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

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

24th Annual ADODI Summer Retreat (2010)
Colombiere Conference Center
Clarkston, Michigan
Wed. July 14th thru Sunday July 18th, 2010

Greetings from The Brotherhood Of ADODI:
We invite all
same-gender loving men of African descent
to join us in the gathering for our
24th annual summer retreat:

“Approaching Silver:
Renewing the ADODI Spirit”

As we look forward to the 25th Annual Retreat in 2011, we felt it was only fitting to pause and reflect on the history of an organization which was started and sustained by SGL Brothers of Color. We are a people who believe in the concept of Sankofa; we should never go forward without looking back, and going back to reclaim what we may have forgotten so that the future can be assured.

This retreat is designed to explore the 24 year legacy of our fellowship. Through workshops, African inspired rituals, daily affirmations, sharing our stories and other activities we will:
  • Revisit the ideals of the founders;
  • Examine the changing face and needs of our community;
  • Explore the diasporic nature of our membership;
  • Discuss new directions for the future of ADODI nationally and locally
We will be exploring not only the theme, but our history as individuals, our relationships as a community, and our responsibility as ADODI Brothers.

We look forward to welcoming you on this adventure of celebrating our past and solidifying our future.

Yours in the Spirit of ADODI,
The 2010 Retreat Planning Committee

Registration Fee Information

If paid in full by April 14th, 2010 $450.00
If paid in full by June 1st, 2010 $500.00
After June 1st, 2010 $550.00

Please complete, detach and mail the registration form with your payment to:

ADODI National
P.O. Box 60501

Chicago, Illinois 60660-0501


If you need a registration form you
can download a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) version from the
Nubian Knights Network YahooGroup
located under the FILES section here;

or email ME (ROD) at BIG.ROD02[at]GMAIL.COM
will the subject line clearly stating
ADODI Summer Retreat Registration Form Request
so that I know I'm NOT receiving SPAM or a VIRUS
from an unknown email address,
and I'll email yo
u the form.




Starting March 15, You may register online at www.ADODIonline.com using a credit card, paypal or still opt to mail a check. If you opt to mail a check it must be postmarked by the April 14th deadline to receive the early registration price.
A service charge is added to online registrations.
Online pricing is below:

If paid in full by April 14th, 2010 $465.00
If paid in full by June 1st, 2010 $515.00
After June 1st, 2010 $570.00

Pricing includes:
  • Round trip transportation from Detroit Metro International Airport, and downtown Detroit.
  • Dinner Wednesday; 3 meals Thursday, Friday and Saturday; brunch Sunday.
  • Double occupancy rooms.
  • All retreat materials and a retreat t-shirt are also included.

Partial payments may be made at any time, however to receive the early registration fee the full price has to be paid by the deadline listed above.

Full retreat fee payments made after July 1st
must be made in the form of cashier's check or money order.


Deposits and registrations are transferable but NON-REFUNDABLE.

Limited scholarships are available
to those who qualify for up to $225.00.
To request a scholarship application contact:

Paul Smith:


What To Bring:
  • Casual attire including comfortable shoes, workout clothing and swimwear.
  • Personal toiletries, medication, a beach towel, insect repellent, a flashlight.
  • A plain white T-Shirt or white African garment with no logo's, colors or colored stitching for the Tribute to the Ancestors.
  • African drums and bells.
  • Musical instruments, pre-recorded or sheet music, poetry, costume(s) or other accessories if you wish to participate in the Talent Sharing.
  • A desire to let yourself participate in a community of men who wish to affirm and accept you just as you are.
  • A desire to affirm and accept others.
  • Your spiritual gifts and the desire to explore/share them.
  • Music, DVD’s, board games, card games.

What NOT To Bring:
  • Large sums of money or expensive jewelry.
  • Illegal drugs
  • Alcoholic beverages

Neither ADODI National
nor Colombiere Retreat & Conference Center
can assume responsibility for lost or stolen articles.

This is a drug and alcohol free weekend.

For more information please contact:
Westley Gillard.......917/428-4809
Vincent Bates.......508/755-1145
Clarence Brown (Registration).......773/643-8265
Larry Rogers (Online Registration).......773/274-4093
Rickie Green (Workshops).......443/803-6909
Yes Jihad (Homestays).......734/846-6545

Email: info[at]adodionline.com


Colombiere Conference & Retreat Center is nestled on 420 acres of mature pines and hardwoods in Clarkston, MI. less than an hour drive from Detroit. Conference attendees avoid the distractions of the city and surround themselves with acres of towering pines, oaks and walking trails. Gardens and pathways are open invitations for quiet walks.

The gymnasium is located on the 2nd floor and is set up for volleyball, basketball or badminton, but is also available for general exercising. We also features an out-door heated pool. Pool activity is not supervised by a lifeguard, and towels are not provided. Overnight accommodations are available in dormitory style rooms for a maximum of 150 people depending on the use of the rooms. Bed linens and towels are provided.



White Eagle Conference Center
Hamilton, New York

July 20th - 24th, 2011

Flipping The Script:
Beyond Homophobia In Black Hollywood,
Venue: Writers Guild of America, West
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 @ 7:30PM

This event appears to take place in California.

Man! I wish I could be out there for this event. Now, THIS IS AN INTERESTING TOPIC OF DISCUSSION!!

Anyone willing to fly me out there for this event? I'd be humbled and grateful

- ROD (aka BIG ROD)

Originally Posted On Shadow&Act.com:

By Tambay, on March 12th, 2010

FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: BEYOND HOMOPHOBIA IN BLACK HOLLYWOODAfrican American writers, actors, directors, producers, and execs explore LGBT portrayals on TV and film.

WHAT: Co-sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, West’s Gay & Lesbian Writers Committee and Committee of Black Writers, FLIPPING THE SCRIPT: BEYOND HOMOPHOBIA IN BLACK HOLLYWOOD on Tuesday, March 23rd is set to be a revealing and enlightening look at key issues involving African American gay and lesbian characters on the big and small screens. The evening’s dialogue will explore both positive and negative portrayals of LGBT characters, recurring homophobia (within black society as well as among black filmmakers/producers) that has limited and/or informed such portrayals, stereotyping controversies and contradictions, and positive gains that have been made – and need to continue to be made – within the entertainment industry.

WHO: Panelists currently scheduled to appear include: Paris Barclay (producer-director The Good Wife), Quincy LeNear and Deondray Gossett (writers-producers-directors, The D L Chronicles), Jasmine Love (writer, The District), Maurice Jamal (writer-producer-director, Chappelle’s Show), Tim McNeal (VP, Talent Development and Diversity, Disney/ABC Television), Brian White (actor, Men of a Certain Age), and Tajamika Paxton (GLAAD Director of Entertainment Media). The panel will be moderated by award-winning stage and screen actress Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Moesha).

WHEN: 7:30 PM, Tuesday, March 23

WHERE: Writers Guild of America, West