Dope Black Maleness – Brendon Ayanbadejo and Murs
I present to you two dope examples of progressive, radical brothers.
First up. Brendan Ayanbadejo
Ayabadejo plays for the Ravens and just published a pro-gay marriage column on The Huffington Post, dropping obvious and rational observations like:
If Britney Spears can party it up in Vegas with one of her boys and go get married on a whim and annul her marriage the next day, why can’t a loving same sex couple tie the knot? How could our society grant more rights to a heterosexual one night stand wedding in Vegas than a gay couple that has been together for 3, 5, 10 years of true love? The divorce rate in America is currently 50%. I am willing to bet that same sex marriages have a higher success rate than heterosexual marriages… I think we will look back in 10, 20, 30 years and be amazed that gays and lesbians did not have the same rights as every one else. How did this ever happen in the land of the free and the home of the brave? Are we really free?
With John Amaechi coming out, gospel singer Tonex coming out, sports and “homophobic” black church folk are whippin the ass of hip-hop and R&B in their support of LGBT folk’s basic civil and human rights, this despite the fact that the imaging of black men in popular music is so homo-identified it almost approaches parody.
Next up. Murs, rapper extraordinaire, drops rational on why it’s hard to be a female emcee in hip-hop:
In my mind, Murs’ candor here is as radical a statement as Kanye’s about homophobia, if not more. We are far too complacent about Black women’s role in, and relationship to, hip hop.
Dope dope dope.
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