1839 staff writer Brandon Small considers the high price of integration and what it means to be Black.
1839 staff writer Brandon Small is leaving Pittsburgh when he graduates from Pitt because he doesn't want to have to fight for space to just exist.
Brandon Small writes on how sex education -- from both schools and parents -- is often lacking.
Coming out to my Caribbean family can only be described as a shit show. Tears were shed, bountiful insults and yelling punctuated the one-sided conversation, and the Bible was used as a weapon of mass homophobia.
Many of the familial legacies and histories thought to be permanently fractured by slavery may very well be amended.
An attack on one Black person’s humanity is an attack on us all. If we don’t support and look out for ourselves -- for every Black man, woman, and child, straight or gay, cis or trans -- who will?
In my dating life, so many men--almost always White--have looked at me hungrily, their jaws slack, their eyes half-closed, and said, “You know, I’ve never hooked up with a Black guy.”