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Kelsey Minor

Fatherless Black Boys: Do You Really Care or Nah?

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.16.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Not every fatherless black boy ends up running with the local street gang, committing crimes, and living up to no good. I want people to stop using that generalization. It's not fair and it's ignorant.

I Pledge Allegiance to Greed

Kelsey Minor | Posted 07.09.2014 | Money
Kelsey Minor

Imagine sitting on a plane either at the gate or on the runway for five hours. Well it happened to me over the holiday weekend. Not once did a fligh...

Still I Rise!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

I remember the day Maya Angelou came into my life. I was a high school student at a boarding school in a rural area of Mississippi. The words of such a great and prolific writer literally came off the pages at me.

What Do We Tell the Children?

Kelsey Minor | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Have we always been a country of whiners and complainers? Follow along with me as I try and navigate the tremendous horror of some of what people have deemed the biggest stories dominating the news headline in the last week.

She's Meelah: An R&B Diva!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

Meelah, the former lead singer of the hit '90s girl group 702, hit the stage at R&B Spotlight at SOB's in SoHo. The event brings out some of the best in music, and Meelah is no different. She got the crowd up and pumping first by singing the group's popular song "Steelo

To Chicago With Love

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Kelsey Minor

The City of Chicago without a doubt would be my first love. That city has given me so much and it pains me to watch the turmoil and unrest brewing in our very own country. What can we all do to change this?

Hate on Me, Hater!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Mississippi, I want you to know this: Someone has to show you that life should not be about hating. You might have, for the moment, won the battle but the war isn't over.

Why Should I Get Married?

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.28.2014 | New York
Kelsey Minor

I would first like to go on record and just say I can't recall one single positive marriage story in my personal life. I come from a pretty large fami...

Learning to Love Wade Davis Style

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Kelsey Minor

Former NFL player Wade Davis is consistently growing and evolving. It would take some years before the athlete would get centered and in a space where he was able to love others around him and himself.

Generation "Why-Can't-I-Have-It-Right-Now?!"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

It's something I've always known, but since moving to New York City my eyes have really been opened to the truth of a generation that lacks energy, fo...

Celebrities, You Know They Are Just People Too

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

Whether you're in the public eye or not, we all deserve to spend quality time with our families without being photographed and hounded.

What Black Boys in Chicago Can Learn from Shani Davis

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.05.2014 | Chicago
Kelsey Minor

With the Winter Olympics about to kick off in Sochi, I came across Chicago native Shani Davis and I thought what an honest and perfect example to boys of color in a city so hampered down by violence.