Rico Pruitt Says He's Leaving The About Him/Justin Series

Rico Pruitt took to Facebook earlier this evening to annouce he was leaving the About Him franchise.  In a short ;post (seen below) he thanks fans for tuning in and says he's got big things in the works.

"Throwing Shade" Added to The Dictionary

Merriam-Webster added more than 1,000 words to their dictionary — some technological, some political and many poised to clear up confusion for the type of people who believe “throwing shade” could involve lamps.

throw shade, v.: to express contempt or disrespect for someone publicly especially by subtle or indirect insults or criticisms

Vlogger ItsYaBoy Dom Relives His Roomate Horror Story In His Latest Video

We've all had bad roommate situations, but none quite like this.  After a brief hiatus ItsYourBoy Dom shares the time he and his boyfriend lived with a woman and her kids.  Lets hope she doesn't have internet access!  Check out the video below. 

Short Film "Chocolate Milk" Shows Everything Isn't Always Black and White

In our at home for the holidays guide, if you need something to watch while you're at home for the holidays check out the short film Chocolate Milk.  We just finished watching it and it was good enough to watch again and recommend.  If you've got some time check it out.  

Chocolate Milk:

Chocolate Milk tells the story of Curtis, a young African American male, who struggles to find racial identity and acceptance among his African American peers, while trying to exist in a world perceived to be only black or white...

Remembering Bianca "Barbie" Baxter

It has been two years since you left us and I still can't believe you are gone. I remember getting that phone call and just collaspling, on the floor.  I couldn't do anything for the rest of the day.  You were kind, you were sweet, hardworking and ambitious.  You were funny and smart, generous and humble.  You always gave your honest opinion (even if I didn't always agree with you lol). Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, and even though you're not physically here, I carry you around with me always.  Love and Miss You.

-B

Paris Is Burning Added To The National Film Registry

Paris Is Burning, like "reading," is fundamental.

Legendary queer film Paris Is Burning is now officially one of the most important films in cinema history. Yesterday, the Library of Congress announced that the film, an exploration of the lives of the queer black and Latino-led underground ball culture of late 1980s New York, will be inducted into the National Film Registry and preserved as a part of American film history.

Moonlight Nominated For 6 Golden Globe Awards

Moonlight is well on its way to Oscar gold, but first its headed to the Golden Globes as the movie award season starts.  

With six nominations, the gay-themed coming of age drama “Moonlight” was one of the years most nominated films, as announced Monday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in Los Angeles.

Barry Jenkins’s acclaimed drama about a black gay man in Miami at three stages of his life is seen as a strong contender against what the Guardian called “a hymn to old Hollywo

We are wishing them the best!

Mike Epps Responds After Gay Fan Calls Him Homophobic For Refusing To Take Picture With Him

Mike Epps is in hot water and being labeled as homophobic after allegedly refusing to take a picture with a gay fan.

According to Norman Freeman:

Andre King, Brother of Swizz Beats Comes Out As Gay

Andre King has decided to use his platform on Growing Up Hip Hop to come out of the closet.

The reality star, and friend of Angela Simmons, opens up about his sexuality on the series during tonight's episodes and E! News has the exclusive interview with Swizz Beatz's brother.

Shi-Queeta Lee Becomes First Drag Queen To Perform At White House

Come thru sis! D.C.'s very own Shi-Queeta Lee made history as the first drag queen to perform at the White House.

Lee had the honor of performing her fierce rendition of Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” at the White House on Thursday for the Office of Public Engagement’s Transgender Community Briefing

The briefing was designed to “unite transgender leaders and other community members to discuss policy issues affecting the transgender community and to celebrate the cultural accomplishments of the community,” according to the Washington Blade.