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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Press Play Thursday

Trump Gees feat. CURREN$Y – “Without You”

 

Gilbere Forte’ – “Wake Up”

 

Rugz D. Bewler – “Renaissance”

 

Tyga feat. Pharrell – “First Time”

 

Llyod Banks feat. Kayne West, Swizz Beats, Ryan Leslie & Fabolous – “Start It Up”

 

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The “It Gets Better” Project

I have always been an advocate for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) community. I fully believe that no one should feel ashamed of being who they truly are. If you are gay, straight, black, white, fat, skinny, silly, or a total cheese-ball it is okay to be exactly who you are. I feel for teens who feel because they can’t be who they are and live the life they want to live the only way out is suicide.

Dan Savage, the creator of the “It Gets Better” Project and openly gay man, was truly affected by the recent deaths of LGBT teens and young adults who have taken their own lives. Though gay teens have been struggling and taking their own lives for years, the mainstream media is now reporting on this issue due to the recent death of Rutgers University student, Tyler Clementi. Clementi jumped from the George Washington Bridge after realizing his roommate secretly tapped and posted a video of him having a sexual encounter with another man.  The reports from the media are not enough!

Savage knew it was too late to talk to the teens who already taken their lives but it wasn’t took late to speak to those who are still suffering and contemplating suicide. The “It Gets Better” Project was born and is now a national campaign. Dan Savage’s video has inspired many to create their own video messages letting LGBT teens know that even though they are going through discrimination, teasing and bullying that it will get better. For these teens, that simple message may sound easier said than done but I believe it is an amazing start.

Change starts with you. Don’t make someone feel less than for a lifestyle they choose. Making someone believe they are wrong for being who they are is harsh, ignorant and immature. We are all entitled to our own opinions but someone’s life should not have suffer because of them.

Check out these “It Gets Better” videos from the creator himself and other celebrity supporters.

Another Debut After The Split

Marsha Ambrosius isn’t the only one making her solo debut after the Floetry split. Once band-mate, The Floacist, has released her first single from her upcoming album titled, Floetic Soul. Floetic Soul will be in stores November 9 which was also the same day Marsha Ambrosius’ album was supposed to drop but new reports are saying that Marsha’s album is being pushed back to January 2011. For now, I am going to say there is no concrete release date for Marsha’s Late Nights, Early Mornings.

Well, as much as I love Marsha, this posts was about Natalie (The Floacist). Check out her new single, “Forever” featuring Musiq Soulchild below.

Just had to say that this song will be apart of my wedding day. I love it!

Press Play Thursday (Friday Rewind)

NE-YO feat. Fabolous – “Crazy Love”

Ciara – “Shut Um Up”

Yo Gotti feat. Wale, J Cole, Wiz Khalifa – “Look In Da Mirror”

Nottz feat. Asher Roth & Colin Munroe – “Dontcha Wanna Be (My Neighbor)”

Juelz Santana feat. Jay Bezel – “Good Girls”

New Singles From Young Voices

Keke Palmer – “Shut Up (Stop Lying)”

Tiffany Evans – “I’ll Be There”

Album Cover Art Unveiled

Marsha Ambrosius is back in full effect with her debut solo project. Her first single “I Hope She Cheat On You (With A Basketball Player)” is already being called a classic. Her voice is so strong and the lyrics match. Late Night, Early Mornings drops November 9th.

Rihanna’s LOUD album hits stores November 16th. The anticipated album features a track with Nicki Minaj titled, “Raining Men”. I have a feeling that “Raining Men” will be a chart topper.

Think Outside Of The Box For Decor Ideas

This test tube centerpiece is beautiful and not a first thought kind of idea. This creative idea is so simple but not a obvious choice. It has a blend of modern and classic. The centerpiece is super unique and will fit into any home or event.

I saw this posted on ellyB Events blog. They suggest using the test tube centerpiece in areas where you want a minimal decor impact but an impact nonetheless. For example, in your guest bathroom or at the bar of a cocktail party. I think those are perfect suggestions.

Also found on the ellyB Events blog was this…

hanging frames for escort cards! I am in love with this idea. This decor idea is a marriage between vintage and contemporary. Simply placing table seating cards on a banquet table is so blah. Do something different. The hanging frames is the perfect inspiration for a custom idea.

And last, also found on the the ellyB Events blog are the sweater vases.

Just in time for the winter, these sweater covered vases will give any cozy home a even softer feel. This is the cutest DIY decor idea.

Head to the ellyB Events blog for even more event planning ideas and the original sources of the ideas you saw here.

Tina Knowles Launches Miss Tina

The woman responsible for music star, Beyonce is expanding her fashion ventures by creating her very own line simply called Miss Tina. The new line make is debut next month at Walmart stores. The line is created for all shapes and sizes.

Sounds great but I’m not sure if Walmart was the right move. Target may have been a better bet. It will be exciting to see how the line does.

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