Monday, September 1, 2014
Just added to the Global Citizen Festival R&B crooner Maxwell announced via his Instagram that he will be participating in the festival,which takes place on Saturday September 27 in New York City in Central Park. The free ticketed event last year had Alicia Keys as one of the headliners. This years big ticket draw will be Jay-Z along with The Roots, Carrie Underwood, No Doubt and more. globalcitizen.org/festival for more information.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
YouTube web series JUDYS returns for its second season, premiering "The Exquisite Art of Moving the Fuck On" and "Date Like a D***, F*** Like a F**," the first two episodes of the new season on its YouTube channel Recreational Drama (YouTube.com/
Picking up two weeks after the many events of last season, the adventures of Macen Givens (G'Mar Morton), Carvin White (Corey Pope), Ezell Frazier (Ryan Pitts) and Harper Campbell, played by the show's creator, writer and director Casey Hamilton, continue with new themes and the classic, cutting one-liners the series has become known for.
"This is the season we get to explore all the things we didn't get to really address last season--particularly love and relationships and the challenges of dating in Atlanta or in modern-day 'gay world' so it's a lot more grown-up in a sense but still colorful, still comedic and still JUDYS," says Hamilton of the new season dubbed as "#SEASON2BOO."
Premiering last year, the self-described "comedy about drama" has since gained over 4,000 YouTube subscribers of a variety of backgrounds.
"The show centers on a group of 20-something friends, referred to as 'judys,' and deals with experiences and language that are very specific to gay men but it's quite nice to see women, straight and gay, become such a dedicate part of our audience. I believe that our themes and issues are relatable to all and if nothing else, anyone from any walk of life can appreciate something that makes them laugh. I'm very proud that our little show is able to do this, even with it being a completelyindependent production."
To help with the costs of producing a scripted show independently, fans are able to contribute via GoFundMe (gofundme.com/Judys), which Hamilton fully endorses and encourages.
"JUDYS is a true passion project--I put this show out because I enjoy putting it out. This is one of many stories that I feel need to be told that happen to deal with the gay community and I didn't want the niche that it happens to fall in or lack of funding, deter it from ever seeing the light of day so I just did it on what I had to do it with. And now, we're in our second season so that feels great."
The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as it works to achieve the mission of eradicating racism and homophobia. As America's leading Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC is hosting the 5th Annual OUT on the Hill Black LGBT Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, September 24-27, 2014. For more information on "Out on the Hill log on to www.nbjc.org and register now. And see you all on the hill.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Meshell Ndegeocello performs in Brooklyn at the 2014 Afropunk Music Festival so get into the clip of the her singing "Love You Down"
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
After being an hour late D'angelo took Afropunk music festival 2014 stage at 930pm in Commodore Barry Park and performed none of his songs but 1 and didn't even do his allotted hr time slot. Very disappointed. But it was good to see him nevertheless since he rarely performs.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
On August 28th, the “Black Life Matters Ride” an initiative of #BlackLivesMatter will bring Black folks and anti-racist allies from across the country into Ferguson, Missouri, as part of a national call to end state violence against Black people.
The “Black Life Matters Ride” is a call to action, a slogan under which Black people can unite to end state sanctioned violence both in Ferguson, but also across the United States of America. In addition, it aims to end the insidious and widespread assault on Black life that pervades every stage of law enforcement interactions; be it in custody or in our communities.
Last week my good friend Darnell Walker traveled from DC area to Ferguson,Missouri to witness first hand the unrest taking place after the shooting death of 18 year old unarmed Michael Brown who was killed on Aug 9. Take a look at the powerful video. Also make sure to check out the www.cleverbastard.com
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Watch "World Star Hip Hop founder talks The Field:Miami,positivity and negativity of Worldstar and more"