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kennywilliamsjr Kenny Williams Jr.


A Detroit native, Kenneth 'Kenny' Williams Jr. is a self-described cultural critic and visual storyteller. While at Michigan State University, Kenneth received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and went on to obtain his Master of Arts degree in Public Relations. Kenneth's passions include pop culture, writing, and using his skill sets to actively and positively promote the narratives of Black people and Black culture. Any questions? Reach out at kenny.williams@blavity.com. Follow me on Instagram @kennyonce

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It's The Double Standards For Me

Homophobia reared its ugly and performative head last week when Montero Lamar Hill, also known as Lil Nas X unveiled the visual accompaniment to his latest song, "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)."The music video, which has amassed almost 40 million views in less than a week’s span, features the Georgia native donning an assortment of colorful hairstyles and pole dancing...

Actress Jasika Nicole Talks Being Black And Queer And Holding Your Loved Ones Accountable In The Coming Out Process

Jasika Nicole, the actress best known for her roles on The Good Doctor, Scandal, Underground and now Punky Brewster, appeared on Blavity's Facebook Live to discuss coming out, holding loved ones accountable, being Black and queer in Hollywood and the repressive nature of beauty standards. The actress said her first inkling that she might be queer began as a teenager. But...

Exclusive: Laverne Cox Is Using Her Star Power To Give Center Stage To The Fight For Trans Lives

Laverne Cox is many things: an actress, trans trailblazer, film producer and more. But one title that she holds near and dear to her heart is that of an activist.The 48-year-old Alabama native spoke with Blavity News to discuss how allies can act in solidarity with the trans community, how her advocacy intersects with her career in Hollywood and her latest endeavor to ensure Black women...