Guest Columnists

Guest Columnist2021-03-01T15:00:39-05:00

WYATTEVANS.COM is proud to present an array of authors and writers who bring their distinctive, compelling voices—along with their unique “flava”– to the table for the reader to savor. Having been carefully selected, these Guest Columnists craft thought-provoking prose that engages the mind, inspires the spirit…and fills the heart! Give yourself a literary treat by doing a deep dive and immersing yourself…

603, 2022

Old School New Kid 30

By |March 6th, 2022|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Still in Love with You” What we give is what we receive. As those of you who check out my column know, I am all about Black Love, and my favorite recreational reading is romance novels. It thrilled my heart when I came across love stories written by LGBT/SGL authors such as E. [...]

2702, 2022

HartStrings 14

By |February 27th, 2022|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Boscoe Holder, Renaissance Man” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley An artistic ball of energy, creativity, passion, and fire sums up Arthur Aldwyn Boscoe Holder.  Trinidad’s and Tobago's leading contemporary painter, he also had a celebrated international career spanning six decades as a designer and visual artist, dancer, choreographer , and musician.  Geoffrey, his well-known younger brother, [...]

2301, 2022

Old School New Kid 29

By |January 23rd, 2022|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“With a Smile” Yes, I am getting older, as my mind and body are telling me. Later this year, I will be the first of my numerous cousins to cross the threshold of 70! I have my “senior moments” where I go into a room and forget what I went in there for. [...]

901, 2022

HartStrings 13

By |January 9th, 2022|Categories: guest|0 Comments

Tall and imposing. Standing 6'3”, fluent in Italian and French, James Arthur Johnson (stage name of Raymond St. Jacques) was a man who recreated himself into an actor of distinction--when it was rare for Black actors to get more than bit parts in movies and plays. Johnson was born in Hartford, Connecticut in [...]

1912, 2021

Old School New Kid 28

By |December 19th, 2021|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“What a Difference One Voice Makes” These days, many people consider December 1 as World AIDS Day; I acknowledge that this does have its place, given how it has impacted the lives of the LGBT community and beyond. However, I remember this day in history for a different reason. I was three years old on [...]

2111, 2021

Old School New Kid 27

By |November 21st, 2021|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Black Love, Meet Cute” During my life, I have certainly read my share of LGBTQ novels. Unfortunately, many of them have portrayed African American pastors as villains and antagonists, including in the romance genre. However, I remain ever inspired by Toni Morrison’s quote, “If there is a story you wish to read, and it hasn’t [...]

1411, 2021

HartStrings 12

By |November 14th, 2021|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“The Most Handsome Man in Harlem” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley A teacher,  model, and passionate patron of the arts,  Harold Jackman was particularly known for his involvement in the Harlem Renaissance and his dedication to preserving African American cultural artifacts. From the outside looking in, he was beautiful, yet elusive -– that’s the first impression one may [...]

1710, 2021

Old School New Kid 26

By |October 17th, 2021|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Summer Daze” Despite the challenges these past two summers have brought, this is still my favorite season of the year. This has been my time to chill and enjoy the outdoors, the open road, and the beauty of nature. As a child of the 1950s and early 1960s, this was a time for [...]

1209, 2021

Old School New Kid 25

By |September 12th, 2021|Categories: guest|0 Comments

“Tales of the 1940s B*tch” Are you a card-carrying geek/nerd? Have Mean Girls been giving you a hard time, past or present? Then have no fear. You have an avenger, a crusader, an advocate--the 1940s B*tch! Indeed, I own it; I inherited Dad's offbeat sense of humor. In my VSS365 Twitter community, I [...]

1508, 2021

HartStrings 11

By |August 15th, 2021|Categories: guest|2 Comments

“Ribbon in the Sky” Guest Writer: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley Detroit is known for a few things: being the home of the big three auto manufacturers (Ford, GM, Chrysler); the birthplace of Motown, the record label that introduced beloved singers and groups such as Marvin Gaye, India Arie, the Supremes, the Commodores, and Boys II Men to [...]

2507, 2021

Old School New Kid 24

By |July 25th, 2021|Categories: guest, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“To Thine Own Self” Guest Writer: W.D. Foster-Graham    June 2021 was certainly a big month in this household. Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Father’s Day has special meaning for me. My husband and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. And on a local level, I and another LGBT congregant had the honor of speaking [...]

1107, 2021

HartStrings 10

By |July 11th, 2021|Categories: guest|0 Comments

Now and then, a talent graces the world with its appearance. It’s like a shooting star! And those who catch a glimpse are forever changed. This was the life of Franklyn Vincent Ellison Seales. Born on July 15, 1952, he was the fifth child of eight to Francis Seales, a government [...]

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