Politini Recap: The Politics of Black Masculine Style


In the age of men sporting skirts, kilts and dresses, Black men’s style is definitely evolving.

But behind every Black man’s style, is a political statement. In Politini’s most recent episode: The Politics of Black Style, we suit up and pose the questions: How does modern men’s style affect how we perceive masculinity? And is this evolution of fashion the NEW normal?


LISTEN: The Politics of Black Masculine Style


Is THIS The New Normal?

This week’s discussion was joined by the dapper Dr. Travis L. Gosa, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University

As well as the fashionable Shantrelle P. Lewis, curator of The Dandy Lion Project.


Poliwood Round-Up

Our latest Poliwood Round-Up is now up on theGrio.com! From Bill O’Reilly vs Beyonce to President Obama on the comedic show Between Two Ferns if you aren’t in the loop, here’s your scoop! Check us out on theGrio.com every Wednesday and Friday for new shows!

Who’s Brining The FIRE

This week we tip our hats to The White House’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative for fighting injustice and promoting equality. This initiative will help young Black men and boys overcome the disproportionate amount of obstacles that block their path to success. My Brother’s Keeper will build opportunity and unlock the full potential of boys and young men of color.


Polinista of the Week

Lastly, but never least, our Polinista of the Week is Susan Herr, Editor-In-Chief of DapperQ! The site celebrates the inner and outer beauty of masculine-presenting individuals of all identities, shapes, sizes, and colors through a fashion focus. Be sure to check her work out!

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