‘Magic Hour’: A New Queer Web Series Worthy of Your Funds

If you are a fan of science fiction or enjoy seeing the exploration of Black queerness in new and exploratory ways, there is a new series whose creation you can support, Magic Hour! Seeing oneself represented in aspirational capacities can be a life-altering and transformational experience. Humans often require an example of what is possible…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (7/4/19-7/10/19)

Here is a rundown of some of the top LGBTQ+ news stories you might have missed over the past week: 1. Have you ever been in awe at the youth? Recently a valedictorian received a standing ovation after announcing his bisexuality during his commencement speech. 2. Waka Flocka landed in the waters of social media…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (6/27/19-7/3/19)

1. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising, an LGBTQ plaque was unveiled at the NY Yankees Monument Park. 2. Janelle Monae is on the cover of Paper Magazine’s Pride issue. 3. Historical changes have been made in Philadelphia for trans rights. 4. Aaron Philip, a Black, transgender and disabled model…

A Black Man Will Head the Human Rights Campaign

For the first time in history, the Human Rights Campaign will have a person of color as its president. Alphonso David, a Black man, will lead the organization. David has had a storied career in New York and Pennsylvania as a law professor, legal advisor and civil rights attorney. In his own words, as reported…

As You Prepare For Pride Parade Today Ask Yourself This One Question

“Congress should oppose any effort to recognize homosexuals as a discrete and insular minority entitled to the protection of anti-discrimination laws similar to those extended to women and ethnic minorities.” – Vice President Mike Pence, 2000. While this statement was made 19 years ago and the LGBTQ+ community now has the right to marry in…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (6/19/19-6/26/19)

Pride month is drawing to a close but the news continues. Here is a rundown of some of the top LGBTQ+ news stories you might have missed over the past week: 1. Can you imagine launching a campaign for your wildest dreams, then having them come true? That happened for this trans model who will…

Watch These Older Lesbians Share Advice With Youngsters

“You’re the authority on yourself.” Listen, hunny, I don’t know who needed to hear this but I’m glad it was shared! So often, society teaches us from an early age to subscribe to prescribed expectations. To hear an elder confirm for a younger questioning soul that the ultimate voice for their life is their own…

5 Lessons Learned From Traveling Solo

Traveling has become one of my greatest loves. Not only for the freedom it provides, but also for the lessons that it teaches. Lesson 1: You can do it alone Whenever I am out alone (whether traveling or catching a performance) people often tell me how brave I am, but I don’t view it as…

LGBTQ+ News: Weekly Recap (6/9/19-6/18/19)

Pride 2019 has been joy-filled and full of celebrations, however, not all occurrences have been positive or welcomed. Here is a rundown of some of the top LGBTQ+ news stories you might have missed over the past week: 1. There have been a number of killings in Detroit and North Carolina. 2. The administration of…

My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies [Book Review]

For Free Comic Book Day, May 4, I picked up a really cool comic that I think everyone should read. See my full review below: Until next time, remember to give time time and to have the best day of your life–on purpose!

Worth the Read? Killmonger #4 Comic Book Review

In response to the spiked interest in Killmonger after the debut of Black Panther in cinemas last year, Marvel gave the character his own five-part comic book series. I have been reading the run and reviewing each part. Curious whether or not you should purchase the comic? See my take on part four: Until next…

5 Books Give Away: National Poetry / Arab American Heritage Month

In honor of National Poetry Month and Arab American Heritage Month, I am giving away 5 BOOKS! –salt. by nayyirah waheed –bone by YRSA DALEY-WARD –milk and honey by rupi kaur –teaching my mother how to give birth by Warsan Shire –The Moor’s Account by LAILA LALAMI Ways to enter: 1. Subscribe to me on…

Comics I Stan

What’s a book with words and pictures that isn’t a graphic novel? A comic book! Many know that I have a propensity for reading books; well, that love also extends to comics. Watch to see what current comics are holding my interest and which ones you might want to skip: Until next time, remember to…

Killmonger #3 (Comic Book Review)

As we continue to explore the fie part Killmonger series, I have added my most recent review: If you are reading, or have read, I would love to know your thoughts below. Until next time, remember to give time time and have the best day of your life–on purpose! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (Book Review)

I could not allow for Women’s History Month to end without takin a moment to recognize a book that I hold dear. Not only is the book superbly written, but it honors the entire being of a women in a way that makes one feel whole. It is uncomfortable in its rawness at times, but…

Staying in Love: “People Seem too Crazy so I Read a Book”

The title is a line sang by Kelis on her album Food. Let me assure you that she was correct; humans are weird. No, sincerely. Recently I was hanging out with this woman who seemed cool. I was flowing, she was flowing, it had a rhythm. After our last date, we had our first kiss….