A Million Hoodies Call For Music Turned Up For Jordan Davis


Gunned down for loud music!! SMH ….

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The Million Hoodies Movement For Justice is calling for a Day of Action to turn the music up throughout America on February 16, the birthday of Jordan Davis, gunned down after an argument over loud music by Michael Dunn, whose trial began this week.

Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Alvin Brown has proclaimed February 16 as Jordan Russell Davis Day.

The National Day of Action includes turning radios all the way up, mobilizing across the country, and signing a petition calling for Justice for Jordan Davis.

The movement is using the twitter hashtag #MusicUp4JD to promote the Day of Action., and participants can RSVP to the Hoodies.million hoodies logo

Million Hoodies is an award-winning activism movement started in response to the Trayvon Martin shooting. The group reports over 50,000 members, and helped generate global support for the arrest of George Zimmerman after he was not immediately charged in the shooting.

The group is trying to…

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Latin Music Series …. Marc Anthony!


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~~February 6, 2014~~

I feel a need to present to the blogosphere, in which I’m currently circulating, a bit of my musical culture. There seems to be little information about this aspect of our lives. Music is universal. It’s the language of all people. Even if the lyrics are in a language that we don’t understand. Music connects, music binds, music brings people together.

The Latin community has innumerable artists who present their style. There are many of them. I will start with a well know singer in all the Latin circles in the United States. He seems to be little known in the American circles. That is not surprising.

Remember the twitter storm that ensued when that “Mexican” sang the American anthem at a sports event? This happened a while ago. Twitter exploded with comments about how it was possible that someone, not American, was signing the anthem. Little did they know that, at the time, that “Mexican” was an American citizen, born and raised in New York city, from Puerto Rican parents.

We saw that Twitter comments. We knew how wrong they were but there were no apologies. We didn’t expect them. 

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~~HIS NAME IS MARC ANTHONY~~

Marco Antonio Muñiz (born September 16, 1968), better known by his stage name as Marc Anthony, is an American actor, record producer, singer-songwriter, and television producer. Anthony is also the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. The two-time Grammy and four-time Latin Grammy winner has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa numbers and ballads. Anthony has won numerous awards, and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions. He was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Chair’s Award. He also received the “2009 CHCI Chair’s Lifetime Achievement Award” on September 16, 2009.

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~~Early life~~

Marco Antonio Muñiz, known professionally by his stage name Marc Anthony, was born in New York City, to Puerto Rican parents Guillermina, a housewife, and Felipe Muñiz, a musician and hospital lunchroom worker from Guayama, Puerto Rico. Anthony’s parents named him after Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muñiz. Anthony grew up in East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem and El Barrio, and is the youngest of eight surviving children. He was raised in the same housing development with childhood friend, platinum producer and song writer Frankie Cutlass  He was raised Roman Catholic.

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~~Singing career~~

Muñiz began his career as a session vocalist for freestyle and Underground New York house music acts. After changing his name to avoid confusion with his namesake, Anthony worked as a songwriter and backing vocalist for pop acts including Menudo and the Latin Rascals. His first album was a freestyle music record, “Rebel”, in 1988 on Bluedog Records. That same year he wrote and produced “Boy I’ve Been Told” for fellow freestyle artist Sa-Fire.

Then in 1989, he sang backup vocals for Ann-Marie on the freestyle club hit, “With or Without You” produced by Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry. A year later, 1990, with Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry, Marc wrote and whispered a duet with Chrissy I-eece, called “You Should Know By Now”. In 1992, still working with Todd Terry, he provided vocals for “Love Change” which is on the flip-side of a 12″ vinyl released by Elan and The Powermachine titled “Here’s Your Hat”, production of Todd Terry.

At the same time, he collaborated with music producer Little Louie Vega, who featured the singer on many another freestyle-flavored club hits “Ride On The Rhythm” and the “When The Night Is Over” album, which featured the Freestyle classic “Time”. In 1992, Vega and Anthony opened for Latin bandleader Tito Puente at New York’s Madison Square Garden. After 1992, he changed his style from freestyle to salsa and other Latin styles.

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SINGING WITH Sony

Anthony recorded the duet “No Me Ames” with Jennifer Lopez on her album On the 6, giving her an assist in her Spanish language crossover attempt.

In 1999, riding the crossover wave of Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin in the Anglophone market, Anthony, working with producers Walter AfanasieffCory RooneyDan Shea, and Rodney Jerkins, released an English-language, self-titled album with the US Top 5 single “I Need to Know“, and the Spanish version, “Dímelo”. His song “You Sang To Me” was featured in Runaway Bride.

A dance version was remixed by Dutch producer Rene Van Verseveld. The album debuted at number eight on the Billboard album chart, and six weeks later went platinum; it eventually was certified triple platinum.The song “I Need To Know” earned a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.

In 2001, he debuted another salsa album, Libre, which was certified gold with songs like “Celos”, “Este Loco Que Te Mira”, and “Viviendo”. The album spent 14 weeks at the number-one spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The year after that, he made another English-language album, Mended.

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In June 2004, Anthony released a Latin pop album, Amar Sin Mentiras. The following month, he reintroduced its songs with a danceable salsa rhythm in another album, Valio La Pena. The song “Escapémonos” was a duet with Jennifer Lopez. In the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards, his Amar Sin Mentiras won best Latin Pop Album of The Year, and his Valió La Pena won Best Tropical Album of the Year. Lopez and Anthony performed “Escapémonos” at the 2005 Grammy Awards.

On July 11, 2006, Anthony released Sigo Siendo Yo, a Spanish greatest-hits album. On May 2010 he released Iconos, a tribute to old Latin songs by artists such as José Luis PeralesJuan Gabriel and José José. In 2012, he released a new song called “Cautivo De Este Amor.”

On December 2012, it was announced that Anthony was recording a salsa album alongside with longtime producer Sergio George. The title of the upcoming single is Vivir Mi Vida, a Spanish adaptation of Khaled‘s song “C’est la vie“, and was released on April 25, 2013. In July 2013, Anthony released 3.0, a salsa album including his song “Vivir Mi Vida“. Since the release, the album has been certified Platinum.

In addition to the new album, Anthony announced his Vivir Mi Vida World Tour, and plans to travel across 15 countries on 3 continents.

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Anthony performing at the White House in 2009
Background information
Birth name Marco Antonio Muñiz
Born September 16, 1968 (age 45)
New York CityNew York, U.S.
Genres SalsapopLatin popFreestyle(early)
Occupations Actor, record producer, singer-songwriter, television producer
Years active 1988–present
Labels ColumbiaRMMSony Music Latin
Website www.marcanthonyonline.com

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Marc Anthony – Vivir Mi Vida

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Published on Sep 10, 2013

Music video by Marc Anthony performing Vivir Mi Vida. (C) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment US Latin LLC

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~~AND HE SINGS IN ENGLISH TOO~~

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Pitbull ft. Marc Anthony – Rain Over Me

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Rain Over Me Lyrics

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Rain Over Me Lyrics

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We ALL are connected through MUSIC!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

Ugandan Minister Has A Hunt the Gays List


This isn’t good. Have received messages from Uganda natives.

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Lokodo Hunts while the West Sleeps | U.S.A. must act immediately to open its doors to LGBT Ugandans seeking refuge.

By Melanie Nathan, February 06, 2014.

If we in the Allied countries had our response to Nazi Germany to do all over again, perhaps the persecution of Jews would not appear on page 6 of the New York Times, buried in oblivion, seemingly unimportant and to be regretted decades later, after we acknowledge the reality and truth of its repercussions.

Now we are faced with gay-hating Ugandans who are to gays what Nazis were to Jews, at the beginning of the hunt, where Jews were first persecuted, and then laws escalated, leading to the rounding up, incarceration and extermination. There were lists and Uganda is emulating the Nazi history.

It is reported that Museveni’s Cabinet Minister of Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, has developed his own Goebbels like list and…

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Denied by Ambassador Exiled Ugandans Reflect

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Uganda …. Needs help!!

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I call upon all those than still have some humanity in them to rise up and fight for all marginalized LGBT people across the world.” VictorMukasa,Feb 5 2014

By Cathy Kristofferson, February 6, 2014

Tuesday the Kuchu Diaspora Alliance(KDA) protested in front of the D.C. Ugandan Embassy against the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) along with the persecution of the Ugandan LGBT community back home that ensued. We reported that action here on OBLOGDEE up to the point where the Embassy staff had left the three who went inside waiting to speak with the Ambassador. After a while it turned out, the kuchus were told the Ambassador was too busy to see them. I wondered how that made them feel their expectations suddenly dashed. They were kind enough to shared their views. The KDA is now seeking an appointment by written request.

Robert Karemire:

“We will not rest until everyone is free…

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Sochi’s Sorrow: How Putin’s Olympics Are Off to a Dreadful Start!


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~~February 6, 2014~~ 

CAN WE CALL IT KARMA??

By: Trevor LaFauci Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The 22nd Winter Olympiad is already being heavily criticized. And we have yet to light the opening flame.

 Already being considered as the world’s most controversial Olympics since Germany in 1936, Russia has been doing everything in its power to make sure that the 22nd Winter Olympiad goes off without a hitch.

Despite on-going gay rights protests across the globe, the Russian government insisted that it would do everything it could to ensure both the safety of the athletes and spectators as well as adhere to the spirit of the games.  It seemed a difficult challenge, especially after a pair of terrorist attacks in December killed 31 people in the Russian city of Volgograd.  However, President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government insisted that everything would run smoothly and without any issues.

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The city of Sochi had seven years to prepare for this Olympiad.  However, it quickly became apparent that this cozy Russian city on the Black Sea might not be quite up to the task of hosting a massive world sporting event.  For a global audience already hesitant to endorse these Games, it didn’t help that the Sochi Olympics became the most expensive Games ever at a cost of $50 billion.  With calls to boycott the games for its absolute atrocious treatment of its gay citizens as well as safety concerns over another possible terrorist attack, the last thing Putin’s Olympics needed was any indication that the city might not be quite ready for the plethora of people set to attend the Games.

Then this week happened.

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This week, the world’s most talented winter Olympians have begun to descend upon the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi and observers are already taking to social media to showcase how woefully unprepared the city is to hold the prestigious Games. Earlier this week, photos began to trickle in showing a half-finished Olympic Village.  As if that in itself wasn’t bad enough, a later report came out where it was revealed that stray dogs were being poisoned in an effort to ensure a beautiful, pristine city for the world’s tourists, and more importantly media, to see.

In addition, the facilities of Sochi have already become a punchline on the internet.  Reporters are sharing photographs of toilets with missing pieces.  In addition, some facilities have been shown to have side-by-side toilets, which has provided endless entertainment for all those who didn’t believe Sochi mayor Anatoly Pakhomov, when he stated there were no gay people in Sochi.

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Today, it was revealed that the Olympic Village has a shortage of pillows, which would seem like something that an Olympic Village might want to provide its athletes upon arrival.  Already, there have been websites dedicated to chronicling these adventures and the sports website Deadspin has made a collection of journalists’ posts regarding the complete disaster that Sochi has been up to this point.

~~KEEPING TABS ON THE HAPPENINGS IN SOCHI~~

For full read/Article: http://sports.politicususa.com/2014/02/05/sochis-sorrow-how-putins-olympics-are-off-to-a-dreadful-start.html

We ALL fight the fight!! 

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~~Related~~

THERE ARE NO GAYS IN SOCHI … SAYS THE MAYOR!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/the-mayor-of-sochi-anatoly-pakhomovs-words/

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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