Two Years Ago, I Saw a Sad Black Boy Named Donald Glover

Kyla Marshell · 12/07/13 04:00PM

What train do you want to take? my date asks. I don’t answer, because I have no idea where we are. It's Halloween 2011 and we're going to Brooklyn Bowl to see Donald Glover, the writer/actor/comedian touring the country with his buzzy new album, Camp. I am told that Donald performs under the computer generated rap name Childish Gambino. Neither my date, nor I, can imagine a day two years in the future where hundreds of thousands of people will actually be anticipating the release of his third album, Because the Internet. We have just come from hearing Angela Davis speak about Black women, writing, and using our creativity to battle oppression.

Donald Glover Bared His Soul on Instagram Last Night

Neetzan Zimmerman · 10/15/13 10:05AM

In a series of handwritten notes inscribed on Marriott Residence Inn stationary with the slogan "ideas worth saving," Donald Glover, better known these days as Childish Gambino, opened up wide about a host of personal torments and tribulations, from his past struggles to his future fears.