#BlackWrestlingDraws: The Interesting Life of Independent Black Wrestler Sway Archer

Professional wrestling has been a major part of Black culture for generations, from Bobo Brazil in the 1960s, Ernie Ladd in the 1970s, Junkyard Dog in the 1980s, Ron Simmons in the 1990s and The Rock in the 2000s. But as wrestling has ebbed and flowed in and out of the mainstream, Black culture has been at the forefront of wrestling fandom. Black creatives in music, fashion and comedy have kept wrestling relevant, but are we getting what we deserve from the industry? I invited Sway Archer to offer his…

Wrongful Conviction Day: Two Years after responding to a Young Man’s Plea on Twitter, we are On the Verge of A Breakthrough in His Father’s Wrongful Conviction.

I learned that today is Wrongful Conviction Day. #WrongfulConvictionDay. This is a topic of great significance to me. 2 years ago a young man here on Twitter @jefewill_ who I didn’t know before that day Tweeted about an experience at a Prison that compelled him to look into his father’s Case in Virginia. When Will turned 18 he went to visit his father whom he had seen very few times since he was a child because his father had been incarcerated for murder since he was an infant. When Will…

BWNC x LGBTQX+ : “God Don’t Like That Gay Sh*t” by Sarina Lyons

So listen, no introductions, no slow lead in, I just wanna get straight to it. I’m high-key gay, gay af. Black, female, multi-racial, religious fanatic turned spiritualist, blah, blah, blah. Yes I’ve had boyfriends, I half-way planned a wedding to a man, grew up in the church over half my life, been told I just “haven’t met the right man,” all that shit, but still at the end of the day…I’m muh’fuckin gay okay? Back in the day growing up, I even dressed different at home then I did when…

A Tale Of Misclassification By Health Equity Jazz

Trigger Warning September is Suicide Prevention Month. In honor of that, I want to share a personal story that has been on my heart and has shaped my thoughts and understandings of addiction, death, and suicide. This blog post discusses the topic of suicide, suicidal ideation, addiction, and depression. If you are not in a state of positive mental health, please be cautious in reading this post. If you are actively in a state of anxiety, depression, passive or active suicidal ideation, please know that there are resources available for…