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Hollalujah For: Margaret Cho

In my early teenage years, I discovered Margaret Cho. It was completely by accident. Her stand-up comedy special, “I’m the One that I Want” was on television one night and … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Marriage Is Not Enough

Today, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and declined to take Prop 8. The end of DOMA, a federal law instituted in 1996 defining marriage between … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 3 Comments

News Roundup: June 26, 2013

The Supreme Court is set to release a decision on DOMA and Prop 8 later this morning, which will affect same sex marriage in the United States. Voting Rights Act, … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hear It Now: Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Despair

Filmed on top of the Empire State Building in New York, Yeah Yeah Yeahs return with a video for their song “Despair.”

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dark Girls, Colorism and Privilege Within Communities of Color

The documentary “Dark Girls” premiered last night on OWN, Oprah’s network.  “Dark Girls” focuses on colorism, the idea that darker people of color are often discriminated against within and outside … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Watch It Soon: The Out List

On June 27, 9:30 PM/8:30C , HBO will be premiering the documentary The Out List. From Neil Patrick Harris to Wanda Sykes, the documentary highlights the life of contemporary LGBTQ … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

But Why Isn’t Her Hair Done? : The Politics of Natural Hair and Children

A Google Image search of Blue Ivy, the daughter of Beyonce and Jay-Z, will yield pictures of a young black girl with a head of natural hair. Sometimes her hair … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · 3 Comments