Saturday, January 30, 2016

Food for Thought: Jussie Smollett

"I am a gay man with an extremely open heart. God, I’ve never had to talk about this, so I’m trying to find the words. If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man. With that said, I believe that love is the only thing that matters, and I would hope that anybody would leave themselves open—not to gender, but to love. I would hope that people would not close themselves off from what could be if, lo and behold, you meet somebody that just sweeps you off your feet, and you just can’t do anything about it. If we truly believe that we are born this way, then why do we try to stifle the way we were born? If I fall in love down the road with a woman, I’m going to love that woman ...

... But this is a conversation that deserves to be had, because we don’t all understand each other. You’re not going to tell me that loving someone is wrong. That does not mean that heterosexuality is not very real. It does not mean that bisexuality is not very real. It does not mean that homosexuality is not very real. They are all very real. But what I’m saying is, I am a gay man. I am a gay man. I am a gay man. I don’t know how many times I have to say that."

Read Smollett's full interview with Out magazine HERE.

Reading Rainbow

Take a minute today and check out The Advocate's list of 21 LGBT picture books every kid should read, which includes the book above as well as And Tango Makes Three and King and King.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Food For Thought: Martin Luther King Jr.

"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity."

Monday Man Candy

Via Sexy Ass Black Men

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

'Hunger Games' Star Amandla Stenberg Comes Out as Bisexual

"Hunger Games" star, cultural advocate and all around girl on fire (ah, see what I did there?:) Amandla Stenberg has come out as bisexual. The 17-year-old actress came out and spoke about the importance of representation in the media. Read her full message (you can watch it on her Teen Vogue Snapchat HERE) after the jump...

WATCH: Trailer for 'The Get Down Sizzle'

Netflix's upcoming series about 1970's NYC looks like it'll be good one. Check out the trailer below.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Kanye West Drops Surprise Track, Disses Bill Cosby

Two days into 2016 and already Yeezy's stirring shit up. On New Year's Eve, Kanye dropped a new single "Facts" a three-minute, thirty-one second pop cultural barrage that references and/or takes shots at Nike (I know they denied 'Ye an outlet for his Yeezy sneakers, but let it go Mr. West. High class problems--but I digress) Steve Harvey and Cosby.

"Yeah, we made a million a minute/ we made a million a minute/ Do anybody feel bad for Bill Cosby?/ Did he forget the names just like Steve Harvey?" he raps. West also threw a little shade at Drake and Future's hit "Jumpman" with the lines "Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman."

"Facts" isn't my favorite Kanye track, but hopefully he'll remedy that by rolling out a full album this year. Take a listen HERE.

Gifs That Give

Happy New Year!

A day late, but not a dollar short! Happy 2016!
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