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

I Am Not Your [Respectable] Negro

So lately I’ve been accused of being “too harsh” and “too mean” to bigots by more than one person. The irony of the statement astounds me every time I hear (or read) it. Sometimes I reply to the criticism (if you can call it that), and sometimes I let it ride. But so it is… Continue reading I Am Not Your [Respectable] Negro

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

5 Facts About Waist Beads

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

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

Dear White Hollywood: This Isn’t About You!

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!

Giants Ep. 5 Recap

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

Giants Ep. 4 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