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The ‘N-Word’ and ‘Queer’ Debate: To Use Or Not To Use

Recently, I wrote a commentary on CentricTV.com about news anchor Robin Roberts’ coming out and posed the question (also the headline) “Will Robin Roberts’ Coming Out Shatter Stereotypes of Black Queer Women?” To my surprise, my editor brought to my attention some backlash from Centric’s Facebook page, where my article had been shared. Many of the Facebook users took issue with the use of the word “queer.” Some argued that referring to Roberts as queer was disrespectful and demeaning. “I hope in 2014 we stop using the word “queer”? Shame on you Centric tv!!,” one user wrote. My editor and I… Continue Reading

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Brandy To Honor Gay Fans With ‘The Boys Are Mine’, Receive Humanitarian Award

Brandy will be honoring her gay fans in Atlanta as she hosts “The Boys Are Mine” during Atlanta’s Black Gay Pride, which takes place Labor Day weekend. The party, which will be held at Freight Depot will add to Brandy’s long list of Gay Pride appearances, in which she lends her voice and celebrity to show love to a community that is most definitely her core fan base and has unconditionally supported her throughout the years. Also taking place on Sept. 1, Brandy will be honored with a Humanitarian Award by The Pure Heat Community in Piedmont Park. The award… 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

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B. Slade (Formerly Tonéx) Talks ‘Stunt Bitch’ Album, Sexuality and Leaving Gospel

  This feature article I wrote was originally published on VIBE.com: As B. Slade glides through the corridors of the Doubletree Hotel in New York, all eyes are locked on him. His in-your-face persona yields the kind of attention that triggers either curiosity or confusion. Glaring at his uniform—a forest green-military winter jacket, sunglasses and a red and blonde Mohawk—it’s hard not to ask yourself, “Who the hell is he?” If you ask the independent singer-songwriter, he’d probably smile and tell you he’s a scientist. “Music is just as scientific as it is creative,” he tells VIBE, sitting in his hotel… Continue Reading