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NOW Is The Time For More Black LGBT Entrepreneurship

When Norris Herndon became President of the the Atlanta Life Insurance Company in 1927, following his father Alonzo Herndon’s death, he unwittingly became the ‘Father of Black LGBT Business.’ Educated at Morehouse College and Harvard…

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Self-Love: Two Roses For Timothy

This Valentine’s Day was the best Valentine’s Day of my life. It was not the best Valentine’s Day, because I found a companion, or because I had sex. In fact, neither the former nor the…

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The Politics Of ‘Preference’

I know a man, a young(ish) light-skinned, bearish type who is an aspiring actor who delights whenever someone mistakes him for any race or ethnicity other than black. Actually, when I first met him he…

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HIMASTE: Justin Michael Williams

MUSED: How did you become interested in yoga? Justin Michael Williams: Yoga came into my life as a New Year’s resolution. One of my best friends was a yogi and had been trying to convince me…

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Why I Love My Brother-Sister Bond

The year was 1990 and my mother had just purchased herself a new car. Her Nissan Sentra would not be worth much these days, but for a single mother of two working long days to…

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To My Other Black Gay Brothers In The Barber Shop

Madison: I just finished reading your article, “What It’s Like Being A Faggot At A Black Barber Shop” over at the Thought Catalog. The problem with sweeping generalizations is in effect what they generally do…

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HIMASTE: Hadji Jones, ‘The Black Yogi’

Since everyone is talking yoga, MUSED thought it would be amazing to kick off a series featuring 3 young, black gay yoga leaders. Each week in our series ‘HIMASTE’ we will highlight these individuals who…