Watch: Jinkx Monsoon “She Evil” feat. Fred Schneider (The B-52s)
Fri, 20/07/18 – 16:47 | No Comment

Jinkx Monsoon goes retro in the new music video for their song “She Evil” ft. Fred Schneider of the B-52’s. The track pays homage and is heavily inspired by classics such as ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ and Madonna’s ‘Human Nature’.
This marks Jinkx’s third music video release from her new album, The Ginger Snapped.

The new music video is up on my […]

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Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Marita Bonner” (Harlem Renaissance Playwright & Essayist)
Friday, 16 Jun, 2017 – 12:43 | No Comment
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Marita Bonner” (Harlem Renaissance Playwright & Essayist)

American writer, essayist, and playwright Marita Bonner (pic below), born June 16, 1899, is most known for being part of the Harlem Renaissance- the cultural, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, during the 1920s. She was a frequent contributor to The Crisis (the magazine of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored […]

Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Hattie McDaniel”
Saturday, 10 Jun, 2017 – 9:00 | No Comment
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Hattie McDaniel”

Hattie McDaniel, born June 10, 1895, is best known for being the first African American to snatch an Oscar in 1940, for her  supporting role as Mammy in Gone With the Wind. Yet, all of the film’s black actors, including McDaniel, were barred from attending the film’s premiere in 1939.
McDaniel started professionally singing, dancing and […]

Drag Star Noel Leon Stops Traffic at One of the Last Shows at Miami’s Legendary Palace Bar
Monday, 5 Jun, 2017 – 18:55 | No Comment
Drag Star Noel Leon Stops Traffic at One of the Last Shows at Miami’s Legendary Palace Bar

This past weekend, iconic drag star Noel Leon once again stopped traffic at Palace Bar’s famous Sunday brunch, on Ocean Drive in Miami. Unfortunately, this is one of the last high-kicking street performances at the legendary LGBT bar/restaurant…since the space has been sold, and is closing its doors on July 4th weekend. Palace Bar has been the […]

Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Dr. Cornel West”
Friday, 2 Jun, 2017 – 9:00 | No Comment
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Dr. Cornel West”

Cornel West, born June 2, 1953, is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, and political activist. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Paris. Probably best known for his books, including Democracy Matters, his […]

Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Dr. Betty Shabazz”
Sunday, 28 May, 2017 – 9:00 | No Comment
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Dr. Betty Shabazz”

Activist and ex-wife of Malcolm X, Betty Shabazz, aka Betty X, aka Betty Dean Sanders was possibly born on May 28th, 1934…apparently, her birth records were lost, but this seems to be the most likely date. She met the Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X at the National of Islam temple in Harlem, started […]

Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Pam Grier”
Friday, 26 May, 2017 – 9:00 | No Comment
Happy Birthday 2 Ya “Pam Grier”

Pamela Suzette Grier, aka Pam Grier, born May 26, 1949, is an actress, best known as the QUEEN of 1970s  blaxploitation films, beginning with her starring role in the 1973 film Coffy. She is considered to be the first African-American female to headline an action film,  a position previously held only by men. After the success of […]