Transcending America: How Russell Westbrook, Odell Beckham and Cameron Newton Have Changed Black Masculinity

It’s time for a new black male aesthetic.   Especially one that captures decolonized postmodern black masculinity as well as one that has ontologically transcendent capabilities.  In simpler terms, an aesthetic that allows for black masculinity to not be defined by archaic norms in the realm of fashion, black male-to-male relationships and how one images themselves for the sake […]

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An Open Letter to Yusaf Mack

Dear Yusaf, I don’t know you.  We’ve never met.  I’m not sure just how much we have in common.  The only thing I biographically know about you is that you’re from Philadelphia, you’re 35 with ten kids, and you did a porn movie with other men.  And from one black man to another, I just […]

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Conversating, When Conversation Goes Wrong: VH1, Hip Hop and Jamal Bryant

By all accounts, new ground was broken last night when it came to the public discourse of the intersection of the hip hop community and that of the LBGTQ community.  More specifically, the black LGBTQ community.  Following the season four premier of Love and Hip Hop on Viacom owned station VH1, an hour-long round-table discussion called […]

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Kanye, The Entertainer-in-Chief

I’ve never watched MTV’s Video Music Awards from beginning to end.  The only reason I did last night was because BET-owned Viacom made the decision to run the VMAs on BET right after the season finale of “Sunday Best,” the gospel music show based on the “American Idol” model.  As far as the entertainment world is concerned, […]

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