Friday, August 01, 2008

Hollywood's Meltingpot Hearts Barack

In a beautiful show of multi-culti solidarity and support for Barack Obama, a bunch of Hollywood A-listers is throwing an invitation-only fund raiser in Beverly Hills.

Variety reports:

"The event, called the Black & White Gala for Barack Obama, is being designed to "celebrate America's landscape of diversity and its many cultures," with an honorary board that includes Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jessica Alba, Don Cheadle, Khaled Hosseini, Ashley Judd and Lucy Liu. Invitation-only tickets are $1,000 for the general reception and $2,300 for VIP ducats."

Don't you want to know how to get on that invite list? (Hat Tip to Stereohyped)

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And just a Kinky Gazpacho Update...

Remember a few days back I wrote about the new cover for the paperback version of my book Kinky Gazpacho? The plan was to "mainstream" the cover by replacing the Black woman on the cover with a beautiful photograph of the Spanish countryside. Well, hold on to your hats people, because the Black girl is back! The publisher vetoed sales and marketing's plan and decided to keep the original cover with the Black woman on the front. The photo of Spain will go on the back. Yeah! The revolution is at the front door!

Peace and Enjoy the Weekend.

5 comments:

Farah said...

Awesome, congrats!

Carleen Brice said...

Yes, congrats! And thanks for the lovely note you left on my blog! It means a lot when good writers say they enjoy my writing.

Regarding the Hollywood party, I live in Denver so I'm already trying to figure out how to get invited to at least one of the events that will be here during the convention! :)

Alex Zealand said...

WooHoo! That's great news. Is it because of anything you said?

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

yeah! congrats on the cover.

Yvonne said...

Oh, that's great news about Kinky Gazpacho's paperback version. I can't tell you how many times I've heard black authors speak with bemusement and dismay about the 'whiting out' of their book covers. (Okay, I can...seven!) The 'secret' is usually out once readers look beyond the cover, no? Anyhoo, congrats! I'm glad it worked out.