Tagged “pittsburgh”

A Peek Into The Secret Club Of Assumed Racism

This cop assumed that because of the color of my skin I was in some kind of secret club that snickers and trades racist jokes. When he saw my reaction then he realized I wasn’t

Six Things No One Tells You About Your Wedding Day

There's no other time you'll have people from all corners of your life in one place. Well, maybe your funeral. But that doesn't count, cause you won't be there.

The Definitive Guide To Racially Profiling The Police

While returning home after taking the Gay Reindeer to work yesterday morning, I glanced in my re...

Not Knowing How To Feel About Gentrification

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an op-ed I wrote detailing my ambivalence about...

No Church In The Wild

My mornings usually begin the same way. I'll wake up at 7:30, immediately pick up my laptop, and...

On The Dangerous Thinking Behind “THOT”

(The following is from Justin Laing, a Pittsburgh-area educator and activist. This is a version ...

When Dead Police Dogs Are Worth More Than Live Humans

***Damon's latest Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on how the news coverage and condolence giv...

Black And Invisible In Pittsburgh

(The Champ's first Op-ed at The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It's a response to the Post-Gazette's rece...

My Truth About The Night Of The Zimmerman Verdict

Those who know me and/or have been long-time fans of VSB know I am a textbook introvert. A promi...

Sistas In Science

***The Champ's latest at Ebony profiles four Black women who happen to be close friends...and all h...

Why I’ll Never Vote For A Republican

I live approximately a mile away from Ava/Shadow Lounge --- a popular local venue that hosts eve...

The Six Biggest Assholes You’ll Ever Meet

As I'm typing this, my cat is laying in my kitchen, staring at the refrigerator, thinking dumb-ass c...

That Awkward Moment When “I Have Principles” Means “Dammit, No More Chick-fil-A”

If you've ever checked out my VSB bio, you're likely aware of my fondness for soups. More specif...

Let’s Talk About Trayvon Martin Today

As the title suggests, I want to talk about Trayvon Martin today. I want to talk about his murde...

My Pittsburgh Problem

From young Wallace’s bewilderment when venturing outside of the city and hearing crickets...