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Salute to Carlton R. Smith!

COME INTO MY DOMAIN.    

     On Thursday, April 6 @5 PM ET/ 2 PM CT, Wyatt’s Man Cave (WMC) returns to the awesome Mixcloud in an amazing and inspiring way!  This episode’s installment is entitled, “Salute to Carlton R. Smith!” 

     For decades an advocate and activist for LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS issues–specifically regarding African-American men who have sex with men (MSM)–Mr. Smith continues to represent the diverse needs of LGBTQ individuals at the local, state and federal levels. 

     The Executive Director and one of the founding members of The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore (CBEB; formerly Baltimore Black Pride, Inc.), Carlton will discuss being a longtime HIV survivor, his advocacy and activism, and CBEB’s overall mission 

    And, Carlton will chat about “Positive Affirmations—ACCELERATE.”  This is the groundbreaking initiative that a group of Black professionals (that includes he and I) is administering.  “Positive Affirmations—ACCELERATE!” is geared to empower Black gay/SGL men who reside in and around Baltimore, Maryland, through health and wellness.

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    By the by:  my sidekick–the raucous, irrepressible and nastee Ms. Caroleena Devereaux Cumshot, Drag Queen Supreme–is back!  And, sumthin’ sumthin’ tells me she’ll be in rare form! 

     Wyatt’s Man Cave centers on gay/SGL men’s relationship and wellness issues.  It’s uncut and uncensored.  In other words, The WMC is Provocative, Raw and “oh so on Tha Real!” 

      Wyatt’s Man Cave is produced by the dynamic, highly respected and constantly on the move LesBe Real Media, whose mission is to “provide news, views, arts and entertainment supporting the LGBTQ community and its allies.”  And in just three years, LesBe Real Media has reached over two million households!  Truly amazing.

     Wyatt’s Man Cave is EARGASM for the Grown Folk!  Trust and Believe.  To get yours, visit:  www.mixcloud.com/wyatt-obrian-evans/ 

     Wanna hear the previous installment of Wyatt’s Man Cave?  Click: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/LesbeRealRadioTalk/the-onyx-man-cometh-wyatts-man-cave/

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It’s All About “Positive Affirmations!” 

    I’m so very pleased and proud to announce that I’ve been selected as Special Consultant to ViiV Healthcare’s “Positive Affirmations–ACCELERATE!” Initiative, a bold community engagement effort targeted to Black Gay, Bisexual and Other MSM who reside in and around Baltimore, Maryland.

     The overarching goals of Positive Affirmations are: 

  1. To connect Black men who identify as Gay, Bisexual, Same Gender Loving or practice MSM Behavior to both formal and personal networks of support.
  2. To assist in breaking down stigma and isolation.
  3. And to tackle challenges related to homophobia, racism, HIV, mental health and substance abuse. 

The program efforts will also expand Black Gay men’s knowledge and understanding of how to access care, advocate for high-quality HIV prevention, treatment and care as well as assist them in meeting their goals to obtain the best quality health care.”

     In particular, I’ll be lending my expertise regarding Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (IPV/A) to the Initiative.    As a journalist, motivational speaker and advocate, IPV/A is my signature issue.  And, IPV/A is the overarching theme of my brand new novel, “Nothing Can Tear Us Apart—FRENZY!”  To learn what esteemed individuals have stated about “FRENZY!”, visit:  wyattevans.com/what-folks-are-sayin-about-frenzy/

     The Taylor-Wilks Group (TWG) is administering the Initiative, in collaboration with The Center for Black Equity Baltimore.