“Jesus, why can’t these men just fucking behave?” That’s what my dear friend, Rebekah, said when she read the news about Ryan Adams’ sexual misconduct allegations in February. Then she promptly removed all of his music off of her Spotify account.
We hear about celebrities dying pretty often, and I always do the same thing. Call my cousin, say, “damn that’s too bad” then reflect on what their career meant or didn’t mean in my life, and move on. It takes all of three minutes.
When I first heard the news about Nipsey Hussle, I had no idea who he was. As a 43-year-old white Jewish guy from Chattanooga, Tennessee, my music taste teeters between dad rock and whatever my elementary-school-aged boys are listening to.
Mark Pagán is a former B-boy living in New York City. He’s also the creator and host of the podcast, Other Men Need Help. It’s a hilarious yet poignant look at manhood and the insecurities that come with it.
Charleston Restoration of the 1830 Cotton Gin Building at Boone Hall Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina.
Women dance in Gullah Geechee ceremony.
Ade Ofunniyin and volunteer restoring grave site in South Carolina
Ancestral cloth remembering the 36 enslaved Blacks whose remains were found.
Basket weaving with seagrass is a time honored craft in the Gullah Geechee community.
Slave cabins in Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, right outside of Charleston
In 2013, construction workers in Charleston unearthed the remains of 36 enslaved Black people. Six years later, the Gullah Society will hold a processional and ceremony to re-inter the bones of some of the city’s earlier residents.
On Thursday, Lori Lightfoot, the first Black woman, openly gay mayor, announced her transition team. As she prepares to take the helm in Chicago after an unpopular Rahm Emanuel steps down, some activists in the local Black LGBQT community are none too pleased.