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Archive for October 2010

Life Tip: Handling Rejection

I’m calling this a Life Tip, but this tip is really applicable for anyone who wants to make their life as enjoyable as possible and its particularly for people who live their lives as artists. There is rejection on every corner. Even for the person who seems […]

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Another Porn Star Tests Positive for HIV (Video)

Its been revealed that another porn star has tested positive for HIV, so I wanted to share the video of former porn star, Darren James who was infected in 2004 and then subsequently infected three other women. Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation […]

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One To Watch: Julia Pace Mitchell (Video)

Some of you all may know her from her role as Jan in the Notorious movie, but actress, Julia Pace Mitchell is one of the newest cast members on The Young & The Restless and she is one talented young lady. I connected with her again at […]

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Must See: Idris Elba Interview from ABFF

I like people who are down to earth and real. I came across this interview of Idris Elba and I wanted to share it with you. He was the ambassador at the 2010 American Black Film Festival. Check it out. Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning […]

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Every Corner Wins 1st Runner Up for Best Web Series

Hey people! I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the Mid Atlantic Black Film Festival and I wanted to share with you that my webseries, Ever Corner won 1st Runner Up for Best Web Series. Its so awesome. I want to thank everyone at the Mid Atlantic Black Film […]

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Funny Video of the Day: DJ Got Us Fallin In Love Again (LOL)

My wonderful daughter shared this with me! I love her and her friends! They’re hilarious and so is this video! Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected as one of […]

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Yasmin’s VLOG: Good Night Message #2

I want to share some love with you all tonight. I hope you sleep well. I know I will. Good night! Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected as one […]

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Waiting for Superman: Must See Movie (Watch the Trailer)

With the work that I do with youth, I am so proud of the new documentary, Waiting for Superman. Americans need to get their heads out of the sand as it relates to education for ALL AMERICANS.  Elitist attitudes about education has resulted with American having a […]

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Get Your Laugh On!: Gabrielle Union’s lingerie shoot

Here’s your dose of Get Your Laugh On! This time with Gabrielle Union! Hey, we all need to laugh a lil more. Gabrielle Union’s Sexy Lingerie Photoshoot from Gabrielle Union Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to […]

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My Movie Of The Week: The Social Network

Here’s my movie of the week. Have you seen it yet? Let me know. It was #1 in the box office during its first week out (last week.) Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. […]

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Yasmin’s Good Night VLOG Message- Be Inspired People!

Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected as one of the top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers by the American Library Association. She is the author of […]

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My webseries, Every Corner, Accepted to the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Black Film Festival

Here we go! Check out an episode of Every Corner below: Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected as one of the top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult […]

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Will You Write My Book? Advice for people who want…

This is advice for people who want their life stories published and for people who are thinking about writing someone else’s life story A colleague of mine recently asked me a question about a lady that he met that wants her life story written and published. In […]

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Lie To Me: Fave TV Show Premieres Tonight

Hey, I don’t know if you all are watching Lie To Me, but its a good show on FOX. The new season premieres tonight at 9pm EST. Its a great show–well written, exceptional acting! Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about […]

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New TV Show Dark Blue: Have you seen it? (Video)

At the Urban World Film Festival a couple of weeks back, I had the pleasure of meeting actor Omari Hardwick who was in the film, I Will Follow written and directed by Ava Duvernay. Unbeknownst to me, Omari is one of the main characters who plays opposite […]

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Rapper/Actress Eve has inspiring words for Gay Youth (Video)

I recently saw this video on PerezHilton.com and thought I’d share it with you. Rapper/Actress EVE has made an inspiring video for gay youth. There have been many recent news reports of gay youth who have been committing suicide and have been the victims of gay bashing. […]

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Vote Today! Get These Films by Women Into the National Film Registry

Hello everyone. I’m a member of Women in Film & Video, the DC Chapter and the organization is in the middle of a multi-year campaign to get films by women into the National Registry which is maintained by the Library of Congress. The following films are up […]

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Writer’s Tip: How To Stay Motivated

I’m on the last day of an intense writing lab. I’ve been working on a new project. Today when I got up, I was feeling sorta drained and really didn’t feel like writing. I thought about it, and I know that this is something that writers deal […]

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    Official Site of Yasmin Shiraz |I recently finished my AIDS Awareness film, Growing Up Positive. It features two women who were both 25 at the time of the interviews. I wanted to know how their school, dating, relationships, and sex lives were impacted by their HIV status. When I first embarked on […]The post HIV/AIDS Awareness Documentary #video appeared fi