When Darnell Moore was 14, a group of boys doused him with gasoline and tried lighting a match – only to be thwarted by a windy day. As a teen, Moore was bullied constantly for being different. He joins us to talk about the struggles of growing up black and queer, which he writes about in his memoir “No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” (Nation Books).
Darnell L. Moore attends the arrivals at VH1's Hip Hop Honors at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on Monday, July 11, 2016, in New York. Brad Barke/Invision/AP