White Gay Male Privilege Might Actually Be a Thing

As white queerness moves into the mainstream, there may be certain unearned benefits and advantages that come with being a white gay man in American society. The highly controversial Stonewall...

The Rise and Fall of Iggy Azalea

T.I. has finally parted ways with his breakout star. What took him so long? In 2011, when radio and television personality Charlamagne Tha God said that Iggy Azalea — then...

For the Folks in the Cheap Seats: Respectability Will Not Save Us

Respectability will not save us … No matter how much we wish it would. So now that James Blake, a Harvard grad and former tennis superstar en route to the...

Everyone Hates Black Americans

We’ve done nothing, but we’re hated widely. In high school, I was part Cherokee. Until someone clapped back with the proverbial “Bish WAYUR?!” I was also “Jamaican and Black” because,...

We’re Black in Havana, and Still Can’t Breathe

Displaced: to force someone to leave their home, typically because of war, persecution, or natural disasters. This war being waged on black bodies is resulting in our persecution, and there...

Candidates’ Net Worth Shows Disturbing Trend in Politics

Recent data from Personal Capital, a financial management company, shows the personal net worths of some presidential contenders. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump leads with $4.1 billion. Democrat front-runner and former Senator...