Chuck Tackett

Story by Chuck Tackett TYLER PERRY’S GETTING HIM SOME BUSINESS My nephew Joe is a man in his early 40’s. When he was about a year and a half old toddler, he was out and about with his Uncle Chuck doing errands. We were at the store. I was at the pharmacy getting a prescription […]

Story by Chuck Tackett THE UPSTAIRS LOUNGE ARSON FIRE Several years ago, I wrote a Chuck’s Chat article in KC Exposures magazine. I had never heard of this incident. With the responses and feedback I received back then I knew I wasn’t alone. We didn’t know this about our LGBTQ history. Since we’re in the […]

Story by Chuck Tackett “Gold. Always believed in your soul. You got the power to know. You’re indestructible. Always believe in because you are gold.” “Gold” — Spandau Ballet It is the night of May 17th as I am writing this article. At the end of the month, we here in the Greater Kansas City […]

Story by Chuck Tackett “Why can’t you do it? Why can’t you set your monkey free? Always giving into it. Do you love your monkey or do you love me?” “Monkey” George Michael Recently, I was in the mood for comedy instead of horror. I chose the movie “Victor/Victoria” because it has been eons since […]

Story by Chuck Tackett “This is a story about control. My control, control of what I say, control of what I do, and this time, I’m going to do it my way.” “Control” Janet Jackson This article is dedicated to some of the artists I know that educates, entertains through their various talents promoting critical […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett The following is remarks from my friend Anthony Burnside regarding the quagmire that is Trump/Pence, their enablers, their followers, and Barr regarding the Mueller Report. “The Barr debacle was staged specifically for those who won’t/can’t read the Mueller Report. They are feeding the sheep. The funny part is that the criminal […]

Story by Chuck Tackett If you are a regular reader of my column, you know I am a huge fan of LGBT+ Kansas City’s podcast “Just My Opinion” with their hosts MT Baby and Spiritual Studd. I try my best to keep up with their monthly episodes. I even at times, put their episodes on […]

Story by Chuck Tackett REP. BARBARA JORDAN: AN ELOQUENT THUNDER Before there was a Rep. “Auntie Maxine” Waters, before there was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, there was a presence in Congress back in the 1970s whose shoulders these two Congresswomen clearly stands on: Rep. Barbara Jordan. As a teenager and young adult in the early to […]

WORDS FROM THE NOTORIOUS N.D.P The following is excerpts from Nancy Pelosi’s 2019 Speaker of the House acceptance speech. I hope you all are inspired by it as I was. “We enter the new Congress with a sense of great hope and confidence for the future, and deep humility and powerfulness in the face of […]

Story by: Chuck Tackett NOW YOU WANT CIVILITY & UNITY? TRICK, PLEASE “I never give them hell. I tell the truth and they think it’s hell.” President Harry S. Truman Love, Peace, and Unity. For decades, members of my generation (Baby Boomers) entombed these and other similar words in our brains and hearts when we […]


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