Legendary icon Willi Ninja is remembered in the October 9 edition of JET Magazine. I am more and more pleased with the amount of Black LGBT news that JET is publishing and this is just an example of how far we’ve come. 

Willi Ninja, known as the Grandfather of Vogue, a dance form that he helped move from the New York club scene of the 1980’s to the concert stage, died on last month in Queens. He was 45. The cause was AIDS-related heart failure, said Archie Burnett, a close friend.