Entertainment, Television

REVIEW: Lee Daniels’ Light-Skinned Hip-Hop Series EMPIRE 

I got to see an early screening of the first episode of Empire on a big screen here in Atlanta. The room was packed with well dressed black people of different ages, shades, genders and sexual orientations. Very nice crowd. Having said that, there are some gay scenes in the show and (you guessed it) the majority of the crowd didn’t like it.

Anytime the gay character did anything “gay” the uncomfortable groans sang out like a black church choir in the Bible belt south.

Dating & Sex

WATCH: “I Don’t Date Black Guys” Racism in the Gay Community 

This new video from the I’m From Driftwood series echoes many of the same statements BOTH sides on the issue have stated over the years on interracial dating in the comments sections. Nelson Moses Lassiter from Philadelphia shares his experience dating white men who fetishize him just for being black, as well as dealing with his black friends who are prejudiced as well, albeit for different reasons.


The Michael Sam Documentary on OWN 

OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) will air the exclusive Michael Sam documentary on Saturday, December 27, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The 90-minute documentary follows the life of Michael Sam, who made history when he became the first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL. After the documentary,…