Monday, April 27, 2015
I arrived in philly at noon on Thursday, and hop off the bus and across the street was the liberty bell it was my first extended trip to philly since 2011 according to foursquare and I told myself that today would be set aside to sight see, which i did. After leaving the liberty bell, i checked into the Apple Hostel it was my first time staying in a hostel and didn't know what to expect but i had heard great things from my friend darnell, who usually stays in them when he travels so i figured why the hell not and it was where i needed to be since all the festivities were close to the hostel. I check in a put my stuff in storage since my check in wasn't until after 2pm and walked to love parkland took that in and from there walked over to philadelphia museum of art, where the Rocky steps and Rocky Balboa statue is located and it was fun to feel like i was in the rocky movie running up the steps, lol. Friday was the Penn Relays at University of Pennsylvania which was good to see some track and field, I just hate that the weather was cold and windy which allowed my stay short. Saturday the Philly Board hosted a Gentlemen's brunch at smoking' bettys and even though the environment was cool the food was cold, so i was unable to enjoy it as much as i would have liked. After the brunch I went window shopping to kill time before the day party happening on the other side of town in old city. I must say the day party was the place to be i got to see everyone i needed to see all in one place.lol Sunday was brunch and on the bus back to nyc.
Video from the day party below
photos from the weekend
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Blackbird Film starring Monique, Isaiah Washington and Julian Walker April 24 theatre announced in DC,NY,LA & ATL
If you live in New York City, Atlanta, Washington DC, Los Angeles or San Francisco, check out the following locations of where you may catch Blackbird upon its premiere date of April 24.
BlackBird the film tells the story of a Seventeen-year-old Randy tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother, and he's the kind of friend all of his classmates can depend on. As strong as he seems on the outside, Randy is hiding a secret inner struggle and denial of his true self. It's not until he opens himself up to love that he discovers that becoming a man means accepting who you really are.
Mo'nique, Isaiah Washington, Kevin Allesee, Gary L. Gray, Nikki Jane, Torrey Laamar, Terrell Tilford, D. Woods; introducing Julian Walker
Below is the trailer for the movie
Thursday, April 9, 2015
The women of Litchfield unapologetically return for the third coming. With a crisis of faith and their beliefs and loyalties being tested, each character must decide what and who to believe in.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
Extraordinary, exceptional, versatile and game-changing are just a few of the words used to describe this one-of-a-kind talent. Hailing from Hallandale, Florida, KT has always been a cut above the rest. Whether he is gaining recognition for his mind-numbing word play as a lyricist or garnering well-deserved admiration as one of the fastest rising up-and -coming producers the music industry has seen in quite some time, KT is truly destined for stardom. Equipped with a skill set possessed by few in this game and a trademark demeanor far beyond his years, it truly is only a matter of time before this Southern artist takes his place among the greats in history. From gut-wrenching tales of the ups and downs of life in the streets to smooth, orgasmic word play that leave women wanting more, there has not been a MC who can reach the masses in such a fashion since the golden era of hip hop. In due time, all will witness the greatness that he has inside. So, without further adieu, WELCOME 2 THA KT SHOW!!
Frank Ocean just took to his tumblr page to announce his new album "Boys Don't Cry" thats all that was said stay tuned. This is Frank Ocean 3rd album which will be highly anticipated release after his 2012 release of "Channel Orange" its been 3 yrs in the making, so we here at Andresflava cannot wait till July and its our birthday month so what a great gift to us. His debut album nostalgia, ULTRA was released on February 16, 2011 with 14 tracks, and his second album channel ocean was released on July 10, 2012 and had 18 tracks. So were probably looking at a 22 track album this go round.
Black, Gay and Married: A conversation with Kirven and Antonio Douthit-Boyd from Sergey Gordeev on Vimeo.
Kirven Boyd and Antonio Douthit both came to New York to pursue their dream of dancing. A few years later, they joined the celebrated Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Then, on June 7th 2013, they became Kirven and Antonio Douthit-Boyd - the first officially married gay couple in a major American dance company. Just two weeks later, on June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States made the historic decision to overturn DOMA - Defense of Marriage Act – redefining what it means to be married in America. On that same day, I sat down to talk to Kirven and Antonio about what marriage means to them.
Please support the web series on Gofundme: http://www.gofundme.com/edensgarden
Popular LGBT web dramedy “Eden's Garden” based in New York City is a suspenseful journey through the lives of black and Latino transgender men. The series focuses on socially relevant issues including: friendship, betrayals, trans-reality issues, trans-dating, same-sex dating, HIV and AIDS awareness, infidelity, promiscuity, homophobia, gay-bashing, trans-bashing and more!
These issues can be devastating to transgender or gender-nonconforming people. Suicide attempts among these groups are nearly nine times the national average.
A whopping 41% of transgender or gender-nonconforming people have attempted suicide. Trans-men have a 46% rate of attempted suicides while trans-women are not far behind at 41%.
Viewers will learn the difference between personal self-identity vs sexual orientation (preference). Transgender men or trans-men, as it may shorten to, are people who were assigned female at birth but identify and live as a man.“Eden's Garden” will explore gender identity which is the internal sense of being male, female, or something else. Since gender identity is internal, one’s gender identity is not necessarily visible to others.
Some transgender people may transition, or change, from the gender they were given at birth in order to express their chosen gender.
They may change their names, pronouns or style of dress. Transgender people with the help of a medical specialist, may also choose to transition medically. The specialist will prescribe hormones and/or surgery to help accomplish this. Transitioning is strictly about transitioning your gender not your sexual orientation or preference.
Sometimes called the “silent killer” because symptoms are vague, ovarian cancer is a serious healthcare threat to trans-men. Trans-men are less likely than heterosexual women or lesbian to get regular medical/gynecologic care than. Testosterone may increase the risk of ovarian cancer in trans-men. Excess testosterone can be converted into estrogen, which may contribute to an elevated risk for ovarian cancer. Take care of your body. It is the only one you have.
Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death among people with ovaries in the United States.
There is no screening for ovarian cancer and a Pap smears only screens patients for cervical cancer! If ovarian cancer is diagnosed and treated early the survival rate is 93%. Unfortunately, only 19% of ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed in their early stages.
“Eden's Garden” will explore all these issues and allow viewers to witness the ignorance, discrimination, love, support, relationships and betrayals; all through the eyes of transgender men.
Life has many ups and down. The uniqueness about life, is that you have the choice to be the artist of your own story. "Eden’s Garden" represent the story of millions of transgender, especially trans-men across the globe.
Created and Directed by,
Seven King is a transgender man (born April 26, 1988) in the borough of Bronx in New York City. King is an American director, writer, screenwriter, playwright, producer, advocate and film maker specializing in the drama genre. King has more than a decade of experience and has written and produced numerous screen plays.
In 2015, Seven King is producing multiple film projects including the impactful web series, “Eden’s Garden”
"Eden’s Garden" starring a trans-male cast: Seven King, D’Jamel Young, Kamar Porter, Chance Lombardi, Bryce Richardson
This series will hit the industry, world, culture and television. The expected release date is mid-2015.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org inquiries
Please support the web series on Gofundme: http://www.gofundme.com/edensgarden
Last night on easter sunday BET Network aired the 2015 Black Girls Rock which was taped last weekend in Newark, New Jersey get into Fantasia Barrino singing "Mary won't you weep"
Also Ciara who announced last week that she is going on tour which starts in Chicago on May 3 and ends on May 31 the "Jackie Tour" her album also entitled "Jackie" comes out on May 4 this will be Ciara 6th studio album. Below Ciara performs her lead single "I Bet" at the Black Girls Rock as well.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Michael B Jordan as Johnny storm better known as the Human Torch in the new Fantastic Four movie which debuts in theaters on August 7, 2015. You know Michael B. Jordan from The Wire, Red Tails,Fruitvale Station,That Awkward Moment and om the upcoming rocky film "creed"
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The CHOIR" returns with news that The United Church of Holy Christ in Fellowship is closing down. How will the choir save the church? Season 2 is here! Directed by Golnar Fakhrai. Want more? Become a patron! http://patreon.com/issarae
MILES is a lonely graphic designer living alone in Los Angeles, who, through an ordinary meeting, encounters the elusive but homeless CALVIN. Together they embark on an unexpected yet extraordinary living experience with each other. Next episode debuts on April 8
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The songstress Ms. Brandy Norwood has just announced she has joined the cast of the Broadway show Chicago the Musical where she will play Roxie Hart from April 28 through June 21.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Bessie Biopic comes to HBO on May 16 and Queen Latifah will play Bessie, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues," one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s.
The cast includes Michael Kenneth Williams as Bessie's husband, Jack; Khandi Alexander as Bessie's older sister, Viola; Mike Epps as Richard, a bootlegger and romantic interest; Tika Sumpter as Lucille, a performer and romantic interest; Tory Kittles as Bessie's older brother, Clarence; Oliver Platt as famed photographer and writer Carl Van Vechten; Bryan Greenberg as renowned record producer and music critic John Hammond; with Charles S. Dutton as Ma Rainey's husband, William "Pa" Rainey; and Mo'Nique as blues legend Ma Rainey.
The film will offer an intimate look at the determined woman whose immense talent and love for music took her from anonymity in the rough-and-tumble world of vaudeville to the 1920s blues scene and international fame, capturing her professional highs and personal lows, and ultimate legend.