Thursday, May 26, 2011
I discovered this photo on Facebook. Apparently, some woman took this photo to share with her friends and cause a stir of hatred. I find the photo to be a positive representation of two young men who know how to love or at least not afraid to show affection publicly. The problem that exists in American culture especially is that the world has set Black men up to fight each other. We see this is varies outlets boxing, football, prisons. The images that we are used to seeing with two black men are generally those where there is some form of competition. The woman who took the picture probably didn't expect this photo to get this much shine, but it goes to show you what technology can do.
What do you think about the photo?
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
GLO TV Network & GMAD will host a special screening
on Thursday, May 26th at 7:10pm & 9:35pm
Have you seen one of the most controversial, yet refreshing films from this year? GLO TV and GMAD are proud to present and host special screenings on Thursday, May 26th at 7:10pm and 9:30pm at the Quad Cinema Theater. We are asking the community to enjoy this powerful and beautiful story with us.
In Children of God, writer and director Kareem Mortimer tackles the subject of gay rights and human behavior in the Bahamas. Amid the sunny background of this Caribbean paradise lies a boiling cauldron of social and religious unrest. Mortimer carefully weaves the stories of four people all headed towards a fate none would expect.
What starts out as a casual trip from the city of Nassau to the tranquil island of Eleuthera, suddenly becomes a life-altering journey. For Johnny, a painfully shy art student who struggles to deal with his own sexuality and lack of inspiration decides to take some time off to find himself artistically and personally. Along the way, he meets Romeo, a handsome, young musician, whose double life as a straight man leads him to escape the suspicions of his family, ultimately finding a kindred spirit in Johnny. In the case of Lena, a wife, mother, and devout Christian campaigning against gay rights in the Bahamas, she also discovers the tiny island, all while learning some disturbing truths about her husband, the fanatical Reverend Ralph. His shocking infidelity does more physical and emotional harm than anyone could ever imagine.
Children of God's ending is nothing short of jaw-dropping and yet, there is something oddly cathartic and reassuring about each character’s fate. Overall, Children of God is an emotionally charged film with stellar performances and beautiful location shots. Mortimer has skillfully crafted a tale that is both touching and painfully realistic in its portrayal of relationship dynamics and the impact of fanatical religious hatred. Children of God is a culturally relevant and thought provoking movie that shouldn’t be missed.
“Finds moments of grace in it¹s believable central relationship
...Ferro and Williams keep their attraction and their doubts natural.”
“A landmark feature film by directed by Kareem Mortimer...a powerful and
beautiful story about love, fear and religious intolerance” - Man about town
"Children of God is sumptuous and daring" – Extra
Film is scheduled to play at the Quad Cinemas from May 20th-May 26th. Opening Weekend filled with parties, Q&A and panels. Showtimes are 1:00 pm, 3:00pm, 5:05pm, 7:10pm and 9:35pm.
Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011-7911, (212) 255-8800
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
If you’re like us, you’ve been waiting for that new Lady Gaga album for what seems like an eternity. With Born This Way set for its U.S. release on Tuesday, the days get longer, and the struggle gets more maddening with every secondhand tick.
Fortunately, online game developer Zynga has us covered. Yes, the Gaga-ster is heading to the farm…FarmVille to be exact. The newly branded “GagaVille” will be your go-to place for new songs before the album hits stores. And, it features her own bevy of crops including rubies, rhinestones and diamond-encrusted flowers. But wait, there’s “more.” If you listen very carefully to your favorite Clear Channel station this Thursday, you will hear a code for a special limited edition Lady Gaga special item for your farm. If the above spot from EVB and Moxie Pictures director Seth Gordon is any indication, those of you who already feel stupid for playing FarmVille every day can be rest assured that you’ll feel even more so after playing GagaVille.
On the heels of Kobe Bryant and his teammates recording a PSA after Kobe’s very public anti-gay slur, the NBA as a whole is launching a campaign taking on the same kind of hateful language.The spot, created by Arnold NYC, GLSEN, Ad Council, NBA and featuring Phoenix Suns players Grant Hill and Jared Dudley (whose boss, Suns president/CEO Rick Welts, came out over the weekend), also features a track from the Beastie Boys called “Make Some Noise” from the group’s recently released, critically acclaimed album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. It’s always nice to see a professional sports association like the NBA taking a real stand against trash-talk, but maybe an “It Gets Better” video might have had a bit more impact? In any case, as the Bulls and Heat play in the most anticipated series of the 2010-2011 season so far, a huge amount of passive fans are probably now just tuning into the playoffs, giving this spot more reach than it would have gotten it previous years.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
My morning stroll had me snapping photos of shoes from the window of a store called Irregular Choice. I'm pretty sure the fellas won't be moved by these photos, but ladies, if you are into zany, stylish, future forward footwear, then check these out.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Bronx Community Pride Center in collaboration with Bronx AIDS Services, Community Healthcare Network, The Center, Hispanic AIDS Forum, SAGE, Next Magazine and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) present
Bronx LGBT Career Fair
Thursday, May 26
Come meet with employers, learn about open positions, submit your resume and ask questions!
Click here to submit your resumé in advance to be distributed to all co-sponsors.
Click here for resumé writing and career counseling now available weekly at the Bronx Community Pride Center.
Visit the Bronx Community Pride Center online for more information.
Hostos Community College
120 Walton Avenue, Second Floor (@ 149th St., a block West of the Grand Concourse. 149th Street/Grand Concourse Stop on the 2, 4 and 5)
RODNEY CHESTER SHARES AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH FANS AT THE GEORGE FAISON FIREHOUSE THEATER IN HARLEM DURING NY PRIDE WEEK THIS JUNE
Chester attributes (the) performances in television, film and music video to his success as owner and director of Trio Talent Agency (www.triotalentagency.com) in Los Angeles. He enjoys working with some of the world’s top musical and dance artists, continuing to be at the top of his dance game on all levels. As he continues to create new entertainment ventures, Chester still makes himself available to host events around the world.
His latest project entitled An Evening with Rodney Chester: This Ain’t No Game! produced by Nathan Hale Williams, co-written by Craig Rose and managed by Richard E. Pelzer II, & Chrissy Dorey promises to be a SMASH hit and the talk of the year. Seating is limited for this special performance. Tickets are available at RodneyChester.com. Purchase TODAY and don’t Da GAG-GAG! A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Black AIDS Institute.
“Through hard work and perseverance success is imminent”
- Rodney Chester