Friday, May 30, 2008

That Thing that you do Friday 2.0

It's a Thank God it's Friday moment as I continue to do "that thing that I do." You know, it's editing, writing, interviewing, researching and creating this forum you Mr. & Mrs. America. It follows that old adage, "you gotta love what you do, in order to do it. In the meantime, let's not dilly dally and get on with my Friday verison of CorneliusOnpoint where you can get the latest updates, information, video, podcasting ( look for our new pod shortly!) and so much more. Are you ready? Let's go get em...

Community Rising: Saturday, May 31, 2008, First Presbyterian Church ( 9th & Scott) at 12:oo p.m. the Center for Artistic Revolution is sponsoring a "Community Gathering...Building a Progressive movement together," forum in search of synergy and collaborative minds in the GLBTQI community. According to an e-blast circulated by organizers. The purpose of the event will center around "...priorities of our communities of color, our low-income communities and our growing immigrant communities are reflected in public policy debates around family security, LGBTQ equality and reproductive justice. The time is now that we further develop a progressive state view and strategy on such core issues as marriage, family, reproductive justice and sexuality; ensure that the communities most effected are being heard; and work to build a progressive base throughout Arkansas." If you are interested in attending please call Eric Reece, 501.658.3163-cell or contact CAR-501.244.9690.

Gala NWA: Please join the Stonewall Democratic Caucus Sponsor Table at the NorthWest PRIDE GALA dinner. The 2nd Annual Fund Raising Gala, "A Star Studded Night" will be held on Friday, June 27, at NWA GLBT Community Center. See for more ticket and venue information.
The PRIDE Parade and Picnic will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2008.

If you would like to attend, some SDC members from Central Arkansas are interested in a car-pool.
Please email to RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!

Staying on the Edge: There has long been speculation about who's gay, bi-sexual, or on the down low in the entertainment industry. It is this very speculation and guessing game that fuels gossip columns, blind items and entertainment industry blogs. Among the African American entertainment set, this guessing game is a double edge sword, although recently there have been a variety of gay "hip hop" rappers who have come to forefront including a few that we've covered here in this medium. However, homophobia is real and live in the "biz." But a lot of the In's and out's have been written about in a new book by Terrance Dean.
Yet, prior to Confessions of a Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans and It's No Secret by Carmen Bryan, the large majority of celebrity-driven memoirs were published outside of the African American community. Even though both books told compelling, jaw-dropping page-turners of sex, drugs and hip hop, there's always room for so much more, if you are so incline to bite. The stories were not entirely shocking regarding the celebrities mentioned in those pages and served to further heighten their notoriety within the industry and amongst select fans. So, here's another peek into the bedrooms, backrooms, and anywhere else the glitteria is keeping it on the down low. The only problem is that Mr. Dean isn't really naming names. So, former MTV and Hollywood insider Terrance Dean writes a compelling account of his tumultuous life involved with celebrities and a taboo secret they would prefer never, ever be revealed. And the fame guessing game goes on...available at

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