Hart Interrupted

Kevin Hart is the hottest black comedian of this era. He would have been only the fourth black person to host the Academy Awards which says a great deal about that American institution. The discovery of homopho...

Wanna Hear God Say

By the time I got tested for HIV, I had no question about the results. It had been six years since that Memorial Day morning when I woke up with walnut-sized lumps under my chin. I was 25 years old. Cloudy whit...

The Human Pose

Set in 1987’s New York City vibrant ball scene, the FX musical drama Pose has scored high marks for its winning combination of alluring characters, fine actors, keen stagecraft and superb performance spectacle....

SGL Cruise: A Family Affair

Four years ago, I received a community service award from the organizers of Indigenous House, one of the city’s biggest outdoor house music parties. I am grateful to have been given my roses while I breathe, a ...

Craig Washington: A reflection on Aretha

I am a child of the late 60s and early 70s. My people’s ongoing struggle for liberation was catapulted straight into the nation’s living room through newspaper headlines and evening-television bulletins. In hom...
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Craig Washington: Regarding Henri McTerry

“It was all about being free to express yourself and have a good time.” - Henri McTerry Years before I joined the reverse migration South, Atlanta had been dubbed the new Black gay mecca. Within a year of m...

Craig Washington: Scars to heal

They were dog tired that night arriving home after working the third shift at the warehouse. They laid their spent bodies down on the mattress in Anthony’s mother’s living room as they had done many times befor...