Black Male Femininity

On September 11th, Russell Westbrook posted a picture of himself dressed in a cream cardigan and a matching white skirt, provoking an uproar about his lack of masculine expression. The comments under the post are mainly reassertions that a man, especially one idolized by young Black boys, shouldn’t be expressing traits of femininity, therefore, his marriage with Nina Earl was …

Protester holding a sign. Sign reads "Black Lesbian Feminist"

The Black Sapphic

Women are traditionally and fundamentally underrepresented, underappreciated, and devalued in societal relationships. For Black women, this is amplified with Black men’s allegiance to heterosexism, misogynoir, and any claim to the privileges of the patriarchy they cling to, adding another level to the subordination of Black women. Lesbianism, and Black lesbianism specifically, has operated as a silent phenomenon within the Black …

Happy International Transgender Day of Visibility from Nommo

On this Trans Visibility Day, Nommo would like to celebrate the beauty and resilience of Black transgender individuals. Black trans activists have been at the center of the fight towards liberation, on the axes of race, gender identity, and sexuality. However, prioritizing the health and safety of Black trans people remains an issue across the globe. Illuminated by healthcare disparities, …

2 Months Later: What President Biden has done in his first 60 days

President Joe Biden has been in office for 60 days. Here’s what he’s done and failed to do so far. Within his first days of office, Biden signed several executive orders, many of them attempting to reverse Trump’s decisions during his term.  On his first day in office, Biden repealed Trump’s controversial travel ban that restricted migration, primarily from Muslim-majority …

Self-Cancellation: Dr. Seuss

On March 2, the decision was made by the Dr. Seuss Foundation to stop publishing six of its titles because of its racist imagery. The books: “And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street”, “If I Ran the Zoo”, “McElligot’s Pool”, “On Beyond Zebra!”, “Scrambled Eggs Super!”, and “The Cat’s Quizzer” displayed varying degrees of offensive imagery. “And to …

Statement In Regards to UCLA student & athlete Chris Weiland

NOMMO Newsmagazine stands with the UCLA Black Student Athlete Alliance in the demand for UCLA athletics to take immediate action and remove student Chris Weiland from the team.  Furthermore, we would like to highlight the “Principles of Intolerance,” enacted into the UC system and UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in 2016, and specifically Principles “i” and “j” that …

Shh! Don’t Tell My Mom: On “Slag Wars” with Topher Cusumano

Shh! Don’t Tell My Mom,” hosts @f0luke__ & @kyafosterr sit down with Jack Angel, Sarah Isen, and writer & executive producer of Slag Wars @tophcus to discuss queer media representation and hit reality TV show “Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer.” Check it out HERE!

Daniel Kaluuya as Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. addresses a rival group. Lakeith Stanfield as William O'Neil looks over his shoulder behind Hampton.

Internal Revolution in JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

NOMMO was honored to be invited to a JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (JATBM) Summit preceding the film’s highly anticipated release on February 12th.  This early access summit was awe-inspiring to young creatives, activists, and revolutionaries. As the cast of the film discussed legacy, art, pop culture, women of the movement, and the story of betrayal with the family of …

Black Bruins rejoice with the Grand Opening of the Black Bruin Resource Center

After 5 years of continuous demand, and over 50 years of advocacy for Black students, staff, faculty and alumni, UCLA has finally established a Black Bruin Resource Center (BBRC) on campus. The center, which now houses student-run resources including the Afrikan Education Project (AEP), Academic Success Program (ASP), and Student Heightening Academic Success through Education (SHAPE), will become a community …

Woman sitting on a yoga cushion in a seated position with her hands on her knees.

Self-Care as the Leading Torch

In collaboration with the Black AIDS Institute of Los Angeles: Audre Lorde’s 1988 A Burst of Light: Essays introduced me to the concept of self care as resistance. She writes, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare,” and inspires Black youth to prioritize their health, safety, and well-being against institutional …

Black American History and the British Messiah

Blackness in film is a century-old topic that grew more complex over time. It initially focused on the exclusion of Black actors, which turned to the exclusion Black actresses, and now it focuses on the exclusion of Black films in general. These movies chronicle the lives of both real and fictional Black people, and some of the greatest examples come …