Sunday, May 31, 2009

DawgPoundUSA Presents Tyson Kobie at BLATINO OASIS

As you can imagine our adult film honorees were wheeling and dealing during my event Blatino Oasis earlier this month (see below) in Palm Springs, California and they were also making Porn...Of Course! See the above G-rated intro featuring New Adult Film Star Tyson Kobie and then visit for XXX rated version!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Bedside In Palm Springs with Actor Marcus Patrick

Me and Marcus Patrick at Blatino Oasis 2009 in Palm Springs California


Good Clean Fun In Palm Springs!
Photo's by Ron Fulcher & Steven Blank of


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Will Smith Set To Play Egyptian Pharaoh

Hollywood has always portrayed the Pharaohs of the African nation of Egypt as white, even though history clearly tells a different story.

Finally a more accurate representation of an Egyptian Pharaoh will be presented on the big screen. Academy-nominated actor and box office powerhouse Will Smith is gearing up for his latest role in the upcoming drama The Last Pharaoh.

Taharqa was a Nubian pharaoh who ruled over Egypt from 690BC to 664 BC, along the way repelling Assyrian invaders and stopped an army from destroying Jerusalem and therefore helped to shape the Western world.

Some say that the title of the film should have been ‘when Ethiopians ran Egypt.’ The 25th Dynsaty (751 - 525 BCE) was an Ethiopian Dynasty, a Dynasty that ruled both Egypt and Nubia, which was also called Ethiopia. The name Ethiopia in the ancient times refers to territories south of ancient Egypt.

This film will help to frame the field of global African and Ethiopian Studies. In addition to the ancient history of Ethiopia (Meroitica and Aksumita Ethiopia), which has a rich intellectual history of Ethiopianism and Neo-Ethiopianism (Rastafrianism) in the African Diaspora, South Africa, West Africa, and the Caribbean and helps us recognize the fact that the ’stretched hands of Ethiopia’ is a global phenomena.

The movie will focus on Taharqa's battle with the Assyrian leader, Esarheddon, and promises to be truly epic.
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Saturday, May 16, 2009


The stars of Ugly Betty have all been keeping busy, and Vanessa Williams is no exception. The singer/actress is getting her song back, by releasing The Real Thing, on Concord Records, June 2.
This is her first album in 4 years. It will have an interesting style, as well: a mixture of jazz, samba, salsa, pop and R&B.

"I had been wanting to do a Latin-flavored album since I played a ballroom dancer in the (salsa) movie Dance With Me," Williams says.

Her Ugly Betty schedule will keep Vanessa from touring extensively, but she does plan introduce new music at shows in Atlantic City in May.

Friday, May 15, 2009

I Will Be A Grand Marshall Of San Francisco Pride 2009

Joe Hawkins is a noted Oakland California community activist and organizer who was the first Black gay man to appear on national television on the Oprah Winfrey show in 1989, defending his right to parent his then 7-year-old son.

Joe is co-founder of the East Bay AIDS Walk and is co-producer of the nation’s largest Black LGBT Film Festival and was selected as one of Click Magazine’s top 25 Elite LGBT people in America in Atlanta in 2006.

Mr. Hawkins also owns one of the nation’s first African American gay lifestyle websites ( and produces the largest black gay men’s events in the northwest.

He is also co-producer of the nation’s only national event celebrating gay erotica and men of African or Latino descent called BLATINO OASIS, held annually in Palm Springs, California.

A military veteran, Mr. Hawkins’ work in the community has been recognized by the White House and has been featured on Good Morning America and in numerous publications to include USA Today and the Wall Street Journal.
About San Francisco Pride

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. This year's theme is "In Order to Form a More Perfect Union…," and the event will be held over the weekend of June 27 and 28, 2009. With over 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues, the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation. The two-day celebration is free and open to all.

The energy reaches a crescendo the last weekend of June. On Saturday close to 150,000 folks will gather at Civic Center for the first day of the two-day celebration! Stages of music, more than 300 exhibitors, great food and drinks are available to enjoy. That same night, 200,000 revelers will pour into the Castro and party into the wee hours of the night.

On Sunday morning, the roar of 500 motorcycles heralds the start of the Pride Parade, a dazzling cavalcade of diversity. The streets are lined 12 people deep as 750,000 people cheer the contingents on. Going on during and after the parade is the second day of the Celebration at Civic Center. More than a dozen community stages entertain the crowds with world famous acts.Come and enjoy the show, culture and experience! If you are visiting from out of town, we suggest you browse our Travel and Hotels page.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


In advance of my event in Palm Springs, California, Los Angeles photographer
(and brotha) Steven Williams shoots a memorable photograph and Blatino Oasis is selected as the cover story for 5 major Los Angeles and Southern California based magazines.