Friday, November 23, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
1. Celebrating 10 years married this year
2. Rahsaan Patterson and Donnie coming out
3. The Secret
4. Blogging and Bloggers
5. My Discovery Landrover
6. Friends and Family
7. Corinne Bailey Rae
8. Boy Culture on DVD
9. Black gay literature
10. Paradise Bakery's California Turkey Sandwich
Monday, November 19, 2007
I've loved Rahsaan since he freshman debut - his self titled CD that included the hits Stop By and Where You Are. Every CD he's released since has been phenomenal.
Just a few months ago, we saw R&B artist Donnie come out. Now Rahsaan Patterson. Finally, black gay men being comfortable enough to come out of the closet without fear. Both of these men are brave for what they're doing. The truth is, some people hate them for their honesty. Some people will tell you not to support them because they choose this lifestyle. So, it is powerful to me to see these men being fearlessly truthful inspite of the what ifs.
So, if you haven't go out and pick up there CDs. I'll continue to say it - we must support our own.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Who doesn't love a list? MTV's 50 Greatest Celebrity bodies keeps me hooked for hours. VH1s I love the 80s - where did those last three hours go? So, you know I had to go through all the names on Entertainment Weekly's just announced 50 Greatest TV Icons. I don't know if I necessarily agree with all of them. Only four African-Americans made the list. At 43, we have our first famous drag queen - Flip Wilson. At 36, we have diva, groudbreaking door-opening history maker, Ms. Diahann Carrol. She was the first black person to star in her own show. And do you remember The Colbys. Diahann Carroll starred on this show as the sister of Dynasty's Blake Carrington. That was the deal back in the day.
Number four on the list was always controversial Bill Cosby. I personally don't see Mr. Cosby as controversial. I have to say, I agree with most of the things he says. We as black folks have to stop getting in our own way. And we can't continue to point to other people to lay blame for our shortcomings. Don't get it twisted, racism still is a very powerful thing. But come on, many of the problems were facing are problems we've generated ourselves.
And our final hero on the list weighed in at number three. Even without seeing the picture above you knew who it was, didn't you? If someone were to ask me what religion I was, I think I'd have to answer, I'm practice Oprahism. Whatever she says for me is the gospel. Nobody better say nothing bad about my Oprah.
If you want to see the entire list, check out http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20152957_20152958_20159773,00.html.
So if you created the list, who would you have added? Let me know.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Today, WNBA champions the Phoenix Mercury announced that Corey Gaines, has been promoted to the head coaching position of the team. This news comes following the evacuation of this post by Paul Westhead. Westhead recommended Gaines for the position after he took a coaching position with the Seattle Supersonics.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Looks like I may have to become an avid viewer of this show again. Not sure how many episodes she's going to appear in, but I'll be following as long as she's there.
Under the leadership of President Clinton, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was appointed as Ambassador for the United Kingdom. He was well received not only because of his intellect, but because he was very frank and had a keen sense of humor. He was once accused of not supporting the inclusion of Northern Ireland into the United Kingdom and was asked, "How would you feel if Mexico took back Texas?" To which he quickly replied, "I'm from Oklahoma, we've been trying to give back Texas for a hundred years."
During his tenure in leadership, Crowe was one of the first and definetly the highest ranked individuals to be vocal about the homophobic stance of Congress' "Don't ask, don't tell" legislation. He was a strong supporter of gays in the military and should be remembered as an ally for our cause. Let's not forget this hero.
The article primarily focused on his new role as a bi-sexual wizard in the upcoming third season of the show. First of all - hooray, it's about time a black person showed up on the show. And secondly, television would have been suffering a serious void without fine-ass Jensen showing up somewhere. Here's to a bright future for this remarkable talent.
Monday, November 5, 2007
The definition of racist according to the school is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality.”
Now the school has been accused of brainwashing and violating constitutional rights.
I'm not sure why the school decided to take up such an extreme stance. I'm sure they did this with the best of intentions. I do love having a dialogue about race and diversity, but not like this. Also, I'm a bit perplexed by this policy. Does this mean only white people can be racist? Is this a trait exclusive of African-Americans or Native-Americans? I'm not even going to share my opinion. I just want you to think about it.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I have four words to describe this: HI-LAR-I-OUS. The humor is raunchy, the wigs are fabulous, and the nudity is full frontal. This just may take home an Oscar (well, maybe not). But you'll defintely be taking home a top notch (oh - it's Ru, so it's probably a bottom) movie that you'll defintely enjoy.
Oh yeah - pick up the soundtrack. Also fabulous.
She has lived in this area for several years without incident and then this happens. This just goes to show you, it doesn't matter where you live. Racism and bigotry are still alive and they live everywhere. So don't ever think that this can never happen to you.
Those of you that know me know about my obsession with Ms. Ross. I LOVE HER. She is my all time favorite performer. For me it started during my college days. I hadn't been out of the closet that long when she released Take Me Higher. Now, I was so sick of all the other kids going ga ga over Cher. Now I like Cher, but she didn't do it like that for me. Then Ms. Ross entered my life. She had it all - glamour, hair, attitude - and she had the goods to back it all up. That was all I needed. She became my ICON.
I am now a fanatic. Her autobiography Secrets of a Sparrow was amazing. Her music still elevates me when I need it to. Her ability to balance her career with love of family is inspiring. So take my advice, go and take advantage of this once in a lifetime chance of seeing her onstage. You will not be disappointed. Hopefully I'll see you there.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
To say that the Suns first home game last night against the L.A. Lakers was a disappointment would be an understatement. Many expected this to be an easy victory against our biggest rival. But our team did not gel well.
And adding insult to injust, many of points that contributed to this defeat didn't even come from starting players. It was member of the L.A. bench that drove the nail in the coffin.
The Suns missed almost every shot they took, couldn't get a rebound to save their lives, and didn't seem to sink any free throws. IT WAS SAD.
But I am not giving up on my boys just yet. This season has just started. We had a slow start last year and look how far we went. I'm tossing this in the "They had a bad night" file.
I'm still excited about the season to come. We still have Marion (in spite of his request for a trade), we have Grant Hill in the valley now (damn he's still hot), and we still have two time MVP Steve Nash. There's a lot of power on this team and I'm just waiting for it to be unleashed.
By the way, look where Raja Bell's right hand is headed in this pic. Is it just me?
Community is defined as a group of people having a common interest. It's also defined as a group viewed as forming a distinct segment of society. Look it up if you don't believe me. So if we are the LGBT community - what's the T?
My best straight friends in the world (Christine and Doug) throw a big Halloween bash every year that I refuse to miss. I look forward to it like the season premiere of American Idol - it's that big. Doug and his band performs. There are new faces every year. And they really know how to set it off.
Much love to C&D for another wonderful party.
People are always complaining - there's no black people in Phoenix, there's never anything to do in Phoenix, blah, blah, blah. This weekend showed me that if you want something to do, then you can create something to do. Also, it showed me there are a helluva a lot of kool black folks around this town you can kick it with.
Kudos to to the Men of Libra for doing their thang.
Keep it up. I'm already looking forward to next year.