Kyrie Irving, point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers, made headlines when a video from his celebration party for his championship win was only filled with white girls. Without hesitation, Black Twitter went in - whether it was black men supporting
President Barack Obama this week declared New York's Stonewall Inn the first LGBTQIA monument in history. The new national monument is the historic site of the Stonewall uprising on June 28, 1969, in response to a police raid. (Pride month is also celebrated
The homelessness epidemic grows as our cities' populations expand beyond our infrastructure's means (or willingness) to accommodate citizens' basic needs -- like living wages, shelter and even hygiene. Simply The Basics fills one gap that many cities leave open. The nation's first ever
I’m understanding my body, my gender, and my identity more and more every day that I decolonize and divest from white supremacist patriarchal ideologies.All my life, I’ve always felt uncomfortable asking for head or centering my sexual pleasure the ways I prefer to climax and be stimulated. I’ve spent my entire life being a Black fat femme, and so much of that time not asking for pleasure or head from my partners because no one showed enthusiasm around my wants and my body in the first place. I was constantly shamed around my body — expected to smell bad because I’m fat and Black, expected to be more likely to give pleasure to any guy who asked for it because I’m too ugly to say ‘no’ and expected to be okay with any type of affection offered to me because I’m not worthy of love anyways. I internalized that my body wasn't worthy of something so vulnerable and personal because it was so foreign to my everyday sexual experiences. It was always give, please, make them climax, praise them for the good time that I put most of the labor into. Fucking while fat and black and femme (but not necessarily being read as a femme that is deemed worthy of pleasure, vulnerability, or sexual stimulation) meant always being fucked in the dark, being used as a masturbation vessel, and being shamed and hyper-criticized for your body.
When Leaders 'Do Something' About Homelessness, it Looks Like Doing Nothing Step inside San Francisco’s St. Boniface Church on any weekday, and you’ll find dozens of homeless people asleep in its pews. The deep, windowless quiet inside the church creates a