Thanksgiving isn’t the only thing going on this week.

Drumroll please…

Hundreds of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are expected to attend Clik Magazine’s first annual CLIK ELITE AWARDS, taking place in America’s Black gay Mecca, Atlanta on Friday.

Given the numerous awards that are given out in the gay community, most never go to recognizing achievement in the Black community and vice-versa in the Black community with gays.  So, it makes me feel good to know that we had the resources and the sense enough to honor our own folks instead of waiting on others to do it for us.  Kudos to Dwight Powell (pictured), who is the publisher of Clik Magazine and whose idea it was to bring together the leaders in our community who are doing the damn thing.

And speaking of awards… 

Everyone’s favorite television series “Noah’s Arc” has submitted itself for a NAACP Image Award.

With a mission of recognizing outstanding achievement and performances of people of color in the arts as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice, the Image Awards has long been a staple event in the Black community.  As a member of the NAACP, I am looking forward to casting my ballot in favor of “Noah’s Arc,” after all it was the most diverse show on cable or network television this year.

So this is going to be a short week for me.  With the holiday and then flying out to Atlanta for the weekend, jasmynecannick.com will go on hiatus while I am traveling. 

As you know many of us are getting ready to celebrate the holidays, but I’d like to remind you to look around you.  In our community, a lot of Black same-gender loving people have been thrown out of their families for being gay and during the holidays find themselves with nowhere to go.  If you’re having dinner on Thanksgiving make sure that your friends are too.  We have to look out for each other because if we don’t, who will?