. I know Ian and his crew will take this year as a learning experience. I look forward to a bigger and even better Miami Beach Bruthaz for 2012. This was one of those years I feel MBB has become extrememly popular thus the attendance has taken off. The event was awesome despite the kinks, and I highly recommend this event for anyone wanting to experience Miami at a very affordable price. I am going to post some video later tonight.

Patrik-Ian Polk's THE SKINNY- Official Teaser Trailer

THE SKINNY, the new feature film from writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, tells the story of five Brown University classmates reuniting in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin and fun.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Miami Beach Bruthaz 2011- Party Time

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It's that time again, pack your bags and head to South Beach for Miami Beach Bruthaz this weekend. This will be my 3rd year attending this great event on the streets of South Beach. And with Jensen Atwood, ie Wade from Noah's Arc headlining the White Party, tommorrow night, it's sure to be an explosive weekend. One of my favorite events is the Sobe Men's Fashion Show. Follow Andres Flava and myself on Twitter for the piictures, video, and interviews from Miami Beach Bruthaz 2011.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I dont know how many times I have to say this but this season by far has been the best season from the folks over at ADTV get into their latest video congrats on an amazing season so far guys.

A Celebration of Black Men In Love: A Gay Wedding

The marriage of Rev. Aaron Wade and Job Jones in Washington DC this past Saturday was an amazing experience to witness and I can't wait to be able to walk down the aisle with my future husband soon. Congratulations Aaron and Job.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


The annual "Fireworks" celebration in ATL during 4th of July weekend featured a hot pool party with the phinest men! Take a look also at the hot designs from Lee Greggory, Dana Love and Urban Socialites in the poolside fashion show

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Behind the scenes of Trent Jackson's book cover shoot "Poplife"

I am excited to give you an behind the scenes look at the making of Trent Jackson's Poplife book cover shoot that took place back in March as Project Coordinator for this project it was my honor and privileged to work with Trent on this project and I am glad he trusted me enough to help make his vision a reality.

A little more about the "Poplife" project :

“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.

Breakdown of the 5 characters:

Kyle DeVoe has been and will always be the “IT” boy, although he’s never known that – his deep rooted insecurity bought on by his family has plagued him his entire life. Even though he’s encountered a lot of setbacks, he always seems to win. He is attractive, serious but warm. Friendly and definitely has star quality – which is one of the reasons why he’s a highly sought after journalist.He's talented but people never give him credit for his work and they always seem to steal his ideas and it heightens his insecurity to far places. He’s popular,social and out to make a difference but he has to come to terms with things in his life he’s never wanted to mention out loud.

Bryan Thomas has always been a bitch – which is why he always get what he wants, but is never in control. The fashion forward overly defensive and extremely cautious Southern boy from Arkansas is stereotypically attractive with a lot to hide. He’s an openly gay filmmaker and the owner of one of the most notable hair salons in New York with high-end black clientele, who rubs elbows with all of the right people. To everyone else his world is perfect, but on the inside he knows that his world is turning fast and slowly crashing. He’s only good at socializing and hiding his secret pain behind his stellar good looks, his perfect body,his “connections” and his immaculate wardrobe.

Calvin Rhodes is young journalist on the verge of something big. He is the royalty of black gay blogs with a daily readership of over half-a-million people.Everyone knows Calvin Rhodes the tall, slender, bald
and definitely the stereotypical attractive "alpha"guy. Calvin reminds you of that bad ass little kid that you grew up in elementary school with...the kid with the snotty nose. He's curious, mischievous, and
attractive but also has this star quality about him. He works out at the gym a lot, naturally masculine, but doesn't like sports. He listens to a lot of music and tends to draw a lot. He has a good heart, but alot of people have done him wrong which makes it hard for him to trust people.

Darryl Manning is a banker by day and rapper by night. He’s very grimy and street– the quintessential boy from BK. He’s a 26-year-old guy with a habit of a 50-year-old street drunk who swears by Newport's and blunts. He’s real, he’s raw, he’s street, He’s ambitious and he’s scarred. He's lived a hard knock life – and it’s the root of his strained relationship with his family, but it’s also the fuel for his rap and the motivation to want to do better. He’s not afraid to let his walls down, but he always seems to let his walls down for all the wrong people.

Omar Julian’s motto is, "Get them before they get you." He’s the snake of the pack! Just when you think you can trust him you can't, he's always on the prowl for his next victim, which just so happens to be his latest story since he’s a shock jock that's always looking for the next story to break. He dresses clean cut, but he always carries a recorder with him no matter what. He’s definitely older than 25, but swears he's 25 and
he's still holding on to this dream that one day he's going to be famous. Although he's handsome, he's not the person that people would date because of his lack of honesty. He,like the rest of the characters, has a hard time getting over what happened to him in his past – particularly with his father. His issues with his father and step-brother perpetuate his trust issues with men and make his personal motto a reality

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Beyoncé - Best Thing I Never Had

Here is the second video from Beyonce's 4th album entitled '4' which debuted at 312,000 copies last week.

JustUs: The Kill Ep 2---New Black Gay Series

About this episode
After being told he has two months to get in shape...It 's now time for Justus to prove himself. It's kill or be killed, and knowing that he will not be the only one to suffer if he fails, can Justus succeed at the task before him?

Untitled from jarmell Dixon on Vimeo.

AndresFlava Official Media Sponsor of White Attire Affair 2011 DC 7/16

AndresFlava is once again proud to be the official media sponsor once again for this amazing event that has been going on since 1999 and we here at AndresFlava have been apart of it for the last 3 years now. Below is some information on Al Sura the organization behind the White Attire Affair hosted by
Rayceen Pendarvis, Keelon of K&C productions & ShiQueeta Lee with Comedienne Tammy Peay  performing. 

2011 White Attire Affair
                                                  Oasis!....Pure Love...Pure Joy...Pure Life...
Saturday July 16, 2011
Doubletree Hotel
1515 Rhode Island, Ave, NW
Washington, DC

General Admission Tickets Only $25!

General Admission
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m

Cash Bar
 Live Entertainment
 DJ Entertainment
Limited Access - Ballrooms and Foyers
 Discount Admission to the Official After-Parties

6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m

 VIP Reception - Oasis Terrace w/Heavy hors d'oeuvres (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
2 Complimentary Drinks
Live Jazz and R&B Entertainment by Featured Artists
DJ Entertainment
All Access Throughout Venue
 Discount Admission to the Official After-Parties

Physical Ticket Purchase Contact information

You and your guests can also purchase physical tickets
Directly From Al Sura, Inc. Board & Operational Directors
Listed below:

Zekeera Belton
202-285-7518 - Cell

Ronald L. Thomas
202-321-3135 - Cell

Abdur-Rahim Briggs - President
202-276-5791 - Cell
Book Your Room Today at double tree hotel!
2011 White Attire Affair - Oasis!

Room Reservations

Our Mission

Al Sura, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit and public charity foundation whose mission is to promote grassroots communication, education and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS within the African-American community. Al Sura started in 2008 because organizers saw a crisis that needed to be met in addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC. The organization's goals are to create awareness on the need for HIV/AIDS prevention measures, provide leadership training on this issue and to provoke action around this epidemic.

Our History

Al Sura, Inc. was formed September 18, 2008 for the purpose of addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic here in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. With the downturn in the economy and the decrease in prevention funding, the Board of Al Sura began to raise funds and awareness to address the need for prevention measures especially in the African American Community, where the prevalence of HIV/AIDS is the highest.

Saturday, July 2, 2011



As you sow, so shall you reap.This is also known as the Law of Cause and Effect.Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Friendship, Love...Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving, a Friend

Life doesn't just HAPPEN, it requires our participation.We are one with the Universe both inside and out.Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.BE and DO yourself...what you what to have in your Life.

What you refuse to accept, will continue for you.If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative,then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.

Wherever you go, there you are.For us to GROW in Spirit it is we who must change and not the people, places or things around us.The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES and that is the only factor we have control over.When we change who and what we are within our heartour life changes too.

Whenever there is something wrong, there is something wrong in me.We mirror what surrounds us and what surrounds us mirrors usWe must take responsibility what is in our life.

Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets doneas everything in the Universe is connected.Each step leads to the next step and so forth and so on.Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significanceThey were both needed to accomplish the task.Past, Present, FutureThey are all connected...

You can't think of two things at the same time.When our focus is on Spiritual Values it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.

If you believe something to be true, then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that truth.Here is where we put what we SAY that we have learnedinto PRACTICE.

Looking back to examine what was, prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW.Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams...Prevent us from having new ones.

History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we needto change our path.

All Rewards require initial toil.Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.True Joy follows doing what we're suppose to be doing and waiting for the Reward to come in it's on time.

You get back from something whateveryou've put into itThe Value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the WholeLack luster Contributions have no impact on the Wholeor work to diminish it.Loving Contributions Lift Up and Inspire the Whole

Courtesy of Terry Torro