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TWD Season 4: Episode 2, Infected (Recap)

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Some people thought that this past episode of the TWD entitled, “Infected” was just a boring weepfest. Honestly to me, I actually thought it was a pretty good episode. Here I will now summarize 11 moments from the past episode. Yes I said 11. Sorry for the short intro.  I am just excited to get into this episode recap.
Let’s get started:

#1: Mystery Person Causing Trouble

So as the start of the episode begins with a mystery person, holding a flashlight while feeding rats to the walkers. As if eating dead or live animals  and people were enough for these guys. It definitely poses a new threat to the prison crew (That’s my nickname for them. Just made it up ^_^).
Who is the person trying to cause more chaos in the Zombie Apocalypse? I know as the show progresses, I will start developing my theories on who it could be. All I can guess is that it is someone within the group. It may come from Rick’s camp or the citizens of The Governor camp. I just don’t know who yet.
#2: Nerdy Walker Patrick Starts Biting Others
In the last episode (30 Days Without an Accident), Patrick got sick, died, and turned into a walker. Now he is hungry and stumbling around. He goes into this man’s cell while he is sleeping and starts chomping on his neck. While this is happening everyone else is sleep. No one knew what was going on at first. That kind of made me mad. Someone should have been up checking the cells to make sure everyone is okay. I mean I know this just happened out of pure randomness. But come on now! Patrick could have been killed and then there wouldn’t be any other lives lost. More about that on the #4 event (All Hell Breaks Loose – Security Breach).
#3: Father & Son Moment – Part 1
Remember the gun that Rick dug out of the dirt while he was doing his farming duties? Well that gun belonged to his son Carl. Since Rick stepped down from being the leader of the group for certain reasons, he didn’t want Carl to carry a gun. Apparently he just wanted Carl to help with harvesting vegetables, feeding the pigs, and brushing Michonne’s horse down after she returns from a run.
Carl did have to use a gun. He used it to help Michonne when she was attacked by some walkers as she contemplated on making another supply run
(In Code: Searching for The Governor). Carl told his dad that he didn’t mean to use the gun but he had to help Michonne. I know in a way Rick is trying to protect his son. He just doesn’t want Carl to make dumb choices like he did. Maybe Rick is protecting himself. He doesn’t want the decisions he makes to hurt more people. Carl was just doing what he had to do save Michonne.
#4: All Hell Breaks Loose – Security Breach 
Well, the domino effect started. Patrick pretty much started it. He bites the man that was sleeping on the bed. He dies, turns into a walker, and start looking for a live victim to chomp on. Then the cycle repeats. It was just a freakin bloodbath and panic in Cell Block D. A lot of lives were lost.
All of this could have been avoided, if they would have killed Patrick just in time. But then again, they didn’t know that he was sick. They didn’t know that he was going to die and turn into a walker. Rick and Daryl made sweeps of the cells to make sure that there were no more walkers in the block. You could tell that Rick didn’t want kill the off the remaining walkers that were in the cells. But he had to do it.
The security breach is making a lot of people nervous and wondering about what is going on.
#5: Ah, Carol 
There was a man that Carol helped named Ryan. He had two girls Lizzie and Mika. Ryan was bit pretty bad. So much so that he was going to lose his life. He asked Carol to look after his two girls as if they were her own. Carol agrees to look after them.
Carol brought in Lizzie and Mika so that they could say goodbye to their dad. Ryan quickly passed away. Carol handed a knife to Lizzie so she could kill her dad before he turns. This dude was pretty big. So if he turned they would have a problem on their hands. Lizzie freaked out and refused to do it. Carol took the knife quickly and stabbed Ryan. Mika tries to calm down Lizzie. Mind you Mika is the little sister and Lizzie is the big sister. Ironic isn’t it?
Carol finds Lizzie standing in front of the perimeter fence outside the prison. She gets on Lizzie for not killing her dad’s corpse. Carol tells Lizzie that she is weak and that she has to act fast every time. Lizzie can’t be no wimp when it comes to walkers coming all in face ready to eat her. She’s got to be gangsta. Lizzie cries telling Carol, “He’s dead. He was special and now he’s dead.” Carol thought Lizzie was talking about her dad. Then she starts talking about a walker that had a name tag that read Nick on it. Mika tells Carol, “Lizzie isn’t weak. She is messed up.” I honestly don’t know what that was all about. I am pretty sure we will know more maybe in the upcoming episode.
Inside the prison, Carl and Carol have a conversation. She asks him not to tell Rick that she is teaching the kids about how to use weapons to survive. Carl doesn’t want to lie to his dad. He asks Carol if she will tell the kids parents. She says no.  She explains that if Rick finds out maybe he could tell their parents. They may or may not understand why Carol is teaching them survival skills. So the heat would go off of her and be on Rick. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t want to tell Rick face to face. She doesn’t want to take full responsibility of what she is doing. But I do think what Carol is doing is smart. Those kids need to know how to survive if they get confronted with a walker. They have to protect themselves. She could have just been honest with Rick and told him what she is doing. I think Rick would have been cool with it. She shouldn’t have brought Carl in the middle of it.
I can also understand why Carl doesn’t want to keep anything from his dad. I also think that he didn’t want to be in the middle of anything that involved his dad and someone else. Those are grown people’s issues. He is just a kid. More on that in event #10: Father & Son Moment – Part 2.
#6: Flu or Something Else???
Is it the flu? Is it a virus? Who knows? It is making people sick and die at a rapid pace. With Patrick there were no bits or wounds on him. So as Hershel, Bob the Medic, and another guy who seems to be a medical professional examines a walkers body (His name was Charlie). They found no wounds or bites on him either. The three person medical team concluded that there is a virus afoot.
Hershel believes the virus may have been contracted was probably spread from the pigs that Rick was taking care of. He declares that the people who have came in contact and those who haven’t should be separated until they look into this more. So everybody has to be careful to avoid close contact for awhile. That means Glenn and Maggie can’t hug or make out. Tyreese and Karen can’t be in kissy face mode. Just to be on the safe side.
D Block is considered not safe for the people who have came in contact with the virus. Karen told Hershel and the medic team (Bob and the other guy) that he noticed another person named David coughing. She started coughing too. The council decides to put the ones who are sick in Cell Block A (Death Row). It is more clean and sterile there. So Karen and David are the first ones to be put into that cell block.
So a case of Swine Flu is literally killing people and turning in to walkers huh? Crazy!
#7: Rick Scared of Being the Leader Again
Now I understand why they have a council. The council collectively make decisions in the group now that Rick took a break from being the leader for awhile. I honestly believe that he is scared. He’s afraid of making irrational decisions for the group that will jeopardize thier lives if he becomes a leader again.
Daryl told Rick that he would be better in the fight if he had his gun. Even though Rick earned his time by choosing not resort to violence, he tells him if it wasn’t for the choices he made to get them here thus far, they wouldn’t be alive right now. Rick shouldn’t feel bad about the choices and sacrifices he’s made in order to keep his crew alive. I know at times it haunts him. But he is a great leader. I know he is going to come back and be an even better when he feels ready to do so.
#8: What the Crap is Going On Here?!?!
So there were a ton of walkers about to tear down one of the fences in the prison yard. Like it was give in any minute. Which will make it the second security breach of the day. While the crew tries to fight off the clusters of walkers, Sasha finds something incredibly strange. She finds a bunch of half eaten rats on the ground. Remember the mystery person who was feeding the rats to walkers in the middle of the night? I guess this is what he or she wanted. To leave a mark and to start putting the pieces together to find out who did it.
Rick gets an idea and tells Daryl to get the truck (Whooooo Rick ^_^) . He puts all the pigs in on the flatbed of the truck and fed them to the walkers. Rick’s strategy was to separate the huge group of walkers into little groups. So he fed the pigs one by one luring the walkers away from the fence making it easy to properly secure it.
I know this means that it leaves less food for the group, but it stopped the walkers from breaking the fence down endangering the prison. I am proud of Rick for thinking of that awesome idea. He seemed a little bit hesitant to do it, but I am glad he did.
#9: Little Asskicker & Michonne Have a Moment 
This moment right here, had me going awwwww.
Little Asskicker (Judith) spit up on Beth. She asks Michonne to if she could hold her while she gets a cloth or something clean herself up. Michonne was scared but she held her anyway. As Michonne starts to hold her, she breaks down and cries.
We don’t really know much of Michonne’s story. Why did she get emotional holding Judith? I really hope that as the season goes along, they will share some of her story. It will be interesting to know more about her.
That was the first time I ever seen Michonne show any type of emotion. It was pretty cool to see that. She is pretty badass but presenting a different side of her that shows her a little bit vulnerable was quite refreshing. I know there are moments where Michonne just want to break down and cry her eyes out. There is nothing wrong with that. Showing emotion is what makes us human. Michonne is just an awesome human being.  Little Asskicker serves as the shining light out of the whole group that gives people hope to keep on living.
#10: Father & Son Time Moment – Part 2
Rick believes the pigs weren’t the reason people got sick from the virus. He believes that the people are ones who made the pigs sick. He tells Carl that they have both have to stay way from Judith (Little Asskicker) for awhile just to be safe until things calm down. Carl tells Rick about Carol teaching the kids how to use weapons. He suggests that Rick should let Carol continue to teach them. Even though he wasn’t supposed to know, Rick told Carl that she wouldn’t stop her or say anything. Rick gives Carl back his gun. Rick also gets his own gun (from the tool box). I think the Rick Grimes we all know and love may be making a comeback.
#11: Uh-Oh…
Tyreese made his way to Cell Block A to visit Karen. He noticed that she wasn’t in her cell. There was also a trail of blood on the floor. He followed the trail till he made it outside. He found the dead bodies of Karen and David burned with a gas can lying right in front of them. This freaked Tyreese out.   This marks the third security breach of the episode. Someone inside the prison burned those two bodies. Damn mystery person again. Or is it more than one person who is in on sabotaging the prison? My theories on that on the next episode recap.
Things are starting to get very interesting people. Can’t wait to see the next episode!!!
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^
Source: TWD Season 4, Episode Recap -Infected http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead/episodes/season-4/infected

Artist Showcase: Tony Bridgewater

I want to share with you guys some awesome artwork that Tony did.  I am going to show you 9 drawings I think are dope. Plus a special drawing he did for me that is really cool ^_^.

#1:  Got To Go Comic Strip – About a ninja who was trying to make a kill. But then nature calls.
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#2: AB (Anthony Bridgewater) – His initials.
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#3: Dope Demon Drawing
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#4: Awesome Warrior Robot Drawing. I think its a comic book or anime character. I can’t quite remember his name of the character he did. It kind of looks like Edward from Full Metal Alchemist. That is my only guess.
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#5: Pretty Sexy Lady Drawing
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#6: Here is some computer art for you. Tony created an awesome piece of Iron Man.
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#7: Coast Guard Graphic. Pretty Cool!
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#8: Awesome graphic Tony created involving the popular shooting video game Doom.
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#9: This video game themed graphic he created is pretty dope  ^_^.  Looking at it reminds me of the music group Daft Punk.
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My Personal Favorite:  Bumblebee is one of my favorite Transformer characters. I bugged Tony quite a bit for him to draw it. And he did. It turned out awesome!
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So those are some of the many great artworks of Tony Bridgewater. I would like to thank him for allowing me to share some of his artwork with y’all.  I hope you enjoyed looking at them!!!
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^

The Dope Drawing Talents of Tony Bridgewater

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His name is Tony Bridgewater. He hails from Indianapolis, Indiana. He has an extremely awesome talent of drawing. He used to work as a Ladder 13 Firefighter. He now works for the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention). Tony loves Deadpool, macaroni and cheese, and tacos. He has a unique sense of humor. Tony shares with me how his love for drawing began and other nuggets of wisdom. This interview will not only inspire you, but  will also make you giggle a bit. Enjoy ^_^.

#1: You are a very talented artist. Could you share how your love of drawing first started?

It all started in a bad car accident. I broke all my fingers and was in a coma for a week. I was so bad off they told my mom you might as well sign him off. He won’t be able to talk, walk, or draw. Somehow I was able to hear that and woke up from it. The first thing I asked for was some paper and a pencil and I started drawing.

#2:  Do you remember the very first drawing you did? If so, please share.

My first drawing was scribble scrabble LOL. 

#3: How long does it take for you to complete a drawing?

It really depends, but at the most its takes a day.

#4: What are some of your best artwork you have done far?

Some of the best ones are my Marvel characters.

#5:  State five facts that people may be surprised to know.

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A: I love the Young and the Restless.

B: I’ve never kissed a female.

C: My first kiss was my cat. 

D: I sleep with one sock on.

E: I take everything off when I go poop. (Its true people. He is not lying to you.)

#6: Albert Einstein states, “True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.” Do you feel as an artist you have an irresistible urge to draw creatively?

I do agree on that. When you do any art good or bad that’s creativity to the max.

#7:  What inspires you in creating your awesome artwork?

There are many things that inspire me, but number one on the list knows I like breaks. I don’t know what it is. I don’t really know her but something about her keeps me drawing even when I don’t feel like drawing.

#8: What single piece of advice have you received that you will remember as you go forward in life?

“Never trust no one.”

#9: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

I see myself being a fire instructor with thee wonderful babies, a nice big house, a car, and making a good living. And married to a woman which I won’t say her name LOL.

 

#10:  Where can people see your work or contact you if they want to use your services?

Email: Tonybridgewater8@gmail.com
Kik:Toniatk
Instagram: inkycartoon
 
 
I would like to thank Tony for allowing me to interview him. Much love, respect, and success to him. I really wish I could draw as awesome as him. The only thing that I am good at drawing are smiley faces, clouds, and hearts. I am cold at drawing those three things. Don’t forget to email him if you want him to draw something for you. 
 
Check out his Instagram: 
He also has a blog on Tumblr. Its all about his love for Deadpool: http://deadpool-tacos.tumblr.com/
You can also follow Tony on Twitter: @toniatk (https://twitter.com/toniatk)
If you have talent, use it! Share it with the world! You never know how far it can take you. Just trust yourself and do ya thang!
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^.

Beautiful Creative Stormie

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This lovely young lady’s name is Stormie Harrelson. Stormie hails from Midlothian, Texas. Her hometown of Midlothian is about 30 minutes away from Dallas. It is also about 3 hours from Houston and 4 hours away from San Antonio. Her love and talent is photography. It has been that for quite sometime. Stormie’s love for photography gives her the ability to capture awesome memories for people to cherish forever. Stormie was kind enough to share with me about how her love of photography began, what photography means to her, and other awesome facts in this interview.

#1:  How did your love of photography began?

It started when I was really little. Probably around 5 or 6 years old. My parents got divorced when I was 6 years old, so me and my sister stayed at our grandparents a lot. My grandma always had a camera around the house. She would take pictures all the time. I remember seeing everyone smile and saying, “cheese” while she hit the button. I’ve had some really hard times, but who hasn’t? It’s life and that’s just how it goes. My dad passed away when I was 14, so I always look back at old picture albums. It makes me feel better because they hold some great memories. So my love for photography is really strong and I always have a camera around my neck. That way I never miss a shot.

#2: How would describe your photography work in five words? What would they be and why?

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Genuine – Nothing is fake. Everything in my pictures are real. Real people, real emotions, real life.

Candid – Most of my shots are not posed.

Colorful – I like to have a lot of color in the picture. Most of my photo shoots are done when the sun is setting, so I can have a colorful background.

Treasurable – Hopefully, they can keep this picture for a long time.

Passionate – All my work comes from the heart and my love for what I’m doing.

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#3:  What inspires you in capturing lasting photographic memories?

I think of my family and friends that I see in my photo albums or on my bedroom walls. Their emotions are so real and I want to capture that for anyone who wants me to take their pictures. I don’t want them to come across as fake or too posed.

#4: What photography style do you like using the most: Portrait or Landscape?

That’s a hard question haha — because I love doing it all! If I had to choose probably portrait. It’s more fun shooting people than a sunset.

#5:  Share five facts about you that people may be surprised to know.

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#1: I love watching any kind of show or movie with zombies or vampires in it.

#2: I used to be really into wrestling. The kind on TV. My favorite wrestler was the Undertaker.

#3: I love pasta.

#4: When I feel stressed, I go for a walk outside. That always calms me down.

#5: Lastly, I still own a night light. I’m 22 and I’m still afraid of the dark. Not sure if that’s sad or funny. Probably both — Haha

#6: Why do you feel that photography is one of purest and most impactful art there is?

No one can recreate a photograph. They can try, but it won’t be the same. It’s impactful because a picture can make you feel so many different emotions. Whether it’s sadness or happiness. Just like if you were listening to a song on the radio.

#7:  Is there a particular photo shoot you did that was memorable for you?

I did a photo shoot of my best friend at her house back in April. We had so much fun just taking pictures and running around her backyard. She lives in the country, so we got some beautiful shots.

#8: Ansel Adams says, “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” Do you believe this statement?

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Yes, a good photograph is what it is. It stands alone. You know when you got a good shot.

#9: Where do you see yourself in your photography career in 10 years down the line?

I honestly don’t know where I’ll be in 10 years, let alone my photography career. I just hope that I’m still doing it. I would love it, if I was working for a popular magazine/newspaper or just having my own business.

#10:  Where can people see your work or contact you if they want to use your services?

I have a Facebook page they can contact me on, if they want me to take pictures for them. It’s https://www.facebook.com/stormsterr

I would like to thank Stormie for allowing me to interview her. She has an awesome talent. I wish her much success with it. If you would like to check out some of Stormie’s other awesome photography work, here is her Instagram page: http://instagram.com/stormielynne (Follow her ^_^)
Do what you love people. Ignore what people say and just go for it. You will reach extreme amounts of happiness that way.
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^

Joselann Ausby: AMBWP♥ Administrator Seeing No Color with Love and Relationships

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Joselann Ausby, is the Administrator of a Facebook group called, “AMBWP♥.” The North Carolina resident, but Maryland native, created the Facebook group in 2011. AMBWP♥’s sole purpose is to “empower newbies, influence AMBW virgins, and allow AMBW oldies to share their experiences.” AMBWP♥ notes in the information section about the group that “Not only they encourage interactions between Asian Men and Black Women, but they also support others through relations (whether good or bad) online and offline.” The also helps group members to “gain knowledge that will further help others through AMBW endeavors, and relationships.” Since the group started in 2011, Joselann has hosted AMBWP♥ Meet-Ups and other events. In addition to that she has also launched a website for AMBWP♥, continuing to spread the message of positivity through interracial relationships. Joselann shares how she started the group, the AMBWP♥ website, and what she sees in the future for both endeavors.
Please read, learn, and enjoy ^_^.
#1: You are an administrator of a group on Facebook called, “AMBWP♥.” Can you share a little bit about what the acronym stands for and the overall purpose of the group in general? 
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AMBWP = Asian Men and Black Women Persuasion
 
AMBWP is not your typical AMBW group. We have the P and it stands for persuasion. AMBWP is open to all races whose persuasion is Asian men and Black women.
 
Thru everything that I do online and offline, I promote Black women and Asian men to not be afraid, to look at all your options and not limit yourself. Don’t limit yourself in who you love, your friendships, and your cultural experiences. Everything you do and everyone you meet impacts your life.
 
 
#2: What made you become interested in starting and running the group? Explain how AMBWP♥ was born how it was and presented to the masses.
 
The group was created in 2011. At first it was created as a hobby just to pass the time. I never thought I would do much with it because it was something online. As time went on it opened my eyes to so many different experiences, good and bad. Every experience I gained pushed me forward. So in 2012, I wanted to set AMBWP apart from the rest so I began to host meet-ups offline. Majority of people fear meeting people offline because they are scared of all the unknowns. The meet-ups broke down those fears by giving people a safe environment to come together and mingle. They also don’t have to fear meeting somebody new by themselves because they are meeting in a group.
 
 
#3: Why do you feel interracial relationships should be celebrated and recognized instead, of being criticized and judged upon?
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Interracial relationships should be celebrated because they are beautiful. They are the product of individuals loving each other and looking beyond color or race and a lot of times religion.
 
#4: What do you love most about the AMBWP♥ group on Facebook?
 
I love the Asian Men and Black Women Persuasion group on Facebook because they are one of the most accepting groups out there. We don’t have the drama and the individuals in my group love to interact and have fun. We do have those few trolls that like to lurk… but they are taken care of with a simple click.
 
 
#5: A few months ago the AMBWP♥ website was launched (www.ambwp.com) to bring even more people into the AMBW community. Can you tell me about the website and how it sets apart from the Facebook group?
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Right now the website is up and coming. It’s a way to connect individuals who normally do not get on Facebook to our events. We will have a forum and chat room that you can access from online and from any mobile device by Summer of 2014 and an interactive forum. This will give more people a chance from around the world to interact and share experiences.
 
#6: What is the most irritating question someone has asked you regarding the AMBW community and relationships? Explain why.
 
 I know this answer will burn a few people and upset them. But it needs to be said.
 
Irritating Question 1: Can you hook me up with  K-Pop / K-Drama looking men?
Answer: That is fantasy and make-up.
 
Irritating Question 2: Can you hook me up with a Korean man or Japanese man?
Answer: You shouldn’t limit yourself to just “1 type of Asian man.” There are more nationalities of Asians that you might think about. Also, a lot of those men that you think are one nationality of Asian may turn out to be something totally different. You should focus on the person and not the nationality.
 
Asian Countries Reference: http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/words/countries_as.htm (Good link to check out ^_^)
 
 
#7: You host AMBWP♥ meet-ups in different cities around the country where others can interact, mingle, and have fun socializing with each other. What is the process in putting one of those meet-ups together?
 
Yes, I do host AMBWP Meet-ups in different cities around the country. They are a lot of work. More than what most people know. Buttttttt, I can’t give out my secrets. 😉
 
 
#8: If you could describe both the AMBWP♥ Facebook group and the website in 5 words, what would they be and why?
 
Everyday it’s growing and evolving.
 
 
#9: Where do you see yourself, the AMBWP♥ Facebook group, AMBWP♥ website, and AMBW community in the next 5 to 10 years down the line?
 
To be honest, I don’t know. The community has grown so much in the last couple of years that it’s hard to make a prediction. The goal of AMBWP is to push forward the movement of loving without boundaries.
 
#10: Is there anything you want to share with the readers about any upcoming events to look out for?
 
We do have our Annual New Year’s Eve Bash coming up December 30-31, 2013 in Atlanta.
 
Also we just recently had our 2 nd Annual Chicago Meet-up. It is currently the largest and fastest growing meet-up of the year that we host. I try to make it a point to let people know well in advance for the meet-ups so that they can make arrangements to join us.This year at the Chicago Meet-up we had people representing IL, MI, WI, NC, NY, OH, and TX. Also, because Chicago is our biggest event of the year we will be hosting our 1st Loving Day Festival there on June 6- 7, 2014. We will also be introducing Delightful Kiss Maid and Butler Café.
 
Anybody that wants to be notified when we are currently having a social in the future can just add our profile page: AMBW Persuasion as a friend on Facebook.
I would like to thank Joselann for allowing me to interview her. I really appreciate it.  The AMBWP♥ group is a great success. It has grown so much! Its really awesome to see people doing positive things and promoting positivity through building healthy relationships with people of other races. I wish nothing but love and success with the group along with the website.
If you are interested in joining the AMBWP♥ group on Facebook here is the link for it:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/ambwpersuasion/
Here are some other links to check out as well to support Asian Men and Black Women Persuasion to stay up to date with any events they have going on:

Facebook Profile: www.facebook.com/ambwpersuasion

Facebook Like: www.facebook.com/AsianMenAndBlackWomenPersuasion

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AMBWP

Website: www.ambwp.com

YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/ambwplove

Official Merchandise (calendars, bracelets, and more): www.etsy.com/shop/AMBWP

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Love is love. No matter what color. So instead of bashing others who have found it with someone outside of their race, let’s start to embrace it. More love, less war. That would make the world more peaceful.
Stay Classy, Homies ^_^