Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Daily Blogger Surf: NOLA Bouncers, Hot Poets, a YouTube Murder---9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

I've got a ton of work to do, but I've already posted on The Ebony Experiment at UMBOP and then cross-posted it as promised at BlogHer.com. But the first thing I did this morning was visit From My Brown Eyed View, and I'll be talking more about MsLadyDeborah's blog later.

If you haven't heard, I'm now the New Orleans Literature Examiner for Examiner.com, and so I was pleased to learn while visiting LoveBabz and listening to her "LoveTalk" radio show that one of my favorite spoken word artists, Taalam Acey, a poet that I've mentioned before, has a blog on the blogger network called Taalam Acey Until 6am or Whenever You Leave . Taalam sends much love to New Orleans. That's Taalam there in the photo. My compliments to his wife for knowing a good thing when she saw it.

No, Mrs. Acey. I'm not flirting with the poet. I really am paying you a compliment. Not only is he easy on the eyes and speaks the truth with lessons for African-Americans and others, but he also comes to a woman with right words as you can see in the video below.

While I am a full-figured woman who would not excite the average male should I ever (and no I would never) wear a bikini, as mentioned in the poem in the video, I still appreciate the poet's woman loving words. Taalam, btw, will perform at Ashé Cultural Arts Cente in New Orleans tomorrow night for NOYS. I'll be talking about that more at The Examiner.

And since I've mentioned The Examiner twice already, I need to say that I saw a new edition to the New Orleans Examiner team this morning. Gyasi Sutton is now the New Orleans Bouncer Examiner (the title is amusing, oui?), and has posted "Club Etiquette Dos and Don'ts." Here's his bio:
Gyasi Sutton has been bouncing for over 11 years and just recently found out that the job is recession-proof! He has seen it all and has experience and tips to share about the New Orleans club scene.
His posts may be the ones to read for psychedelic local color.

And then I came across some sad news about YouTube, stalking, and a black woman's murder. Feministing reports:
A young woman in Detroit, Asia McGowan, was shot and killed by someone who had been leaving her nasty comments on her Youtube account and also had been stalking her on Facebook. This was someone she knew in real life-it was one of her classmates.
Like Samhita at Feministing, I too am disturbed. As she says, just about every woman online has had to deal with threats, trolls, nasty emails. Count me in that number. What About Our Daughters? also reports Asia's story.

1 comment:

msladydeborah said...


I am shocked over the shooting death of Asia McGowan. This is a very disturbing story. *sigh* Incidents like this one should not be happening. My prayers go out to her family and friends. May God bless them with all they need during this difficult time.