Thursday, December 30, 2010

Andresflava Looks Back at 2010

The year 2010 has been an emotionally filled rollercoaster of an journey but i am glad to see the year come to a close once again and again I survived the mayhem which was 2010.  In March I lost my father and even though my dad has never been apart of my life, it was still an emotional adventure for me because I have been able to sort of grasp the knowledge that he wasnt coming around because well I dont honestly know the reasoning for him not coming around, but i knew he was alive. Now he is gone and to never return again. I delt wit that the best way i knew how too. The expierence left me depressed for a few weeks because i just couldnt fathom not having a father anymore and regardless if he wasnt in my life he was still my father in my eyes. So i have been dealing with his death as best I could and pressing forward.
In April I started classes at Strayer University where i am now a Business Administration Major and has been interesting being back in school after all these years but its been a good feeling to be back in the classroom.

June saw me take part in the NYC Pride weekend for the second year in a row and this was an even bigger honor as i was able to walk in the gay parade and walk along 5th Avenue and thru the village with the gays and be happy and proud. I walked with the GLO TV Float. As many of you have been hearing for months GLO TV is the new Urban LGBT Network which was launched back in Sept.

September saw me take my first international trip out the country for the first time as I took part in INFERNO DR on the resort of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic which took place during the Labor Day Weekend. It was an amazing and refreshing weekend and I was so glad to take part in the weekend If you want to attend INFERNO DR please log on to Inferno is goin on its 3rd year and takes place this year Sept 1-5 so hurry up and go book now.

November same me come back into the HIV/AIDS community after a close to 3 year hiatus employment wise i am now a part-time HIV/AIDS outreach worker for the National Association for People With AIDS and its a good feeling to be back helping my community. Novemeber also let me reunite wit my family during the Thanksgiving season, in the wake of the death of my father, it brought me and my mother closer and thats a great thing. Thanks to my mom for helping to be there for my father in his dying days even thought she did not have to be.

So as I wrap up 2010 and take with me into 2011 all the positives and leave behind the baggage. I see so many new and amazing things that will happen for me this year. And that I am thankful for life.

In closing there a few people I want to thank for making 2010 a little bit easier for me. I want to thank my mom for being their for me as well as my family. I would also like to thank my friends who made me laugh when i needed to laugh. Lonnell Williams, Jeff Gantt, Ronald Mcdonald-Thomas, Tron Majette, Vance Gleton, Devontae White, Trent Jackson, Darvin Williams, Keith Barbee, J Omarr Tutler, Anthony Anderson, Maurice Jamal, Derrick L. Briggs, LastO,BryN't, The Cast of Anacostia the Web Series, Xem Van Adams, Adam Benjamin Irby, BadIlisho, Dyari,Seanmichal Rodgers, Allen Simms, Kenneth Jones, NAPWA, Dr. Leo Wilton,DJ Baker, Darian Aaron, Derek Middlebrooks, so many others I say thank you for being a friend....

Kanye West "Monster" Music Video

Kanye West has just released the controversial music video for his latest song "Monster" which features Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nick Minaj and Bon Iver get into the Music Video and let me know what you think of the video.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A look back at 2010....

With the excitment of the coming 2011 year we take such a look back on a year that wasn't very kind to most but there were many Events to remember good and bad as well as The many treasures we lost that we will forever hold in our hearts..

January 12 – A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000 it is one of the deadliest on record

February 27 – An 8.8-magnitude earthquake occurs in Chile, triggering a tsunami over the Pacific and killing 497.[15] The earthquake is one of the largest in recorded history.

April 20 – The Deepwater Horizon oil platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers. The resulting oil spill, one of the largest in history, spreads for several months, damaging the waters and the United States coastline, and prompting international debate and doubt about the practice and procedures of offshore drilling.

April 27 – Standard & Poor's downgrades Greece's sovereign credit rating to junk four days after the activation of a €45-billion EU–IMF bailout, triggering the decline of stock markets worldwide and of the Euro's value,and furthering a European sovereign debt crisis.

May 19 – Protests in Bangkok, Thailand ends with a bloody military crackdown, killing 91 and more than 2,100 injured

June 11 – July 11 – The 2010 FIFA World Cup is held in South Africa, and is won by Spain.

July 25 – Wikileaks, an online publisher of anonymous, covert, and classified material, leaks to the public over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in the War in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010

November 28 – WikiLeaks releases a collection of more than 250,000 American diplomatic cables, including 100,000 marked "secret" or "confidential

December 18, 2010, the bill was passed and, on December 22, signed into law by President Obama. The policy remains in place until the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify that repeal will not harm military readiness, followed by a 60-day waiting period.

December 21 – The first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the northern winter solstice/southern summer solstice since 1638, takes place...

Gone But not forgotten

Jean Simmons
J. D. SalingerJanuary 4 – Johan Ferrier, 1st President of Suriname (born 1910)
January 4 – Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Japanese dual atomic bomb survivor (born 1916)
January 9 – Armand Razafindratandra, Malagasy cardinal (born 1925)
January 11 – Miep Gies, Dutch humanitarian (born 1909)
January 11 – Éric Rohmer, French film director (born 1920)
January 12 – Zilda Arns, Brazilian pediatrician and aid worker (born 1934)
January 13 – Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B and soul singer (born 1950)
January 15 – Marshall Warren Nirenberg, American biologist and Nobel Prize laureate (born 1927)
January 17 – Jyoti Basu, Indian politician (born 1914)
January 17 – Erich Segal, American author, screenwriter, and educator (born 1937)
January 18 – Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk singer (born 1946)
January 19 – Panajot Pano, Albanian footballer (born 1939)
January 22 – Iskandar of Johor, 8th King of Malaysia (born 1932)
January 22 – Jean Simmons, British actress (born 1929)
January 25 – Ali Hassan al-Majid, Iraqi politician and military commander (born 1941)
January 27 – Zelda Rubinstein, American actress and human rights activist (born 1933)
January 27 – J. D. Salinger, American author (born 1919)
January 27 – Howard Zinn, American historian (born 1922)

Alexander Haig February 1 – Steingrímur Hermannsson, 19th Prime Minister of Iceland (born 1928)
February 6 – John Dankworth, British jazz musician and composer (born 1927)
February 7 – André Kolingba, 4th President of the Central African Republic (born 1936)
February 10 – Charlie Wilson, American politician (born 1933)
February 11 – Alexander McQueen, British fashion designer (born 1969)
February 14 – Dick Francis, British author and jockey (born 1920)
February 17 – Kathryn Grayson, American singer (born 1922)
February 18 – Ariel Ramírez, Argentine composer (born 1921)
February 20 – Alexander Haig, 59th United States Secretary of State (born 1924)

Robert CulpMarch 3 – Michael Foot, British politician (born 1913)
March 4 – Vladislav Ardzinba, Soviet-born politician (born 1945)
March 10 – Corey Haim, Canadian actor (born 1971)
March 10 – Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Egyptian Muslim cleric (born 1928)
March 12 – Miguel Delibes, Spanish author and journalist (born 1920)
March 14 – Peter Graves, American actor (born 1926)
March 20 – Girija Prasad Koirala, Nepalese politician (born 1925)
March 21 – Wolfgang Wagner, German festival director (born 1919)
March 22 – James Black, British pharmacologist and Nobel Prize laureate (born 1924)
March 22 – Valentina Tolkunova, Soviet and Russian singer (born 1946)
March 24 – Robert Culp, American actor, screenwriter and director (born 1930)
March 27 – Vasily Smyslov, Soviet-Russian chess grandmaster (born 1921)
March 28 – Herb Ellis, American jazz guitarist (born 1921)
March 28 – June Havoc, Canadian-born American actress (born 1912)
March 30 – Martin Sandberger, German army officer (born 1911)

Lech Kaczyński
Juan Antonio SamaranchApril 1 – John Forsythe, American actor (born 1918)
April 3 – Eugene Terre'Blanche, South African politician and white supremacist (born 1941)
April 5 – Vitali Sevastyanov, Soviet cosmonaut (born 1935)
April 6 – Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (born 1939)
April 8 – Malcolm McLaren, British musician and manager (born 1946)
April 8 – Abel Muzorewa, Zimbabwean politician (born 1925)
April 10 – Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman (born 1919)
April 10 – Lech Kaczyński, President of Poland (born 1949)
April 14 – Peter Steele, American musician (born 1962)
April 16 – Tomáš Špidlík, Czech cardinal (born 1919)
April 19 – Guru, American rapper (born 1966)
April 21 – Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish sports official (born 1920)
April 25 – Alan Sillitoe, British writer (born 1928)
April 30 – Paul Mayer, German cardinal (born 1911)

Lena Horne
Dennis Hopper May 2 – Lynn Redgrave, British actress (born 1943)
May 4 – Luigi Poggi, Italian cardinal (born 1917)
May 5 – Giulietta Simionato, Italian opera singer (born 1910)
May 5 – Umaru Yar'Adua, President of Nigeria (born 1951)
May 8 – Andor Lilienthal, Hungarian chess grandmaster (born 1911)
May 9 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (born 1917)
May 10 – Frank Frazetta, American artist (born 1928)
May 16 – Ronnie James Dio, American musician (born 1942)
May 16 – Oswaldo López Arellano, Honduran two-time former president (born 1921)
May 16 – Hank Jones, American pianist (born 1918)
May 17 – Bobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian singer (born 1925)
May 17 – Khattiya Sawasdipol, Thai army general (born 1951)
May 17 – Yvonne Loriod, French pianist (born 1924)
May 18 – Edoardo Sanguineti, Italian writer (born 1930)
May 22 – Martin Gardner, American science author (born 1914)
May 24 – Paul Gray, American musician (born 1972)
May 28 – Gary Coleman, American actor (born 1968)
May 29 – Dennis Hopper, American actor and film director (born 1936)
May 31 – Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculptor (born 1911)

Andrey VoznesenskyJune 1 – Andrey Voznesensky, Soviet-Russian poet (born 1933)
June 2 – Giuseppe Taddei, Italian baritone (born 1916)
June 3 – Vladimir Arnold, Soviet-Russian mathematician (born 1937)
June 3 – Rue McClanahan, American actress (born 1934)
June 9 – Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina (born 1908)
June 10 – Sigmar Polke, German painter and photographer (born 1941)
June 14 – Leonid Kizim, Soviet-Ukrainian cosmonaut (born 1941)
June 16 – Ronald Neame, British cinematographer, producer and director (born 1911)
June 18 – Marcel Bigeard, French military officer (born 1916)
June 18 – José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel Prize laureate (born 1922)
June 19 – Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (born 1962)
June 23 – Mohammed Mzali, former Prime Minister of Tunisia (born 1925)
June 26 – Algirdas Brazauskas, 9th President of Lithuania (born 1932)
June 28 – Robert Byrd, American politician (born 1917)

Harvey PekarJuly 2 – Beryl Bainbridge, British novelist (born 1934)
July 3 – Abu Daoud, Palestinian militia commander (born 1937)
July 4 – Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, Lebanese spiritual leader (born 1935)
July 5 – Cesare Siepi, Italian opera singer (born 1923)
July 5 – Nasr Abu Zayd, Egyptian Qur'anic theologian (born 1943)
July 12 – Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (born 1939)
July 14 – Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor (born 1925)
July 17 – Bernard Giraudeau, French actor and film director (born 1947)
July 21 – Luis Corvalán, Chilean politician (born 1916)
July 24 – Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (born 1949)

Patricia Neal
Francisco VaralloAugust 5 – Godfrey Binaisa, 5th President of Uganda (born 1920)
August 6 – Tony Judt, British historian (born 1948)
August 7 – Bruno Cremer, French actor (born 1929)
August 8 – Patricia Neal, American actress (born 1926)
August 9 – Ted Stevens, American politician (born 1923)
August 10 – Antonio Pettigrew, American athlete (born 1967)
August 12 – Guido de Marco, 6th President of Malta (born 1931)
August 16 – Nicola Cabibbo, French physicist (born 1935)
August 17 – Francesco Cossiga, 63rd Prime Minister and 8th President of Italy (born 1928)
August 18 – Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma, Spanish aristrocrat (born 1930)
August 22 – Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav footballer (born 1923)
August 23 – Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime film director (born 1963)
August 26 – Raimon Panikkar, Spanish theologian (born 1918)
August 27 – Anton Geesink, Dutch judoka (born 1934)
August 28 – Sinan Hasani, 10th President of Yugoslavia (born 1922)
August 30 – Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (born 1943)
August 30 – Francisco Varallo, Argentine footballer (born 1910)
August 31 – Laurent Fignon, French road bicycle racer (born 1960)

Tony Curtis September 9 – Bent Larsen, Danish chess grandmaster (born 1935)
September 11 – Kevin McCarthy, American actor (born 1914)
September 12 – Claude Chabrol, French film director (born 1930)
September 22 – Eddie Fisher, American entertainer and singer (born 1928)
September 24 – Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (born 1937)
September 26 – Gloria Stuart, American actress (born 1910)
September 28 – Arthur Penn, American film director (born 1922)
September 29 – Georges Charpak, French physicist (born 1924)
September 29 – Tony Curtis, American actor (born 1925)
September 30 – Stephen J. Cannell, American writer and television producer (born 1941)

Benoît Mandelbrot
Nestor KirchnerOctober 4 – Norman Wisdom, British actor and comedian (born 1915)
October 7 – Milka Planinc, former Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (born 1924)
October 10 – Solomon Burke, American soul musician (born 1940)
October 10 – Hwang Jang-yop, North Korean politician and defector (born 1923)
October 11 – Joan Sutherland, Australian opera singer (born 1926)
October 14 – Benoît Mandelbrot, French-American mathematician (born 1924)
October 19 – Tom Bosley, American actor (born 1927)
October 20 – Farooq Leghari, 9th President of Pakistan (born 1940)
October 23 – David Thompson, 6th Prime Minister of Barbados (born 1961)
October 25 – Gregory Issacs, Jamaican musician (born 1951)
October 27 – Néstor Kirchner, 54th President of Argentina (born 1950)
October 28 – Jonathan Motzfeldt, 1st Prime Minister of Greenland (born 1938)
October 30 – Harry Mulisch, Dutch writer (born 1927)

Leslie Nielsen November 2 – Rudolf Barshai, Soviet-Russian conductor and violist (born 1924)
November 3 – Viktor Chernomyrdin, 31st Prime Minister of Russia (born 1938)
November 5 – Jill Clayburgh, American actress (born 1944)
November 5 – Hajo Herrmann, German fighter pilot and lawyer (born 1913)
November 11 – Dino De Laurentiis, Italian film producer (born 1919)
November 12 – Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (born 1933)
November 13 – Luis García Berlanga, Spanish film director (born 1921)
November 28 – Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor (born 1926)
November 29 – Bella Akhmadulina, Soviet-Russian poet (born 1937)

Richard Holbrooke December 12 – Tom Walkinshaw, British racing car driver and team owner (born 1946)
December 13 – Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (born 1941)
December 15 – Blake Edwards, American film director (born 1922)
December 17 – Captain Beefheart, American musician (born 1941)
December 21 – Enzo Bearzot, Italian footballer and coach (born 1927)
December 25 – Carlos Andrés Pérez, President of Venezuela (born 1922)
December 26 – Salvador Jorge Blanco, 4th president of the Dominican Republic (born 1926)
December 26 – Teena Marie, American singer-songwriter (born 1956)

As you see it has been a packed year of events of happiness and sadness I like many of you am glad that this year has come to a close and I'm ready to strut my stuff in 2011 in the words of Madonna "Just watch me Burn" Happy New Year

Brazil Chandler

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jennifer Hudson performs at Kennedy Center Honors singing "I'M Here"

Jennifer Hudson performance at the Kennedy Center Honors just aired on CBS moments ago and Jennifer Hudson did an amazing rendition of the song "I'M Here" a song from The Color Purple as part of the Tribute to Oprah Winfrey. Below is the performance so take a look at it.

1 on 1 with the Cast of Justus

On Christmas Day I traveled to Jersey City,NJ to spend Christmas wit the Cast of the new series Justus that will be forthcoming in the Summer of 2011 so check out the interview with J Omarr the writer of the novel turned series of Justus along with 2 of the 9 cast members William Chino Thornton and Reginald Richard. For More info on purchasing the book Justus log on to

The interview

The trailer

Monday, December 27, 2010

Anacostia - Season 2 - Episode 8 "Business As Usual"

Anacostia - Season 2 - Episode 8 "Business As Usual" from Anacostia The Web Series on Vimeo.

We are getting down to the wire folks. And anacostia keeps getting better and better with only 2 yes 2 episodes left in season 2 til the finale which will leave u gagging. I was on set for the season finale and baby! thats all i will catch up on anacostia by logging on to  and searching anacostia.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

RIP To The Legendary Teena Marie

Lady T March 5, 1956 - December 26, 2010

With so much going on with the holidays and this damn snow on the east coast it was a hard pill to swollow as news that Teena Marie had passed and facebook chargers like my self would not buy this news due to no articles or confirmations from Cnn,E news etc.However it was Philly's station WDAS that was the first to report the news. I wouldn't believe such but after a few hours a Confirmation was issued through the Huffington Post that the news was true Teena our "Lover girl" had passed on at 54 years old.

Born Marie Christine Brockert, Teena Marie rose to prominence in the late 70s and 80s, striking a musical and personal partnership with funk legend Rick James. She released 13 studio albums, six of which went platinum on the US R&B chart. Two of her albums went platinum, and six altogether were gold.

Marie's biggest hit came in 1984 with her single 'Lovergirl,' which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

As I sat back and remembered one of my favorite Teena Marie songs all I could do was dance becuase of All things Teena Marie she made it very clear she was all about her music and that she was NOT one to be messed with in her hay day Lady T. sued Motown for back pay while she was recording albums with that company which opened the gate for many artist to get the money they were due... Work Lady T. You are already missed however with one of the loves of your life we still hold your music to our hearts and Facebook is packed with Pics and Music and thats how it will always be....

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Obama signs Dont Ask, Dont Tell Repeal

Like it or love it, Its done.

President Obama signed the landmark repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy Wednesday morning, handing a major victory to advocates of gay rights and fulfilling a campaign promise to do away with a practice that he has called discriminatory.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Artist Spotlight: Allen Simms

Allen Simms As a singer, songwriter, arranger, and performer, 25-year old Allen brings new meaning to the term "R&B".

Raised in sunny Miami Florida where he started singing at the tender age of two years old Allen Simms sung in a lot of talent shows and with different choirs in the city. While still in school Allen sung background for artist at Virgin Records as well as performed with known artists like Patti Labelle and opening up for known groups around the city.

With all this known attention young Allen Simms was getting in Miami Fl, Allen Simms parents agreed to a single with a indie gospel label Platinum Status Kingdom. The single sold over 5,000 copies, was on every major gospel radio station as well as some secular stations through out florida.

Allen moved to Atlanta to be apart of a known group signed under Biv10/Motown Recording Group.
Allen wrote and recorded songs for the groups new album as well as traveled and performed with the group meeting talented artist along the way and understanding the music business and how it works. After two years with the group it was disband.
Allen Started a writing team Da Machine that he writes with for other artist as well as himself.

Allen landed a song on the hit HBO show The Wire as well as landing another song on TLC Miami INC. Allen has been offered to write songs for an upcoming movie that’s in pre-production at this moment.

Allen Simms career is on a never ending fast roller coster! Allen is touring in Asia for 8months with the band Xpress as well as promoting his his single BreakThrough thats on sale now in all major internet stores.
Allen has the style and the performance that will take you back to the good old days where there was true artist with real emotion and topics of life, love and a struggle.

Remember the name Allen Simms you will be hearing it again....

Below is Allen's lead single off his upcoming album entitled "Scrapbook" which due out in Spring of 2011 for more info on Allen Simms log on to his fan page on

Friday, December 17, 2010

MOOZ-lum Trailer starring Evan Ross and Nia Long 2.11.11

Watch Qasim "Q" Basir's new film with Evan Ross, Nia Long, Danny Glover, Roger Guenveur Smith, Summer Bishil & Dorian Missick in a story about a Muslim boy who comes of age against a politically charged 9/11 backdrop, with deep personal and familial traumas to overcome, and a search for identity that must reconcile his own difficult history with his new changed reality

Thursday, December 16, 2010

WhatsTheT's 2010 Top 10 Sexiest Twitter Followers

The Ultimate Vegas Spring Fling Presents WhatsTheT's Top 10 Sexiest Followers is proud to announce their 2010 Top 10 Sexiest Followers! So now it's your turn to VOTE and tell them who their Sexiest Follower is! The stakes have been raised this year! The winner will win a roundtrip airfare and hotel stay for 3 nights in Las Vegas at Harrahs Casno for the Ultimate Vegas Spring Fling 2011 (April 15-18) sponsored by Dat Boi Entertainment. You can join us in Vegas too! Book your room now through December 31st and receive a complimentary VIP Spring Fling weekend pass just for booking your room. Log on to to reserve youR room now!
Readers are allowed 1 vote a day. Voting ends Friday, December 31st at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on Monday, January 3rd!
**Make sure you read below for your own chance to win a brand new Ipod Touch, just for voting!***

In addition, just for following @whatsthet on Twitter and promoting the competition, you'll be entered into a drawing for a brand new Ipod Touch. Here's what you should do!
- Follow them at
- Tweet "Vote For @WhatsTheT Sexiest Follower at, for a chance to win a brand new Ipod Touch".
- A random drawing will be held and the winner will be announced on Monday, January 3rd along with the sexiest follower winner!
**Winner must be following WhatsTheT during the time of the drawing!**

Monday, December 13, 2010

Anacostia - Season 2 - Episode 7 "A House Is Not A Home""

Anacostia - Season 2 - Episode 7 "A House Is Not A Home"" from Anacostia The Web Series on Vimeo.

Get into the emotionall pack episode of episode 7 only 2 more episodes til the season finale which is episode 10 to catch up on past episodes log on to  and search anacostia

"Justus" New Series coming soon.......

"Jutus" the series is coming soon and below we have 2 different trailers for you guys also go to to purchase your copy of the book so that the series goes as forth if we can get book sells up we can finally see us on tv for a change so lets get cracking people.

"An ordinary young man 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 king-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.
Justus shatters decades of prejudice and misrepresentation, and portrays gay black men in a way that has never before been put to print. "

Trailer #1

Trailer #2

Thursday, December 9, 2010

R. Kelly Performs *When A Woman Loves* (Live On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

R. Mutha Fucking Kelly is back bitches... Yes like the old days when u use to listen to R. Kelly to make love this is indeed a lovemaking album entitled "Love Letters below is R. Kelly performing "When A Woman Loves" (Live On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) last night so get into it.

R. Kelly performs the track Number One Hit as well on Jimmy Kimmel

Also on Tuesday Night he did a meledy of hits of some of his hits

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Senate blocks repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'

Senate Republicans have blocked legislation that would have repealed the military's policy of "don't ask, don't tell" and allowed gay troops to serve openly.
Democrats failed Thursday to cinch a procedural deal with Republicans in the waning days of the lame-duck session. The 57-40 test vote fell three votes short of the 60 needed to advance.
The vote ends months of political wrangling on the bill and makes congressional action on the repeal provision unlikely any time soon.

The 1993 law bans gay troops from publicly acknowledging their sexual orientation. A repeal provision was included in a broader defense policy bill and passed last spring in the House.

New Video: Michael Jackson ‘Hold My Hand’ featuring Akon

Here is the first video from the late great Michael Jackson new album Michael, that is in stores December 14th. The video is a mix of old and more scenes of the King. The video also has a cameo from the producer of the track Akon.

Watch video Below:

Bishop Eddie Long to settle Sexual Coerison charges???

Eddie Long I thought you said you were going to fight this in the courts?? this only proves your guilty! CNN's Anderson Cooper Reported last night that Bishop Eddie Long now wants to either settle out of court or going through mediation which means that what agreement is made will be kept private and we will never REALLY KNOW WHAT HAPPEN BETWEEN THEM! even thought he did in recent court documents confessed that everything the plantiffs have said thus far is true besides the sex which he stills denies.

Long is accused of luring at least four young men into sexual relationships and using church funds to give them cash, gifts and cars. The four men—Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parrish, Anthony Flagg and Spencer LeGrande—have filed sexual coercion lawsuits against Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Two of the four accusers have never met the others. Read the complaints HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.  Info courtsey of Rod 2.0

Monday, December 6, 2010

New Music Video- 'Single" by Raheem Devaughn

the controversey surrounding the new Raheem DeVaughn Video is causing all kinds of havoc so much so that its been banned from youtube at one point below is the video for "She Single". And if the beats and some of the lyrics sounds similar they just might be because Raheem stole them from Lil Wayne Get into the ubber sexy and HOT video "She Single" by Raheem Devaughn

The Makings of Mariam by Badilisho

It’s captivating from the first page to the very end! The Makings of Mariam will have you filled with so much emotion that once you are done reading the book you will be wanting more. The book has so many twists and turns, and it brings you full circle into the life of Mariam, and sadly enough…into the lives of so many people like Mariam. The book is 10 stars in my opinion and the author Badilisho did an amazing job. I cannot wait to see what he has next for us. Below is a sysnopsis of the book:
Mariam’s childhood subjected her to rape, teen pregnancy and unrequited love. She is a fighter, and most people hate the way she fights. You might not like her, but on this journey, you will come to know the makings of certifiable bitch!
Make sure to cop the book this holiday season as a gift by logging on to

Love B. Scott "When Christmas Comes" starring Benjamin Patterson

Media Maven Love B Scott is out with a new cute Christmas video entitiled "When Christmas Comes" which is a song of Mariah Carey new Christmas Album "Merry Christmas II You" the video also stars Ben Patterson who we all remeber from the second season of Noah Arc as Guy on Noah's Arc, the psychotic friend of Alex's boyfriend Trey ... well in this video he is playin the love interest of Love B Scott. Cute video get into it below also check out new B. Scott promotional contest as she teams up with Mariah Carey log on to for the details to the contest and good luck.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Frankie and Alice Trailer starring Halle Berry

Halle Berry is getting rave reviews and their is even  oscar buzz surrounding this movie and definately it should be cause from the clips i have seen and now the official trailer Halle Berry acts her ass off in this movie. The movie Frankie and Alice is a drama centered on a young woman with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and not give in to her racist alter-personality

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sizzle Miami Celebrates 10 yrs

Sizzle Miami the world's largest circut party celebrates 10 years of doin what they do best every year as they throw the hottest circuit party weekend ever in the country every memorial day weekend which is always the last weekend in May. Make sure you book your trip for Sizzle X amy 26-31 the host hotel is the Hyatt which has been the host hotel for like last 6 years i believe which is located in downtown Miami. you can go to  check out the new promo video below:

World AIDS Day BET 106 & Park Devin Robinson X performs

My brother from another Mr. Davin T. Robinson X from Fort Lauderdale who I use to work with back in Fort Lauderdale when i was working in HIV field down there, was on BET's 106 & Park yesterday and took part in their World AIDS Day show. Kudos to Davin on all that he does for his community. Much props and continued success Davin... For more info on Davin check his website out

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WORLD's AIDS DAY 2010: Remebering those we have lost to AIDS

I have been working in the HIV/AIDS arena for the last 7 years, from 2003-2007 I was an HIV/AIDS outreach youth worker in Ft. Lauderdale, FL working with youth between the ages of 13-24 who were HIV positive as well as those at risk for HIV/AIDS. After moving here to the nation's capital i have been out the field but still associate and help out the community when I can.  Starting today I will be working with NAPWA the National Association for People With AIDS one of the largest HIV/AIDS organization in the country which is located here in the Washington DC area as an HIV/AIDS Outreach worker and tester. I am glad i am back in the HIV/AIDS field after a 3 year hiatus because i love getting back into the community and helping folks.  Below is an interview i did with blogger Darian Aaron a few years ago get into it and visit his site

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Anacostia Season 2 - Episode 6 "One For The Road"

Anacostia Season 2 - Episode 6 "One For The Road" from Anacostia The Web Series on Vimeo.

Here is Episode 6 of Season 2 of the hit webseries Anacostia get into the latest episode and if you need to catch up on past episodes of Season 2 or even see Season 1 log on to  and search anacostia.

Monday, November 29, 2010

New Track Lil Kim: "Pussy Purr (no DJ)"

Lil Kim is back after releasing "Black Friday on Black Friday another track was released moments ago and you can download it right here so get into the track and let me know if its hot or a miss. Can you make her Pussy Purr??

New Lil Kim "Pussy Purr"

Friday, November 26, 2010

Full Song-Lil Kim Diss Track Nicki Minaj "Black Friday"

We gave you a snippet of Lil Kim "Black Friday" over 24 hrs ago and we can now give you the full song of "black friday" as Lil Kim massacures Nicki Minaj and continue her reign as the Queen Bee.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Music Lil Kim: Black Friday "Lil Kim SLAYS Nicki Minaj"

"Lil kim says she turning Pink Friday into Friday the 13th" this is a snipprt the full song will debut tomorrow on Black Friday and was aired at 11:15 this morning on New York's Hot97 during the DJ Absolut Thanksgiving Mix. Get into it The Queen is back Bitches..........

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Giving Thanks this Holiday Season

I just want to take a moment and wish everyone who reads the blog a very happy thanksgiving as you guys celebrate thanksgiving wit family and friends this holiday season. Myself along with KingNMiami the contributing writer to this site for last 3 years, wants you guys to have a great holiday season and no matter what is goin on in your life know that you are not alone even if it may seem as if you are. There is someone always less fortunate than you so smile even when you down and do not lose hope. Both me and KingNMiami have had a tough 2010 but thru it all we continue to strive forward and want the best in all of you guys as well. So until monday as we take a break for the holiday weekend know that you are loved. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

White Party Rolls Into Miami

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Are you looking to escape the cold this week, after you've had your fill of turkey? If so, hop on the next flight after Thanksgiving dinner and head to Miami to enjoy the White Party Weekend, which kicks off Wednesday. One of the most highly anticipated HIV/AIDS fundraisers, rolls into Miami this week. Jam-packed parties, lots of tourists and the beach will be packed. If you like a HUGE gay multi-cultural circuit party, this party will be for you. For more info, check out

Jumping The Broom: Starring Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine & Mike Epps

Finally a black movie that looks very very promising.
Jumping the Broom hits theaters on May 6th, 2011.
Cast: Paula Patton, Angela Bassett, Laz Alonso, Mike Epps, Loretta Devine, Lil' Romeo, Meagan Good, Julie Bowen, Brian Stokes Mitchell
A collision of worlds when two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds get together one weekend in Martha's Vineyard for a wedding.

Watch the trailer below:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Janet Jackson Announces 35 cities World Tour starting 2011!

Janet Jackson has announced plans to embark on her largest world tour ever, via AOL Music.
The 44-year-old singer will be performing 35 of her hit songsfrom her number ones cd in 35 cities that are demanded by the fans!
“This tour will be different from those of the past in the way that I will perform music exclusively from my Number Ones,” Janet said. “You’ll hear all the hits in 35 cities, which I want you to help me select.”
Fans can vote and map out the schedule at
Watch Janet’s announcement below…

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FL Classic Weekend: FAMU Rattlers vs Bethume Cookman Wildcats

The largest HBCU weekend in the country happens this weekend in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl on Saturday Nov 20. For all the events taking place in Orlando for Classic weekend log on to
And see you all in Orlando this weekend. Lets Party!! Also for all Alternative lifestyle events taking place log on to  for complete itenary of events taking place this weekend at the Worldgate Radisson Hotel on Friday and Saturday night. or simply look at the flyer below.


Last night on Dancing With The Stars America once again fucks up and shows their ignorance. Brandy show not have been voted off last night and Bristol Palin is still on. America really FUCKED UP and for brandy who has had High ratings through out shows that their is still racism in America and we will never ever overcome from it.  Below is the results of a very disappointed and tearful Brandy as the SHOCKING RESULTS are announced.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Winnie: starring Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard

Winnie The film is based on Marie du Preez Bezdrob’s book Winnie Mandela: A Life, which is a true biography, in that it covers her 73-year old life, from early childhood in the late 1930s, to her divorce from Nelson Mandela in the 1990s, and everything else between.

Below is the the trailer for Winnie, directed by Darrell James Roodt, starring Jennifer Hudson as the titular character, Winnie Mandela, and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Winnie The Pooh - Official Trailer [HD]

Omg yay i am a little kid in a candy i love love love winnie the pooh yes i know SO GAY! so Anyone who knows me knows me,knows that I love me some Winnie The Pooh glad its coming to the Big Screen.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

ANACOSTIA Season 2 Episode 5: Checks and Balances

Anacostia Season 2 - Episode 5 "Checks and Balances" from Anacostia The Web Series on Vimeo.

here is episode 5 of season 2 of the hit series Anacostia to catch up on past episodes of season 2 or see season 1 log on to  and search anacostia

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Novice in a Crayon Box

a Keith Barbee piece

Tyler Perry's film adaptation of Ntozake Shange's choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ When the Rainbow is Enuf is HEAVY.  Really heavy.  Mr. Perry challenges an astute group of women to delve into the depths of darkness and highlight social ills including rape, HIV, and abortion.  Lighter fare includes foolish love and promiscuity, if such things can be considered light.  The ladies tackle those issues with an agility reserved for Wonder Woman but bequeathed upon women the world over. 

Unlike Ms. Shange's play in which the women were represented by color, here Mr. Perry bestows names upon them. Janet Jackson's red comes alive in her dress, her shoe bottoms, and roses. I would have liked to see more of that color inclusion with the other characters. Perhaps a yellow carnation in Anika Noni Rose's hair, an orange cocktail ring on the slim fingers of Thandie Newton's sex-crazed Tangie, or Tessa Thompson's youthful Nyla with a purple streak in her curly locs. Many argue that Perry's interjection of Shange's poems within the film are awkward and amiss.  Clearly translating poetry to film is a difficult feat. I'm not upset with Perry's attempt.

Mr. Perry is still a work in progress.  In more capable hands, For Colored Girls would be worthy of the premature Oscar buzz that it is garnering.  To be clear, Mr. Perry has crafted his best movie to date.  Oscar-worthy, it is not.  A pivotal scene involving Kimberly Elise, Michael Ealy, and their children magnifies how much Perry has to learn; especially where restraint is involved.  Elise is brilliant as a keep-your-head-above-water mom and assistant.  Ealy is also deft in his portrayal of Elise's childhood sweetheart, a veteran affected by the tragedies of war with no homecoming welcome.  One doesn't need to see what ultimately happens in order to know it was about to happen.  Therein, the microscope focuses on Perry's novice direction.

The film has a Crash-ish aesthetic that doesn't quite resonate in the same manner. The characters are essentially in the same neighborhood, moving about and touching up against each other's lives without actually intermingling. But at the point that their lives collide, the "crash" comes across anti-climatic and forced. Novice writing is illuminated here.

Phylicia Rashad is the gauge by which all the other performances can be judged.  Rashad is brilliant as the nosey neighbor cum voice of reason.  In a latter scene with Elise, Rashad triumphantly challenges Elise's character to take responsibility. In that moment, Rashad's character turns a corner. She morphs from busy body to matriarch of the film.

Macy Gray, akin to her performances in Lackawanna Blues and Shadowboxer, absolutely shines
in her minuscule but memorable role. Janet Jackson is good here because not much is required of her. Her icy editrix takes its cues from Meryl Streep's in The Devil Wears Prada. Ms. Jackson, however, is no Meryl Streep. Loretta Devine pulls from her sassy seductress of Waiting to Exhale for lovelorn Juanita.

To Perry's credit, he assembled a powerhouse of African American actresses who brought their A game.  Unfortunately, these masters of their craft were left to breathe life into the work of a budding novice.

Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott & Ledisi -- Four Women - Black...

During BETs Black Girls Rock special which aired last night on BET Kelly Price, Marsha Ambrosius, Jill Scott and Ledisi tore the house down love these ladies get into the video above.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Steph Jones says your "Beautiful"

Steph Jones wanted to create a song that pertained to all beauty. "Sexy comes in any color, shape or size as long as YOU know that YOU are fine" So in the video i made sure i got just that. Light skinned, Dark skinned, white, Asian, Hispanic, Gay, Plus size, Skinny, Tall, short etc.. Every on set had an awesome vibe and it all showed in this video.

Friday, November 5, 2010

DJ Class "Im the Ish" to PERFORM At Vault Miami- THANKSGIVING

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Wassup party people? The Vault Miami has announced they have booked DJ Class for Thanksgiving Weekend. If the name sounds familiar, it is. He is responsible for several club bangers, such the "Im the Ish" remix, a song in constant rotation throughout the country. Not only will he be performing live at the Vault, he will also be spinning at the club too. So, book your flights, and head down to South Florida for a weekend to remember. For more info, check out the VAULT Miami website.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Eye Candy Thursdays: Christian Keyes “Cook My Dinner Naked” [Official Video]

R&B Singer Christian Keyes is back with his latest single “Cook My Dinner Naked”  who was in Madea's Goes to Jail stage play. DC may remeber him coming to DC for Daryl Wilson Event back in 08.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Yes from Author J. Omarr Tutler his latest book Justus will be turned into a series like you have never seen before and babe when i  tell u this is something we have all been waiting to see. For so long we have been complaining that there is nothing on TV about us and for us as in the black LGBT community well thats all about to change. Yes we had Noah's Arc and The DL Chronicles and a variety or gay theme movies from Dirty Laundry to Punks but never a television series like this that we leave you wanting more and more.  Season 1 will have 6 episodes so stay tuned to as we bring you JUSTUS THE SERIES exclusively with all the behind scenes action. Andresflava will be in NYC this weekend covering the auditions. To learn more about the author and to pick up his books go to
Time Saturday, November 6 · 11:30am - 6:30pm
Location LGBTQ Center in NYC
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY
Created By J Omarr Tutler, Jason Duvall Hunter, DJ Baker
More Info Calling All Male Actors

Looking for volunteer male actors between the ages of 20-35 for a, one of a kind,television pilot.
The show is a crime drama set in the drug underbelly of New York and New Jersey.

The show will follow the main character, an assassin, living a normal life during the day and takes out mark after mark in his other life at night.

Please be advised that all of the main characters are gay.
AUDITIONS are by appointment FIRST... IF you're a walk in you will be placed at the end of thee audition list if there is time.

Keep in mind the only guarantee is that once the series is picked up you will have a role...
To be considered for a time slot please send a head-shot and resume to
Please be sure to include an email address and phone number with your resume.
Character descriptions:
Justus Wright is the typical boy next door. He’s never been in trouble. Justus has had a few major loves in his life but has never really experienced the heart ache or heart break of the real world. Justus begins the series at the end of the book. During his flashbacks we see how he’s gone from an innocent boy in the world to the heartless, almost uncaring creature during the opening. In appearance Justus has shoulder length locks and very beautiful face. His build is a swimmers build. He looks like the innocent school boy type. Justus is 25 years of age and is trying to make in the world as an openly gay man. He works for a credit agency. Justus is the type of guy that sits in the corner at a party, but when you see him your eye immediately goes in his direction, unless he’s with his friends then he dances all night.

Stephen “Steph” Graham rivals the character Omar from the wire, in attitude. He looks to be almost the exact twin of Aries Spears with the attitude of Nino Brown. Growing up on the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey Steph had to develop a thick skin. Steph grew up in an area where being called gay was cause for a beat down. So, he figured he had to be bigger and badder than the baddest man on the block. Steph has an “I don’t give a fuck about anyone or anything, unless I do” attitude. The problem is when Steph does care about you he believes it should be till death or the police do us part. In the past Steph explosive attitude has caused ex lovers to bring about a restraining order. An Abusive lover, Steph rocks a bald head and has a body that looks like he hasn’t been in the gym in some time, but the definition of his arms is still there. Steph is twenty‐seven. Steph is hell bent on moving his way up Mega Corp and is willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top. Knowing that Mega Corp is a family driven organization he knows he has to find and keep a family if he has any hope of one day being the Hood.

Komari Greene puts you in the mind of Prince a little. He’s a brown skinned brother with a short haircut, almost a Julius Caesar. He has a calm and soothing presence whenever he’s in the room. Before Komari became the second head of Mega Corp he was Justus. He was the innocent boy next door trying to find love in all the wrong places. Unlike Justus, Komari has never been the type to sit quietly in a corner. Komari also has a slender frame. When he opens his mouth to speak it’s with a slight southern drawl like he’s lived in Georgia most of his life. Komari has changed since his beginnings at Mega Corp. Now, the lover of the Hood, Komari has almost become like the woman he hates. Seduced into the drug cartel by his love for Masai, Komari will do whatever is necessary to protect his family, but always manages to keep his hands clean.
Masai Greene is a reformed psycho bad boy, turned sincere love by the love of Komari. Masai has jet black locks that rest on his shoulder blades, a well built streetwise business man who only speaks when he needs to take control. He likes to sit in the background and watch things develop. He has a scar that goes from the corner of his mouth up to his ear and a tattoo of barbed wire on his right bicep. He’s the cool brother with a short fuse. Masai is the head of the organization. Ever since the death of his son Masai keeps the things he loves so close to him, so‐much‐so that sometimes he comes across as smothering. Don’t mistake his quiet nature for a sign of weakness.
Malik Charles is Justus’ current love. Malik and Justus had been friends as children until Malik’s parents moved away. Malik is another locked brother with an innocent face. He’s loved Justus since they were in elementary school and has never wanted anything but to see him safe. His body type is in between Justus and Masai’s, it’s a nice build but not overly done. He’s lived in Virginia for 9yrs so its southern accent is definitely pronounced. Malik is the ultimate good‐guy. He always does what is right and wants to make sure everyone else does as well, hence the dilemma for him being in a drug cartel. Malik wants to get Justus the redemption and escape that he needs but doesn’t want to be controlling enough to tell him what to do.
Rafael Vega‐ a villain and a streetwise Dominican kid with a sharp tongue and the knife skills to back it up. He’s about 5’9 but acts like he’s taller. Rafael wants Steph to himself and will stop at nothing to make sure he gets him.
Blaq‐ A rasta clad Jamaican with a bad attitude and an “I don’t care attitude.” He’s not afraid to die. He’s a sexier version of Shabba Ranks and whenever he steps into the room he strikes fear in the heart of anyone around him. Rafael is the ultimate con‐artist and manipulator. He wants to come between Steph and Justus because he feels like he would make Steph happier than he’s ever been.
Jennifer Love‐ Komari’s coke addicted best friend in the world. They’ve been friends since before Komari and Masai met. Jennifer is a drag performer in New York City in the process of getting breasts. She speaks her mind while puffing on a NewPorte. She’s a dark brown cutie who a biting criticism for every occasion that she masks as a joke. Underneath it all there is a little bit of Jealousy that Jennifer has for Komari because Komari got the big man while Jennifer go Jo‐Jo.

Jo‐Jo Daniels‐ A streetwise hustler trying to come up in the business. At 5’5 Jo‐Jo commands respect from all of those around him, even is his drag girlfriend Jennifer. Jo‐Jo worships the ground that Jennifer walks her Stilhetto Minolo Bloniks on and will do anything to make sure she’s safe, even hide her $1,000, a day coke habit.

For Colored Folks Who May Consider Boycotting Bad Films In The Future by darnell lamont walker

For Colored Folks Who May Consider Boycotting Bad Films In The Future
by Darnell Lamont Walker

"I loved you on purpose," cried the lady in blue.
i hated you the same way, is what I wanted to yell at the screen for this sketchy rendition of a masterpiece.
forgive this review for it's randomness, but i took notes in the dark on purple paper with black ink, so I can barely make some of it out myself.

there's a reason i've been hoping for the death of this film long before it came out. actually several, but let's start with number one:

i am an artist. it took a while for me to accept that, but that's what i am. and being an artist, i know art. FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF is art. it was art when i read it in 1995, and it was art again when Teresa Dowell-Vest, one of the greatest writers and directors i know, directed the stage play in 1998. being unfortunate enough to have witnessed the many catastrophes Perry has put on screen, i didn't want this to end up in the same file cabinet.

number two:

For Colored Girls is a show about women, for women. it's about women loving women, and women loving self. "how can can misogynist, self-loathing, irresponsible filmmaker bring across the views of a womanist," i asked myself, assuming Ntozake Shange is a womanist. and what would his usual target audience (middle aged, african american women who never learned about the construction of false identities, communities, and life imitating art) think of this? "they'll love it, i know"was my answer.

What's hard for me is finding a good starting point, and how to enter this with you all. should i assume that most people have seen the stage play? or at least read it? No, I know my target audience, so i'll just start from scratch:

thin lines didn't exist in this film. the line drawn between Shange's words and Perry's cliche'd phrases and jokes could withstand a New York City subway system. when the poems/monolongues (shange's words) ended, there was an immediate shift. had the brilliant, beautiful woman sitting next to me not noticed the same thing, i'd think i was crazy. i am not crazy. we, as an entire audience, attached ourselves to Shange's words hoping they'd never end, but when they did, we sat back in our seats, slumped and frustrated at the simpleness and surface level attempts at poetry. made by the new writer.

speaking of surface level, who in the hell were these characters? thank god for the magnificent talent that made up this near-perfect cast, but they should all feel cheated. i had no allegiance to any of them. i felt nothing. i knew not where they came from nor where they were going. they could have worn sunshades throughout the whole film, and a difference would not have been made. soul-less "ghouls" created by the director, who seems to be making poor character development his signature, like Spike Lee made the stroll his.

Kimberly Elise has always been among my top five list of favorite actresses, and after seeing this film, you will know why. i can't say for sure, but I am sure the greatness of actors such as Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose and the woman who will one day be my wife (in this life or the next) Phylicia Rashad guaranteed a quality we may not have gotten had Beyonce accepted and Mariah Carey stayed. Tessa Thompson was outstanding and Janet was a brilliant surprise, making this role one of her best portrayals of an actress, although she was merely playing the "colored" version of Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly.

While trying to figure out how and why an untreated STD worked it's way into the film, and was never mentioned again, i counted: 1 Rape, 2 STD's, 1 Black man on the "downlow", and a partridge in a pear tree. and as much as i tried not writing this into the review, i have to: when can we have a "colored" film without the cliched downlow brother creating paranoia? while this issue does exist, i'd for once like to go to the theater to see a "colored" film without it. related: these bad black men, who failed to appear as anything other than a mention in the stage play, came to life as the the accomplices of these main women who apparently wanted to bring pain on themselves. [you have to take some of the responsibility. how much is up to you] is what, or close to what, Gilda (Rashad) told Crystal/Lady in Brown(Elise).

and the one solid brother in the film, Donald, played by Hill Harper, was in the clear with me until his wife's breakdown. she had guilt on her heart because she failed to do her job which would have prevented an ungodly tragedy. he woke up, saw her crying, and let her know that his love for her would heal her, and not to worry any longer. where would you women be without a man created by Perry? LOST!

For my own pleasure, i'd love for you all to take a look at the clearly fake tattoo work given to Beau WIllie, played by Michael Ealy, and Rose, the back alley abortionist, played by Macy Gray.

aside from maybe one too many aerial shots and the light meant for a milk-skinned white woman placed on Khalil Kain's (who played Bill) face, I give the production crew a standing ovation. out of 10, i give this film a 5.5 because Ntozake Shange's half was damn near perfect. and the .5 comes for tyler's attempts at beefing promotion while failing to mention his own RAINBOW on oprah not too long ago.

Thank You,

Darnell Lamont Walker

Production: Lionsgate and TPS present a 34th Street Films/Lionsgate production
Cast: Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, Michael Ealy, Kimberly Elise, Omari Hardwick, Hill Harper, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Macy Gray
Director-screenwriter: Tyler Perry
Based on the play by: Ntozake Shange
Producers: Tyler Perry, Paul Hall, Roger M. Bobb
Executive producers: Ozzie Areu, Joseph P. Genier, Nzingha Stewart, Michael Paseornek
Director of photography: Alexander Gruszynski
Production designer: Ina Mayhew
Music: Aaron Zigman
Costume designer: Johnetta Boone
Editor: Maysie Hoy
Rated R, 120 minutes