THE BLOOD!!! A listicle of the best Resurrection Day Songs to make the church fall out

Right about now there is a Pastor sitting in his study. He is kicking all the deacons and his secretary out. He just finished putting on his brand-new Pastor’s robe that he got from the church store and he is sitting down to pray. He is praying over his sermon. He is praying that it … More THE BLOOD!!! A listicle of the best Resurrection Day Songs to make the church fall out

Moonlight won for all the Black Queer Folks that are also Black as Fuck

A black queer movie won Best Picture at the Oscars and I haven’t known how to act since. I could barely gather myself together to write this article. Moonlight did it for the culture. They did it for every black queer person that has only seen bits and pieces of themselves strewn about queer media. … More Moonlight won for all the Black Queer Folks that are also Black as Fuck

Tell Em About The Dream Martin: The Anatomy of the Sermon

I’m not gonna take up too much of your time. I just want to talk to you about a Baptist preacher that went all the way to the nation’s capital and gave the sermon to beat all sermons. I wanna talk about a Baptist whoop that got people shouting, dancing and crying. I wanna talk … More Tell Em About The Dream Martin: The Anatomy of the Sermon

Kim Burrell & the Flirtationship Between Gospel &Secular Music

In 1983, The Legendary Clark Sisters set the Grammy stage ablaze when they ran down the aisle in their matching Easter Sunday dresses and feathered headpieces singing their hit song “Hallelujah” along with their iconic choir mastermind mother, Mattie Moss Clark. They took the stage and Holy danced into the hearts of non-clapping white people … More Kim Burrell & the Flirtationship Between Gospel &Secular Music

The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen: Introducing a new generation to an important trailblazer

In 2012 I was living in Long Beach, California and spending an awful lot of time helping create events at the Art Exchange Art Gallery. One Sunday I was hosting a screening of the film Ruth Ellis at 100 when I met filmmaker Jennifer Abod and her partner Angela Bowen. We talked a little about … More The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen: Introducing a new generation to an important trailblazer