‘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 (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…

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…

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!

21 Years of Pedophilia and Abuse

I am not a religious human, but the United States of America is unofficially a Christian nation. Understanding this, there is a scripture in the New International Version of the Bible, “Matthew 25:45”, which reads, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do…

Have You Considered a Life Coach?

It’s a new year and many of us have set goals and reflected on where we would like to evolve in our lives. As prior years and to-do lists have proven, sometimes the initial momentum fades, the journey begins to feel more like a struggle, or even taking the first step feels daunting. Before you…

Biggest Lesson I Learned in 2018

Fly, take up space and trust your instincts. Looking back on 2018 I can say that it was a whirlwind year full of many emotions, growth and reconditioning myself to trust my internal voice. In life, we are so often taught the way that things should be: be a good student, excel academically, go to…

“All Lives Matter: 1800s Edition”

This poem was featured on Button Poetry nearly three years ago to the date, but I felt compelled to bring it back around because it’s still worthy of analysis, reflection, and discussion. Until next time, remember to give time time and have the best day of your life! – Ms. Malcolm Hughes

Are Indians Racist?

Seriously, let’s talk about it. Recently, while returning home from a Jill Scott concert, I decided to be frugal and take an Uber pool. I rarely use this feature, but hey, it was late and I didn’t have very far to go, so why not save a few bucks? Instead of going to my home,…

Kanye West is a Symptom of the Problem

For many Kanye West fans, his stance for the last few years has been problematic, to say the least. However, what some know, but many are seemingly unwilling to say, is that the issue is bigger than Kanye. West’s problem is that he has an altered and limited level of consciousness. What I mean by…

Support a Student’s Educational Dream

A brilliant classmate of mine is running a campaign to help fund a student’s educational dreams. You can support here, the full story is below. Thanks in advance, :)! Can you pinpoint the moment where you knew that your life was going change forever? And how that one specific moment led to all the other…

New Podcast Alert!

Happy Monday, good people! Some of you may have already heard, but if you haven’t, there’s a new podcast that needs our listens and our feedback: Word, Sound, Power. The podcast debuted on May 17, 2018, and is hosted by Saul Williams and Kimberly Drew. The pilot episode has guests Spike Lee and Kamau. In…

Blessed Ramadan

Ramadan Kareem! Ramadan Mubarak! Blessed Ramadan! I just want to take this moment to acknowledge all of the Muslims worldwide who will be observing Ramadan during this blessed season. As for me, though I’ m not fasting, Islam is still a special place in my heart, and my heart is with all of you! I…

Who I Am and Why I’m Here

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but I have never taken a moment to fully introduce myself. So, here we are. When I initially began this blog it was as an extension, and eventual replacement, for the “For Your Black? Conscious” newsletter I started during my years in Chicago. The original intent of…