When I was in high school, I had a 3.6 GPA. I had a good class ranking, captain of the football team, and vice president of my senior class. I wasn't very vocal about these things, so when it came time to discuss plans for after high school, teachers and faculty were shocked when I announced I… Continue reading Remembering Jordan Edwards: Miss Me With The Respectability Politics
If you know me or have seen me around, you know that I’m a jewelry fiend. If I don’t have at least a watch on, I feel naked. Watches, bracelets,, necklaces, rings, I love alldat. They put the finishing touches on a dope outfit. One of my biggest obsessions is beaded jewelry. A lot of… Continue reading 5 Facts About Waist Beads
As many of you may know, Steve Stephens violently and senselessly murdered 74-year-old Robert Godwin Sr. in the Glenville area of Cleveland on Easter Sunday. The video of the murder was recorded on Facebook live and has been making its rounds on the internet. After killing Mr. Godwin, Stephens made another video proclaiming that he… Continue reading Cleveland Shooter: 5 Things To Take Into Account
"That's not how it works in real life. People don't fall in love with strangers that change them." This is Zaynab's plight as she unwillingly sits in front of a Pakistanian soap opera with her mother. Zaynab carries a slightly defeatist (or realist, depending on your perspective) disposition when it comes to relationships. A temperament that many queer… Continue reading Signature Move: A Review
We've seen this story before, it goes as such. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl have sex. Boy pisses girl off. Girl insinuates boy is gay. Internet goes crazy. Amber Rose did it to Kayne. Vivica Fox did it to 50 Cent. Karlie Redd recently did it to Yung Joc. It's the oldest trick in… Continue reading Blac Chyna and Covert Homophobia
I have never had a cinematic experience like Moonlight. People throw around the term "breathtaking" when they see a beautiful piece of art or an attractive man or woman, but there were certain moments in Moonlight where I literally had to remind myself to breathe. Moonlight, and for so many other Black, queer men, is my story. It's… Continue reading Dear White Hollywood: This Isn’t About You!
The mess continues. Let's get into. So if you remember where we left off last week, Malachi is heading home from his buss down appointment when he runs into two guys that proceed to rob him. One of the guys pulls out a gun when Malachi refuses to empty his back pockets. It turns out the… Continue reading Giants Ep. 5 Recap
Episode 4 was a short one, but it is an important episode. In this episode, they dig a little deeper into Journee's story and we witness Malachi embark on a new venture. I believe Episode 4 is one of the best episodes so far (even though it's hard to compare 'cause I love them all). Let's… Continue reading Giants Ep. 4 Recap
If you all remember, we left off with Malachi getting hemmed up on the roof of his building in the middle of a smoke session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5OL6y_rmVA&t=324s This week we open up with Malachi really hemmed up. I mean, hands are tied, legs are tied, and duck tape over his mouth. I'm waiting for Huck and… Continue reading Giants Ep. 3 Recap
It was approximately Friday, January 6, 2017, I just got home from a long day at work. I was laying in bed, scrolling Twitter, trying to decompress from the day. I'm already feeling pretty good about myself (which is rare) because a blog post of mine (Selective Outrage) was making its way around the interweb and… Continue reading I’m Going to Yale.