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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to become 72nd President of the US Conference of Mayors
By April 16, 2014 Read More →

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to become 72nd President of the US Conference of Mayors

Sacramento, CA – Mayor Kevin M. Johnson will become the 72nd President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) when he is sworn in at a gavel passing ceremony in Sacramento today, Wednesday, April 16th.

UMass Basketball Player Comes Out, Is First Openly Gay Div. 1 Athlete
By April 9, 2014 Read More →

UMass Basketball Player Comes Out, Is First Openly Gay Div. 1 Athlete

Derrick Gordon, a sophomore shooting guard for UMass’ Division 1 basketball team, came out of the closet Wednesday, making him the first athlete in the top division of NCAA basketball to do so. Gordon, 22, told his team and family he was gay on April 2, and publicly announced his sexual orientation to ESPN and Outsports this morning.

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Rapper Bry’Nt Releases New Music Video “Explain”
By April 5, 2014 Read More →

Rapper Bry’Nt Releases New Music Video “Explain”

By: Roque Caston While waiting for the release of his highly anticipated debut album, rapper “Bry’Nt” continues to excite fans by releasing a new music and videos. His latest release is the Blunted Muse Productions music video “Explain.” In the video, Bry’Nt visually displays an individual contemplating and venting about the changes in a previous […]

Posted in: Featured, Hip-Hop, LGBT
Mississippi Gov. Bryant signs ‘Turn Away The Gays’ Bill Into Law
By April 5, 2014 Read More →

Mississippi Gov. Bryant signs ‘Turn Away The Gays’ Bill Into Law

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Brandon) signed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” into law Thursday afternoon, making his state the first in the nation where people and businesses can refuse goods or services to anyone, based on a “strongly held religious belief”. The bill, which was passed Tuesday by the GOP-dominated Legislature, is widely understood to be aimed at the state’s LGBT community, and is the most far-reaching legislation of its type in the United states.

Jamaican Reggae Singer Vybz Karel Sentenced To Life in Prison
By April 4, 2014 Read More →

Jamaican Reggae Singer Vybz Karel Sentenced To Life in Prison

Vybz Kartel, a popular dancehall artist in Jamaica, has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted for the murder of an associate, according to reports by the BBC. Palmer and three other men were sentenced after being convicted of the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams in a dispute over missing firearms.

Posted in: Featured, Hip-Hop, LGBT, Pop Music
Mississippi Legislature Passes Anti-Gay Bill, Gov. Bryant Expected To Sign
By April 2, 2014 Read More →

Mississippi Legislature Passes Anti-Gay Bill, Gov. Bryant Expected To Sign

Mississippi Legislature Passes Anti-Gay Bill, Gov. Bryant Expected To Sign By Nathan James SB 2681, Mississippi’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act”, has passed both houses of its Legislature, and is now awaiting Governor Phil Bryant’s signature, lawmakers said yesterday. The bill, whose far-reaching provisions not only permit individuals and businesses to refuse goods or services to […]

Students at two Black colleges jolted by intolerance towards gays
By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Students at two Black colleges jolted by intolerance towards gays

As activities wrap up for the annual weeklong celebration of LGBTQ Pride at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges in Atlanta, student leaders are finding that not everyone believes in notions of tolerance, equality and gay rights.

Obama’s New ONAP Chief Is Gay, Black, HIV+
By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Obama’s New ONAP Chief Is Gay, Black, HIV+

President Obama on Tuesday announced his selection of Douglas Brooks as the head of his Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), the White House agency that coordinates, monitors, and facilitates HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and education programs in the United States.

Posted in: Featured, HIV, LGBT
NYC’s Secret Lounge Closes
By March 25, 2014 Read More →

NYC’s Secret Lounge Closes

Secret Lounge, the longtime gay nightspot in New York City’s Chelsea section, has closed its doors, the latest casualty of Manhattan’s changing landscape and soaring business costs.

Anti-Gay Law Will be Overturned Say Uganda’s Campaigners
By March 23, 2014 Read More →

Anti-Gay Law Will be Overturned Say Uganda’s Campaigners

KAMPALA - Human rights campaigners who filed a recent legal petition against Uganda’s draconian anti-gay law believe that they have a compelling case for its nullification. By Amy Fallon “Judges are human beings. But we are pretty sure we have made a compelling case for the nullification of the law and the judges will exercise their judicial […]