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EBONY: ‘Kanye West and the Black Man’s Burden’

Check out my latest opinion piece on EBONY.com… With the country’s divisiveness as of late, one thing we all can agree on is that Kanye West is a bit much. Even President Barack Obama agrees. Once again, the controversial Chicagoan has made headlines for tussling with a paparazzo for his camera outside the LAX airport, because the pap broke Kanye’s golden rule: do not talk to him…ever! Now, ‘Ye may be facing felony charges for attempted robbery. On the surface, this is a classic case of someone trying to get a little cash for his troubles (it’s reported the cameraman also suffered… Continue Reading

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EBONY: TOO BLACK FOR TV? Gay Media Game Changers Find a Home on the Internet

I recently published a story on EBONY.com called “TOO BLACK FOR TV? Gay Media Game Changers Find a Home on the Internet.” In the article I speak with some gay black visionaries who are creating a space for their work online, as well as Patrik-Ian Polk, the creator of TV’s first gay black television show, Noah’s Arc:  Tha Life Atlanta, a docu-series that follows a social circle of openly gay Black men, is generating quite the buzz. Exploring topics from open relationships to bisexuality, it displays varied facets of same-gender loving men of color in the city often characterized as “the… Continue Reading