A Different Take on American Sniper and the Chris Kyle Controversy
Bill Mahar spoke critical of Chris Kyle and the film American Sniper on his HBO show Real Time. He stated: “I read some of the quotes from the real Chris Kyle. He said, ‘I hate the damn savages’ (talking about the Iraqis) ‘and I’ve been…
Bring Back Our Girls But You Can Kill The Boys
The mainstream media has now become fixated on the horrors committed in Nigeria by the extremist group Boko Haram. The terrorist group kidnapped over 270 girls at gun point on the evening of April the 14th 2014. The school in question had been closed due…
SPOTLIGHT: Social Justice Activist and LGBT Advocate Dr. Marc Lamont Hill
In an age where the black community lacks the fearless, intelligent and passionate leaders of yesterday, author & educator Dr. Marc Lamont Hill has definitely been a breath of fresh air.
Creators of The D.L. Chronicles Get Married on The Grammys
To finally make their bond official, gay black filmmakers Deondray Gossett and Quincy LeNear joined 33 other straight and gay couples during The Grammy Awards in a marriage ceremony to crescendo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performance of “Same Love.”
The Gay Gatekeepers
The majority of mainstream gay themed content is whitewashed and almost absent of color. There is very little imagery featuring African, Asian, Indian, or Black American men. I thought we were all a part of this rainbow?
WATCH: Prentice Powell Spoken Word “The System”
A friend of mine sent me this video clip from the show back in September showcasing poet Prentice Powell performing his work called, “The System.” Its an interesting examination of corporation and government control over the black masses through manipulation.
Gay Witch Hunt: Mayor Cory Booker
Rumors concerning Mayor Booker’s sexuality have persisted for years via Gossip websites and blogs. Young, attractive, intelligent, discreet, masculine, no wife, girlfriend or children; equates to DL HOMO in our current climate.
Much Ado About Don O’ Reilly
After the George Zimmerman’s acquittal, many in the black and brown communities begin to push for national conversations about race, racism, racial profiling and conditions in minority communities. The large vocal right wing conservatives rebuffed and said, “Please don’t talk to us about race and injustice. Look at what you Negroes do to each other in your own communities”.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin
After a week of debate, anger, frustration and denial over the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, President Obama came out Friday give an informed and needed 18 minute speech on the topic.
The 20 Most Famous Out Gay Men of Color (According to Twitter)
We turned to the biggest high school environment on the planet, Twitter, to determine which openly gay male personalities of color were in fact the most popular. As it turns out, just like a high school, we have a wide range of gay men of color who fall into standard archetypes. We have big ol’ nerds, masculine jocks, feminine boys, quiet types, class clowns, singers, actors, models and yes, six-pack-abs.
Just In Case You Missed It: Brendon Ayanbadejo on NBC’s Meet the Press
Just in case you missed it, Super Bowl Champion Brendon Ayanbadejo was on NBC’s Meet the Press to discuss Jason Collins and the changing tide towards LGBT equality. He said something that really stood out and does prove that “times” are not the only…
STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM, STILL HERE? – The Lack of Financial Support in the Black/Latino Gay Community
Let me begin by admitting that the issue I’ll be discussing is not limited to the American Black/Latino gay community. Lack of financial support affects people of all races and countries. However, I want to narrow this topic down to specific groups in order…
STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM, STILL HERE? – The Lack of Financial Support in the Black/Latino Gay Community 2
This is PART TWO of the article, please see PART ONE HERE. THE REASONS Any possible explanations I list would all be speculation on my part. It’s sort of like having puzzle pieces all laid out on a table but you had no idea what…
Homosexual Baseball Legend – Glenn Burke [VIDEO]
In light of the recent announcements by Jason Collins, I wanted to remind readers of another historical black professional active player who didn’t hide his sexuality. This is a re-post from our “early days” here at Cypher Avenue (8-29-2011). Enjoy! Baseball Legend…
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