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)
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LAST UPDATE: Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Seeks Bloggers, Writers, Contributors
For New Website

Set for a soft launch in mid-May, DIGITAL DIASPORA FAMILY REUNION: ONE WORLD, ONE FAMILY (http://www.vimeo.com/6091788) is looking for new and experienced writers, bloggers and contributors for short posts, 250 – 1000 words, 4-5 times per month (once a week); interested in writing posts that cover African-American Photography, including:

* Transferring images to digital formats and image preservation (35mm slides, Super 8, 16mm, old Polaroids, Kodak Ektachrome; etc);
* Family reunion event planning;
* Family oral history telling;
* Black genealogy and searching for ancestors;
* Stories on photo collections, galleries, museums and exhibits featuring African American & African Diasporic photographers; and
* Current updates on auctions and markets for Black Ephemera (photographs, videos, images, documents, etc.)
* Willing to be part of our “Experts Panel” to answer user questions (regular monthly feature “Ask the Experts”)

This is an outstanding opportunity for writers seeking exposure for their work and a chance to build their portfolio. At this stage, there is no compensation, but as we monetize the site, that is a distinct possibility in the future.

Please send a brief bio/resume highlighting previous writing experience and 3 samples of recent work to: ATTN: PROJECT EDITOR at Don[at]chimpanzeeproductions.com

Over the last few months, we have been building tremendous support for and enthusiasm around our ambitious multimedia community engagement initiative Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: One World, One Family (DDFR), where individuals are invited to explore the rich and revealing historical narratives found within their own family photograph collections. The highlight of the initiative includes a touring DDFR Roadshow, combining the best features of PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow” and NPR’s “StoryCorps,” that activates Black family photographic archives and an online Internet Portal that creates community across time and space. DDFR brings to the forefront stories and histories suppressed and/or hidden that show the fullness of who we are. By uncovering the little seen images and seldom heard stories of our Black families and relatives, this important and timely project provides a gathering place where all these discarded shards of history can once again be seen, shared and appreciated. The goal of the DDFR initiative is to break down barriers between people and bring them together around the cultivation of their shared values and experiences. Conceived and founded by Chimpanzee Productions, Inc., DDFR and the related film project Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People have received grants from the Ford Foundation, Sundance Documentary Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, NBPC, ITVS, New York State Council for the Arts, The Fledgling Fund, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Cross Currents Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. DDFR will launch its Beta site in July 2010. Through A Lens Darkly is slated for a public television broadcast in 2011, with funding support from NEA, PBS and CPB, among others.

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Managing Producer (Consultant) Position
Available At Freedom Train Productions,
A Black Same Gender Loving (SGL) Theater Company

Managing Producer Position At Emerging Black SGL Theatre
B.I.G.G. News!

Managing Producer (Consultant)

Freedom Train Productions, a Black queer theatre company, seeks a highly motivated and independent arts professional with a background in theatre management. This is a part time consultant position beginning in Spring 2010 with an option to stay on permanently dependent on funding.

The Managing Producer will:

* Develop a three-year development and relationship building strategy for special events fundraising and individual, institutional, and government giving;
* Work with the artistic team to identify and support the theatre's response to immediate public and private giving opportunities;
* Work with the artistic team to design a public theatre training series and related earned income revenue strategy; and
* Assess the artistic and management theatre model that the theatre has built over its first three years and provide consultation toward opportunities moving forward.

This position, funded through our Stonewall Community Foundation award, is a great opportunity for a rising arts leader to play a crucial role in the growth of an emerging theatre.

Women, transgender, and people of color candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information and to apply please visit:

B.I.G.G. News!

In March 2010, Freedom Train Productions announced big and positive transitions. After four years of concentrating on play development, we are thrilled to announce a new programmatic expansion to produce black queer theatre -- FIRE! STAGES.

We believe B.I.G.G. objectives are achieved in partnership with supporters and audience like yourself:

Board of Directors - Expand and Diversify
Space Is the Place
Long-Term Growth

Join our efforts to grow a truly unique arts organization:


Freedom Train Productions is a Black queer theater company dedicated to political art and social activism that engages artists and audiences. We develop and stage challenging and controversial narratives about the universal struggle for freedom and transformation through the lens of black queer protagonists.

In theatre performance, new work development, and training we create a safe home where stories about black queer protagonists can change the world and make it safer for marginalized communities to exist. We believe that in a society where freedom of expression is regularly under attack, this work is critical.

"Black queer protagonists are our vehicle.
Creative justice is our destination."

Sacred Men's Wellness Retreat
Lifebridge Sanctuary In Hudson Valley, NY
Friday, June 18, 2010 - Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sacred Men's Wellness Retreat

Friday, June 18th, 2010 - Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Lifebridge Sanctuary
Hudson Valley, New York
(1.5 Hours From NYC)

When was the last you really treated yourself to a regenerating and healthy experience? When is the last time you truly got away to recharge your spirit, invigorate your body
and relax your mind.

Take a break. Get away.

Join us for three days of wellness, empowerment and rejuvenation at the Sacred Men's Wellness Retreat. Attend dynamic workshops, receive soothing spa treatments, and eat delicious and healthy food. Recharge and regroup!
You deserve it.

Retreat Includes:
Two Luxurious Spa Treatments
Healthy and delicious meals
Dynamic Wellness Workshops
Habasha Coffee Ritual
African Healing Rituals

The Sacred Men's Wellness Retreat will be held at the amazing Lifebridge Sanctuary, a 12,000 square foot facility on 95 acres of forest preserve on the Northern crest of the Shawangunk Ridge in Hudson Valley. The space is truly a place of beauty, privacy and quiet, offering a perfect environment for recharging your mind, body, and soul. The Sanctuary provides a variety of meeting rooms including the Upper Room with a wide view of the Catskill Mountains, numerous smaller spaces, a dining room, outside deck and comfortable bedrooms, many with mountain or forest views.

Details of Retreat

Tasty Healthy Meals
The retreat includes a complete menu of healthy and delicious meals to satisfy your body and palate. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served with a menu of tantalizing, and mouthwatering delicacies specially prepared by our talented cooks and holistic chefs. We will also present samples of delicious raw food for the raw newbies. We believe that healthy food should not be boring or bland but tasty and exciting just like the healthy nutrients contained within them.

Habasha Coffee Ritual
While tea drinking originated in China, the art of drinking coffee is an ancient practice originating in Ethiopia. We will follow African tradition and drink coffee as it was originally and presently done by the Habasha cultures of Ethiopia and Eritrea. In Habasha culture the art of drinking coffee is a sacred and special event integral to the social fabric of the society. We will participate in this ancient and deep social ceremony traditionally done as a sign of respect, hospitality and social bonding.

Dynamic Workshops
Stimulate your mind by attending a series of engaging workshops covering health and spirituality specifically for men. Workshops will be presented by Alywn Thomas and Jamel Cherry. Alwyn is a workshop facilitator, Dagara elder and diviner, entrepreneur and numerologist. He has served as one of the main facilitators of Malidoma Some's Indigenous Technology Apprenticeship Program. Jamel Cherry is a Yoruba Priest, Dagara Diviner, Reiki Master, Holistic Health Counselor. He has conducted various workshops on nutrition and spirituality in US.

Luxurious Spa Treatments
Who says men can't be pampered? Be treated like a king during the retreat a choice of sensuous and relaxing holistic spa treatments including massage, mystical clay baths, Ionic Foot Detox and reiki. Lie down and release all your tensions and stress with a deep Thai Massage by gifter healer and Ayurvedic consultant, Martha Grier. Sit back and relax as we initiate the detoxification process with an Ionic Foot Detox followed by a Foot Reflexology treatment.
Have your energetic power centers cleansed and balanced
with a powerful reiki treatment.

Single $499 / Double $449 / Communal $399
Deposit of $150 due by April 20, 2010.
Balance of $249 due by June 1, 2010.

To discuss other payment options call (917) 705-3444.

Seats are limited. Secure your spot today!

Click here to purchase your tickets online

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Then Click Page 2,
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Sponsoring Website:
Alaafia Holistic Health

Alaafia is an African word from the Yoruba language which means "wellness." It represents a state of harmony, happiness, prosperity, peace, and health. Alaafia focuses on preventative health, not illness. Alaafia denotes a state of being where all areas of one's life is in order. Alaafia is true holistic health.

THE BOONDOCKS (Animated TV Series)
3rd And FINAL Season Trailer

WOW! Final season of Boondocks! It seems a lot of folks are shocked by the news of what will ultimately be a short lived tv series.

A lot of interesting images in the trailer. Personally, I would love to see Gangsta-licious (the homosexual "DL" character voiced brilliantly by actor/rapper Mos Def) come back for a third season (maybe he will), but I didn't see him in the trailer. And I've always, ALWAYS, wanted to see Huey's best friend (from the daily comic strip when it was running in national newspapers) Ceaser who is so qool with his lox.

In any event, though I LOVE the trailer, I, as always, have issues with rappers and their foul language and the use of the "N" word. Anyway, it is what it is, and because it's Boondocks the trailer gets a skate into Nubian Knights Network.

The trailer may get taken down from YouTube, so if you don't see it below you know why.

HOMOAFFECTION: Memories of A Nature Boy,
Sunday, April 18th, 2010 @ 3PM
New York City

Cornelius Jones Jr. presents
HOMOAFFECTION: Memories of A Nature Boy,

co-sponsored by NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
and The Office of LGBT Student Services

and you are invited to the

SUNDAY Afternoon Show
April 18th, 2010 @ 3PM

137 West 14th Street
(between 6th & 7th Avenues)
New York City

You are in for quite a treat. For only $20 you get 2 dynamic performance pieces and after party with drinks.

Homo Affection: Memories of a Nature Boy explores the dynamics of Black masculinity and identity through male-to-male intimacy, and ideas of fatherhood, brotherhood, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS. The piece is a conceptual narrative, an autobiographical tale of adventures, memories, dreams and visions, told through movement, text, spoken-word, music, and multi-media.

Come support your friend.

**To purchase tickets please visit http://www.ovationtix.com
or stop by www.corneliusjonesjr.com

Thank you for your time.