TAKING IT TO THE STREET: Lesbian of Excellence and MTV Awards

Blood Moon…

I trust you all enjoyed last week’s episode 3 of Queer Black in America (QBA) with ENVI BABI V.O.F.  In the event you missed it, the video is available for viewing at the end of this blog.  This week we focus on awards, and of course, information about upcoming Pride/LGBTQ celebrations within the United States.  First, let’s pay some bills.

LezFemmeMentality and What The F@ck Radio are subsidiaries of Loyalty Enterprise LLC. Without First Lady Truth, there would be no “Street” or QBA in this capacity, so please hit the play button for the video below.  We’re still accepting applications for the Poetry Slam, which boasts of a $500.00 cash prize to the first place winner.  See the details in the video below.

“The Lupus Stud Auction is looking for you Atlanta. ALL masculine identified women that reside in the Atlanta area and are willing to be auctioned off for a great cause should please email LoyaltyEnterpise@gmail.com.” Please go to the Youtube channel; hit the subscribe button; hit the like button for the video, and most importantly share the link.  Thanks for your time and support.

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Here’s a snapshot of a previous auction.  Sorry you missed it.  Think you have what it takes?  Send that email to LoyaltyEnterprise@gmail.com.

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LGBTQ PRIDE EVENTS

20 April 2014: Gay Easter Parade

20 April 20124 – 27 April 2014:  Claw Leather Awareness

25 – 27 April 2014:  White Party Palm Springs

27 April 2014:  Hawaii Phinoex monthly beach party

Lesbians of Excellence (L.O.E) Award Nominations

Of course we had the MTV Movie Awards, and I’ll get to that.  How about we talk about awards closer to home?  Did you know, among others, My Mom’s a Stud was nominated for the “Excellence in Literature” award by Lesbians of Excellence (L.O.E.)? How about Noble Julz Anu, another member of the LoyaltyEnterprise family?  She was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Brooke in Between Women.  What could be worse than having to choose Between Women, including Onyx Keesha, or Studville and cast?  How about The Studs and Hip Hop Show up against the LGBT Show?  That has to be difficult for supporters to decide and definitely a very close race.

Maybe you were unaware that submission for recommendations existed.  Thanks to Street, you now at least have the option to support your favorites in their respective categories.  The Deadline to vote is May 16, 2014.  L.O.E. will announce the winners on May 24, 2014, followed by an exciting after party.  My advice?  Don’t wait until the last minute, and if you choose not to vote, don’t complain when someone beats out your preferred representative.  Thank you so much to all of our supporters, followers, and those who recommended My Mom’s a Stud.  People make the world go round.

We’re all winners and all of our work is excellent.  Unfortunately, we’ve been socialized to enjoy competition.  Some people measure their worth based on accomplishments.  Even if My Mom’s a Stud does not win the overall category, I know, and the world knows, the book and the series, My Mom’s a Stud, is an award winning product, worthy of sitting on every shelf around the globe.  That is the best award any author can ever hope for.  Go to http://www.unafraidtoshine.com/ and vote, vote, vote.  Don’t forget to share…

Here’s a small copy from the main page for L.O.E.:

My Mom’s a Stud Nominated for Excellence in Literature

Check out the promotional video for “My Mom’s a Stud” done in collaboration with Joann Paradigm Roberts.  Roberts performs the moving poetry peace “I am a Stud.”  The poem is beautiful and powerful beyond words. Take a minute to reflect from the shoes of another or maybe even your own.

“My Mom’s a Stud” A family book designed to address the use of labels within LGBTQ communities authored by Sonorra C McMath and Illustrated by Mujale Chisebuka has proven to be a very rare gem; one that should be appreciated, cherished and passed from one generation to the next. The book makes difficult discussions easier, engaging, empowering and even enjoyable for children and families.

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How about those MTV Movie Awards?

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards were officially presented on 13 April 2014.  Did you watch? “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” won Movie of the Year, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson received awards for best actors.  “Fast & Furious” franchise star Jordana Brewster presented an emotional tribute to the late co-star Paul Walker. Vin Diesel appeared in a tribute video featuring clips of Walker’s roles over the course of his career and his acceptance speech from a previous award show.

There are some interesting categories and reasons to win an award.  What does it say for those whi went home empty handed or those who were not nominated?  Do you think they got it right?  Do you care?  Log in and share your thoughts.  Here’s the complete list of nominations and winners:

Movie of the Year

“12 Years a Slave”
“American Hustle”
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – WINNER
“The Wolf of Wall Street”

Favorite character
Katniss Everdeen – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Loki – “Thor: The Dark World”
Veronica Mars – “Veronica Mars”
Beatrice “Tris” Prior – “Divergent” – WINNER

Best Male Performance
Bradley Cooper – “American Hustle”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years a Slave”
Josh Hutcherson – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – WINNER
Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Female Performance
Amy Adams – “American Hustle”
Jennifer Aniston – “We’re the Millers”
Sandra Bullock – “Gravity”
Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – WINNER
Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years a Slave”

Breakthrough Performance
Liam James – “The Way Way Back”
Michael B. Jordan – “Fruitvale Station”
Will Poulter – “We’re the Millers” – WINNER
Margot Robbie – “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Miles Teller – “The Spectacular Now”

Best Kiss
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams – “American Hustle”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson – “Don Jon”
James Franco, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens – “Spring Breakers”
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller – “The Spectacular Now”
Emma Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Will Poulter – “We’re the Millers” – WINNER

Best Fight
“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” – Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell vs. James Marsden vs. Sacha Baron Cohen vs. Kanye West vs. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler vs. Jim Carrey and Marion Cotillard vs. Will Smith vs. Liam Neeson and John C. Reilly vs. Greg Kinnear
“Identity Thief” – Jason Bateman vs. Melissa McCarthy
“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” – Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly vs. Orcs – WINNER
“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Sam Claflin vs. Mutant Monkeys
“This is the End” – Jonah Hill vs. James Franco and Seth Rogen

Best Comedic Performance
Kevin Hart – “Ride Along”
Jonah Hill – “The Wolf of Wall Street” – WINNER
Johnny Knoxville – “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
Melissa McCarthy – “The Heat”
Jason Sudeikis – “We’re the Millers”

Best Scared-As-[Expletive] Performance
Rose Byrne – “Insidious: Chapter 2″
Jessica Chastain – “Mama”
Vera Farmiga – “The Conjuring”
Ethan Hawke – “The Purge”
Brad Pitt – “World War Z” – WINNER

Best On-Screen Duo
Amy Adams and Christian Bale – “American Hustle”
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club”
Vin Diesel and Paul Walker – “Fast & Furious 6″ – WINNER
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart – “Ride Along”
Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Shirtless Performance
Jennifer Aniston – “We’re the Millers”
Sam Claflin – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Zac Efron – “That Awkward Moment” – WINNER
Chris Hemsworth – “Thor: The Dark World”

#WTF moment
The RV Crash – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
The Beauty Pageant – “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”
Car Sex – “The Counselor”
The Lude Scene – “The Wolf of Wall Street” – WINNER
Danny’s New Pet – “This is the End”

Best Villain
Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Star Trek into Darkness”
Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave”
Mila Kunis – “Oz The Great and Powerful” – WINNER
Donald Sutherland – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Best On-Screen Transformation
Christian Bale – “American Hustle”
Elizabeth Banks – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Orlando Bloom – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club” – WINNER
Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Musical Moment
Backstreet Boys, Jay Baruchel, Seth Rogen and Craig Robinson Peform in Heaven – “This is the End” – WINNER
Jennifer Lawrence Sings “Live & Let Die’ – “American Hustle”
Leonardo DiCaprio Pops and Locks – “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Melissa McCarthy Sings “Barracuda” – “Identity Thief”
Will Poulter Sing “Waterfalls” – “We’re the Millers”

Best Cameo Performance
Robert De Niro – “American Hustle”
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Kanye West – “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”
Joan Rivers – “Iron Man 3″
Rihanna – “This is the End” – WINNER

Best Hero
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent – “Man of Steel” – WINNER
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man – “Iron Man 3″
Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins – “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
Chris Hemsworth as Thor – “Thor: The Dark World”
Channing Tatum as John Cale – “White House Down”

Trailblazer award
Channing Tatum

Generation award
Mark Wahlberg

We only have a few more episodes left for this season’s QBA.  Next week we’ll take you on a road trip with ENVI. You’ll meet some friends and hear her views on various topics.  Until then, “I AM” Street Revolution, bringing all things entertainment.  Don’t forget to pick-up your copy of My Mom’s a StudMaleak’s in the Closet, and other literary works by yours truly.  Please log in and share your thoughts and feelings about this and other blogs.  Don’t forget to “LIKE” and share our Facebook page, but most importantly, don’t forget to answer one question.  “Are you not entertained?!”  Live, smile, hug and VOTE!

One love,

~Street~

 

Kryssy’s Fashion Korner- 2014 MTV Movie Awards

This weekend we had the MTV Movie Awards that took place in the infamous Nokia Theatre. As usual, this was a show in which a lot of stars definitely showed up but not a lot of them stood out fashion wise. Once again it was a red carpet special full of fashion misses, in my opinion, with a few shining stars that simply lit up the red carpet as usual. Again, I am not one to focus on what I did not like as there are PLENTY of critics who made sure that certain stars did not rise to the occasion were put on notice immediately so what do they need one more person adding insult to injury?

MTVFirst and foremost on the list of favorites is the one and only illustrious Harajuku Barbie, herself Nicki Minaj. Ever since she has embraced her natural beauty I cannot help but to fall in love with the woman that she is. I do not see why anyone would want to hide that natural beauty under outrageously colored wigs and caked on makeup.  For a change she donned a simple black Alexander McQueen mermaid jersey tank dress that hugged her every curve ever so nicely. I guess them ass shots wore off…whoop whoop whoop. Ha-ha.

MTVMy bad girl RiRi is always coming out in something that people would NEVER expect but somehow she always manages to pull off. This year was no exception as she walked the red carpet in her sexy “lingerie”. A powder pink silk Ulyana Sergeenko Couture robe from this years’ spring collection with a matching satin bustier/bodysuit whatever you want to call it. She accessorized with some sexy Manolo Blahnik heels and pendant necklace that brings the look all together.

MTVNext, singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding turned heads in her simple yet flattering long white Georgia Armani gown with side cutouts that happen to be my particular favorite part of this outfit with a pair of Jimmy Choo heels to tie it all together.

EOnlineI also have a thing for prints especially when it comes to floral so it is no surprise that this short party dress caught and held my attention. Molly Tarlov from Awkward hit the red carpet in a Valentino print dress, light blue Chelsea Paris heels and a matching Kotur clutch.

MTVHere are a couple more pictures of some looks that really caught my eye on the carpet this weekend, as usual; there are plenty of places for you to look online to see the whole list or celebrities and their outfits for you to choose your own favorite from.

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Love Lessons: How deep is your love? PART 2

So we stopped last week with me talking about how bothered I am with the way human beings treat each other and that thought process has only gotten stronger. It truly grinds my gears to watch the world exist in the most negative way and not embrace all levels of love and then distribute it to others. Your love is not yours to keep, it was designed to share from your heart. If you hold bitter thoughts, how can love possibly dominate anything in your life?

I’m not saying that having a bad day will ruin your life but when you let that bad day become the new tone of your life, the fight to gain prosperity will come to a halt. Each time you hate someone or hold strong negative feelings about things, you shut the door to the light of love. Love is strong but it can never break the vibes you have set if they are not set in the right direction.

How many times has your friend made you upset but you know they love you and you love them so in two days, everything is great? What about the people you no longer consider your friend? Or the guy you were in love with getting caught in your house with the girl who rides to work with you everyday? Or what about the group of people visiting your home and once they leave you notice items missing from the kitchen? Where should that energy go? Should you be sad, should you be angry or feel abandoned? How should you handle the fact that someone you have held dear to your spirit and soul suddenly leaves your life without explanation? It can get very emotional when dealing with others and the moves you make after any situation will help set the vibe for your path. What is the truth behind unconditional love and learning how to push negative energy away from your path? I have learned quite a bit in life and all the methods I use are a combination of experience and very close observation.

Having hurt feelings or angry emotions are just draining, period. It is distracting and forces you to take your attention from everything happening in your life and deal with your specific area of pain. So what do you do? How do you handle the variety of things flying through your heart and causing you to tunnel in on what the problem is? It’s actually very simple and something a baby can do, seriously. It all comes down to how great you want your day, week, month, year or life to be. Yes, it comes in increments and you have to take things slow in order to process a healthy solution; you have to stay focused on the fact that you want to be in a great place. It is really that simple. The thoughts you breed will be the actions that define you. I think I really like that quote, don’t be surprised if you see me update those words to social media to encourage those in need.

It is so hard to see the bright light when the tunnel suddenly goes dark. Trust me, I know. I have lost people who never gave an explanation of leaving and since I’m a psychic and all (I’m not even close so don’t take those words to mean I’m revealing something here that is top secret) I guess I should be able to dig the answer out of the bag somewhere. I’m not a psychic though, I’m a human being, just like you, so nothing is revealed without me experiencing it first. How does it feel when you help people gain their confidence and you encourage them to uplift their own existence but suddenly you do something they don’t like or something they can’t deal with and all the true and genuine love leaves their memory? They forget that at one point you were the only person who would make sure they were doing good or encouraging them to be strong. They completely delete the memories of all the laughs and authentic love you shared when they were close to you. They completely ignore the fact that at one point in their life, you were the ONLY person who truly showed them love and respect which should warrant or deserve some type of direct communication. They get so overwhelmed with the negative thoughts they can’t let their pride go long enough to reach out to you (even though they should be excited to mend things with a person who loved and shared a bond that can never be replaced by others). It seems that people get weak and stop thinking for themselves. They get wrapped up in conversations with others and all you need is another person who can see any negative in the person being discussed and a fire will surely burn. By the end of the conversation between two people who talk to each other instead of the individual who actually NEEDS to be addressed, you can start a serious war. All the negative flying and nobody stops to embrace the true love at the base of it all.

It is devastating to experience heartfelt loss but at the end of the day, you can’t let it keep you away from reality. Yes it stings and you want to cry but how long can that go before you forget how great you truly are. You can’t control people and everyone around you has the right to do what they want with their life. They have the freedom to deal with who they want and if you didn’t make the list, oh well. It sounds harsh but I am a walking example of having to say “oh well’ when I see that a situation is not going to go the way I would like or the way I think it should; I simply deal with the basic things and analyze myself. Once I conclude that I had a good heart and genuine intentions, I keep it moving and delete the energy of wondering what really happened and then I simply replace it with the new plan of what’s going to actually happen going forward.

Has life gotten that bad that you can’t grab the good parts? Is it so dark in there you are scared to let light in and show the truth? How will you benefit from holding things that are irrelevant to your journey? Answer these questions and you will always feel the rays of sun on your heart.

 

 

THANKS FOR READING!!!!!!!!!!!

TAKING IT TO THE STREET: Queer Black in America (QBA) Episode 3 ENVI BABI V.O.F. Live on Stage

It’s time for Queer Black in America (QBA) featuring ENVI BABI V.O.F.  ENVI has been very busy over the past three months just trying to hold it all together while shooting footage for QBA and The Studs & Hip Hop Show, as well as touring.  This week’s QBA is short, but as usual, it’s always entertaining.  First, let’s pay some bills.

LezFemmeMentality and What The F@ck Radio are subsidiaries of Loyalty Enterprise LLC. Without First Lady Truth, there would be no “Street” or QBA in this capacity, so please hit the play button for the video below.  We’re still accepting applications for the Poetry Slam, which boasts of a $500.00 cash prize to the first place winner.  See the details in the video below.  Make sure you go to the Youtube channel; hit the subscribe button; hit the like button for the video, and most importantly share the link.  Thanks for your time and support.

We promised a peep into the stage life with ENVI this week, and that’s what we brought.  Again, it’s short, but it’s ENVI. 

I guess we’re all a little busy these days.  We only have a few more episodes left for this season’s QBA.  In two weeks, we’ll take you on a road trip with ENVI. You’ll meet some friends and hear her views on various topics.  Until next week, “I AM” Street Revolution, bringing all things entertainment.  Don’t forget to pick-up your copy of My Mom’s a StudMaleak’s in the Closet, and other literary works by yours truly.  Please log in and share your thoughts and feelings about this and other blogs.  Don’t forget to “LIKE” and share our Facebook page, but most importantly, don’t forget to answer one question.  “Are you not entertained?!”  Live, smile, hug.

One love,

~Street~

 

Love Lessons: The depths of love Part 1

As I processed the thoughts around this topic, my brain started shooting sparks. I revealed so many directions and angles to see things from with just a quick glance, but I wanted to get a clear path so it would all make sense, to me. I have had my share of love and disasters, the details on that list would take up the rest of this blog post so I will summarize it before you have to get dressed for work.

You all know I am an advocate of love and all things that represent it. It’s important to share your life with someone who gets you and you get them. Whether your acquaintance is romantic or simply cordial on occasion, there’s always a small connection that has the potential to grow as feelings develop. Nobody on this earth can control emotions. You can do things to cope with them and allow them to heal, but emotions trigger other emotions.

I have been on this earth 39 years and one thing I know (based on my experiences and personal observations) about humanity is that we act like we hate each other and there’s very little unity. I know there ARE good people in the world but there are way too many people in the negative category for my personal taste. I will never understand it and this is not the official journey to get the invisible answer but since I have space to use my words, that’s what I’m going to do.

I am so disappointed in humanity. Selfish. Rude. Mean. Disrespectful. Those are words that pop into my head when I think about my personal encounters with society. I have horrible experiences and I wouldn’t trade one of them for anything in this world because it made me appreciate life and embrace diversity. The value of another human beings existence should always be more important than petty principles and reactions from hurt feelings. Be bold and stand tall for what you believe in but remember that everybody around you is human, just like you. Nobody will be flawless so don’t set that expectation and risk getting hurt.

If everyone would slow down each day and truly grasp the fact that you exist and other people around you need the same respect you deserve, the flow would be a whole lot better. I have so many thoughts about the depths of love from many angles so next week I’ll be back to share further details based on my experiences; we will travel this road together.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING, IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!!!!!

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