Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Monday, February 16, 2009

Chris Rock - Speak On It

I just saw this YouTube clip featuring Chris Rock. My brother actually told me about this a few weeks ago but I'm just now viewing it. He is dead right (and he makes me want to raise my game).

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Drama Queenz

Thank you so much Darian (loldarian.blogspot.com) for brining my attention to the YouTube series Drama Queenz. Drama Queenz is a series that follows the lives of three roommates (Jeremiah, Davis and Preston) all of whom are aspiring Broadway actors. All I gots to say is- child, go check it out, you will not be disappointed. There are so many reasons to watch.

1) The boys are cute. It always easier to check out a series when the stars are a easy on the eyes and these are. 2) The storyline is fabulous. We get to follow these guys as they are there to uplift and encourage each other, as they go through embarassing auditions and as they make noble attempts at hooking up. 3) The production is amazing. You will not be disappointed when you watch. My expectations weren't high when I heard that the episodes were available on YouTube. But these guys are doing some amazing work.

The black LGBT community has a huge void thats needed filling since the cancellation of Noah's Arc (thank God we just recently got the movie released to DVD). This series is a Godsend. PLEASE visit there site and check out the episodes. You will enjoy.


National Black AIDS Awareness Day

February 7 is now recognized as National Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day. This day has been established to bring continued awareness to the fact that this is a disease that is disproportionately affecting the black community. For a group that makes up such a small percentage of the US population we make up about half of all new HIV infections. What's worse is that we're usually diagnosed at a much later stage of the infection as we generally don't get tested until we think there is something wrong.

It is estimated that 1/4 of the people currently living with HIV are unaware of their status. Since these people don't know they are infected, they are going around infecting others. That is why it is so important for people to get tested and get tested regularly. Early detection is important in living a long, productive life. Many people that may be experiencing HIV symptoms (unexplainable weight loss, fever, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes) and just continue with life as usual. Time heals everything - right? Don't take that chance.

I know I'm making this post on February 8 (the day after Black AIDS Awareness Day) but I was a bit busy organizing the event for Phoenix - Black Life Is Worth Saving (more about that later). This is serious yall. Black folks are still dying from this disease and we need to do something about it.

Get tested! Get tested! Get tested!