In this era of gay Pride and Black Lives Matter, of rainbow flags and clenched fists, the question of the relationship between the struggle for queer liberation and Black liberation has taken on a great significance. Black people are not unique in having to wrestle with this. Black people in the United $tates constitute an… Continue reading Who Fears the New Afrikan Queers?
“Hope doesn’t preclude feeling sadness or frustration or anger or any other emotion that makes total sense. Hope isn’t an emotion, you know? Hope is not optimism. Hope is a discipline… we have to practice it every single day.” — Mariame Kaba Hope requires complete trust and confidence; it requires faith. Faith grounds. Faith is… Continue reading Dear Mariame Kaba, Hope is Not a Discipline
Kendrick Lamar’s new album, “Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers” is an in-depth review of social progress. The critically acclaimed rapper has come back after winning a Pulitzer Prize for the album “DAMN”, solidifying him as an exceptional artist in popular culture. Even with his mass critical acclaim, his authenticity cuts through to even the… Continue reading “Auntie Diaries” is a Messy Account of Gay and Trans Acceptance
It’s quite similar each time. In the Miami airport, loudly-dressed individuals and fast-talking families, flock shoulder-to-shoulder in line, waiting to present their documents, holding folders spilling with papers. I stand there with my passport, visa, itinerary, and a dozen other “just in case” papers printed out. Between the airline workers and U.S. and Cuban customs… Continue reading African Power & Politics In Cuba’s La Marina Neighborhood
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