#Cool Sitings: Blogs

I originally started this post back in January of this year and was never really able to finish it. Don’t ask me why or what happened…short attention span maybe?

Anyway, today I was motivated to finish it but from a different angle. Initially I was going to only focus on black blogs (not the color silly, the people that run them!) but decided to focus on those on my blogroll and ones I virtually stumble across. So, as I always say “Sharing is Caring”; my other one is “If It’s Free It’s Me” (I actually have to credit my homegirl Sandy Nelson /The Camden Media Agency for that one) just in case you were wondering. Here, I share with you, my “Daily Roll-bys”; that’s actually what I want to name my blogroll but don’t know how to change it yet; working on it.

Street Etiquette : It’s funny when I first went to their blog I just knew they were from Europe. NOPE!!! These Bronx brothas sense of style takes you back to when things were dapper, clean, and well manicured. These aficionados of vintage wares, throw a current twist to their styles. Take a cruise on over to their site and you’ll know exactly what I am talking about. Make sure you take a look at Black Ivy a project they put together with like-minded cats; it will really blow your minds. I truly appreciate the quick history plug at the end of their post regarding the featured fashion.

Where Did You Get That? : Karen Blanchard is a stylist in New York and has a peerless sense of  fashion; in other words, she has her OWN style.

Ronda Brown Art: Gotta plug my folks.  For all lovers of art and every configuration of  it, this mystically baptized  artwork is a must see. It will definitely move you. Check out her “Mic” series of hip-hop artist she’s photographed in action and then converted into malachitesque oils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frolab: Afros unite! Jewell and Cognito are LA locals who are heavy contributors of musical art. What that means is, they are dope graphic designers, photographers, and promoters of the hip-hop scene but with a fresh anomalous approach… I am proud to say, I’ve been FroSpotted and have earned my Frolab badge.  Spend a day in the life with these two and you just might up your value in hip-hop culture.  Love their mentality, “Pick Fros not Fights! is their motto.

BHERC (Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center): I’ve posted about this site previously. Remember, this is the home to First Weekend Club. If you haven’t taken a trip over there yet you are doing yourself an injustice. Great resource site for those looking to get into the Hollywood scene or anyone already involved. Wonderful place to get your projects exposed and out to the public.
Ok, I know it may seem like I did focus just on black blogs/bloggers with this post but I have more to share with you. I promise, there will be more “Cool Sitings” posts coming soon. Also, leave a comment and tell me some of your favorite “Roll-bys”. Remember “Sharing is Caring”.

Fellowship w/ @NickelodeonTV

This just in: Because I believe sharing is caring. Here’s an opportunity for animators to create, get exposed, and get paid for it. For more info visit here. Remember when you “make it”, shout me out and let me know so I can brag about you! Now, go out and get it!


Check The Rhyme Ya’ll

I love Hip-Hop!  how it has grown and where it is going. Dj’s fly around the world rocking international crowds, artist are turning into actors and becoming household names, and groups are being documented. I remember when documentaries were only for those people, places, events, and times in world  history. Michael Rapport has taken on the mammoth job of producing a documentary on one of the most relevant groups of the late 80’s and 90’s…A Tribe Called Quest called Beats, Rhymes, and Life. Check out the Hollywood Reporter article of the nerve-racking adventure he had at The Sundance Film Fest here. Make sure to come back for a peek at the trailer.

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#MOOZ-LUM w/@realevanross and @nialong

No need to write much on this movie, the trailer speaks for itself…this is gonna be a monster and sure to stir up some controversy.

It’s good to see Nia Long’s face again and Evan Ross keeps getting better and better; love him.

Make sure you support independent films and DEMAND for this movie in your city!!

ReCap

I was perusing my blog and realized that it was a little…sterile. A little detached from who I am. I want to approach my blog a little different this year, I feel it can be more personal, more tangible, and  A LOT more updated. I was going through my film from 2010 and snagged some of my most memorable moments of the year and wanted to share them with you all. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them and being in the moment.  So, bear with me as I make changes here and allow me to expose to you more of what I do.

Hope to see some of you tonight at Eso Won Books for a night with the great Ms. Nikki Giovanni…

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Wordsmiths & Visionaries….

ESO WON Bookstore~Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA

This Friday and Saturday evening (1/7 & 1/8), come out and support 2 of our communities (and the world’s) most pronounced figures in literature and film at Eso Won Books, as they read, discuss, and sign their latest books… Ms. Nikki Giovanni & Mr. Spike Lee!!! This time I’ll have my cameras with me, so if you can’t make it out, roll back through to my blog and you’ll see what you missed out on.

*Show your support and purchase your copies at Eso Won Books.

I can’t believe it’s been over 20 years since this movie was released. This is going to be classic moment in time to hear Spike Lee discuss how it all went down back in the day. (1/8/11)spike-lee-do-the-right-thing-book100 of the BEST African-American Poets and Hip-Hop, the perfect combo, right? With Nikki Giovanni reading , it’s just more added flavor to these already fly groups of wordsmiths. (1/7/11)

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