Op-Ed: The State of LGBTQ+ Representation in Comic Book Movies

The journey to LGBT representation has been a long one, to say the least. On television today you’re almost guaranteed to find a main character somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum; film not so much. But sometimes the representation we have can be obtuse and surface level when it comes to the characterization of queer characters. … Continue reading Op-Ed: The State of LGBTQ+ Representation in Comic Book Movies

GOC Comic Review: Jook Joint #1

Jook Joint #1 Written By: Tee Franklin Art By: Alitha E. Martinez, Shari Chankhamma, Taylor Esposito Published By: Image Comics (October 3, 2018) When it comes to horror, I’ve always been a huge fan ever since I was young. Stephen King, Anne Rice, and now, I can proudly add Tee Franklin to this list. My … Continue reading GOC Comic Review: Jook Joint #1

Op-Ed: ‘Pose’ Shows Us Family is More Than Sharing the Same Blood

Please note: spoilers ahead if you haven't finished the first season of Pose. The category is: family. A theme which filled every episode and almost every moment of the hit television series, Pose. Watching every Sunday night, you couldn’t help but feel attached to the various families displayed on the screen. Whether it was the House … Continue reading Op-Ed: ‘Pose’ Shows Us Family is More Than Sharing the Same Blood

‘The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze’ by Rick Riordan – Book Review

Rick Riordan and Lester Papadopoulos are back. For those of you who are unfamiliar with that second name - That is Apollo, Greek god of the sun (among other things), and he is back to free the other Oracles that have gone dark. I just finished reading the latest installment, The Burning Maze, and I’m … Continue reading ‘The Trials of Apollo: The Burning Maze’ by Rick Riordan – Book Review

Why White? A Look Into the Pairing of Black Queer Characters in Media

Does dating a white person really make someone “less black”? This a loaded question. Half of us would say yes because of the system we live in, it would be like sleeping with the enemy. The other half would say no because we live by the ideals of diversity and inclusion, so why should that … Continue reading Why White? A Look Into the Pairing of Black Queer Characters in Media

I Am Not Your Magical Negro. Challenging Hollywood’s Diversity.

Amidst current racial tensions, it would be remiss of us not to speak on how much of that is present in the media we consume. Sure, writers and producers are making a conscious effort to bring awareness to racism, oppression and police brutality. But there is a more subtle and insidious shape of racism that … Continue reading I Am Not Your Magical Negro. Challenging Hollywood’s Diversity.