Damon Percy is a Detroit native who received his B.A. in Journalism from Wayne State University and has written for KICK! Magazine, Sapience Magazine, Pop Matters, Nu-Soul Magazine, anthologized in Musichound R&B: The Essential Album Guide; Musichound Jazz: The Essential Album Guide and is the author of Conversations With Love: A Poetic Journey and the current editor and lead writer for Momentum Magazine. He hopes to present positive and inspiring images of black gay men in all facets, particularly in healthy love situations and have his voice heard in productive and powerful ways.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.
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