So I Know I Said I Was #TeamLawrence, But Uhhh…

(Warning: If you have not watched last night's episode of Insecure (S2, E1), STOP here, go watch it, then come back) The debate on Black Twitter since the season 1 finale is a debate surrounding Lawrence's character. He is a "good guy" or not. After last night's season 2 premiere, those lines are becoming a… Continue reading So I Know I Said I Was #TeamLawrence, But Uhhh…

Ask Avery: “Isn’t White Supremacy Just About Racism?”

A few weeks ago I wrote about respectability politics and why you won't catch me subscribing to them. When I posted the link on my Facebook, I put this as the caption: Afterward, I got a bunch of questions about why I link whiteness (read: white supremacy) with things like homophobia and patriarchy and etc.… Continue reading Ask Avery: “Isn’t White Supremacy Just About Racism?”

Pride and The Police

*singing* It's the most wonderful timeee of the yearrrr! No, it's not Christmas (which is also lit), but it's Pride month. The one month of the year (honestly, Pride celebrations start in April and go through Labor Day, but the official Pride month is June) where LGBTQA+ identifying folks come together and aim up our… Continue reading Pride and The Police

5 Black Owned Businesses To Support This Father’s Day

Is it me, or are men extremely hard to shop for? It can be difficult to find the right gift for the fathers in your life this year, but I got you covered with this short list of exceedingly dope gift ideas. Harrison Blake Apparel Harrison Blake Apparel is one of the best subscription services… Continue reading 5 Black Owned Businesses To Support This Father’s Day

Remembering Jordan Edwards: Miss Me With The Respectability Politics

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

Cleveland Shooter: 5 Things To Take Into Account

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

Signature Move: A Review

"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

Blac Chyna and Covert Homophobia

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