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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Dec 03, 2019 at 09:00. 21 comments

Billy Dee Williams Opens Up About Gender Fluid Identity, Sees Himself as ‘Feminine as Well as Masculine’

Billy Dee Williams Opens Up About Gender Fluid Identity, Sees Himself as ‘Feminine as Well as Masculine’

At 82 years old, Billy Dee Williams is not only making moves as an iconic actor but as an iconic person.

In his recent feature interview for Esquire, Williams opened up about the ways in which he expresses his own gender identity.

“And you see I say ‘himself’ and ‘herself,’ because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine,” Williams confirmed. “I’m a very soft person. I’m not afraid...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jun 13, 2019.

#DaretoCare: This Father’s Day, Scotch Porter Decodes Masculinity With a New Campaign

#DaretoCare: This Father’s Day, Scotch Porter Decodes Masculinity With a New Campaign

What is masculinity? That is the question grooming brand Scotch Porter is posing to men ahead of Father’s Day, with a new campaign aimed at getting to the heart of our often outdated ideas about masculinity (which is too often confused with patriarchy), and “evolving the perception of manhood,” according to a statement from the brand.

High school principal Akbar Cook; former Super...

Ibn Safir Ibn Safir May 26, 2019. 21 comments

Gillette Ad Features Black Trans Teen Shaving for the First Time

Gillette Ad Features Black Trans Teen Shaving for the First Time

With Pride season soon upon us, we’ll soon be inundated with rainbow apparel and items from brands falling over themselves to remind us all how inclusive and woke they all are.

Every once in a while, however, a brand gives us something genuinely heartwarming and good.

In the latest ad from Gillette, posted to the brand’s Facebook on Thursday, Samson Bonkeabantu Brown, a trans teen from Canada,...

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Kinitra D. Brooks Kinitra D. Brooks Apr 06, 2019. 4 comments

How to Be a Strong Black Family Man: The World According to Gabriel Wilson in Jordan Peele’s Us

How to Be a Strong Black Family Man: The World According to Gabriel Wilson in Jordan Peele’s Us

There is an old Negro saying: If you want to get a black woman to shut the F up, actually listen to her! (I swear I heard my grandmother say that to my grandfather once).

I come from a long line of mouthy women married to strong black men who loved them fiercely—a dynamic I actively chose to repeat in my own marriage. Unfortunately, there remains a false belief that for black women to be...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Mar 21, 2019. 17 comments

Hey Everyone, Boxer Adrien Broner Isn't Gay and He Wants the World to Know During Vile, Homophobic Rant 

Hey Everyone, Boxer Adrien Broner Isn't Gay and He Wants the World to Know During Vile, Homophobic Rant 

Looks like boxer Adrien Broner’s masculinity is so fragile that he had to go on a caveman-esque, homophobic disturbing rant that he titled a “PSA” to gay men who might be interested in him.

“If any f-g, punk ass nigga come run up on me, trying to touch me on all that gay shit, I’m letting you know right now—if I ain’t got my gun on me, I’m knocking you the fuck out,” the boxer said in a video...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 26, 2019. 19 comments

#MuteChrisBrown Too, Because He's Clearly Committed to Being Trash

#MuteChrisBrown Too, Because He's Clearly Committed to Being Trash

In recent weeks, there’s been a lot of renewed talk about toxic masculinity, particularly amongst viewers of Surviving R. Kelly and the legions debating the necessity of Gillette’s controversial ad asking men to be accountable. In all of these dialogues, perhaps what has been most striking is how many men instinctively equate masculinity with toxic behavior, as if the two are synonymous and...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 15, 2019. 24 comments

The Best Men Can Be? Gillette Poses a New Challenge—but Can Men Accept It?

The Best Men Can Be? Gillette Poses a New Challenge—but Can Men Accept It?

Hell hath no fury like a man who thinks he’s being held accountable.

At least, that appears to be what’s happening for many men in response to a now-viral new ad by Gillette. The 30-second spot (also cut as a one-minute-and-48-second short film) raises questions of accountability, toxic vs. “traditional” masculinity, corporate influence, and pandering in the “culture wars” (as...

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P.J. Rickards P.J. Rickards Dec 28, 2018. 3 comments

You’re Not Living Your Best Life: Leave These 6 Things Behind in 2018

You’re Not Living Your Best Life: Leave These 6 Things Behind in 2018

You made it through 2018. Bless up! But your friends aren’t keeping it 100 with you. Luckily you have Corey Townsend, social media editor for The Root.

Whether it’s toxic masculinity, avoiding salt and pepper or trying to Basquiat your hairline: Here are a few things you should leave behind if you want to be your best self in 2019.

Watch the full video above. New Year. New You.

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Aug 07, 2018. 5 comments

#EvolveTheDefinition: Retailer Bonobos Takes On Toxic Masculinity

#EvolveTheDefinition: Retailer Bonobos Takes On Toxic Masculinity

What does masculinity mean to you? This is the question retailer Bonobos asks in a new spot asking its followers to #EvolveTheDefinition of masculinity.

In the 90-second “mini-documentary,” all different types of men read Google’s definition of “masculine” and compare it to how they self-define, making it clear that traditional textbook definitions are inadequate when it comes to...

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Anslem Samuel Rocque Anslem Samuel Rocque Apr 26, 2018. 24 comments

Why I Laughed At My Best Friend For Crying At His Wedding (And Then Cried At My Own)

Why I Laughed At My Best Friend For Crying At His Wedding (And Then Cried At My Own)

#RelationshipGoals mentions were at an all-time high last week due to this viral video of a crying groom that gave everyone all the feels. If somehow you were actually living life and missed it, here’s a quick rundown: Gabriel Deku burst into tears at the mere sight of his bride-to-be Annabelle walking down the aisle. The sob fest got so intense that Gabriel’s best man (aka the real MVP) had...

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Damon Young Damon Young Apr 16, 2018. 24 comments

Why A Man Enjoying A Woman's Finger In His Butt Doesn't Make Him Gay (NTTAWWT), Explained

Why A Man Enjoying A Woman's Finger In His Butt Doesn't Make Him Gay (NTTAWWT), Explained

Who is Amber Rose?

Ex-girlfriend of Kanye West, ex-wife of Wiz Khalifa, social media soul destroyer, and perhaps the most famous Cape Verdean alive today.

Really?

Yes, really. If we ever decided to honor and recognize a Cape Verdean-American history month, kids would be required to do Amber Rose book reports and school projects. She'd basically be the Cape Verdean Benjamin Banneker.

Why are we...

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Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Apr 15, 2018.

11 Thoughts About The Movie Moonlight, Which You Should See.

11 Thoughts About The Movie Moonlight, Which You Should See.

First things first, this will not be a review. There are a million of those on-line and they are all glowing. They range from “it’s the best movie of 2016” to “we’ve never seen anything like this, done like this, before”. Also, the studio, A24 gave me a free movie ticket to see Moonlight, which is written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on the play by Tarrell Alvin McCraney. While it...

Preston Mitchum Preston Mitchum Sep 04, 2017. 12 comments

If Black Gay Men on TV Were All Masculine ‘Professionals,’ Would We Still Care About Diversity? 

If Black Gay Men on TV Were All Masculine ‘Professionals,’ Would We Still Care About Diversity? 

On modern-day reality-television shows, audiences often bear witness to stereotypical, one-dimensional representations of black queer men. From the iconic Miss J. Alexander on America’s Next Top Model to the frequent appearances on Real Housewives of Atlanta and even Love & Hip Hop, we have often seen narrow depictions of the black male queer experience: divas applying makeup, giving someone...

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