Was the FAMU Band Death Bigger Than Hazing?

Was the FAMU Band Death Bigger Than Hazing?

by Zerlina Maxwell

Prosecutors have announced that thirteen Florida A&M University Marching 100 band members will be charged in the death of drum major Robert Champion, Jr.... Read More

Who Will Revere Us? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls)

Who Will Revere Us? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls)

by Aishah Shahidah Simmons

The title of this four-part article is a metaphorical nod to the legendary jazz singer, songwriter, actor, and activist Abbey Lincoln (also known as... Read More

Study Finds Homophobes Hiding in the Closet

Study Finds Homophobes Hiding in the Closet

by Mychal Denzel Smith

I feel confident in saying that the reaction elicited by a new study purporting to offer empirical data to support the hypothesis that homophobic... Read More

[INTERVIEW] “Something That Affected My Sexuality”
Rahsaan Patterson Talks Child Sexual Abuse

[INTERVIEW] "Something That Affected My Sexuality"
Rahsaan Patterson Talks Child Sexual Abuse

by Miles Marshall Lewis

With soulful statements like Love in Stereo, Wines & Spirits and last year’s stellar Bleuphoria, R&B crooner Rahsaan Patterson assumed a celebrated underground prominence,... Read More

Sticks, Stones and Slurs:
Does ‘Reclaiming’ Words Work?

Sticks, Stones and Slurs:
Does 'Reclaiming' Words Work?

by Kimberley McLeod

From the b-word to the n-word (and everything in between), the debate around words, what they mean, and who can or cannot use them... Read More

Roland Martin’s Suspension Lifted

Roland Martin’s Suspension Lifted

by #teamEBONY

After a month of being off-screen for his veiled homophobic tweets, CNN contributing political analyst Roland Martin has had his suspension lifted. The announcement... Read More

The (Real) Gay Conspiracy 

The (Real) Gay Conspiracy 

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD

Over the past few years it’s come in vogue to make the statement, “I’m not homophobic. I’m not afraid of gay people.” Without fail,... Read More

Roland Martin’s Big Twitter #FAIL Can Become a Win

Roland Martin’s Big Twitter #FAIL Can Become a Win

by dream hampton

Superbowl Sunday should've just been another big ish talking day for Roland Martin. The CNN commentator and Tom Joyner Morning Show regular spends about... Read More

Changing the (Dis)Course of HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

Changing the (Dis)Course of HIV/AIDS in the Black Community

by Kimberley McLeod

Have you ever heard the saying, ‘When you point your finger at someone, there are three fingers pointing back at you’? Sure you have.... Read More

Taking a Lead on Faith: Four Black Pastors at the Forefront of LGBT Equality

Taking a Lead on Faith: Four Black Pastors at the Forefront of LGBT Equality

by Kimberley McLeod

The Black Church, a conduit for spirituality and social change, has cultivated countless leaders throughout history. With an increasing number of Black clergy speaking... Read More