I’m Actually Ashamed That I Bought Lord Jamar’s First Solo Album The Day It Came Out
Yes. I actually bought Lord Jamar’s first solo album when it was released on June 27th, 2006. And now, over ten years later, I deeply regret it. I was (and still am) a child of the 90s. But not the “Whitney Houston, Monica, Brandy, Aaliyah,…
WATCH: “Broad Shoulders” Short Film Starring Taylor Bennett
Just over a week after publicly coming Out as bisexual, Chance The Rapper’s brother, Taylor Bennett, can now add “actor” to his growing of adjectives. The rapper just released a short film companion piece to his debut album “Broad Shoulders.”
Nick’s Tape Deck: Kevin Abstract Is The Frank Ocean We Needed To Hear
“Can’t tell my family I’m bi/Can’t tell my mother I’m gay/The hardest part of my day/Is wishing I was fucking straight.” You would think those lyrics would be from one of Frank Ocean’s two new albums. As transparent and revealing as FO is on Tumblr,…
WATCH: Closeted Gay British Athletes in “The Pass” Film Trailer
With the success of Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight,” we should expect to see more feature films about gay men cropping up by the dozens in 2017 and beyond, British filmmaker Ben A. Williams has already stepped up to the plate with “The Pass.”
Taylor Bennett, Chance The Rapper’s Brother, Comes Out As Bisexual
In yet another sign of the changing times of LGBT openness and acceptance for Millennials, rapper Taylor Bennett (younger brother to Chance the Rapper) came out as Bisexual via Twitter on his 21st birthday.
WATCH: Darius Clark Monroe’s DIRT
From the director who created the infamous short film SLOW, Darius Clark Monroe has a new short titled DIRT. Staring Segun Akande; this is beautifully shot, the cinematography is on point and it is captivating but to be honest, I have no idea what it’s about. Does…
CA Podcast #58 – The “Moonlight” Episode
In this podcast, Cypher Avenue co-founders Octavius Williams and Nick Delmacy give a SPOILER-FREE review of the new critically acclaimed LGBT film, “Moonlight.”
Moonlight: A Spoiler Free Review
In addition to this spoiler free review of Moonlight, I will also post a separate essay detailing my reflections about the film along with my assessments of a couple of mainstream reviews, some of the language used in those reviews and discuss some social media musings. I…
Bruh – Stop What You’re Doing and Watch the GET OUT Trailer Right Now!
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones and Catherine Keener; this suspense thriller is written and directed by Jordan Peele (yes that Jordan Peele from Key and Peele). Props to Peele’s creativity because this looks completely bat-shit crazy and the racial undertones…
Luke Cage: A 15 Point *Spoiler Free* Review
I almost feel like there is nothing left to say about Marvel’s Luke Cage on Netflix that already hasn’t already been said. There have been some very positive and glowing reviews of the series – created and executive produced by Cheo Hodari Coker – which upon…
What if Only Black People had Super Powers?
Black Mask Studios had a successful campaign raising over $95k earlier this year to help create their new comic Black. From their website Black is described as X-Men meets The Wire. They do on further to state: “In a world that already hates and fears…
Director Tim Burton’s Comments on Diversity Draw Criticism
I personally have never been a Tim Burton fan but that doesn’t mean I don’t think he is a great film maker or director. Years ago during Beetle Juice and Batman, I noticed the lack of non-pale ghostly looking folks in his films. So as a…
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