Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

- Dredlocks Tree

The REEL Black Same Gender Loving Filmography Resource (A 24/7 ONLINE FILM DATABASE)

The REEL Black Same Gender Loving Filmography Resource (A 24/7 ONLINE FILM DATABASE)
Click The Pic To Access The Film Library Database! (166 Films)
LAST UPDATE: Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Friday, July 24, 2009

Murder Charge Filed in
Black Same Gender Loving Seaman's Death

Navy: Murder Charge Filed in SGL Seaman's Death

From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/23/august-provost-gay-sailor_n_244063.html
Published: 07/23/09 08:26 PM

August Provost, Murdered Black Same Gender Loving Sailor

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy says a sailor has been charged in military court with murder and other offenses in the shooting death of a gay San Diego seaman.

Petty Officer Jonathan Campos of Lancaster, Calif., was charged Thursday in connection to last month's fatal shooting of Seaman August Provost of Houston.

Provost was shot multiple times as he stood guard at Camp Pendleton on June 30. The 29-year-old's family believes the shooting may have been a hate crime. The family says Provost complained of being harassed about his sexuality in the days before his death.

Navy officials have rejected those claims and say there is no record of Provost filing a harassment report.

They say Campos, a 32-year-old gas system technician, is being held at the brig and is cooperating with investigators.

UPDATE (Wednesday, July 29th, 2009):
This article was sent to me and so I'm doing a follow-up with y'all! Click the title below which is hyperlinked.
Family Says Closeted Gay Sailor Killed Provost

DallasVoice.com - The Premier Media Source for LGBT North Texas

UPDATE (Sunday, August 2nd, 2009):
Suspect in Houston Sailor's Death Commits Suicide

Suspect in Houston sailor's death commits suicide
Aug. 1, 2009, 6:25PM

The sailor charged in the June death of a Houston seaman at a San Diego military base committed suicide in custody, authorities said.

Petty Officer Jonathan Campos, 32, was found unresponsive Friday afternoon in his brig cot at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Campos was alive when he was checked at 11:45 a.m., but was unresponsive when found about 35 minutes later, a military statement said. The apparent cause of death was self-inflicted asphyxiation. He was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. Friday.

Campos, of Lancaster, Calif., was accused in the shooting death of August Provost III, a sailor from Houston's Acres Homes neighborhood who was gay. Provost, 29, was killed June 30 while on duty in a guard shack at the Southern California military camp.

After the slaying, Provost's remains were set on fire in an apparent attempt to destroy evidence, Navy officials said.
Arrested for DWI

Last week, Campos was charged with 16 criminal offenses, including murder, unlawfully handling a deceased individual by setting the remains on fire, stealing military property and soliciting a San Diego civilian to kill a fellow sailor. He had been in Navy custody since July 1 and faced a hearing in military court, similar to a grand jury, in the coming weeks.

Provost's family has said other sailors had been harassing him before his death, but the Navy has insisted that there is no evidence the slaying was a hate crime.

Provost and Campos were assigned to the same command, which included about 500 military personnel, but officials have said there is no indication that they had a close association.

Campos had been arrested by police in Imperial Beach, Calif., and charged with driving under the influence about 10 days before military officials say he went on a two-day rampage on the base that involved Provost's death.

Campos also faced charges for using illegal psilocybin mushrooms as well as breaking into another service member's home where $5,400 worth of electronics, jewelry and a .45-caliber pistol was stolen, military officials said.

Campos enlisted in the Navy in December 2001. Provost entered the Navy in March 2008, and reported to Camp Pendleton last September.

A Cultural Festival For Black SGL Folks
New York City
Friday, July 31st - Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Jubilation! A cultural festival that commemorates the achievements of the gay and lesbian community of color in New York and surrounding areas. It is a 3-day event that brings together thousands of gay and lesbian New Yorkers of color with folks from across the country to celebrate our unique contributions to this great city. From the young to the old, male and female, black and brown. Jubilation! is an affirmation of who we are as proud New Yorkers and in addition to showcasing incredible talent, is an invitation to supporters and friends to join in our celebration.

Jubilation! was created by a community of like-minded New York based event and nightclub promoters in association with notable New York health advocacy organizations and represent the large diversity of ideas, needs and desires of this melting pot city. We have planned a series of activities to cater to every interest and group with the ultimate goal of community) empowerment through cultural events, educational seminars and health forums. A series of events over the weekend of Friday. July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd include:

Friday, July 31st, 2009:
The Jubilation Meet and Greet
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Propsect Park West
Brooklyn, NY
Open to all 21 and over

7PM to 12 Midnight

Saturday, August 1st, 2009:
The Jubilation Block Party Picnic
Block to Be Announced
(See Official Website Link Below For Updates)

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009:
The Jubilation Black Gay Expo
@ The Helen Mills Theater
137-139 West 26th Street
(between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC)
12 Noon - 8PM, Donations: $5 before 2PM; $10 after
301 West 39th Street
(near corner of 8th Avenue)
9PM - 4AM

For More Detailed Day By Day Information:
Julibation Official Website