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Terrance Dean & MOGUL touch down in the DMV!!!

Acclaimed author Terrance Dean is busy on the road promoting his latest novel, MOGUL & very soon, he'll be touching down in the DMV for 3 appearances to sign copies of MOGUL & to connect with readers, fans, & supporters. As I continue to prepare our BSC Artist Feature/Interview...

LIFE ON THE INSIDE: 6th Edition(The FollowUp)

written Monday April 21st, 2008 I got some good news today... I felt it would be not only irresponsible, but downright foolish if I didn't share this quickly. About 6 weeks after beginning to take HIV medication, last Tuesday, I went for a check-up with my doctor to get labs(bloodwork)...

LIFE ON THE INSIDE: 5th Edition...

(Originally written on Sunday, March 16th) One Week ago, yet another chapter was started in the novel that is my life. Another layer revealed and forced to deal with. Last Sunday morning, March 9th at 12:42AM, I started taking HIV medication. It was something that for the last 3.5 years...

LIFE ON THE INSIDE: 4th Edition...

"He's preparing me for something I can not handle right, He's provided me with what I need to carry out the next matter in my life. God is preparing me!" It was Friday, Dec 3rd 2004 approximately two o'clock pm when I received a phone call from my doctor. He...

LIFE ON THE INSIDE: 3rd Edition...

This month's Life On The Inside submission comes from our "4th Brave Soul Founder"... I refer to him as such because from the time I've met him, he has been actively involved not only in Brave Soul performance events but also in the planning, development, and structure of BSC. KeithRomell...

LIFE ON THE INSIDE: 2nd Edition...

The following is a deeply personal testimonial from a young brother by the name of Antron-Reshaud Brown who is a newfound 'Brave Soul' out of Atlanta. We'd like to personally thank him for sharing his work, and his story. Writing My Way through It Traveling Desert I couldn't bring everyone...

LIFE ON THE INSIDE: 1st Edition...

What you are about to read is a personal testimonial from playwright, director, and artist Alan Sharpe, founder of African American Collective Theatre (A-ACT) in Washington, DC. Alan graciously volunteered to be the first of what we hope will be many individuals who will share stories about their experiences living...

Atlanta Bound!

(soundtrack: Adeva's "Thank You") not running from, but running to not lost, but simply rediscovering what it means to write and make beats somewhere between reckless abandon and purposeful intent ponder melodious cacophony, whatever order of things that chaos brings like the way that disaster cleanses feet toughened from the...

Brave Souls UNPLUGGED: Chicago Cast Bios

baron. Born December 7, 1978, is a Man by maturity, an Artist by heart, and a Poet from experience. Growing up with his grandmother in Newark, NJ, baron.'s life has been filled with obstacles and circumstances. The loss of his uncle and mentor in 1995 prompted baron. to pursue his...

Brave Soul Collective in POZ Magazine

Be sure to check out Brave Soul Collective in the latest issue of POZ Magazine (See scan of article below)...

VEP is fueled by imagination and love and a fierceness to simply speak life and truth and honor and to challenge those things that frighten and keep us static...

Tim'm took a moment to interview Steven G. Fullwood, founder of Vintage Entity Press and author of "Funny," a critically acclaimed work of essays and social commentary about being black and gay and all things associated, and beyond. "Loosely described as 'part memoir, part satire, and completely self-revelatory, 'FUNNY makes...

Being Out, Being Hip Hop

My objective is to express. I wouldn't say I'm trying to change mainstream perceptions. People who are irreversible homophobes will be stubborn to their delusions until they die. These are the same people who'll vow that my rap group DDC isn't really "gay" because some of us have had (or...

LIVING OUT LOUD

There's something to be said for individuals who make the choice to open up, to tell their truth completely. Whether in music, literature, poetry, or even in portrayal of a character in theatre, television or film, there is dual benefit. The artist bearing their soul is liberated, healed, and justified...