Meanwhile, Herndon essays the color of money in a new op-ed. "The black gay dollar is ignored and overlooked." Although mainstream (gay) advertisers often discount this multi-billion dollar niche, Davis notes that the black lgbt community has taken matters into its own hands, such as "numerous black gay themed books, magazines, movies and television shows—publications such as Clikque, tv shows such as Noah’s Arc, movies such as Brother to Brother and Ski Trip, and the thousands of black gay/lesbian themed books.
It's February and we all know what this means: Black History Month, when largely vanilla landscapes of homogenity are peppered with a little seasoning.
The February issue of Out devotes an entire page to James Baldwin! (Plus, let's not forget the interview with Vanessa Williams.) All jokes aside, it's a thorough retrospective, characterizing Baldwin as "one of the most important and searching of all American writers. His pioneering, novels and essays—22 books in all—were tremendously influential." The profile is uploaded here.