Dear Black Woman…I Didn’t Understand, But I’m Improving

It’s Shout Out Sunday here at BLAM and we’re shouting out John Rewind Gunter! There are so many images of black men out there that are negative, uninspiring, demeaning and life draining. If we paid attention to those images and those images only we would fail to see the beauty and strength and brilliance in our men. There is nothing like a black man paying honor to his black woman. Nothing like it. So, when  John Gunter reached out to us to share his art we knew instantly that we wanted to help amplify his message….

And his message….it is oh so very powerful. Its a message elevating and uplifting black women. It’s a message that cherishes and celebrates black women. We salute John Gunter for his salute to black women everywhere! Check it out.


John “Rewind” Gunter, Jr. is an IT Security Engineer for a Fortune insurance company. During the weekends(and by night) he transform into a Rapper, Spoken Word Artist, Author and Professional Speaker(whatever that means). He’s been married for almost 3 years  and is a father of a 9 month old daughter. All social media handles are @TheRealRewind. You can visit him at

Shout Out Sunday! We’re Shouting Out Blake Leeper! Let’s Help Get Him On The Wheaties Box!!!

By Aiyana Ma’at Hey! Whatever you’re doing right now—-you need to STOP, PAUSE, and take a moment to absorb the amazing Blake Leeper! I know about Blake because he is the cousin of one of my best friends in the world (Marcy Dunlap) 🙂 and she always lifts him up and shares about how amazing he is. And, yes…..he is amazing. Blake is a United States Paralympic athlete. He was born in northeast Tennessee with both legs missing below the knee, and has worn prosthetics since nine months of age. In his childhood, Blake participated in various sports, baseball, basketball etc. with his dad coaching. Blake credits his outstanding positive attitude to his family. My girl Marcy is spreading the word that Blake has the opportunity to be on the next Wheaties Box!!! How amazing is that? Even Usher agrees!   Vote! Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 9.11.47 AM   Here’s Blake’s recent status from his Facebook Page: Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 9.26.56 AM So, we need to follow the link to go and vote AS MUCH AS WE CAN and help this young brother get on the front of the next Wheaties box! Share it on FB and Twitter and let your fam and friends know! He’s such an inspiration! He deserves it! Check out this touching video of Blake on the Arsenio Hall Show where he’s surprised by the one athlete who was an inspiration for him growing up as a little boy with prosthetic legs. And don’t forget to vote!!!! 

It’s Shout Out Sunday! We’re shouting out Eboticon LLC!!! Won’t He Do It!

By Aiyana Ma’at

I am so LOVING Eboticon LLC right now!  They have developed a new app that is culturally sensitive to persons of color and lets black folks say things the way we say things when using social media! Go DOWNLOAD THE APP today!!!! Check them out!

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(From Left to Right) John, Tracey, Jarryd & Antoinette AKA Team Eboticon

Team Eboticon created an app that lets you say all the things you’ve been wanting to say but simple static emoticons wouldn’t let you. With over fifty animated Eboticons, we’re pretty sure you’re finally going to be able to get your message across. So check us out in the App Store and don’t forget to send us your suggestions for the next Eboticon at, or by posting to our Facebook wall. [From]

Learn more about them at

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