Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Love this song and the video completes it...
Hey folks NEED YOU to SUPPORT my good friend Ricky Day as he launches his new project " All Black Kings Go To Heaven" below is more info on it and how you can help. Thanks a bunch guys...
What if those ads you see for American lifestyle apparel brands were more diverse? What if you could see young men of color in a setting other sports, music and the evening news?My name is Ricky Day. I'm a New York based visual artist and photographer. I believe that self is a performance and that notions of self are developed in direct relationship to the images and information provided to us via the media, religion & our respective peer groups and families. I am interested in exploring & examining the power of fine art & pop-culture to inform the development & performance of self while demonstrating the transformative power of change.
In my portrait series All Black Kings Go To Heaven (ABKGTH), I use a commercial fashion inspired photographic portrait style & mock ad campaign to examine the objectification of the black male & its effects on the performance of self as well as to celebrate the beauty, humanity & strength of men of African descent. This series incorporates still photography, works on paper, video and paintings.
Your support will help me to create a body of work that looks and feels like advertising campaigns for major brands, but with an important twist, men of color and their dreams and aspirations will be it's subject.
We need your financial support to help make this project a realityThe project consists of large scale photographic portrait prints that look and feel like advertisments and in-store display images, a video, and a pop-up exhibit! Your generous donations will assist me in creating a body of work that will enrich lives and changes perceptions.
Your support for the project will be rewarded with unique perks that include personal thank you's on the project website, limited edition prints, promotional items and even sitting for a professional photoshoot with yours truly!
If we don't reach our entire fundraising goal, this project WILL be completed and exhibited. It simply means it will be scaled back a bit in terms of it's scope! We are committed to creating and sharing this work with the world.
The ImpactYour contribution will make a difference in several ways:
- You will help me to change our collective conditioning and to alter the perception of young men of color in a way that empowers them to live up to their full potential and inspires the rest of us to focus on what we have in common as opposed to our differences.
- You will help me to create works of art that reveal beautiful truths about who we are as human beings
- You will help me to provide a wonderful new perspective from which to view young men of color.
Other Ways You Can HelpNot everyone can contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:
Remember Indiegogo has some pretty powerful share tools! Use these to spread the word to your family, friends, co-workers and to attract others who'd like to support the project! Help me to make a difference in our collective lives by empowering and celebrating our youth.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
What is "Dear Dad,":
“Dear Dad,” is a documentary that peeks into the lives of your friends, brothers, cousins, co-workers, sons, and uncles. You'll meet 10 diverse same gender loving men living in "Black Gay Mecca"; Atlanta, GA. “Dear Dad,”aims to give same gender loving men a platform to tell their varying yet universal stories about their relationship with their father and how it has shaped them as men. We'll meet these men, learn a little about who they are and what they do. Then, we'll delve into their relationship with their father (good, bad or indifferent). They'll read their "Dear Dad," letter and decide if they will send the letter to their father. A follow up project entitled "Dear Son," will be produced for those who decided to send their letters.
For more info on the project and to help fund it log on too:
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The Back Cover Copy:
“Whether it’s the maintenance man making a much needed house call (Booty, By Jake), a 40-year-old “born again” virgin falling in lust with his 20-year-old former student (How Stanley Got His Back In Groove), a porn star trying to stay aroused–and awake–while filming his final movie (The Last Picture. Show.), or a blind man proving that sight isn’t a prerequisite for bringing another pleasure (Can You Feel What I’m Saying?), Hardy serves up seven scandalous tales, imbued with his trademark mix of politics and passion, that are guaranteed to turn you on–and off.”
Friday, July 27, 2012
Its Goin down in a few weeks NYC Black Pride Weekend will be crazy and the promoters are holding nothing back as they reveal their lineups for the weekend... Below is Angel X Marketing Group and Elite Society NYC and you can purchase tickets at www.elitesocietynyc.com
Also dont forget www.nycblackgaypride.com for official non club events taking place
Moments ago Brice Entertainment and KK party released their line up
now waiting on Rich Star and company to release their line up.... so stay tuned as soon as i know i will post it. but there you have it...
Also dont forget www.nycblackgaypride.com for official non club events taking place
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Get into the conclusion of last week episode of the Minisodes of Finding Me The Series...
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
Los Angeles-based rapper Murs debuted a new music video, "Animal Style," where he kisses another man and sports a "Legalize Gay" shirt to combat homophobia in hip-hop.
Hip-hop has long been a powerful vehicle for social change. Some rappers, however, have been criticized for reinforcing homophobic beliefs and undermining hip-hop's power for more compassionate social-awareness.
With his latest music video, Murs attempts to challenge the pervasiveness of homophobia in his genre.
On his YouTube page, Murs wrote that it is "crucial for some of us in the hip hop community to speak up on the issues of teen suicide, bullying, and the overall anti-homosexual sentiment that exist within hip hop culture."
Andresflava teams up with WaSsupNATL as Official Media Sponsor for ATL Black Pride Labor Day Weekend Aug 31- Sept 3 2012
Day Weekend WASSUPNATL will be shutting it down as they celebrate a
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Hey folks I will be celebrating a milestone this weekend in NYC if your in the area come out and help me support my special day...
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
This song is deep on so many levels... Frank Ocean released his album a week early a little over an hour ago and already its #1 on Itunes so please pick up "Channel Orange" NOW!!
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Get into episode 3 of the minisodes BryN'T and Auden Robertson
Steel Magnolias chronicles the lives and friendship of six women in Louisiana: M’Lynn (Queen Latifah), Ouiser (Alfre Woodard), Clairee (Phylicia Rashad), Truvy (Jill Scott), Annelle (Adepero Oduye) and Shelby (Condola Rashad). Supporting each other through their triumphs and tragedies, they congregate at Truvy’s beauty shop to ponder the mysteries of life and death, husbands and children — and hair and nails — all the important topics that bring women together.
In the 1989 movie, the roles were played by Sally Field (M’Lynn), Dolly Parton (Truvy), Shirley MacLaine (Ouiser), Darryl Hannah (Annelle), Olympia Dukakis (Clairee), and Julia Roberts (Shelby).
Monday, July 2, 2012
Chris Brown does another great performance....