Friday, September 07, 2012

Dante's Inferno Friday

I heard it exclaimed like this just this week, "it's still hotter than fish grease in here!" I couldn't have put it any more colorful except to say that heat wave 2012 is hanging in there as September unfolds. Whew! But nothing was more hotter that this weeks DNC convention that concluded with the President of the United States asking the electorate to make a choice about what type of country they want. Will it be a winner take all and you're on your own or a country moving forward together. As expected Mr. Obama's oration abilities were in full effect and carried forth power, strength and a mastery of the nation's complex situations. The GOP swiftly responded with glibness and spewed rhetoric such as "If we want a new direction, we need a new president." It's on as the next 60 days will be critical for those of you who have not registered or not made you choice. The ultimate challenge is for each of us to at least "choose" which path you believe is right for the country. As President Obama stated, "But know this, America: Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met. The path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. And I'm asking you to choose that future. I'm asking you to rally around a set of goals for your country – goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and the deficit; a real, achievable plan that will lead to new jobs, more opportunity, and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation. That's what we can do in the next four years, and that's why I'm running for a second term as President of the United States." Let's rock the vote November 6!!

HELP FAIR offers One Stop Social Service

Local community based organization and affiliate of The Living Affected Corporation
STRILITE is preparing for its debut event, September 28 , 12- 6pm at 401 North Maple Street inside the First Presbyterian Church of Argenta in North Little Rock. Currently volunteers are being recruited to assist with  The fair is designed to offer a "one stop" experience for those seeking social services, health screenings and additional information on the mission of the group and its umbrella entity, The Living Affected Corporation. Jonathan Griggs said, " we are excited about this chance to bring to life our "HEFTE" concept which addresses housing, education, food, treatment and employment in relation to either linking or retaining individuals into HIV/AIDS care." "through our research we've determined that these social determinants must be apart of the health care mix if we are to adequately make some impact within the community," He concluded. The group's purpose serves as a sub-grantee of ADH as well as the conduit of the HIV Prevention module to serve same gender loving men having sex with men population. All services will be offered free including limited groceries, giveaways, and information tables ranging from Workforce Services to companies such as AFLAC and Philander Smith College. For more information contact Griggs at either 855-STRILITE or 501.379.8203

And the Events just keep on Coming

The gang heading up the venue trio of TraXs, MK's and 610 just keep on rolling out events, upgrades and more choices than you can almost handle. And now there's been some revamping of MK's to boot! If you haven't had a chance to find your way to the door, then may I suggest that you take some time to enjoy a new wine selection at 610 featuring some great vino that will allow you to sample something a bit different. If that's not your cup of tea, then you can check out the Wednesday night Karaoke or twirl on the newly enhance dance party area that I've been told will be inviting to those who still got a last dance in them. That area will also include the barely clad bod of Derek or Scott pouring up all type of libations and concoctions. According to Levi & Luke the events will continue to kick off this fall with the annual White Trash Party slated for this Saturday night. Its one of those you have to be their to believe it type events. I've been previously and its definitely off the chain crazy that goes over the top with much "big hair and redneck galores." All of the news and updates are shared on their FACEBOOK site as well as their new e-newsletter being circulated to their data base. If you've got nothing to do, then they've got three choices for your entertainment pleasure. Tell em I sent ya...!!!

The House of DeLevi Lands

Have I said that folks keep telling me that there's nothing for them to do in this city? Well, if that's
you then here's another news flash. The House of Delevi is schedule to land this Saturday 9 p.m
with launching its "Sultry Saturday Nights" concept via The Quarter Note lounge, 4726
Asher (formerly known as Club Hollywood). According to organizers the "house" had been besieged by local patrons to the "void" of a viable same gender loving venue where patrons could feel safe not to mention respected for the patronage. The House denizens were approached by club management for discussion on using the venue as a means to answer this need within the community infrastructure plus the opportunity would provide another viable platform to further disseminate possible holistic messaging around HIV/AIDS prevention. Scheduled for September 22 is the groups first show featuring area entertainers and headliners. This is a 21 and up affair, $8.00 before 11pm, the price jumps to $10 bucks afterwards. There's going to be house music, Hip-Hop and fashion but no hats, hoods or messiness will be the order of the day. Security ain't having it. COP 24/7 has had a pre-look and has been asked to be the mix in a variety of manners. Stay tuned because as this mothership takes root this forum will have the all the inside news of what's really going on. If you see us...holla! Get their early, this may be a standing room only step off.

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