I just realized that Ordinary People, by John Legend is a phenomenal song. So is if I ain't got you by Alicia Keys. Nevertheless, I-pods are a great invention. None of this has any relevance to what I want to write about this evening.
This is my first entry into my "blog." With the advice of my new writer friend, Frederick Smith (www.fredericksmith.net) , writer of "Down For Whatever," I decided to create one, because I just don't like waiting until the beginning of every month to update people on what I've been doing with "At This Moment." So Thank you Fred.
I kicked off my book tour this week. I did a signing last night at A Different Light Bookstore in West Hollywood and this evening I had my signing at Matais. I had a much better turn out tonight at Matais, since the sun came out and most of the readers in attendance were Black Men. Which gave me a lot of energy because my book talks about our experience as gay black men! I am so excited about that. So thank you Matais for having me and supporting my work!
It was such a pleasure meeting all of you tonight and reading from my book. The readers were very responsive, involved, and real. I had a great time. I am looking forward to my events this week At U.S.C. and at Life Works Mentoring...
I am experiencing the success of this book and recognizing the importance and relevance of this book. I am fufilling my mission. I wrote At This Moment for all the other (primarily) Black men who are hurting in this life. The men who have to deal with being BLACK, with being GAY, and being MEN. I want you all to know, wherever you are, that you are a success, you are great, and you can make it through whatever situation and circumstance, because I've done it. I want everyone to read my book, if you aint got the money to buy it, write me I'll send it to you.
Thanks to everyone who has shown me support in this venture. I can't remember everyone who came out this weekend, but I do remember, Emily, Atom, John, Joseph, Mack, Daniel, Fred, Matais' God-Daddy, my Uncle DuWayne, Timmy, and there are like four people I am missing, two of which came with Mack...I forgot your names, I'm sorry. But I do thank you for your support and encouragement. If this isn't the time to stand together as a positive community of strong united Black men, when is it?