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Sometimes dramatic, often funny, but always, always compelling  -- the internet is all a buzz with scripted series about Black LGBT life.

My Crystal Ball tells me that 2016 is going to be a big year for marriages and engagements in our community, and I await my invitations- whether they are engraved, scribed, hand written, by text, or evite. I love the idea of two people in love; pledging to live together happily ever after…

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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.

At the early age of 12, celebrity hairstylist and makeup artist, Clark Vincent was gifted 3 pair of marcelle curling irons from his mother that she just so happened to have lying around in the house.

Strayhorn: An Illustrated Life, is a stunning collection of essays, photographs, and ephemera celebrating Billy Strayhorn, one of the most significant yet underappreciated contributors to 20th century American music.

A study by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law reports that same-sex marriages have been a boost to the economy.  Gay and Lesbian weddings are responsible for an estimated $813 million boost to state and local economies and $52 million in state and local sales tax revenue since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision extending marriage equality nationwide in June.

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Last year, Jaah Kelly, confided to the world that he was a transgender teenage boy on Ask.fm. His mother Andrea “Drea” Kelly, formerly married to R&B superstar R. Kelly,...

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.

Although heart disease is an equal opportunity offender, your gender, race, ethnicity, and where you live can increase your risk. African American men are at the highest risk for heart disease. About 2 in 5 African Americans have high blood pressure, but only half have it under control.