BLACKout 2009!

It’s time to roll out the Red Carpet in New Orleans….why? No, it’s not the vma’s or the hip-hop awards, but something more important to your peers and lives of African Americans…. Sickle Cell Disease

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IdleMindz Media & Entertainment Group presents BLACKout! 2009, the 2nd annual Red Carpet Benefit concert for Sickle Cell Disease. This event will take place November 15, 2009 at the famed Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, LA and the proceeds to the even will go to the Sickle Cell fund.

BLACKout! 2009 will showcase performances by talented singers and poets. Some of these performers include New Orleans artists Kourtney Heart, Greg Banks, T.Church God’s Poet, Taiwan G, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, TheSeKondElement ( my homie Kam!) , and more. The evening will also feature a performance by HBO’s Def Jam Poet Abyss from Atlanta, GA. Ticket prices for this event start at $10 and can be purchased by visiting www.idlemindzmeg.com

I realize New Orleans is a stretch for some of you readers but there are ways that you can help with this cause. Just by a click http://www.peerdreams.com/p9g you can help this group with their goal  to raising $1,000.

Black People! Be Aware and Support!

(sources taken from press release)

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France loves Fros!

Congrats to Kelly Moriera for being a finalist in the Elite Model look France Competition!

This give me more confidence that I already do have that my natural hair cant hold me back but more make me stand out in a crowd. (lowkey, thats prolly why they picked her! lol)

Afro Punk- The Movement

I have just been recently introduced to “Afro Punk”- the black punk culture, and I find it pretty interesting.  The movement all started when Matthew Morgan and James Spooner did a film on the black punks in America.  I’m over here thinking kids like Lenny Kravitz, alternative and urbanized? I love it! 

The website www.afropunk.com is dedicated to the Black Punk community in America.  People all over the world, sharing the same interest, in music and culture, come to the website to share music and also network on different lifestyles.  The webiste is equipped with blogs, forums, current news, music, and more.  Whether you share a love for punk music or you are just interested in the culture, this website is very welcoming.

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Coming straight out of Brooklyn in 2005, the birth of the Afro Punk Festivals arised.  With the support of many celebrities, like Janelle Monae as well as the Afropunk.com team, the festival has produced to celebrate the freedom of expression through the punk culture.

I feel that this movement is a hidden treasure that should get more credit in the music industry. What are your thoughts?

Aliens Exist

…and I have spotted one, in Atlanta, Ga. He goes by the name of “Alien Mic” when it comes to music but you can call him Mike Jenkins.  The Oakland native is an up and coming producer and entrepeuner that has utilized his artist talent and musically inclined abilities to conquer the music business. Graduating from Morris Brown College with a degree in Business Management and Music Technology he developed his very own Indie Label called “Star Warz Entertainment”

During College, Jenkins professors and peers have called him different and out of this world.  His music that he produces attracts the ears of many different areas of music.  The music genre of his label come from different cultures and genre.  He uses the idea of being “different” to produce different collaborations that you may not here on your everyday radio station. He says, “My focus is to use music in such a way that it will conquer the social problems and celebrity divide of whats causing the destruction of real music today.”  Jenkins picks his artists that share the same focus as him collaborates the different subsadaries to produce musical sounds.  If you feel that your music, in unhumanely out of this world, then Star Warz Entertainment is the label that you should make history with.

Star Warz Entertainment is based out of Altanta, Ga. and have birthed many artists like B. Bonds, Jon Dreamer, Jamison, and more.  Not only can you google them, but you can also find them with hit singles on iTunes.  The label cover a wide varitey of sounds such as hip-hop, indie, pop, rock, and electrica.

For information on how you can contact Mike Jenkins “Alien Mic”:

www.twitter.com/AlienMic

www.myspace.com/starwarzmusic

“Fragile” by Chrisette Michelle Feat. Wale

so I have a crush on Wale and I think Chrisette is my homegirl, therefore this music video must be placed on here.  If you look closely most of her scenes are shot in the hair salon. I’m loving the funky hairstyles that go along with her theme and of course some are NATURAL, love it 🙂

oh yeah, she shouted me out on twitter for Follow Fridays; Now I just have to get her to follow me 🙂

Click here–>http://www.mobypicture.com/user/epiphanygirl/view/447404