“There is only one,” Alicia Keys said before baring her pregnant soul on top of the piano. “There will always only be one.”
The year was 2010 and BET was honoring Prince with the Lifetime Achievement Award at their 10th annual ceremony. Patti Labelle was on schedule to sing ‘Purple Rain‘, Esperanza Spalding to sing ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend’, Alicia Keys with ‘Adore‘, and Janelle Monae to cover ‘Let’s Go Crazy‘ with an introduction from Chaka Khan.
Beysus Christ has come through again! According to Billboard, you can call your service provider and inquire about getting HBO for free this weekend.
The subscription TV network announced Wednesday (April 20) it and Cinemax will offer a free preview weekend running Friday–Monday, aligning with the world premiere of Beyonce’s Lemonade and season premieres of some of its favorite shows.
In the revealed weekend schedule it appears that the Lemonade event will be an hour long, running from 9–10 p.m. EST between the world pay-TV premiere of Jurassic World and a the Gennady Golovkin vs. Dominic Wade middleweight world championship boxing match. It will also run again Sunday at 8 p.m. before the season premieres of HBO’s beloved series Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley.
It’s been reported that Beyoncé boosted the employment rate in Louisiana by hiring 300+ people to film ‘Lemonade‘. Now, HBO is about to annihilate the competition with their subscription numbers.
#nowplaying Beyoncé – Behind The Scenes: Jonas Åkerlund
Congrats are in order for Georgia’s three time “Best LGBT Nonprofit” winner. Lost N Found operates a homeless youth drop-in center, a thrift & consignment shop, and a 6-bed housing facility in Atlanta that will be looking pretty fancy pretty soon.
via Project Q:
Lost N Found is one of 43 charities across the U.S. to receive the grants as part of the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge. Two other Atlanta-based charities – International Rescue Committee and Kilombo Academic & Cultural Institution – will receive an IKEA product donation as first and second runners up.
The IKEA makeover, which also includes donations of IKEA products, will help Lost N Found as it works to turn a massive three-story building in Midtown into an expansive shelter and workspace for the organization. In 2013, the non-profit inked a 20-year lease for $1 per year with Saint Mark United Methodist Church, the LGBT-inclusive church that owns the 7,000-square-foot structure that was built in 1904. View Full Post
That stupid anti-gay restroom bill that caused outrage among Bank of America, PayPal, and had the NBA threatening to take the annual All-Star Game out of Charlotte just got an update in the form of an executive order. But, the ACLU is not here for it, tweeting, “NC Gov @PatMcCroryNC exec order is a band-aid on a brain hemorrhage & does not fix #HB2”.
What exactly did he offer? Read below.
This executive order accomplishes the following:
First, it maintains common sense gender-specific restroom and locker room facilities in government buildings and in our schools, and when possible, encourages reasonable accommodations for families and those who have unique or special circumstances.
Second, the private sector can make its own policy with regard to restrooms, locker rooms and/or shower facilities. This is not a government decision. This is your decision in the private sector.
Third, I have affirmed the private sector and local government’s right to establish its own non-discrimination employment policies.
And fourth, as governor, I have expanded our state equal employment opportunity policy to clarify that sexual orientation and gender identity are included.
And fifth, I will immediately seek legislation in the upcoming short session to reinstate the right to sue for discrimination in North Carolina state courts.
Simply put, I have listened to the people of North Carolina, and the people of North Carolina are entitled to both privacy and equality. We can and we must achieve both of these goals.
Now I know these actions will not totally satisfy everyone, but the vast majority of our citizens want common sense solutions to complex issues.
This is the North Carolina way.
Ch… I did not see the word “REPEAL” in there! Watch Governer McCrory bump his gums.
From age six the life of crime for best-selling author Victor L. Carrington included juvenile homes and two prison sentences before age 20.
Here’s a synopsis of his book ‘Just When You Thought You Knew Me‘ from Amazon:
As a little boy all I wanted was to be loved. Learning what I thought was love from my family, eventually revealed to be years of manipulation and lies. I grew up in the juvenile system, but I managed to find my way. Sadly, any time I thought I was on a path to greatness, my journey was disrupted. During my years in juvenile facilities, I faced loneliness and depression that led to multiple suicide attempts. Willing to do what it took to gain love and affection, I became a person that everyone wanted to be around while it benefited them. Unable to recognize I was manipulated, I ended up in prison two times. It was the second prison sentence when the blinders were removed. At that “ah-ha” moment after the persuasion of another inmate, I was able to see people for who and what they truly were. Not only was it an eye opening experience, but at that moment, I took control of my life for the very first time. I was 25-years old, and I felt like my life was just beginning. Although angry, hurt and confused, I was able to successfully complete my sentence and come home to another life changing moment that would destroy any hopes of having a healthy relationship with my family.