Archives for May 2012

‘What Black Men Think’ documentary debunks common ‘truths’ about black men

Janks Morton is a black filmmaker out of Maryland whose mission is “reconciliation and restoration of the black family.” His first documentary “What Black Men Think “will be airing tonight, May 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the Documentary Channel (a station carried by DIRECTV and DISH Network) and via the Documentary Channel’s new Doc Cinema page on Facebook.

Meet all girl band, with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Mimi Imfurst, XELLE

The ladies of XELLE…have leaped onto the pop/dance music scene with their first single “Party Girl” whose accompanying video more than 330,000 views on YouTube. They are currently working on their first full length album entitled “Queens”…I talked about the band’s roots, celebrity cameos in their soon to be released “Hologram” video, random moments along the East River, and reality TV hopes.

Mimi Imfurst and her XELLE band mates speak out about ‘Invincible’ and bullying

Back in mid-February 2012, the all girl band XELLE released the single and video for “Invincible,” an inspirational and upbeat dance song that also addresses the serious topic of LGBT bullying…During an interview with the XELLE band members Mimi Imfurst (“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 3), Ronny G, and JC Cassis, we talked about “Invincible,” the use of viewer submitted video to create the music video, and their own experiences/perspectives on bullying.

Pop sensation Manika touring with One Direction, releasing single “Good Girls” and debut EP in June

I’ve been following Manika for a while now, and I’ve been certain that she’s destined for mainstream success as a pop singer…Manika will be touring with Simon Cowell formulated, UK pop band One Direction best known for their smash hit “What Makes You Beautiful” this summer…Manika’s debut EP entitled “The Middle of Hollywood EP” also slated for release on May 22, 2012.

Model Liris Crosse hosts launch of Erica Appleby’s ETA Luxe Mosaic spring/summer 2012 collection

On April 29, 2012, NYC fashionistas gathered at Katra Lounge in New York City for the unveiling of ETA Luxe’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection entitled “Mosaic” created by up and coming designer Erica Appleby…Model Liris Crosse hosted the event and has also served as a mentor to Erica as she navigates her own space in the fashion world.