Jasmyne Cannick

About Me:

Jasmyne Cannick is a critic and commentator based in Los Angeles who writes about pop culture, race, class, sexuality, and politics as it relates to the African-American community. A regular contributor to NPR’s ‘News and Notes,’ she was chosen as one Essence Magazine’s 25 Women Shaping the World. She can be reached at www.jasmynecannick.com or www.myspace.com/jasmynecannick.

SKIN FOLK AND KIN FOLK

By now, I am sure that you are aware of the fallout over the Nov. 4 election results that passed Proposition 8, an amendment to the state constitution to make marriage legal only between one man and one woman. And I have no doubt that many of you reading this op-ed were a part […]

WHERE PROP 8 WENT WRONG

The right to marry does nothing to address the problems faced by both black gays and black straights.
I am a perfect example of why the fight against Proposition 8, which amends the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriag