ElonJames: Double Duty

ElonJames is the founder of the comedy production group "The Brooklyn Comedy Company". But anyone who dipped a toe in his Twitter stream today also knows he can be dead serious. As we've discovered, having those two sides can be very handy.
When the political stakes are as high as they are these days, you aren't going to find many people who can tell you what's going on in the world and have a sense of humor about it at the same time. But ElonJames manages to pull it off without sticking to anyone's script, which is usually the sign of a thinking person. Afterall, what is the point of being a blogger if you can't smooth go off sometimes?
But like most performers, he does his best stuff on-screen. People are still talking about his controversial BET Doesn't Care About Black People. As one Huffington Post commenter said, "It's comedy, but it hit the nail on the head." We're sure Elon has heard that before. Just take a look at his Black vs Black vid below about the media's attempts to pit African-Americans against one another:

Need more? It isn't hard to find ElonJames. He's everywhere you want to be, so check him out.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/elonjames

Blog: http://thisweekinblackness.com/

Website: http://elonjamesisnotwhite.com/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bccofilms

Huffington Post page: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elon-james-white/

Facebook: http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/this_week_in_blackness?ahash=28c251f7be733b18a9ed9b670ae9e5f2

Black Love Lives With "Happily Ever After"

Didn't we tell you that members of the Black Twitterati were constantly doing big things? Didn't we admit breathlessly that we were hearing about new projects from our honorees almost faster than we could post them? We featured @lamartyler right here back in February. Now his latest project is ready to be released and along with his wife they are set to prove that Black love lives!

The founders of the popular site BlackandMarriedWithKids.com have created a documentary called "Happily Ever After" that goes inside real black marriages to show positive images of marriage and parenting in the black community. As Lamar told us, "We didn't like the images that portrayed us so we created our own."

Topics discussed in the film include the portrayal of marriage and parenting in the black community, the Obama effect and the importance of parenting. The documentary will be released straight to DVD on August 4th 2009 but will premiere in Washington, DC "One Night Only" on Thursday, July 30th at the historic Avalon Theatre. Find more information about the premiere HERE and check out the trailer below:

Film Site: http://www.happilyeverafterthemovie.com

FB Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/happilyeverafterthemovie

DigitalSista: Ladies First

DigitalSista is one fearless warrior. She works just as hard off-line as she does online. Her mission? To close the gap in the digital divide and make sure women benefit from the leaps in the latest technology. She's also the founder of Digital Sisters/Sistas, a non-profit organization that uses digital media and technology to help under-served women and children.
She has several Web properties but her Twitter stream is where she does most of her best stuff. As the ultimate micro-blogger, she focuses on technology, social media, gadgets and politics. Earlier this year she was
nominated for a Shorty Award
, honoring the best content producers on Twitter.

We're told DigitalSista also rocked BlogPotomac last month when she spoke about social media and blog politics alongside some real heavy-hitters. Definitely add her to your must-read list!

Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalsista

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/digitalsista
Blogs: http://www.womenwiredin.com/
LinkedIn Group: WomenSuite

Inside Full-Figure Fashion Week

With the Essence Music Festival, the Fourth of July celebrations and all of the other happenings over the last weekend, we want to make sure the Black Twitterati gets the details on one other event. On Twitter this morning, we heard from a lot of blogging fashionistas about Full Figure Fashion Week which climbed to a grand finale over the weekend. We invited the Curvy Fashionista a/k/a MarieDenee to tell our tweeps all about it. (More dazzling profiles from the BlackTwitterati.com staff coming later this week!)

Take it away, Marie!
- by MarieDenee

Full Figured Fashion Week ended on an amazing high note. The energy that flowed throughout was contagious as people stepped onto the red carpet, to those who sashayed in their fabulous frocks to attend!

As the biggest self proclaimed fabric and fashion snob- a girl loves her Chloe, Dior, and Marc Jacobs, Full Figured Fashion Week’s finale brought something different to the scene… You see, all of those designers who I mentioned above, do not cater to my curves, although they fashionably accessorize them, from my jewelry, shoes, and handbags!

What the finale brought was different interpretations of Spring's casual, evening, party, daytime chic, and artistic to the forefront for the Curvy.Confident.Chic. Fashionista- or those who aspire to be. Now not every piece would I fashion, but I did have some favorites!

Jewel Shannon

Robert E. Knight

Qristyl Frazier Designs

Big Girls United (B.G.U.)

Monif C.

All photos Courtesy of Richard Lew Photography

What is going to be even more exciting, as this is the first for the Full Figured, this fashion week only tipped the iceberg of innovative, edgy, contemporary plus size designers out there! Those in attendance brought it- and brought it to some who did not even know they existed. What the finale show and the Fashion Week did was make many aware of the fashions that are available and bring attention to those designers out there, a platform to display to the world what they can do for our curves!

Keep it Curvy.Confident.Chic.

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