RockaCandy interviews Raz B, who explains how B2K became ripped-up teenyboppers: "We would do that out of fun and being stupid because all of us had to look tight. In the "Uh Huh" video we were ripped; we were on low carb diets and stuff for a month."
· E. Lynn Harris on the level of disrespect within our own community; "I'm currently writing a character in his 40's who is trying to date. He's looking for a long term relationship, so I looked at all these boards on the internet. The stuff people write! No fats, no femmes, no whites, no queens. It's mean spirited! And I think we've always treated each other that way." ELH brings up a very serious issue which segues into a study that we saw at FoBrothas—Do We Treat Each Other Worst Than The Str8s? Sadly, sometimes that answer is yes.
· MSNBC reports on gay Muslims in the UK, profiling a 30 year-old man named Ubaid who is also the secretary of Imaan, Briatin's only lgbt Muslim group: "Imaan's members feel like they are targets of both a wider society that discriminates against Muslims, and a Muslim community that sees homosexuality as a Western disease. 'Now we're dealing with Islamaphobia within the gay community, and Muslims who say gays can't be Muslims' Ubaid said."
· Ann Coulter doesn't deny plagiarism charges levelled by the New York Post. Instead, she zings the tabloid: "How crappy a newspaper is the Post? Let me put it this way: It's New York's second-crappiest paper." We're assuming that the first would be the Times. BTW, Coulter's syndicator, UPI, has asked for a copy of the plagiarism report.
Danyel Smith returns to Vibe as the EIC. Danyel penned the critically-acclaimed Bliss and had been editor of Vibe from 1997 to 1999. "I have always been a strong supporter and believer in the VIBE brand, and I am thrilled to rejoin as editor-in-chief." We're thrilled that you're returning.