Alexander Hardy

Alexander Hardy

I write things.

Alexander Hardy, wordsmith for hire, is the dance captain of Saint Damita Jo Jackson’s Royal Army. He writes on life, race and chicken at and elsewhere. He does not believe in snow.

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Michael Joseph Jackson Is Dead (So Leave Him Be)

Whether you and I like it or not, we now live in a post-Hologram Michael Jackson society. We had no say on the matter. After watching Michael ascend, excel, and expire, after marking our milestones with…...

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Why Black Gay Dads Matter - Life - EBONY

This is news because, in the year 2014, the idea of an athlete who is a homosexual who is Colored who is not ashamed of or running from his sexuality can spawn 35 hundred dozen thousand think pieces.

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Danny Brown, Mental Health and Black Man Tears

The circus of fame is no place for the weak. The feeble of heart, mind, or will rarely fare well in the spotlight. The hip hop ring of this circus is one that runs on crafty posturing, clever boasting…...

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Discussing ‘The Gay’ with Your Parents

After weeks of bargaining, I finally folded to Dad's impassioned pleas: I agreed to try karate. Thrilled isn’t a word I’d use to describe how I felt. Baseball was more than enough for…...

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‘Blackbird’ and the Wealth of Po’ Black Gays Onscreen

I am not suggesting that all Black gay characters should qualify for sainthood. Just once, though, it would be nice to see someone who looks and loves like I do, doing something mundane like arguing with their partner in a quasi-humorous romantic comedy like our White counterparts get to do nightly, rather than be bound to two-dimensional characterizations formed and bound by cheap stereotypes.

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Gay Men Are Not "a Waste"

Why is making the next man or woman’s sexuality about you so commonplace? Why do men perversely consider a woman being bisexual an invitation for their inclusion? The key point everyone is overlooking in these and all instances is the fact that most likely, even if this ultra fine man or bisexual woman’s orientation lined up with yours, you would have as much of a chance as R. Kelly does at sainthood. Don’t be so presumptuous to assume you’d be on this man’s radar were he in the market for what you’re selling.

How to Prepare for a Move Abroad

Do you really need 581 cable channels? Just how much value does getting a fresh floor-length Zamundan Yaki sew-in each week contribute to your life? If you’re serious about relocating internationally, you will need healthy financial reserves, lest you intend to sling that thing for luchini in trying times.

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Whitenicious and YOUR Self-Hatred

In these instances, we, the faultless, quickly and without fail ascend Mount Moral Superiority on our high and mighty mobiles. We declare ourselves qualified to astutely identify the shortcomings of these confused, bleaching souls. We proclaim, virtuously, that those who resort to skin lightening ought to love themselves the way almighty redbone Jesus made them.