Closeted: A Southern Epidemic

It was a warm, spring day in northern Mississippi when I asked my brother’s friend to humor me with an impromptu photo shoot. Despite his insecurities, he obliged, pulled off his shirt, and let me click away, never once saying anything inappropriate about his...

Editor’s Letter – Race Issue

The complexities of race are something that I personally understand and feel I have a unique perspective on.  I am biracial (half German and half African-American), whom is often perceived as either Hispanic or Middle Eastern.   As a result of this combination, I...

It’s Just Hair, If You’re White

Recently, I was on the Seattle ferry and found myself a few seats from a beauty school student. We began talking hair and I told her of research I conducted on Black women and the discourse of natural or, unprocessed and kinky hair in...

Trayvon Martin: His Shooter’s Intentions

Intentions?             “He’s got his hand in his waistband and he’s a black male,” George Zimmerman told the 9-1-1 dispatcher.             Do not follow him, the dispatcher advised Zimmerman.             Zimmerman followed...

A Guy’s View on Katy Perry and Feminism

As a male, it is fully expected that upon sight of a girl as beautiful as Katy Perry, I must at least consider what a dynamic rack she has. It is mandatory to at least ask myself if that isn’t one smoking hot ass....

The Gas About Religion and State

The Gas about Religion and State Like it or not, humans are predictable, no matter what you are hearing from mass media these days. Politics and religion are two of the most consistent and predictable behaviors of all. Can you remove politics from religion? No....

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Why Every Girl Needs A Gay

Gone are the days when a gay man is expected to marry a woman and live as if he’s straight, never mentioning the truth of how he feels, but there is still a long way to go before gay men are treated as equals...

My Life Online 2.0

I have a confession, I am an internet junkie.  There is something about the way the internet works, how it connects people from one side of the globe to the other, and how you can literally do anything just by typing and clicking. I...

America as Dystopia

Dystopian novels have been regarded as everything from warnings to prophecies to a rebellious but harmless form of entertainment which can make a big profit with teenagers. But sometimes it seems as if major political leaders have studied these books for tips.  In many...