The Rich, Black, Southern Heritage Of Hip-Hop Majorettes
The choreography of these college dance troupes makes me feel proud knowing that this artistry is so deeply embedded in black American life, there is little danger of it ever being appropriated.
What Makes Lakeith Stanfield Of “Atlanta” So Compelling To Watch?
The Atlanta actor’s brand of weird is quietly revolutionizing black masculinity.
Does Desiring White Guys Make Me A Traitor To My Race?
For years, I'd managed to convince myself that fetishizing whiteness was my form of protest. Now I'm not so sure.
"Greenleaf" Makes Space On TV For Queer Black People In Church
Of any show on television, the OWN series lands nearest to an honest representation of my experience as a gay black man still struggling with what the church asked of me.
My Father And I Both Chose HBCUs, But Not For The Same Reason
I know how complicated the legacy of historically black universities in America is, because my own life has been a reckoning with it.
In “Get Out,” Racism Is The Horror Story Black People Try To Survive
Get Out and the Purge franchise finally make black men the protagonists of horror films and center their real-life terror of living in suburban America.
Vintage Gay Porn Taught Me To Name What (And Who) I Want
Smutty videos helped me name and claim my desires as a black gay man, in a world where only straight people’s sexuality comes with an owner’s manual.
Why I Can't Leave Football Behind
Football was presented to me, and the other black boys I grew up with, as our sole chance at achieving greatness. But I don't believe that anymore.