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Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 20, 2019 at 03:00.

Steven Canals Was Told 'No' Over 100 Times, But One 'Yes' Led to 6 Pose Emmy Nominations

Steven Canals Was Told 'No' Over 100 Times, But One 'Yes' Led to 6 Pose Emmy Nominations

I’ve been gay as hell for some time now. I didn’t always have the language to articulate this, but I’ve had this affinity for a month of Sundays. Growing up, representation was lacking, so black women were what I turned to.

I knew good and well I wasn’t a black woman—I wasn’t that blessed—but they portrayed characteristics that I admired and saw in myself. Through watching them I learned...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 15, 2019 at 16:35.

Protecting Pride: Safe Spaces Are Crucial to the Existence of the LGBTQ Community

Protecting Pride: Safe Spaces Are Crucial to the Existence of the LGBTQ Community

Pride Month is a time of celebration. A time where same-gender-loving men get together to celebrate love, liberty, and the occasional Beyoncé. During these celebrations, it is imperative for us to feel safe in the spaces we inhabit. Our mere existence can be viewed as a threat to some, and therefore, many of us have to be mindful of where we choose to shake a tailfeather. Luckily for us,...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 15, 2019 at 11:34.

July 2019 Beyoncé Is Coming to Pride Rock In Lion King Live-Action Remake

July 2019 Beyoncé Is Coming to Pride Rock In <i>Lion King</i> Live-Action Remake

The Lion King has never been a favorite of mine, mostly because I’m convinced Mufasa did some shit to Scar to make him vengeful, and I’m pretty sure whatever it was, it was cause enough for Scar to react. But it’s 2018 and your childhood is coming back to life with Disney’s live-action remake.

On the day of thanks Disney gave many something to be thankful for and dropped a trailer to the...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 15, 2019 at 10:24.

Unreleased Music From Beyoncé Leaked and Somebody's Probably Getting Fired

Unreleased Music From Beyoncé Leaked and Somebody's Probably Getting Fired

It’s no secret that Beyoncé has no respect for our edges, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she’d release music at some ungodly-ass hour. We learned that when the Beyoncé digital album dropped in 2013, and ever since that faithful night, we’ve all been on the edge of our seats in anticipation for new music from Bey.

On Thursday, new tracks from the King of Music popped up on Apple Music...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 15, 2019 at 10:24.

Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry’s New Netflix Series Features An All-Black Writers’ Room 

Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry’s New Netflix Series Features An All-Black Writers’ Room 

Let the heavens rejoice because Netflix is keeping the original content game strong and has announced a new comedy series featuring Emmy Award-winning actress Loretta Devine and our favorite Sister, Sister, Tia Mowry.

The new series, Family Reunion, has been ordered for 20 episodes by the streaming giant and proves that coming up with new ideas is not a thing of the past. Death to reboots.

Not...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 15, 2019 at 10:22.

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Headline the 2018 Global Citizen Festival to Honor Nelson Mandela's Legacy

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Headline the 2018 Global Citizen Festival to Honor Nelson Mandela's Legacy

At a respectable hour—2:47 p.m. EST on Sunday, to be exact—Beyoncé and husband Jay-Z’s philanthropy and benevolence blessed the world with a performance during the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Unlike Beychella , which aired at an ungodly hour, Beyoncé and the father of her children hopped on South Africa’s FNB Stadium stage for an appearance...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 14, 2019 at 23:01.

Sterling K. Brown Partners With Bristol-Myers Squibb to Give Cancer Survivors a Community

Sterling K. Brown Partners With Bristol-Myers Squibb to Give Cancer Survivors a Community

First things first: Fuck Cancer.

This disease has entered the lives of many and has taken loved ones away, but fortunately, all stories involving cancer don’t have an unfortunate ending. Sterling K. Brown has partnered with Bristol-Myers Squibb to tell survivors’ stories in a series designed to illuminate the triumphs and challenges of life after a cancer diagnosis.

The series, Survivorship...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 14, 2019 at 21:22.

Janet Mock Makes History by Becoming the 1st Black Trans Woman to Sign Deal With a Major Studio

Janet Mock Makes History by Becoming the 1st Black Trans Woman to Sign Deal With a Major Studio

On June 19, 1865 , history was made and the last enslaved black Americans gained their independence. Today, 154 years after emancipation, Janet Mock made history by becoming the first black trans woman to establish an overall deal with a major studio.

Obviously, I did not jest when I wrote that the cast of Pose is booked, busy, and blessed. According to Variety, the multi-hyphenated Mock...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 14, 2019 at 18:18.

Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle Will Play Ariel in Disney’s Live-Action Remake of The Little Mermaid

Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle Will Play Ariel in Disney’s Live-Action Remake of <i>The Little Mermaid</i>

A wise crustacean once said that it’s better down where it’s wetter and I’m pretty sure he made this statement because he foresaw the melanin that was going to hit the Seven Seas!

Thus, Disney has chosen to make blackness a part of their world by casting Halle Bailey of R&B singing duo Chloe x Halle to play Ariel in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid.

Director Robert Marshall...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 14, 2019 at 17:53.

Your Ignorance Is Showing If You Believe in a 'Gay Agenda'

Your Ignorance Is Showing If You Believe in a 'Gay Agenda'

Same-gender-loving men have been accused of trying to ruin the black family, and that’s a black-ass lie. Men who are part of the LGBTQ+ community are concerned with having the right to merely exist and to be treated as equals. As for an agenda? We do not, nor have we ever, had the time to come up with a plot to take down the entire black family. Who has the time?

As a people, we have way more...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 14, 2019 at 04:30.

Beyoncé and Michelle Obama Are Drunk in Love

Beyoncé and Michelle Obama Are Drunk in Love

Beyoncé and Michelle Obama have been out in these streets hailing each other’s praises and it’s honestly the kind of content that makes paying my internet/phone bill worthwhile.

Our FOREVER First Lady and the King of Music have been sharing sentiments that will warm the coldest hearts amongst us.

Mrs. Obama has recently received a well-deserved honor by being named one of TIME100’s most...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 14, 2019 at 02:08.

‘I Thought I Was Meeting a Nerd:’ Michelle Obama Shares Her First Time Meeting Barack Obama

‘I Thought I Was Meeting a Nerd:’ Michelle Obama Shares Her First Time Meeting Barack Obama

Like I’ve said before, the America in which I reside is currently single and is using this time to rediscover itself after the Obamas’ departure from the blackest administration in history.

We currently don’t have a president, so America is currently swiping right to find a love that’ll give it the treatment for which it has been yearning since the Michelle and Barack walked out of the White...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 14, 2019 at 00:37.

Iyanla Vanzant Wants You to Get It Clean In 2019

Iyanla Vanzant Wants You to Get It Clean In 2019

Iyanla Vanzant is a renowned life coach, author, motivational speaker and a fixer of most things and she wants you to “get it clean in 2019.”

Every new year, many of us make resolutions to better ourselves. We use the new year as a way to start a new chapter of our lives with a clean slate, but it’s easier said than done. We struggle with staying on track with our new year’s resolutions, but...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 13, 2019. 4 comments

Tina ‘Knowles’ Black Excellence and Urges Us To Never Dim Our Light

Tina ‘Knowles’ Black Excellence and Urges Us To Never Dim Our Light

As a people, we’ve been known to make it out on top in some of the most unfortunate circumstances. With all that we have been through, we still manage to find a way to celebrate the beauty that comes with being black. Even when you trod us down into the dirt, still we rise and celebrate our black excellence.

Essence Festival is a shining example of that celebration. Every single day of the...

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Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 13, 2019.

A Twitter Thread Wants to Know If You Have What It Takes to be Beyoncé’s Assistant

A Twitter Thread Wants to Know If You Have What It Takes to be Beyoncé’s Assistant

Some lovely Twitter user by the name of Green Chyna gave me one of my most stressful hours on Sunday when they created a quiz titled, “Being Beyoncé’s assistant for the day: DONT GET FIRED THREAD.”

Never in my life have I ever cared for a job I knew I wasn’t going to get. In this thread, you are tasked with answering several questions that will either appease the King of Music or have your...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 13, 2019.

FX’s Pose Is Not Only Entertaining, But Saving Lives—One Episode at a Time

FX’s <i>Pose</i> Is Not Only Entertaining, But Saving Lives—One Episode at a Time

When I was a wee, young, gay whippersnapper, I didn’t have any representation of myself on television. With this lack of being seen, I instead found myself in the various black women that paraded themselves ever so elegantly across my screens. These women showed me the power of resilience and strength, but there was always something lacking. I knew that the characters that I revered and I...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 13, 2019.

FX's Pose Receives First Major Award Nomination

FX's <i>Pose</i> Receives First Major Award Nomination

The history making, groundbreaking—10's across the board receiving—FX series POSE has received its first major award nomination from the IFP Gotham Awards for long form breakthrough series.

Co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, Pose is unlike anything television has ever seen. The period drama sheds a light on New York City’s ballroom scene in the 80s and brings the...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 12, 2019.

#NotToday: The Night King nor Kim Kardashian Could Stop Us From Keeping Up With The Battle of Winterfell

#NotToday: The Night King nor Kim Kardashian Could Stop Us From Keeping Up With The Battle of Winterfell

My blood pressure still has not returned to normal after episode three of Game of Thrones.

The Battle of Winterfell popped off and shit did not go as any of us expected. I turned on my friend’s television in preparation to say goodbye to all of my favorite characters because I knew the Night King was going to swoop in on his dragon and talk his shit. And given our history, I also just knew in...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 11, 2019.

Beyoncé Performs at Indian Billionaire's Family Wedding Festivities

Beyoncé Performs at Indian Billionaire's Family Wedding Festivities

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter continues her lifelong practice of playing in our faces and just performed a mini-concert at a pre-wedding bash for the daughter of India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani.

Ambani’s daughter, Isha Ambani, has now set the bar for weddings unrealistically high. She’s had Beychella at her wedding. She’s won. That’s it. Game over. There’s really no competing with a woman...

Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Jul 11, 2019.

In Water Is Wet News: Lauryn Hill (Still) Shows Up 2 Hours Late to Concerts

In Water Is Wet News: Lauryn Hill (Still) Shows Up 2 Hours Late to Concerts

I am known for many things. My humor, great smile, stamina, the list goes on. But one thing my black ass is not known for is punctuality. Given the opportunity, I will probably roll up late to my own funeral. Everyone will be there ready to mourn/celebrate my life and I’ll be somewhere in traffic, dressed in my Sunday’s best.

You know who else isn’t known for their punctuality? Lauryn...

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