Getting ready for the M3 Weekly hangout this Sunday at 2 pm eastern. I really appreciate everyone's patience with us as we took last week off.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Just wanted to thank everyone who joined us for the M3 Weekly Hangout yesterday. If you missed the episode you can watch the archive here Also wanted to let everyone know we'll be taking next week off but we'll be back at our regular time Sunday Nov 1st at 2pm eastern
Saturday, October 03, 2015
I’m starting this videos series because I have a lot of ideas on my mind that I’m want to share through M3, but sometimes as the role of the host and moderator I have to take a step back and allow our guests and contributors have a chance to speak their mind. So often I’m left wanting to say more than what I can on M3. Other times I just want to make sure that my position is clear. So this is the first video for my YouTube series I'm calling Mind Droppings.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
http://youtu.be/vwGmAcEs4Bk also thanks to Mark, Lonnie, Xavier, Jeff and Gerald for joining. Thanks to Breeze for promoting it. Thanks to our audience who asked questions and to the group members who commented.A also just mention some of the issues we've had getting the Empire Podcast listed on iTunes and other projects coming down the line.
Friday, September 18, 2015
“Where Have All The Real Tops Gone” and I was not surprised when outrage started to pour forth. I chose a provocative title because I wanted people to participate in the discussion thread on the post and possibly watch he video. I figured once they watched the video the meaning of the title would be understood.
Monday, September 14, 2015
M3 Weekly Hangout. I discussed some of the topics that we covered as well as the solo video that Lonnie made in response to one of the topics. We had a higher than normal turnout for the live recording. Special thanks to those who participated in the Q & A and for those who participate in the discussion threads on social media.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
video I posed yesterday where the graphic that might be misinterpreted as some sort of accusation. It is not, and no one has said that it seemed like one, but I just thought if I went ahead and switched it out it could prevent anyone who might have such an interpretation. I can be clear about the fact that when I used the image it was just a random picture from a Google search. I also wanted to thank everyone who participated in the conference calls this week to prepare for the hangout. I think the hangout this week is going to be better for having done them.
Monday, August 24, 2015
In this video I talk about the hangout we had yesterday (View the Hangout Here). Special thanks to Breeze Vincinz, Gerald Hogan, Xavier Spann, Jeffery Roman, Ja'Won Blackmon, Jose Oquendo Mojica and Lonnie Richardson for joining in on the discussion. We had a lively Q and A the topics were on point. Everything went a little longer than planned but with the extra hour buffer we were able to cover all the topics. In the video I cover the discussions we had and talk a little bit about how we've been taking a few breaks here and there and how we'll still have plenty of videos to publish because of hangouts like this one.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
you can watch the video here) I'd like to thank Corey Drummond, Jose Oquendo Mojica, Lonnie Richardson, Breeze Vincinz, Ali Lopez, Ja'Won Blackmon and Mark Estes for joining in on the discussion. It was the first time I've hosted the Entertainment Hangout while Mark was away. The whole thing went smoothly. Mark was missed, but it was cool to see him drop in for a little while drunk off his ass and having fun at a friend's wedding. I really am looking forward to getting the M3 Gang together to talk about the things that interest us. I'm also making sure to have another conference call today to discuss the topics that will be brought up in tomorrow's hangout. We had conference Tuesday which cleared up a lot Hot Topics, but I need a better handle on the current events and make sure I'm caught up on the trending topics people are most interested in discussing.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
Saturday, August 08, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
The reason for making the M3 Life community is asking people for their emotional support. Weight Watchers was such a success for me because I got a lot of people's stories in those classes. I didn't like the nutrition and exercise program, but the focus on mutual support and community was eye opening. I hope that I can get some feedback from others who are interested in being a part of larger community of supportive bears who are interested in fitness. I'd like to know what topics you'd be interested in discussing as it comes to physical and mental heath, self improvement, and spirituality. I want M3 life to grow much like many of the other areas of M3 life have grown, but I need your help.
Monday, August 03, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Tonight, before the entertainment hangout, I recorded a few thoughts about what's going on with M3. It's been a few months since the last time I recorded an editor's note and I want to continue improving the quality and quantity of content we publish on our platforms. A lot of what does that is soliciting feedback from our audience and from our online communities to get a better understanding of what interests them most. These notes can be a part of that process. Feel free to inbox me on Facebook or to send me an e-mail with your questions or comments.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
I rarely, if ever, feel guilty for the scum I put in prison. Maybe having prosecuted three hundred or more criminals has made me cynical, having heard every possible, yet implausible, defense. But I felt sorry for Ronald Williams. He was going to die Friday and I had good reason to believe there was nothing I could do about it. That was until Terri decided to recant her statement.
Two days ago, she arrived like a college girl wandering the dormitory, barefoot, wearing nothing but a very long T-shirt that grabbed her knees when she sat. She was at home in this place, the interview room at the county jail. Her hair, a mass of copper brown, a shinny new penny, loosely pulled behind her ears. Along her arms, her skin was tattooed with flowers and small daggers drawn in deep blue ink. Others, on her legs, right up to her mid-thigh, were harder for a polite person to look at. She pulled a cigarette, lit and dragged it, then began to talk.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
View the video here
After looking at the video from the M3 website, I was a little concerned about the entire conversation. It appeared the commentary attempted to downplay relationships as just a minor, insignificant occurrence that just happens in peoples lives every now then - no big deal, mixed with the ever popular “you’re not missing out on anything”. I found it especially troubling that some of the comments appeared to automatically place men in a category who strive to have a lasting relationship as deficient in self-esteem or are emotionally lacking in some areas. As someone who has never been in a relationship, I happen to find that this is just another example of blaming the victim. Often times those who yearn for a relationship have done nothing wong to hinder their chances - many happen to be a victim of circumstance. Instead of focusing on the individual(s) who are not as lucky in finding love, I wish the conversation would have explored some reasons as to WHY the black gay community finds itself having high numbers of long-term singled men and tips on how to find someone for those who do in fact struggle. I find that these conversations tend to place the burden of responsibility (or blame) on those who are single long term, rather than encouraging characteristics that would ultimately help them find the love the wish to have. Its not always the fault of the individual for the reason(s) they are single. At some point, we as black gay men will need to discuss the root cause of this matter.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
We're going to make this month a lot simpler. There's only one exercise none to choose from, but we're going to add a twist. We're going to combine this exercise from one of the exercises from last month. We;re reading Paradise by Toni Morrison and the exercise will be the same length 2500 to 5000 words due by the end of the month.
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Saturday, February 07, 2015
Just wanted to give a quick update on what's going on with M3. Just finished editing a video companion to Mark's article about boundaries within friendships. I think the video is one that I'm very proud of and could be relevant to almost anyone dealing with a similar friendship situation, and I'm glad he shared his story with us. I also finished editing the third episode of the M3 Bearcast and will be putting out a the next episode on Tuesday. I'm excited about the direction the podcast is going in, and I'm thinking that subsequent episodes will dig into the topics even more. I haven't had this much satisfaction from a creative endeavor since I started M3. Maybe I should have started a podcast a long time ago.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Making the video in this post was really helpful in preparing for the conference call tonight and I plan on making it a regular practice in running M3. I think we had a productive meeting, even though many of us were busy and had to multitask. I think it went well because I put in a lot of extra time preparing for the meeting and I clear sense of purpose. I'm taking my role as editor seriously as I bring on new contributors.