Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
I Just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone a very blessed and joyous Christmas. I hope you all are enjoying the day and keeping in mind the REASON FOR THE SEASON!! I have been in NYC 10 months now and it can be lonely place at times but I very grateful and happy to be in the City That Never Sleeps....
But you know as I reflect, I am mainly a loner in the last few yrs except for spending last year with my family when I came down to Florida to spend last Thanksgiving with them. And each day the the dysfunctionality of my family which I have talked bout over the years continues to improve so I am happy about that.
So this morning I was at work, I work at a nightclub, and a "fan" runs up to me and says he loves what I do and asks to take a pic with me,It always amazes me when folks want to take a picture with me, because I feel I am a regular person just like that, but I will say its always a great feeling to still know and be acknowledged that I am doing something right in the lives of folks...
Friday, December 23, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
The highly anticipated 'Think Like a Man', featuring stars like Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union and Chris Brown.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Pillow talk is back for another installment and host 3LWTV is bringing the heat with the first episode with chocolate hunk Stanley Etoty so get into this episode of Pillow Talk and Also check out next month issue of Men's Fitness December 2011.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Here is the Prelude to the DL Chronicles which will be coming back for Season 2 after a 3 yr hiatus next year. The good folks over at the DL Chronicles wanted to wet our tongues a little bit while we wait for the start of Season 2 and has developed a 4 part prelude entitled "The Chadwick Journals" get into episode 1 "Donovan".
The first of four installments of The Chadwick Journals. Chadwick interviews the mysterious and inappropriate Donovan for the first time. Help bring the DL Chronicles back in 2012! Be a backer at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/405469574/the-dl-chronicles-returns-2012 and "like" us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/thedlchronicles.com
The highly anticipated Season 3 premier of Anacostia the web season made its debut a few hrs ago and baby i cant wait for the remaining episode of what will be another great season of drama and mayhem in the neighborhood of Anacostia. Get into the 30 min season premier. Also if you new to the show you can catch season 1 & 2 of this great series at www.vimeo.com and season anacostia or log on to www.youtube.com/shawn1176
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Hip Hop great Heavy D has died earlier this afternoon in an LA Hospital of unknown causes at the moment this is a very sad day in hip hop. Heavy D just performed in London at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert where he performed with Latoya Jackson. Heavy D dead at 44.... Gone to Soon.
My 2 favorite video of all time by Heavy D-Mr Big Stuff and Now That We Found Love ft. Aaron Hall
Now That We Found Love ft. Aaron Hall
My 2 favorite video of all time by Heavy D-Mr Big Stuff and Now That We Found Love ft. Aaron Hall
Now That We Found Love ft. Aaron Hall
Help fund the independent return of the The DL Chronicles! Become an official backer today. http://kck.st/rJp8XJ
Here is a Clip from the Boo episode to refresh your memory about the show
Here is a video from the creators of the series Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear giving you more information on the kickstarter campaign.
Michael Joseph Jackson who we lost 2 years and 4 months ago on June 25, 2009 was finally able to rest peacefully after the verdict came down yesterday at 1:15pm California time that the Jury found Dr. Conrad Murray Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter in the Death of Michael Jackson. sadly the punishment for the guilty verdict will only be up too 4 years,but at least justice has prevailed.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The creators of The DL Chronicles is bringing to you a provocative new prequel to The DL Chronicles starring, Damian Toofeek Raven! The Chadwick Journals is a four part web mini-series which centers on The DL Chronicle's narrator, Chadwick Williams, in the beggining of his research into men who lead double lives. Fueled by a hidden painful past, Chadwick interviews various men who have answered his classified ads and takes us on a deeper journey into the DL, as he tries to right his past.
The series will premiere at The DL Chronicles Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/thedlchronicles.com in November.
The DL Chronicles RETURNS in 2010 with all new episodes. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Anacostia follows the lives of the residents of ANACOSTIA, a small residential community in Washington D.C. as they navigate through love, betrayal, deception, sex and murder.
My guilty pleasure for the last 3 years is finally returning and this season looks good so get into the teaser below and watch season 3 starting on November 11, 2011. So i have been given so details on the upcoming season. So here goes, some of the neighbors have been slapped, beat down, threatened, given their life to Christ, a health scare ......all in just the first 4 episodes. Also ANACOSTIA SEASON 3 EPISODE 1 is the titled "WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE."
To watch seasons 1 & 2 of this award winning season log on to http://www.webserieschannel.com/anacostia/
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Yes I know I am A little late with uploading this video,but hey it is what it is.Anywho back in September Author and former blogger Darian Aaron of http://www.loldarian.com/ came to New York City to debut his first coffeebook to us "When Love Takes Over: A Celebration of SGL Couples of Color" Below is video footage from the event taken in Harlem at the Nectar Bar so get into it.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Activist & Educator Yolo Akili goes out ot Occupy Wall street to interview people about the presence of African Americans. Below Yolo takes us down to Occupy Wall Street to talk to African Americans who have been down on Wall Street.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
My buddy and friend Xem Van Adams says goodbye to us after 4 years and countless videos that have been inspirational and uplifting this community. I was first introduced to Xem Van Adams when I logged on to Darian Aaron's Blog http://www.loldarian.com/ and Xem's first video "Young Black & Gay" was first showed to us 3 yrs ago. Xem I would like to personally say publicly as I have told you privately you are a great asset to this community and I want to say your videos have hit me personally and have talked to me on so many levels that I cant even described and I thank you for being you and bring so much knowledge and joy to my life and value our friendship these last 3 yrs. much love and continued success in all future dreams and goals.
So here your official 2011 guide to relationships: "A Quick "HOW TO" Guide To Relationships"
1. Date: dating is healthy, go ahead and shop around.
2. Choose: After browsing around, if you've found a decent fit. slowly merge away from other prospects and put your main focus on that particular individual that catches your eye.
3. Be Real: you've decided to give this person a large portion of your time and attention. Don't waste time trying to give off an image that isn't who you really are.
4. Integrate: Now that you've kept it real. it's time to merge your social lives. Begin having dinner with each other's friends/family, maybe even co-workers. Know what you're really getting into before you start to claim this person. Because when you're in a relationship with ANYBODY. You're in it with them, their family, close friends, coworkers, even enemies and past lovers. It takes more then just the 2 of you to make it work. A great support system creates a sturdy foundation.
5. Make it official: you've been "talking" to this person for sometime now. they've been introduced to your closest friends and family. You've been introduced to theirs, and it's obvious that the two of you have positive intentions in mind. So why not put a title on your "situation"
6. Nesting: It's time to move in a new place together!! You've been attached at the hip for a minimum of 1 year, maximum of 2. experiencing each other in each month and season. you've spent the night over each other's apartments regularly. You know each other's spending habits, and some of each others quarks. You both realize that the two of you live at BOTH places. Tonight it's your place. 2morrow night it's theirs. Now i mentioned earlier a MAX of 2 years. I say this because you dont want to wait too long before moving in together. This is TRULY the only way you REALLY REALLY REALLY get to know a person. you don't want to spend 5+ years thinking you know someone to move in and realize you never knew them.
7. True commitment: now i'm not going to tell you when to get married. i think after living with someone for sometime. experiencing life fully merged. it'll just happen naturally.
(some people may disagree with me on some of this. but i just want to say that i dont understand how people get married who have never lived with each other for a period of time FIRST! to me that's crazy because you really never KNOW a person until you live with them)
As for the road bumps along the way...TALK! don't disguise problems. It's unhealthy NOT to argue, because problems are secretly tucked away, and simply grow larger. It's also not healthy to argue ALL THE DAMN TIME! because that means your asses aren't solving your problems! The key is to "fight fair" when arguing. Find a solution to your problems....compromise!!!!!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Video streaming by Ustream
In case you missed it yesterday, check out Tip's first ever Ustream, where he discusses some of the new tracks he's recorded, as well as his upcoming book release Power & Beauty!
Tip has scheduled THREE book signings for his upcoming Power & Beauty novel, co-written by David Ritz! Check them out below, as well as the rest of his scheduled events surrounding the book!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 @ 6pm
2319 Frederick Douglas BLVD New York, NY 10027
Thursday, October 20, 2011 @ 7pm
Books-A-Million The Avenue of Peachtree City 258 City Circle Peachtree City, GA 30269
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 7pm
BARNES AND NOBLE SANTA MONICA
1201 Third ST Promenade Santa Monica, CA 90401
8 years ago today is when my world collided and was changed forever. Today was the day I found out I was HIV positive and the day life changed and I now knew it would never be the same again. I have always said that me being diagnosised with HIV was not an death sentence or that I was upset or bitter at the person who infected me, but in fact that being diagnosised with the diease was as crazy as it sounds was indeed an blessing on to me. Prior to me being infected with HIV I had been working with HIV/AIDS women and youth infected and affected with HIV as a youth counselor so I knew I would be ok. I usually take today to reflect and mediate on my life and keep it moving. I am healthy and fine since finding out I was HIV positive 8 years ago today unlike most folks who have been hospitalized and get sick easily. Below is an interview I did with then Blogger Darian Aaron of http://www.loldarian.com/ where I talk in about living with HIV.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Oprah's Lifeclass Webcasts
In an all-new five-week series, Oprah’s Lifeclass, Oprah reaches back through The Oprah Winfrey Show’s 25-year history to teach the lessons that matter most to her. Oprah will share her most personal revelations, and what she thinks now about those iconic show moments and guests. The series will also feature an online companion class for an even more enriching experience, and live webcasts with Oprah after the show – right here!
log on to www.livestream.com/oprahslifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass Webcast - Fatwagon & the False Power of Ego Class 1
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Wow…well my coming out story is a story of a boy who grew up in the church and took in a lot of the church activities as a youth. As I began to get into finding out who I was and where my life would take me, I came to the realization that indeed I was attracted to the same sex. At first, it was a scary thing that I couldn’t come to grips with. I honestly believe that rejection from girls that I were attracted to, played a crucial factor in this part as well.
I was raised in a Jamaican household were gays were looked down upon and ridiculed
Despite my family’s Jamaican roots, I felt that my decision to come out to them would be fine based on their love and dedication. I was wrong! My grandmother told me i was going to hell and that it was an abomination and started quoting bible scriptures to me. Deep down, I knew it hurt her that her eldest grandchild would not bare her any great grandkids and because of that she lashed out at me.
My aunt would wake me up early every morning for about a month yelling and screaming “FAGGOT” and that she hated me. Although the words of my family have hurt me it has also made me the stronger person I am today.
My mother, even-though she does not approve, has come to grips with my sexuality. I have been estranged from my family for the last 10 years. Recently, the death of my father last month brought me and my mother back a little closer. We have never been a unified family but I have reached out more and hope that eventually time will heal all wounds.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The DL Chronicles RETURNS after a 3yr hiatus! The creators will be bringing new episodes back in 2012. It was announced yesterday via their Facebook Fan Page that they started filming promos for the upcoming season. The DL Chronicles tells the stories of men of color who by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles....The DL Chronicles RETURNS will continue as an independent venture. We are making sure that the series is easily accessible through VOD, Web, Social Networks and Mobile. No more worry about not having or paying for a cable channel that may not be available in your state or spend a subscription fee for a channel whose other content doesn't interest you. Go to their Facebook Page and like it at www.facebook.com/TheDLCHRONICLES
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Last evening I had an opportunity to watch on the big screen the movie of Finding Me Truth which was written and directed by Roger Omeus with an amazing caliber cast from Derrick L. Briggs, Raymartell Moore, Eugene Turner, Maurice Murrell, J'Nara Corbin, and so many other talented actors and actress that all steped up and out to make Finding Me Truth a great success. My standout stars of the movie were Maurice Murrell and J'Nara Corbin who had everyone laughing and hollering thru out the entire movie. You can purchase the DVD which came out last nite here via TLA Rising http://www.tlavideo.com/gay-finding-me-truth/p-322765-2 also below check out the interview i did with the cast back in May.
Monday, September 19, 2011
After a very long wait the NYC premiere of the highly anticipated sequel to the hit black gay indie film will be making its NYC premiere tomorrow in NYC at Village Cinema at 7:15pm which is located at 22 EAST 12TH STREET then afterwards their will be an after party/DVD Release Party @ POP PUB (83 University Place, New York, NY.).an witness black gay cinema on the big screen.
Friday, September 16, 2011
I know a lot of you have asked when is THE SKINNY coming out. The short answer: I'm not sure...yet. As u know, films cost money. I was able to scrape together the money to shoot it- from my own shallow pockets & a handful of investors...But the harsh reality is- I do not have the money to finish the film- post-production, music, sound mixing, etc. So more money-raising must be done. Unfortunately, money-raising is the part of this process that I hate the most. I'm bad at it and I hate doing it, always have, always will. But I'm figuring it out. Just takes time.
Meanwhile, I'm editing the film myself (no money to hire editors & I know I'll work for free lol). And I'm writing music for the film's soundtrack with the help of some talented musician friends who've donated their time & talents. So the train's forward momentum has not been lost. It's just slow-going until I get the money I need. I have personally sacrificed to get this film in the can- but I have no problem suffering and sacrificing for my art in the hope & belief that it will pay off in the end. But the money is not the main reason I'm in this business. I do what I do because I believe in the importance of telling our stories. These are the stories I want to see. And I decided a long time ago, if no one else is telling our stories, then I'll tell them myself.
If you want to support my efforts, then email me at TSBBPRODUCTIONS@GMAIL.COM & I'll gladly tell you how you can do so. But for now, I do not know when THE SKINNY will be released. I'm dancing as fast as i can- but the jukebox needs more coins.
Thank you, Patrik-Ian
The Skinny TRAILER has been viewed 30,000 times. If I got just $1 per view, I could finish this movie. #justsayin
Just getting in from Adrain Alicea Fashion Show here in NYC as part of the Mercedes Benz NY Fashion Week as Adrain closed out fashion week with a BANG!! I will say having to wait an hour and a half for the show to begin was well worth the wait because Mr. Alicea did not disappoint at all. I coming from a non-fashion background knows nothing about fashion, was able to attend 5 fashion shows thru out NY Fashion Week and this showcase was by far the best of the shows that I attended. So kudos to Adrian Alicea of Nico & Adrain for an absolute fantastic showcase. Opening the show was legendary great Melba Moore who tore the house down and was recieved with an 2 minute standing ovation once she had finished performing.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Drag City: DC gives a behind the scenes look at the lives of 6 drag queens and what they go thru when it comes to the business of being Female Impersonators. The show stars my good friend Ms. Shi-Queeta-Lee and has 5 other cast members which includes Chanel Devereaux, Tyria Iman, Lacountress Farrington, Epiphany Bloomingdale, and Raquel Savage. Get into their first episode of their show below:
Its been 15 years since the death of Tupac Amauri Shakur who died today after leavin the Mike Tyson Fight in Vegas. Its been 15 years and the best rapper in the game who shot and killed to soon. Andresflava takes a look back at some of the hits that made us love Tupac so much. From his hit albums from starting with his first album 2Pacalypse Now to his last album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory before he died and 8 Posthumous albums under his name Tupac will forever be known as the greatest rapper of all time. And how can we forget his acting abilities from Juice which was his first starring role to then Poetic Juice where he starred along Janet Jackson. RIP Tupac you are truly missed.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Well Its been 4 years and 6 seasons of ADTV the youtube channel brought to you by Derrick L. Briggs the Founder and creator the popular youtube channel and today he bid farewell to youtube and says this is not it for ADTV just goodbye to youtube so get into the Finale and check out their website at http://www.adtvnow.tumblr.com/
As the 10 year Anniversary of what is by far the most horrific day in the lives of alot of people across the country, we here at Andresflava takes a look back on the day as I was living in South Florida at the time I was waken by my grandmother after the first attack and watched in horror as with the rest of the country when the second plane hit the second tower live on Good Morning America. I couldnt help but feel sad and heartbroken as to what I was witnessesing at the moment. I immediately started calling friends in DC and NYC and to no luck no answer for several hours but after a day or so I was able to get ahold of all my friends. I wasnt personally affected by the events that took place 10 years ago, but as an american citizen and a human being you have no choice but to feel for the lives lost.
As the day went on I went on a date actually later that day and found my first love which was an great expierence but I was unable to really enjoy the moment cause we were at the movie theaters and as the movie was about to start we were told that we had to leave due to the theater closing at the request of President Bush who had requested that alot of attractions and businesses be shut down due to the terror attacks on the nation.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
You know even though I commend Rapper "The Game" for coming out and speaking up on his support for the Gay Community but I still feels his words were very harmful to the LGBT community when he links being Gay to HIV/AIDS which is not true. Get into his comments below and let me know if you agree with his comments?
SEASON 3 PREMIERE!
The boyz are back, dealing with the inevitable ups and downs that come with living and loving in New York City. Davis has an unexpected run in, Preston makes some tough choices, and Jeremiah tries to balance his work life with personal conflicts.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Flesh to Flesh is an anthology that explores the always interesting subject of sex and relationships amongst gay Black men. A casting call is currently being set in D.C. for a series based on the book's edgy concept. Though it has a strong sexual content the series will boldly touch on subject matters without being pornographic. Some nudity is required for certain roles. We need bold, attractive and sexy actors who aren't afraid to take risks.
There are five male leads and one female role. The character list is as follows:
1. (Male, Black, late 20s)-driven and ambitious. Tall, brown skin, toned body, appealing clean cut image.
2. (Male, Black mid 20s)-athletic build, naturally attractive, a playboy with "hood swagger".
3. (Male, Black, mid to late 20s)-handsome, distinguished look, manipulative.
4. (Male, Black, mid to late 20s)-handsome, laid back appearance.
5. (Female, Black, late 20s to early 30s)
6. (Male, Black, early to mid 20s)-a "light skin shorty"
Acting experience isn't mandatory, but a natural talent to act as well take direction is important. Please email all head shots and resumes (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
22 year old Donald Young advances to the round of 16 with a win earlier this afternoon after winning his match in the US Open (7-5,6-4,6-3) the2 hour match was very grueling for the young up and coming tennis player and is currently unranked. Young stands at 6'0 feet and is 160 from Chicago but currently resides in Atlanta. In 2005, Young, became youngest year-end World No. 1 in junior rankings at 16 years, 5 months (one month younger than Richard Gasquet in '02)...Won Australian Open junior title at age 15 to become youngest-ever and first African-American boy to be ranked No. 1 in the world...Also first American to win Australian junior title and finish No. 1 since Andy Roddick in 2000...
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Media Guru Lonnell Williams of 3LWTV gives you a sneak peek of Inferno DR 2011 sorry folks its now to late to take part in 2011 festivities but you can always book your flights and take part in 2012 campaign which will be taking place Sept 2-6 2012 in Punta Cana...
Its the end of summer and you know what that means its time to party and there will be a mass exodus for thousands of gays and lesbians as they descend on the city of Atlanta for their Annual Black Pride Festivities as well as the new hot spot Dominican Republic in Punta Cana for Inferno DR which is goin in its 3rd year. So whereever you decide to be this Labor Day Weekend, make sure you are using protection and safe out their this holiday weekend. For folks traveling to Atlanta you have
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Who would have thought the video to this song would be so poweful and just amazing kudos to Lil Wayne and his vision for making a masterpiece. Well put to say the least. Love or Hate Lil Wayne the man is doing his thang. Tha Carter IV his latest album is due out on August 29th. So go purchase it.
This is a very poweful video from Ms. Jill Scott. The lyrics to this song is very poweful and we can all relate to at some point and time when it comes to having been hurt by love. Get into the video below and if you haven't please purchase this album.
Janet Jackson covers the cover of BlackGlama Magazine for a consective 2nd year in a row. Get into the Behind the Scenes footage courtsey of Entertainment Tonight. Janet is 45 years old and she is showing you how it is done at 45! You betta WERK JANET!!!
For the first time since settling sexual coercion lawsuits against Bishop Eddie Long in May, two of the young men who accused him of sexual abuse are speaking out.
Twenty-four-year-old Jamal Parris and 23-year-old Spencer LeGrande were among the four cases initially filed against the disgraced anti-gay mega-church pastor last fall. The four young men—Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parris, Anthony Flagg and Spencer LeGrande—filed sexual coercion lawsuits against Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
Long is accused of using church funds to give the young men cash, gifts and cars. The sexual relationships reportedly began when each of the plaintiffs were around 16 years old. Parris and LeGrande say Long made them feel "indebted" to him and "used scripture to rationalize the intimacy."
*Information provided courtesy of Rod 2.0*