You think you know but you have no idea. Most of you believe you’re familiar with the fable, The Three Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf. What if I told you that the Big Bad Wolf, or Bad Wolf rather, was in fact the hero? What if Bad Wolf’s only crime was defending his terrain … More Stonewalled
The late Toni Morrison eloquently stated, “I’m always annoyed about why Black people have to bear the brunt of everybody else’s contempt. If we are not totally understanding and smiling, suddenly we’re demons.” Ms. Morrison was an example of how a phenomenal Black woman can recalibrate your entire reality with a few sage words. My … More But I Paid Him A Compliment
Making my return to Yopp Voice, today I discuss six iconic characters whose white privilege gives them a pass for their most reprehensible and downright villainous behavior. I also explain how these narratives have real life repercussions. Special thanks to the lovely and always awesome Kella Hanna-Wayne for helping me make this piece a reality. … More The Complexion For The Protection
Over on #BlackGirlNerds I explain why Jussie Smollett’s actions are not only reprehensible but just made life harder for myself and other Black LGBTQs. I have some things to discuss.
A gent by the name of Josh Inman said it best, “Everybody wants diversity…….until it happens.” So recently on social media this stick figure drawing came across my timeline on social media. When I saw it was from Jim C. Hines, I laughed and laughed and laughed. The mere fact that this fraudulent bigot was … More Why White Saviors Like Jim C Hines Are Anything But
As many of you may know, in addition to being a published author, an equal rights activist, and a nerd seraph, I’m also a pop culture analyst. A regular fixture on the Nerds of Color, my work has also been featured on Salon, MTV.com, Mental Health Matters, Geeks OUT, Black Girl Magic Lit Mag and a … More Harvard Man
In which this yours truly explains why he’s not here for M/M romance, kiddie porn or its bigoted white authors. [Midnighter Mode in 3……2…….1………] “See, I’ve had a lot of people talking at me in the last few days. Everyone just lining up to tell me how unimportant I am. And I’ve finally figured out why. … More When Beckies Attack: Why M/M Romance Needs To Die