Don Cornelius (1936-2012) Tribute: Highlights from his life from ‘Soul Train’ and beyond

Southside Chicago native, Don Cornelius, who developed, hosted, wrote, and produced “Soul Train” a weekly dance show that would revolutionize pop culture has died this morning from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 75 years old. In this post, I present a cursory historical account of Cornelius’ entertainment career from the launch of “Soul Train” onward and some of the contributing factors to his death.

Queer Black Cinema announces 2011 honors

The 4th Annual Queer Black Cinema Festival, presented by Our Stories Productions, has announced honors of the The Cheryl Dunye First Womyn Award, The Isaac Julien Experimental Award, Audience Choice Award for best short and Centerpiece Award. In honor of QBC 5th Anniversary, special awards goes to pioneer filmmaker, Patrik-Ian Polk, community activist: Desmond Yvonne, Kim Ford, D. Meredith, Damal Edmond and organizations: Astrea Lesbian Foundation, MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival, Gay Men of African Descent and The Audre Lord Project.

Logo’s ‘A-List: Dallas’ interviews: Meet Phillip Willis

Phillip Willis is Logo’s “The A-List: Dallas” cast gossip making him someone you either love or hate. Either way, keep your business at arm’s distance because this town crier will make sure word gets around.

Mic Flip: Whoo Kid gets interviewed…POW! (explicit language)

Whoo Kid embodies the new era of celebrites who started out as DJs and then grew into something bigger. For Whoo Kid that includes being one of G-Unit’s official DJs, CEO of Shadyville Entertainment, creator of RadioPlanet.tv, Host of “G-Unit Saturdays”- a weekly radio show on SiriusXM’s Shade 45, part owner of KRSP clothing line, music producer…and professional shit talker.

June 2011: IN THE LIFE “A Message of Hope”

June Pride is an opportunity to celebrate one’s authentic self. IN THE LIFE features stories of gay and lesbian people who bring their whole selves to church and to work, creating real change within their communities.