They look so studious and smart! Here’s Paris Prince and Ravi Perry – the first gay, male couple to be featured in ‘JET’ Magazine’s newlyweds column – speaking on the recent decision by the Supreme Court to take on lawsuits involving the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. I’m so proud of these two.
Morehouse President Dr. Robert M. Franklin told the world he was putting a stop to homophobia across the historic black college campus when he took office in 2009. And, I’ll say this is a major move for his legacy. Well, kind of.
According to student paper The Maroon Tiger “The History and Culture of Black LGBT” is now taking enrollment for next semester.
The idea came to fruition when [gay/straight alliance and student advocacy group SafeSpace] Special Project and Events Coordinator Marcus Lee partnered with YaleUniversity professor Dr. Jafari S. Allen to pitch the project. Allen focuses on the intersections of queer sexuality, gender and blackness. “He’s very interested in gender non-conformity among colored people, and I’m interested in that as well,” Lee said. Allen [will] teach the class via Skype.
The course is expected to outline various key concepts in Black feminism and critical cultural theory and methodology. Described as “an interdisciplinary survey of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) culture and politics” in the course’s syllabus, the class will serve as an in-depth look into critical, social and cultural theory that will vastly benefit the Morehouse community.
SafeSpace’s Public Relations Director Ja’Mal Lewis believes that this course will finally shine light on the LGBT figures that have been overlooked throughout history. “Many influential LGBT leaders have gone unrecorded due to their sexuality, and they made many of the movements that changed and shaped our history,” Lewis said.
Understanding the greatness of this course announcement is vital. The LGBT community made major strides this month. First the black, gay male couple being featured in ‘JET’ Magazine newlyweds column and now this. However, I can’t say I condone the history of a people being only relevant enough to teach through an internet video service. I’m overjoyed yet discombobulated at the same damn time.
We might not be good at all the gym sports; but honey, you talk about getting some money and we in there like swimwear!
“What I hope this proves to people [is] whether they’re a minority, out of work, losing their house or whatever that if they keep going and just keep working hard as they can people will help and at some point they will win,” says Josh Kilmer-Purcell, pictured above lip-locking his boo thang Brent Ridge.
Before winning the $1 million prize the couple had been separated, one working in the city while the other worked on a farm, to pay their bills.
The pair went on beat Chippendale dancers Jaymes and James, completing a 25,000-mile journey over three continents, nine countries and twenty cities to be the Season 21 winners of ‘The Amazing Race.’
It was all good just a week ago! …in Kenya’s mind anyway!
Yesterday Walter Jackson, who plays boo thang to the former Miss USA on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’, busted it wide open by telling Atlanta’s V103 morning show that their relationship is staged. All was cool until she started talking about long-term commitment.
“On the show I didn’t have any idea that she’s telling the producers that (we’re getting married). So, every time it’s like whoa, this is not what I signed up for.”
That’s so sad. Begging for the dick, and he don’t even want you like that. Anywho, Kenya responded to this travesty with some tweets this morning. View Full Post
Apollo better be giving us back shots and some print to look at! …iKnow that much! The ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ stars are taking their coined phrase to a whole new level. Get money bitch.
“Some people think a donkey booty is just a gigantic booty, but it’s not. It’s a nice perfect round behind, and anyone can have it,” Phaedra Parks tells Style Blazer.
“Our DVD … while it is a very tough DVD, it’s anaerobic vs. aerobic, some parts of it. So with some of those toning exercises, you’re not doing hard sweat. You’re definitely going to feel it because you’re working your muscles, and you’re using core resistance, and that’s going to give you great results.”
This morning Kenya Moore‘s boo thang Walter Jackson from ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ confessed their UNDYING LOVE is a fraud. He dated her three years ago for three months and out of nowhere about a year and a half ago she called him and wanted to talk.
“She was like ‘I’m gonna be doing this show. What do you think about doing reality tv? … What if you played my boyfriend on the show?’ So I had to think about it,” Walter revealed in the V103 Atlanta radio interview posted below. “I told her yeah I can do that. I can play your boyfriend. She told ‘It’s like acting!’ I said ‘Okay I can act. I can do that. No problem at all.”
If you follow my tweets or watch my YouTube channel I talked about how Kenya was originally dating Atlanta Falcons football player Jamal Anderson and when things fell through with him Kenya was worried Bravo wouldn’t put her on the show if she wasn’t married or headed towards it. Hence, her extreme thirst on the show to make Walter get on his knees and handle his business.
But Walter says, “On the show I didn’t have any idea she was telling the producers and everybody else [we’re about to get married]. So every time it’s like WHOA! This ain’t what I signed up for.”
Listen to the full interview below and give your opinion on this blasphemy in the comments!
Life-size cutouts, limited edition can, and new commercials? Beyonce is storming the soda scene with her new international, multi-year endorsement deal with Pepsi. According to The New York Times the soda company will dish out $50 million overall in their quest to be #1 around the world.
Starting March 2013 The Queen will have her own limited edition can floating around stores in Europe and shortly after her SuperBowl performance on Feb. 3, 2013 … also sponsored by Pepsi … the first of her new commercials will premiere. Here’s a picture of her limited edition can. View Full Post
Glory! …And I’m not talking about the greens! I guess Miguel got sick of Trey Songz upstaging him on their ‘Chapter V’ Tour and got himself an on the go gym. Click here to see more pics of our “sister” in Christ serving sex siren. — Crunk & Disorderly
NAKED MAN ALERT: Rapper Joe Budden and his morning meat look delicious to me! Why are people saying it’s little? — Miss Jia
It’s Tyler Perry! It’s Madea! It’s Jamie Foxx doing a weird impersonation of them both at the same damn time! — iAm Boi Genius
Toni Braxton has been hospitalized and Tamar’s husband Vince gagged the kidz when he responded to rumors that Tay Tay gets her skin bleached. Umm… you might want to sit down for this one. — Love B. Scott
Whitney Houston’s vocal decline is a hot topic for Piers Morgan and Brandy. Let’s hope she kept it REAL cute. — The Lava Lizard
Contest/Giveaway alert! My fave music blog is giving away Nicki Minaj perfume, stuff from Ke$ha, Lady Gaga and more! Check them out! — MartianTV
Rihanna will be releasing ‘Stay’ as her official UK single next month and gave a blazing performance of the track tonight on their version of The X Factor. Check out ‘Stay’ with a surprise ending below. View Full Post