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My Mama: The Fake Republican

A year before the 2004 presidential election, I sat in the kitchen with my mother and grandmother. My grandmother had just finished cooking a meal that was not only amazing, but sprinkled with hypertension and…

Keep More of Your Hard Earned Cash Brothers

From Healthy Black Men- Saving money is hard. Especially for young, single, black men without a savings plan. Not all, but many single guys are not thinking about retirement when the new Jordan’s hit the shoe store…

To Be Young, Gay & Clinically Depressed

So you find yourself sitting at the edge of your bed in silence. On the side of you, there’s a bottle of Jack Daniels and on your dresser, you’re having a staring contest with a…

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Hard Lessons Of A Cheater

It’s my belief that God (or the universe, however you see it) has a funny way of looking out for you and teaching you things at the same damn time along the way. Being a fairly…

Misogyny Found In Gay Men, Too

While people watching in Central Park today, I had a thought. A year ago, a few of my good guy and girlfriends were planning to go out for a birthday celebration. Everyone had on their…

Sorry Gays, ‘Sexy’ Is Not A Halloween Costume

Halloween has continued to be a holiday where new imaginations and creativity take on a new meaning for adults. The Saturday before has become filled with citywide warehouse parties, street festivals and even private galas…

My Mother Hates Me

I’m not making this up because she told me so herself, well, in so many words. One of the purest forms of friendship is that between a mother and child. This relationship formed during those…