As usual, MSNBC's The Melisa Harris-Perry Show was required viewing over the weekend. Harris-Perry explored hip-hop singer and songwriter's Frank Ocean's groundbreaking announcement that his first love had been a man.
"Homophobia has long been as much a part of hip-hop as beats and rhymes," said Harris-Perry. "Where even the slightest hint of same-sex attraction is followed by the phrase 'no-homo.' In speaking his truth so honestly, Frank Ocean not only showed courage, but challenged hip-hop to face some of its demons."
MHP's guest was the Rev. Michael Eric Dyson, the brilliant author, radio host and professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Dyson recently slammed anti-gay Black pastors who criticized President Obama's embrace of marriage equality.