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..."

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"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..."

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BMX-NY Presents
Healing The Black Family:
Bridging The Sexuality Divide
A Rap With Hetero Brothers & Sisters
Friday, June 11th @ 8PM


The Black Men's Xchange-New York
Invite You To Join Us

Healing The Black Family:
Bridging The Sexuality Divide
A Rap With Hetero Brothers & Sisters

with Guest Facilitator Cleo Manago

FRIDAY, JUNE 11th, 2010
@ 8PM

Sister's Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center
1942 Amsterdam Avenue @ The Corner of 156th Street
Harlem, New York City


- Why Is There Conflict Between Black People?

- What Is Black Manhood?

- What is Black Womanhood?

- Where Do These Constructs Come From, And How Do They Benefit Us?

- How Does The Way We Treat Each Other Influence Diverse Black Youth?

- What Is Your Perspective On Homosexuals? Where Did It Come From?

- Who Sees Or Has Seen Homosexuality As A Threat To The Black Family?

- How Does The Way We Think, Behave, And Treat Each Contribute To A Meaningful Black Legacy?

- Are We Involved In The Creation Of Strong Black People, Or Of More Disoriented, Disengaged Black Folk?

Hey Black Family,

I wanted to get the word out that BMX-NY (Black Men's Xchange-New York) will be partnering and meeting at Sister's Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center which is a Black-owned establishment in Harlem this Friday, June 11th, 2010 @ 8PM. The topic is Healing The Black Family: Bridging The Sexuality Divide - A Rap With Hetero Brothers & Sisters

Sister's Uptown Bookstore is located at 1942 Amsterdam Avenue @ the corner of 156th Street. The phone number to the store is 212/862-3680. You can get there by taking the #1 train to 157th Street or the "C" local train to 155th Street. Either train stop will put you only 2 blocks away from the bookstore. GOOGLE MAP - (DO NOT take the "B" or "D" train to 155th Street as this will put you too far (east) away from the bookstore and there's this huge and continuous (like) 200 stairs connected to a bridge that you'd have to climb. I've got caught in that situation twice and it's not cute at all. Trust me, unless you need the exercise!!).

I've been involved with BMX-NY for 7 years now (with a 1 or 2 year break inbetween) and I'm sending this email out to friends, family and colleagues because BMX really does progressive pro-Black work and one of the few Black same gender loving (homosexual, bisexual, transgendered) organizations to reach out to bridge the gaps within the larger Black community relative to diverse sexual identity of African people. I hope you can make it out and feel free to bring other Black brothers and sisters with you age 18 and up.

About BMX-NY...

BMX-NY is built on a philosophy that embraces same gender loving experience as an intrinsic facet of everyday Black life. Integral to BMX’s approach is the understanding that, in order to decrease internal and external homo-reactionary thinking and demystify differences around diverse ways of living, loving and being, same gender loving, bisexual and transgendered Black people must engage in supportive dialogue with each other and the community.

We believe that self-determination is crucial in achieving success toward healing and empowerment. We understand that our cultural and experiential uniqueness requires a uniquely focused and precise approach. Affirming strategies born out of our own experience are powerful; hence, the adoption of the terms, Black, African American and Same Gender Loving.