Clay Cane is a New York City-based writer who is recognized for his contributions in journalism. Clay is a regular contributor for various print and online publications such as The Advocate and BET.com. He is the author of the highly anticipated novel Ball-Shaped World, which is a fictionalized account of the black and Latino ballroom scene. Also, he is the Entertainment Editor at BET.com and a member of New York Film Critics Online. He can be reached at claycane@gmail.com.


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    Friday, August 29, 2008

    Go to Essence.com to check out my interview with Jody Watley. This week, Watley launched http://www.jodywatleymusicstore.com, a place where fans can buy her new and unreleased music.

    In the interview we discuss being an independent artist, how Jody felt about being shunned by the black community, and some old school beef with Karyn White (a name you haven't heard in a minute!). Click below for the interview:

    Jody Watley: Flashback Fridays

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    This weekend is your last chance to vote in the Black Weblog Awards. You got me the nomination now click on the link below to cast your actual vote for ClayCane.net for Best LGBT Blog!

    http://www.blackweblogawards.com/database/step1.php

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    It has been an epic week of the Democratic National Convention. This is my first time ever watching the DNC and it's solely because of Sen. Barack Obama. The main speeches were incredible: Sen. Ted Kennedy, John Lewis, Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and of course Sen. Barack Obama.

    Ted Kennedy is truly an icon. John Lewis is one of our greatest American heroes. Michelle Obama was poised and classy without comprising her integrity -- if people still want to find a reason to not like her, then so be it. Good 'ole Bill had to bite the bullet and give it up for Obama.

    Hillary gave the best speech I ever heard from her. I loved the Harriet Tubman analogy, "If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going." A couple things though, Clinton called Tubman a New Yorker, which she wasn't, she was a native of Maryland. In addition, supposedly Tubman never even said this quote. Oh, well, Clinton lied about Bosnia, NAFTA, Obama's stance on healthcare, and Iraq -- you know how she do!

    Obama delivered another dynamic speech. We are less than three months away from the election. One day I feel like it will happen, the next day I'm doubtful...you know the ways of folk and that train ain't ever late!

    Enjoy Labor Day Weekend and I'll be back Tuesday.

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