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Malek Mouzon
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Malek Mouzon is an L.A.-based Writer and Creative who every so often puts his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania to good use by commenting and critiquing entertainment and culture through a queer/black lens. Follow him on Twitter @malekmouzon.

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'Is it Time to Do a James Baldwin?'

(22) Comments | Posted November 25, 2014 | 9:16 AM

"Is it time to do a James Baldwin?" is an inside joke. A cerebral one at that. It's one I like to break out ever so often among my friends when a racial episode occurs. Usually, it's only my black gay friends who get it. For those of you who...

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Why I Saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 Twice?

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 3:27 PM

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I know, I know, my title may sound a bit redundant but the truth is the first time I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 I...hated it. Not loudly or emphatically but with a quiet burning dislike. I couldn't explain it and...

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The Legend of Korra: One of the Best Shows on Television

(11) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 4:17 PM

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I stand before you steadfast in my proclamation that Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra is one of the best shows on television. I think having that opinion puts me in a unique space along with people who believe The Vampire Diaries has some...

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The Silence of the 'Black' White Musicians

(33) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 1:31 PM

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I hope that by the time this article posts it no longer applies. But as of its writing, the following is a small list of musicians who have yet to make a public statement or acknowledgement of Michael Brown's murder and the racial...

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I Guess I Should Stop Letting People Call Me 'Tranny'

(52) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 10:35 PM

There's a tendency among my friends and others who see me in my element to refer to me as a "tranny," one of the words that have recently been banished from the gay lexicon (the others being "she-male," "he-she," and "ladyboy"). For some background, I don't identify as transgender but...

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Dear Rich Lowry: No Shame, Trayvon Martin Is Emmett Till

(33) Comments | Posted July 14, 2013 | 1:46 AM

Dear Rich,

More than riots, and an increase in vigilante George Zimmerman copycats, I'm afraid of people like you. White people with money, power, and influence, who live in coastal cities and are completely ignorant of their privilege.

I was incited to voice this sentiment while listening to Left, Right...

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Trayvon Martin's Death: A Moment of Dissonance

(27) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 10:54 PM

It's quite an unsettling feeling to watch my gay friends on Facebook discuss the much-lamented dismissal of Willam Belli from RuPaul's Drag Race while my black friends mourn the loss of Trayvon Martin. To be honest, I've been avoiding Trayvon's story. Growing up in Philadelphia, you constantly feel endangered as...

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