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Rants + Raves

Sunday Skooled: The Black Church’s Sanctioning of Sexual Violence

Posted June 12, 2011 by Tamura

In September 2010 Bishop Eddie Long, prominent Atlanta pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, was accused of sexual improprieties with four young men—Anthony Flagg, Spencer LeGrande, Jamal Parris and Maurice Robinson.  According to the suits, Long, an internationally known televangelist who had previously campaigned against gay and lesbian marriage, used his position, extravagant trips, including overseas, and […]

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Culture

Music Video Vendredi – Parlovr’s ‘Pen to the Paper’

Posted February 10, 2012 by Ty

Montreal trio Parlovr (pronounced “parlor”) is a self-coined “Sloppy Pop” band with a rough sound and a unique way of spreading their music. You can find these kids making videos in transit-way underpasses all while creating loud (catchy!) melodies and sing-along choruses. Check out some of their other videos including “3 songs in a tunnel” and “Hell Heaven” […]

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Music Video Vendredi – Two Hours Traffic

Posted March 30, 2012 by Ty

This week’s MVV will be brought to you by some cool kids from the East Coast. [Gotta represent!] I was accidentally introduced to Two Hours Traffic a few years back after they opened for the Pascale Picard Band (Love them too!) but I was instantly addicted. Their mellow tunes mixed with  the double tap of […]

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Arts & Entertainment

An Open Letter to Travis Mathews

Posted April 30, 2013 by Kyle

  *Dear reader, this is an open letter to filmmaker Travis Mathews. Its intent it to initiate discussion as well as introduce you to the important work of this amazing filmmaker. Dear Travis, First of all, please let me congratulate you on your third installation of  In Their Room London. I have not seen the two prior, but I […]

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Health

HIV+ MSM: When Cleanliness is next to Godliness

Posted March 19, 2012 by Steven

I’ve always found it difficult to meet people in bars, being pretty shy in nature; so like many, I turned to the internet and tapped in to the chat sites. With a few simple clicks my online profile is on the world-wide web – a perfect forum to present whatever persona I wish, to as […]

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Culture

Music Video Vendredi – Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’

Posted July 20, 2012 by Rachelle

First off, I think this 22-year-old Londoner knows how to belt out a note. Her sound shows a mix of old-fashioned melody with hints of soul and pop, smoky vocals and splash of youthful vulnerability. My only criticism is how she blends into the overdone topic in music, songs about love. Although most pop songs […]

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Culture

Music Video Vendredi: Lady Gaga’s Video ‘Yoü And I’

Posted August 19, 2011 by Rachelle

My opinion: HAWWWWT!!!!!!! RollingStone’s opinion: “Though the last two videos from Born This Way – “The Edge of Glory” and “Judas” – were fairly disappointing, “Yoü and I” is a return to form that throws roughly eight million visual ideas at the viewer. At least a handful of Mother Monster’s looks in the video are […]

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Politics

It Get’s Gayer! Huge Gay Wins In The Gayest U.S. Election Ever

Posted November 9, 2012 by Saturn

As I was struggling to stay awake early Wednesday morning, I was moved by the euphoric crowd of supporters on the blue-hued stage in Chicago and the eloquent and masterfully punctuated speech of the newly re-elected POTUS: “…It dosen’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like, or where […]

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