Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Every year at the end of July and for the past 10 years I have made my way back to the city I call home... Friends and family reunions and for the past 12 years in a row "Hotter Than July: Detroit Black Gay Pride". Much has changed there over the past decade. Detroit slowly but purposefully has emerged from is long decline from the 60's indeed July 23rd marked the 40th anniversary of the 12th street riots that marked the beginning of that decline. Today the downtown core is one massive investment zone with thousands flocking to live where once was abandoned buildings. The crown jewel of Detroit, The Book -Cadillac Hotel is as we speak finally being restored to its previous Glory.... Detroit continues to emerge even during the worst economic downturns the city has ever seen, still movies are being shot on location, The Island, Transformers... And giving people hope... Detroit Down but NEVER OUT! Holla!
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A Little Techno Joy From The Weekend!

Ok I'm convinced! It was all I could do to not be a hatter, but a few minuets with this iphone has convinced me that for the most part Apple got this one right! I was easily able to pull up my blog using the dreaded EDGE Network in just a few seconds..in the middle of the picnic! Awesome Awesome Awesome... I cant wait till it comes to Canada later this year!

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Detroit Trip: HTJ07! (Saturday Night!)

Saturday night culminated in a fab-u-lous evening garden party... a nice way to end a great weekend of festivities!

Reno and Lewis.... must be love!


Sam and Willie!

Whats the name of that drink?

"I AM OPRAH WINFREY!!!" First who was I to argue with Curtis, official style arbiter of all things black and gay....

But the final photo may be the best evidence yet that indeed he may actually be Martha Stewart!!! A Station Wagon! Oh no honey! where are the kids???
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Detroit Trip: HTJ07! (Saturday!)

For the 12th consecutive year the Hotter than July Picnic was a smashing success bringing a few thousand LGBT of color folks from around the country and the Metro Detroit area! This year was the biggest yet!

Does Jay ever age???? Seriously he looks the same as he did 20 years ago!

Curtis and friends


Curtis and Stanley Bennett Clay once publisher of SBC Magazine and now author from L.A.!
This years HTJ Writers Cafe

My young friend Jerome!

Steppin!


Enrique from Toronto!


Niel!




Corey!

Lewis Smith...my next congressman!
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Monday, July 30, 2007

Detroit Trip: HTJ07 (Thursday)


Thursdays Hotter Than July Kick off candlelight vigil has become a n annual event for my judy Lasaunji and I, as it gives us the opportunity to remember many of our friends who have gone on before us....

Curtis and Walter....
Johnny or Jy to many!
Jy giving us so me great poetry!
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Detroit Trip: HTJ07! (Wednesday!)


My long week in Detroit started out with a quiet dinner with my good friends Dewayne and Ellen at Royal Oaks Pronto's... allways a good way to start any adventure!
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Monday, July 23, 2007

Blue









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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sand








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Water










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