SCHEDULE

Every Monday at 9pm (EST). 

Each week, the chat kicks off with a topic and confession* about that topic from one of the hosts or a guest. Here's the schedule with date, topic & confession contributor. Check back soon. The schedule updates frequently.  To join the chat,  type #BlerdDating into the search bar on your Twitter page. REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THE HASHTAG #BlerdDating IN EVERY TWEET SO YOUR TWEETS SHOW UP IN THE CHAT. 

 

* Contributors retain all rights to their confession. 

August 21, 2017: Self-sabotaging Dating Olympics

confession by @cinemanero

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SPECIAL GUEST:  Malkia A. Cyril (@@culturejedi) is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and co-founder of the Media Action Grassroots Network. For decades, Malkia has built the capacity of racial and economic justice movements to win media rights, access and power in a digital age. Cyril has most recently appeared in Ava DuVernay's Academy Award nominated documentary: 13th, released by Netflix in October 2016. Born of parents in the Black Panther Party, Cyril is now a communications strategist, a spokesperson in the fight for digital rights and freedom, a published writer, and a proud member of the Black Lives Matter Network.  

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GUEST HOST:  Paul Anthony Notice II (@@TheNoticeBlog)  is an Emmy award-winning documentary producer and journalist who focuses on telling the stories of people of color, LGBT people, immigrants, the working poor and other marginalized communities. He's a proud alum of both Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and NYU's Graduate Dramatic Writing Program. 

Notice is best know for his creativity in storytellingfilmmaking, and video production.

His experience as an award-winning playwright, along with a relentless passion for detail and quality is what led him to win the 2017 NY Emmy Award for Best Short Documentary for Elite Daily's Broken Windows Documentary

With over 12 years of journalism and video production experience, Notice has edited and produced hundreds of videos with MSNBC, Elite Daily, Fresco News, and other media outlets. 

Nevertheless, Notice, a proud St. Louis native, continues to produce work that looks through the eyes of the disadvantaged, marginalized and forgotten. He currently works as a freelance producer with Elite Daily, as well as the Executive Producer of The Notice Blog.

 

As an actor, Paul earned the 2010 GLAAD Award for his performance in "She Like Girls," the City of Trenton 2011 Certificate Of Appreciation for his role in "Samuel J and K," and The 2009 Dr. Richard Floyd Gaffney Award for his play "Nicole and Anthony." Paul's recent work includes performances in the dark short film "Toast," being host of "The Notice Blog," and Ben in the web series  "You Can't Die Here." 

Feel free to contact him at Paul@TheNoticeBlog.com.

 

AUGUST 2017

August 7, 2017 - The One That Almost Got Away  -   Confession by @hollieharper5

GUEST HOST: SPECIAL GUEST: Acclaimed and DOPE writer (yes, he's one of our favs) , Victor LaValle @VictorLaValle who's got a brand new book that everybody's talking about: The Changling (hello, front page of the NY Times!!!!)  GUEST HOST: The one and only uber-blerd shero, The Blerd Gurl!  @theblerdgurl

August 14,  2017 - Worst Dating Advice I Ever Received- Confession by @katherinenero

GUEST HOSTS: Dating expert, the awesome Miss Solomon, aka @TheDatingTruth  SPECIAL GUESTS: Our Comedy explosion with Comedian (yes you've seen him on Comedy Central, Guy Code & Comedy Knockout) Damien Lemon (!!!!!!) @damienlemon PLUS Comedian and radio host Rudy Rush @rudyrush and we are EXCITED!!!

August 21, 2017 -Self-sabotaging Dating Olympics- Confession by @Nicoleedits

GUEST HOST:  Awesome blogger geared towards POC and LBGTQ!! Paul Notice of @thenoticeblog !!  SPECIAL GUEST: Brilliant founder and executive CEO of the Center for Media Justice, the one and only Malkia Cyril!! @malkiacyril This is gonna be HOT! 

August 28, 2017 - Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover - Confession by @simplydivaland

GUEST HOST:  Gamer, politico, Manager for Universal Fan Con, podcaster at The Black Geeks @bigbabarob !! SPECIAL GUEST:  Musical director to the stars (yes, he was Michael Jackson's musical director and is currently Lady Gaga's! Yes, he was friends with Prince and we. are. DYING!!!!!) Michael Beardon @michaelbeardon