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New Digital Archive Opens Access to Thousands of Digitized African American Funeral Programs (1886-2019)

Funeral rites, burials, and other rituals are held near-universally sacred, not only due to religious and cultural beliefs about death: We preserve our connection to our ancestors through the records of their births and deaths. For many Black Americans in the U.S. south, grief and loss have been compounded by centuries of violence and tragedy, but funerals have still tended to be “celebrations of life” rather than mournful events, says Derek Mosley, archivist at the Auburn Avenue Research Libra...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Life, Stanford, Atlanta, Georgia, History, Yale, Smithsonian, Johnson, Civil rights movement, Jim Crow, Facebook Twitter, Atlanta Georgia, Morehouse College

9 Civil War Battles Every Man Should Know

Undoubtedly, the Civil War was the most consequential event in American history. The fate of the fledgling nation — geographically, culturally, existentially — hung in the balance between the years 1861 and 1865. Despite its significance, the average American doesn’t possess a very expansive understanding of the conflict. Most of us know a few names — Grant, Lee, Sherman, Jackson; we know Lincoln gave an important speech at Gettysburg; and we know who won the war. But our grasp of everything el...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, Washington, Life, Virginia, Atlanta, Shiloh, Pennsylvania, United States, Arkansas, Tennessee, Arizona, Army, Union

Lesson Learned: Focus on quality over quantity

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, learn how iconic Atlanta broker Lisa Robinson has built her reputation on the depth of her professional relationships.
Tags: Lifestyle, Atlanta, Radio, Luxury, Teams, Agent, Columns, Lisa Robinson, Select, Lesson Learned, Christy Murdock Edgar, Luxury Lens, Engle And Volkers

The Power of Costuming in Film: Pretty Much Pop #38 with Whitney Anne Adams (Happy Death Day, Great Gatsby) How does clothing mesh with set design, cinematography, sound design, etc. to create the mood in a film? Whitney designed for and dressed leads and crowds on The Great Gatsby, the Happy Death Day films and several indie flicks. She joins Erica, Mark and Brian to discuss how clothes on screen relate to clothes in life, designing vs. curating, historic vs. modern vs. genre, when costumes get distra...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Podcasts, Film, College, Atlanta, Brian, Whitney, Facebook Twitter, Ruben Diaz, Brian Tyree Henry, Paper Boi, Rebecca Clough, Lindsay Weinberg, Pretty Much Pop, Film Costuming

Other sports no. 3: Don King and the 45 minute answer

It was the week before the Mike Tyson versus Evander Holyfield rematch at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.I'd been at the first fight when Holyfield had pulled off a major upset by stopping Tyson in the eleventh round, even though beforehand there was a concern that Evander might actually die in the ring. He had been diagnosed with a heart condition that he now claimed had been cured by a faith healer.As a piece of sporting theatre it was the most exciting thing I'd seen. Afterwards both fighters cam...
Tags: Florida, England, New York, London, Sex, US, NFL, America, Atlanta, New York Times, Fifa, Las Vegas, Mike Tyson, Lloyds, Oklahoma, Ioc

OOOG Brand Founder Is Taking the “Athleisure” Clothing Market By Storm

When former rapper Keith “Street Lotto” Smith created T-shirts to promote his single “OOOG” back in 2014, he had no idea that it would blossom into a full-fledged lifestyle “athleisure” brand – one that would not only make a statement in the fashion world, but inspire many people in the process.  However, that is exactly what is happening. Based in Atlanta, OOOG Brand has formed wings and continues to soar, establishing a powerful presence across the nation with no signs of slowing down. The...
Tags: Fashion, Atlanta, Nike, Jazz, Smith, Tha Dogg Pound, Tracy McGrady, OOOG Brand, Keith Street Lotto Smith

Actor Daniel Newman details horrific ER visit after checking in for suspected COVID-19

Actor Daniel Newman knows a thing or two about surviving an apocalypse after playing Daniel on The Walking Dead for three seasons. But he says no amount of zombies and other fictional invaders prepared him for the grim realities of coronavirus. Over the weekend, Newman, who came out as bisexual in 2017, published an op-ed in the New York Times about his recent experience going to the ER for what he suspects was COVID-19. The 38-year-old believes be may have contracted the virus when he was in A...
Tags: Health, Australia, Life, China, Lifestyle, Atlanta, New York Times, Italy, Healthcare, Sydney, Andy Cohen, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Mardi Gras, Daniel, Newman

Bisexual reality star Carlton Morton says he’s in therapy after posting series of cryptic tweets

View this post on Instagram Can I have a kiss? “Carlton’s Kissing Booth is Now Open”. ?? #LoveIsBlind #SingleBachelor A post shared by Carlton Morton (@carltonmorton) on Feb 24, 2020 at 2:01pm PST After writing a series of cryptic social media posts and then checking into the hospital, bisexual reality Carlton Morton says he’s now working with a therapist to cope with the blowback he’s received s...
Tags: Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, Social Media, Atlanta, Netflix, Black, Carlton, Morton, Ad Friendly, MAR, Love Is Blind, Carlton Morton

Amber From Love Is Blind Just Dyed Her Hair Blonde Ahead Of The Reunion

Just when we thought we couldn’t get any more excited about the Love Is Blind finale — which is dropping on Netflix tonight — we also found out there will be a reunion special, too. On March 5th, the entire cast, including the couples that made it to the alter (and those that didn’t), will be sitting down together to rehash the season and give fans an update on where their relationships stand today. Spoiler alert: Amber Pike and Matt Barnett are seemingly still together — but you might not...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Atlanta, Netflix, Barnett, Pike, Matt Barnett, Mylee Quach Stankowitz, Quach Stankowitz

Man pretended to be gay to befriend lesbian commuter, then raped her

Taurence Callagain (Photo: Fulton Country Jail) An Atlanta man has been found guilty of raping a woman he met on his daily train commute. The woman is a lesbian and in a longterm relationship. To befriend her, the man – Taurence Callagain, 36 – pretended he was gay. Callagain began talking to the woman in August 2015 after encountering her at a transit station in West Atlanta. After gaining her trust, they swapped phone numbers. He maintained that he was gay during this period and she believe...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Rape, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Fulton County, Atlanta Medical Center, Taurence Callagain, Fulton Country Jail An Atlanta, Callagain, Paul L Howard Jr

Gay man fed up because all the guys he meets are total “garbage”

An Atlanta man says all the guys he dates are “garbage” and he hates them, so he’s seeking advice from Mike Fleming at Project Q. “I am a gay man, but I hate men,” the letter begins. “The only thing they end up being good for is sex, yet I still want just one to buck the stereotype and change my life.” The man goes on to say he has a great network of female friends who he gets along with splendidly. But when it comes to men, he has zero luck. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-...
Tags: Life, Advice, Love, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Dating, Men, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Fleming, Mike Fleming

These Topless Protestors Interrupted Bernie Sanders’ Nevada Rally With A Message About Milk

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been arrested in his share of protests over the years. The Senator from Vermont and current presidential candidate has been a vocal proponent of non-violent direct action in pursuit of justice — he even hired one of the activists protesting rival candidate Vice President Joe Biden as an Iowa caucus organizer. But on Sunday, Sanders found himself on the receiving end when a group of topless women activists with the Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), a group who objects ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Elizabeth Warren, San Francisco, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Iowa, Nevada, Biden, Civil rights movement, Vermont, Martin Luther King Jr, San Francsico, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Ben Cohen

These actors are to play gay husbands in new Marvel movie, The Eternals

Haaz Sleiman and Brian Tyree Henry (Photos: icmags/Gage Skidmore – CC-by-2.0/3.0) An actor in the forthcoming movie The Eternals has revealed that they will be playing a man married to another man. Marvel’s has long mooted that it wants to boost diversity in the Marvel Universe, with Marvel President Kevin Feige telling an audience in New York last October that a forthcoming movie will include LGBTQ representation. Then, in December, a trailer for the Marvel film The Eternals showed at a Comi...
Tags: New York, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Brazil, Lgbtq, Marvel Studios, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Richard Madden, Kevin Feige, Gage Skidmore, Little America, Sleiman, Haaz Sleiman, Brian Tyree Henry

Director Ryan White reveals the double-edged sword of queer representation in ‘Visible: Out on TV’

Director Ryan White Ryan White doesn’t stop. The documentarian behind The Case Against 8 and The Keepers has enjoyed two consecutive Sundance Film Festivals with new movies having their premiere. Last year, we chatted with White about his acclaimed documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. His next feature, Assassins, comes out later this year. For the moment, though, White is focused on an epic television event. We mean that in two senses of the word. As produced by Wilson Cruz & Wanda Sykes, Visible: Out o...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Feature, Hollywood, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, David, Netflix, Anderson Cooper, Philadelphia, Ellen, Pbs, Wanda, Oprah, Janet Mock

Morehouse Polo Team Certified by US Polo Association

The Morehouse College Polo Club has received official notice from the United States Polo Association of their membership into the organization, making it the first Historically Black College & University (HBCU) to have a polo team. “We would like to officially welcome Morehouse College to the I/I Family! Morehouse is in Atlanta, and will be playing out of The Atlanta Regional Polo Center with Jolie Listonand Frankie Questel,” said Amy Fraser, Director Intercollegiate/Interscholastic Polo, in a...
Tags: Life, Atlanta, Georgia, Jazz, Cherry, Wilson, Morehouse, Morehouse College, US Polo Association, Morehouse Polo Team, Morehouse College Polo Club, United States Polo Association, Historically Black College University HBCU, Jolie Listonand Frankie Questel, Amy Fraser, Morehouse Polo Club Co

Hot? or Nah? Lil Wayne’s Daughter Reginae Carter Bares All for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Line… (PHOTOS)

NEWSFLASH! Reginae Carter is all grown up and has shed all her inhibitions! The 21-year-old daughter of rapper Lil Wayne and TV personality/author Antonia “Toya” Johnson, recently announced that she’s partnered with Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty brand as ambassador and shared a few photos posing in the lacy garments. Photos below… (more…) Related Posts In Case You Missed It: Toya Wright & Reginae Carter Dish Dirt w/Wendy Williams… [VIDEO]The Shade!! MempHitz Cut From Reginae Carter’s ‘Super S...
Tags: Fashion, Featured, Celebrities, News, Rihanna, Atlanta, Wendy Williams, Lil Wayne, Johnson, Carter, Billy Porter, Antonia, Atlanta Gossip, Toya Wright, Reginae Carter, Hot or Nah

Atlanta stripper sentenced to life in prison for murdering boyfriend

William Bradley Morgan A man in Atlanta has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his boyfriend in October 2016. William Bradley Morgan, 37, was a former dancer at Atlanta strip club Swinging Richards. His lover was Brian Campbell, a senior Comcast executive. The men had been in a relationship for around a year, lived together in an Altlanta condo, but both had wives elsewhere, reports local news station WXIA-TV. Morgan was separated from his wife in Alabama. Campbell’s wife of 14 ye...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Comcast, Delaware, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Morgan, Campbell, Brian Campbell, Paul Howard, Fulton Superior Court, Project Q Atlanta, William Bradley Morgan

Tiffany Haddish met a gay couple in a bar and offered to have their baby

Tiffany Haddish had a gangbusters 2019 — starring in Tuca & Bertie, going dramatic in The Kitchen, hosting Kids Say the Darndest Things, and debuting a Netflix stand-up special — but her last year could have involved surrogacy, too. The comedian revealed on Late Night With Seth Meyers recently that she offered her womb to a gay couple after meeting Rose Byrne, her costar in the new movie Like a Boss, for drinks at her hotel. Related: Billy Porter slays ‘Like a Boss’ in his newest trailer “I had ...
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Netflix, Rose Byrne, Surrogacy, Seth Meyers, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Rose, Richards, Byrne, Meyers, Billy Porter, Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip

Finding love in a world that’s rigged in favor of straight romance

During a New Year’s trip to Tasmania several years ago, my friend Nina and I got a little tipsy and got to lamenting the dearth of true romance in our lives. Well, that’s what we were doing at first. Then it turned into a competition, one Nina, a divorced mother-of-two who lives in Atlanta, figured I had a better chance of winning, judging from all the attention I was getting on Grindr. “Well, at least you have real-world options,” I told her. “You don’t have to go to a bar or get on Grindr to ...
Tags: Facebook, Life, Relationships, Love, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Society, New York Times, Jennifer Lopez, Tasmania, Yankees, Grindr, Buenos Aires, Lakers, Ad Friendly, Queerty

Homophobic pro boxer Adrien Broner caught hitting on 16-year-old blames teen for acting “grown”

Homophobic pro boxer Adrien Broner wants everyone to know that it’s not his fault he hit on a high schooler. The 30-year-old says it was an “honest mistake” when he hit on 16-year-old rapper Bhad Bhabie on Instagram last week. Bhabie, who is best known for her “Cash me out side, how ’bout dah” catchphrase, shared with her 17.2 million Instagram followers a screenshot of the fighter’s message urging her to “text me crazy girl.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle...
Tags: Instagram, Life, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Fbi, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Boxer, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Antigay, Homophobic, Adrien Broner, Broner, Bhad Bhabie, Bhabie

‘The Eternals’ trailer shows Marvel’s first gay superhero…and it’s not who we thought

Brian Tyree Henry. Via YouTube Have a grain of salt ready, folks. Journalist Rose Dommu of Out reports that the first trailer for the Marvel film The Eternals showed at Comic-Con Experience 2019 in Brazil over the weekend. A shot from the film apparently shows an out-gay man holding hands with his boyfriend, confirming that the character is not the hero Ikarus. We’d reported that actor Richard Madden, who plays Ikarus, would also portray the first out-gay superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Uni...
Tags: Feature, Entertainment, Marvel, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Brazil, Ad Friendly, Henry, Richard Madden, Kevin Feige, Madden, Don Lee, Brian Tyree Henry, Rose Dommu, The Eternals, Brian Tyree Henry Via

Andy Mientus on starring in an old fashioned queer love story in ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings’

Andy Mientus We can’t shake the image of Andy Mientus in a bolo tie. We first met the actor on the red carpet for the premiere of Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, the new heart-warming series of films based on Parton’s work. It comes to Netflix this November 22. Mientus, conscious of his Appaliacian surroundings, dressed for the occasion: bolo tie and a black & white cowboy-style suit. Audiences will know the Pensylvania native from his tenure on The Flash where he played the role of Harley Ratha...
Tags: Feature, Instagram, Entertainment, Lifestyle, America, Atlanta, Netflix, Dolly Parton, Broadway, Leo, Michael, Andy, Ad Friendly, Hartley, Parton, Ty

COVER SHOTS: Megan Thee Stallion for i-D magazine… (PHOTOS)

Megan thee Stallion is featured on the cover of i-D magazine’s “Get Up Stand Up Issue”! The mag ushers in a hot girl winter with the superstar rapstress as she shares details about her rise to stardom in an interview by Jeremy O’Harris. Photos + excerpts below… (more…) Related Posts Nicki Minaj Covers ‘V’ Magazine… [PHOTOS]Cover Shots: Ciara Lands 1st VOGUE cover in ‘Vogue Arabia’… (PHOTOS)#RHOA Cynthia Bailey Celebrates “Single Life” in Upscale Magazine’s June 2017 Issue… (PHOTOS)No Li...
Tags: Fashion, Celebrities, News, Nicki Minaj, Atlanta, Idris Elba, Megan, Xscape, Tameka Tiny Harris, Vogue Arabia, Cover Shots, Megan Thee Stallion, Jeremy O Harris Photos

This bisexual Democratic candidate has Republicans shaking in their boots and for good reason

Antwon Stephens is a 23-year-old bisexual Democrat who is currently running for Congress in Georgia’s super conservative 9th district. Yet despite having all odds against him, he has Republicans feeling nervous. In 2020, Stephens hopes to oust four-term Republican incumbent Doug Collins, who has represented Georgia’s 9th congressional district since 2013. Prior to that, Collins was a state representative in the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 27th district. Collins has a long...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Congress, Lifestyle, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Athens, Republican, Bisexual, Young, Collins, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Stephens, Madison County

Tatianna arrested for disorderly conduct: ‘Sh*t happens’

Life was a drag this weekend for Tatianna, who was arrested in Atlanta for disorderly conduct on Sunday, October 13. Now the RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 2 and All-Stars Season 2 star is speaking out about the incident, saying she’s living and learning. Related: Tatianna suspended from Twitter for calling out a Trump supporter “I’m fine!” Tatianna a.k.a. Joey Santolini said in a statement, per TMZ. “It was a dumb situation that I wish didn’t happen but sh*t happens and people make mistakes. There ...
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Arrested, Arrest, Arrests, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Dragaholic, Rupaul's Drag Race, Drag Queens, Trump, Drag Queen, Rupaul, Tyra Sanchez, All Stars 2

18 amazing, random and salacious details from Elton John’s new memoir

Elton John (Photo: © Greg Gorman) Despite a long, wild and sometimes debauched life, rock legend Elton John has never previously published an official memoir. Until now. Today sees the publication of Me. Anyone who saw the movie Rocketman may be familiar with the basics of Elton’s life, but Me goes deeper and covers areas not touched upon in the movie (such as his marriage and fatherhood). But you want to know the gossip, right? Here are some of the more eye-opening, shocking or WTF moments. ...
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Hot? or Nah? Pharrell Williams Pharrell Williams Covers GQ Magazine’s ‘New Masculinity’ Issue

Pharrell Williams is featured on the cover of GQ magazine’s ‘New Masculinity’ issue. GQ’s November 2019 issue puts Pharrell front and center as the traditional men’s magazine shares “an exploration of the ways that traditional notions of masculinity are being challenged, overturned, and evolved”. Excerpts + photos below… (more…) Related Posts Rick Ross Goes Topless for GQ…. [PHOTOS + BTS VIDEO]Hot or Not? Usher & His New ‘Baby Fro’ Attend 2013 Angel Ball… [PHOTOS]Judge Modifies Ceelo Gree...
Tags: Fashion, Celebrities, Beyonce, News, Atlanta, Pharrell, Rick Ross, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Gq, Ceelo Green, Atlanta Gossip

P-Diddle Diddle by The Pioneer Woman

Hi, friends! I thought I’d check in about what I’ve been up to. Ladd and I celebrated our anniversary in September, for one! It was the big 2-3, and you know what they say: Once you get over that 23-year hump, it’s all smooth sailing from there! Ha.     I hope you were able to catch my episode of The Pioneer Woman that I shot at the Brady Bunch house! I had this same grin on my face the entire time, because this was basically a dream come true.     I just launched some new things at Walmar...
Tags: New York, Life, Atlanta, Walmart, Pennsylvania, Tsa, Margaret Atwood, Lucy, Elisabeth Moss, Qvc, Pioneer Woman, Ladd, David He, Brady Bunch house, David Venable, Pawhuska Huskies

People are loving the moves of Atlanta Pride’s amazing ASL interpreter

David Cowan demonstrates his skills at Atlanta Pride (Photo: YouTube) Footage of an ASL translator from Atlanta Pride on Sunday has gone viral – helped in no small part by being shared by deaf, gay celebrity, Nyle DiMarco. DiMarco shared the footage on his Twitter feed yesterday. sign language interpreter at pride ATL is ?? — Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) October 14, 2019 The interpreter, whose name is David Cowan, can be seen throwing himself into his job and ...
Tags: Beyonce, Life, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Orlando, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Cowan, Nyle DiMarco, David Cowan, ASL, Dimarco, Atlanta Las Vegas, Atlanta pride, Nyle DiMarco DiMarco

‘Making Sweet Tea’ is the gay documentary the world needs right now

Making Sweet Tea is a new documentary by artist E. Patrick Johnson and several other gay Black men from the American South. The film is based off of Johnson’s phenomenal book Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History, which highlights over sixty unique life stories from gay Black men born and raised below the Mason-Dixon line. After publishing the book ten years ago, Johnson turned it into a stage play. Now, he’s teamed up with anthropologist and filmmaker John L. Jackson, Jr. to ma...
Tags: Entertainment, Film, Documentary, Washington, Lifestyle, Atlanta, Johnson, North Carolina, Black, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Mason Dixon, Patrick Johnson, E. Patrick Johnson, Making Sweet Tea, John L Jackson Jr

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