On a cold Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, the sound of lyrical rhymes and scats vibrate amongst a fashionably dressed audience as the crowd jumps to its feet. People begin to cheer from the balcony.

James Anthony Butler and Kenneth R. Hargrave were married on September 6, 2015. James works for a grocery retailer and Kenneth is an IT Project Manager.

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My friends, summer is upon us. That means the women’s game is about to take center stage. The ladies are anxiously lacing up their high-tops in preparation for the 2015 season of the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBA). We had a chance to chat with WNBA President, Laurel J. Richie, as she makes plans for what promises to be a very competitive and entertaining season.

According to Stefan White “Art doesn’t have a definition,” and if this is the case, he is undoubtedly an ARTIST! His art mediums; makeup, hair and creative direction.  Stefan’s brushes have adorned the faces and tresses of Keyshia Cole, Tweet, Lil Moe, Richard Smallwood & Vision...

Best known for his co-starring role on Fox’s hit series, Glee, Alex Newell gives us POWER, a five song EP marked by his playful yet potent approach to disco-injected dance-pop.

Park Cannon won a runoff election on February 16th for the Georgia State House's District 58.  Cannon’s interest in health advocacy lead her to work as a Coordinator for a Black women's wellness program with the Feminist Women's Health Center prior to running for office.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), business voice of the LGBT community and the largest global non-for-profit advocacy organization...

A revelatory and redemptive memoir from Beverly Johnson, the first black supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, and who, over five hundred magazine covers later, remains one of the most successful glamour girls ever.

As spring approaches, I know many of you are planning to get away. We had a chance to chat with John Tanzella of the IGLTA to offer insight for the LBGTQ traveler.

WHAT IS A SEX ADDICT? What is a sex addict? According to the DSM5 (Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5th Edition), not enough research has been done to include it as a mental health diagnosis or disorder.