Archive for December, 2007

Cultural event: Divas of the Divine (Roots Music)

Posted in Culture on December 26, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Looking for a break from the inanity and gross consumerism of the holidaze?  Come join the womenfolk for an evening of roots music.  I’ll be there!

Chant peace.

Link
Oaktown Cali-Buddha-Peace-Blues

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Announcement

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She Wasn’t Last Night

Posted in Culture on December 17, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

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Spread The Word!
Check ouit this article forwarded from UK Black Out.

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“She Wasn’t Last Night” – A New Lesbian Film

Have you heard about the independent film “She Wasn’t Last Night?” Sensually tipping the velvet hat to a song by Meshell Ndegeocello, the title of this, the first black lesbian romantic drama-comedy, bespeaks more depth than you may assume. Mix “The L-Word” and “Waiting to Exhale” into a deep, soulful masala, and you’ll find yourself getting more than a little warm.

“She Wasn’t Last Night” follows the subtly solid and beautiful Shantel Crockett as her feelings of safety in her 3-year-relationship are shattered. She discovers her girlfriend Reyna, the troubled ingenue 10 years her junior, isn’t so happy after all. Enter charming-and-fine Jack, the town player, who has her sights set on wrecking Reyna and Shantel’s house–for good.

Slated for an October 2007 filming, as the story of the movie “She Wasn’t Last Night” unfolds, so, too does the story of Griot Soul Films, a nonprofit organization in the making. Courageous and talented, Griot Soul Films’ Founder/Director Darice Jones and producer Sanjay Sooknanan have already held a staged reading for the community, and all attendees, regardless of gender, race, or orientation, have found the film to appeal to the universal truth in all of us: everybody needs love…real love.

And players? Well, they deserve to play! More community events, an indie soundtrack, and film fundraisers are scheduled in the coming weeks and months. Griot Soul Films does not save the drama for your mama! In fact, our cast is made up of an eclectic group of social activists, artists, educators, professional actors, beginning actors, and even an engineer. Common to all of these strong women is a heartfelt commitment to storytelling coupled with the talent and deedication to tell this tory well. Our diverse cast is 100% African descended, majority LGBTQ, and 100% supportive of the creation of complex film images of Black people throughout the Diaspora.

Won’t you help be a part of this cutting-edge filmic revolution
of the heart? Get involved by subscribing to our mailing list, visiting and becoming a member at shewasntlastnight.ning.com and spread the word! We encourage you to forward this information to anyone you feel would enjoy receiving it, and would like to know about us.

Links
www.griotsoulfilms.org
http://www.ukblackout.com/lesbian-domain/she-wasnt-last-night-a-new-lesbian-film-2.html

National Black Lesbian Conference

Posted in Culture, Travelogues on December 3, 2007 by skyeviewtraveler

Zuna Institute hosts the National Black Lesbian Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
July 10-13, 2008

National Black Lesbian Conference is an assembly of women, organizations and entreprenuers. It is a time to connect with national and local leaders in our community, network, and create visions for the next generation.
IT’S TIME TO BE RENEWED!

Log on to http://www.zunainstitute.org/

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