Navel-Gazing

Guest Blog: Gimme a head with HAIR. LONG BEAUTIFUL HAIR

February 16, 2011
Gimme a head with HAIR. LONG BEAUTIFUL HAIR by Brontez Purnell It started for economic reasons. I was spending 120 dollars a month trying to keep together my”tight fade” alongside the illusion (i.e. absolute fucking lie) that clean cut people … Continue reading read more »
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Black in Bed-Stuy: Another Kind of Non-Citizen

July 29, 2010
While all eyes are turned to Arizona for the (now partial) implementation of SB 1070, I found an interesting article in City Limits (a NYC-based public policy and urban affairs news site and magazine, which has gotten really good in … Continue reading read more »
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Coming Back.

January 25, 2010
I left for a while. Been working harder than I’ve ever worked before. But I think it’s time to come back. Maybe not as regularly. Maybe a different set of issues, but I need the space to speak. See you … Continue reading read more »
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2008: Year of the Black Queer!

December 31, 2008
2008 is the year of the Black Queer! OK. That sounds really cheesy. But I was thinking about what my end of year blog entry would be, and while watching the finale of the Keyshia Cole reality show on BET, … Continue reading read more »
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Gender-based Violence: Three Stories

December 11, 2008
In the past several days there have been three stories that have been very disturbing to me, separately, and all as a result of the proximity in time–at least as news stories. This week, the three NYPD officers were all … Continue reading read more »
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In Memoriam: My Grandma

June 2, 2008
My paternal grandmother died this past Friday. My grandmother was not a knitting and baking kinda granny. She chained smoked Pall Malls (she switched to the filtered kind only in the 1990′s). She loved to drink gin and juice. She … Continue reading read more »
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Shock of The Week: Remy Ma Gets 8 Years

May 13, 2008
The hip-hop world had better get it together. Fame and celebrity will not protect your ass from the prison if you’re Black. Wesley Snipes just learned that lesson (OK so he’s not a hip-hop star, but he’s Black and he’s … Continue reading read more »
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How People Find KenyonFarrow.com

March 11, 2008
I thought I’d share with you how the people using search engines (like Google) came to my blog today. It’s amazing how many hits I get from people looking for porn. Note the person who typed in “kenyon kenyon gay … Continue reading read more »
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When Popularity Breeds Contempt

March 5, 2008
My blog officially blew up today. My hits are up ten-fold overnight. I guess that post on Hillary Clinton‘s 3AM ad got picked up by Yahoo’s site called “The Buzz” and now every Jackass, Dick and Harry are posting a … Continue reading read more »
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New Orleans: Army Corps Washed Away Accountability

January 31, 2008
My good friend Davell Crawford (the Piano Prince of New Orleans) recently covered a classic Randy Newman song called Louisiana 1927 (you can hear it by going to his home page). The lyrics chronicle the Mississippi Flood of 1927, and … Continue reading read more »
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