Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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

Followers of Nubian Knights Network
"Thanks For The Support Everybody!!!"


"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

Monday, February 21, 2011

Touch...Poems & Others Writings of Love, Erotica, & Sensuality
by Jair, The Literary Masturbator

Official Book e-Retailer (Purchase): Lulu.com

Poems & Others Writings
of Love, Erotica, & Sensuality

For some reason sensuality and erotica have been labeled dirty and bad. In our society we are often taught that having those urges are impure and sinful. For me the truth of the matter is a healthy combination of spirituality and sensuality creates a much better balance for a person to understand who and what they are. How can you explain to a lover what it is you like if you’ve never explored what that is? I am not suggesting that a person needs to have a lot of sex or try many things but to not even be able to think about and suppress what comes natural seems like the most unnatural thing to me.

Hopefully you will find this collection of poetry (and other writings), artwork, & photos to be fun, fulfilling, entertaining, and on some level it expands your ideas of connecting to yourself and others. In other words I hope it “Touches” you...

- Jair, The Literary Masturbator

Official Blog: Confessions Of A Literary Masturbator

Touch... Will Also Be Coming To
Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble Soon!

Meanwhile, Get Your Hard Copy At Lulu.com
- An Indy Book Publisher

Also Available For Electronic Download
To Kindle And iPad Devices For $5.99

Monday, February 7, 2011

MOOZ-Lum (A Film by Q)
Premieres This Friday, February 11th, 2011
In 10 Cities - A Must See Film
Of The Africana Experience!!

Official Website: moozlumthemovie.com/

UPDATED Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Pulled between his strict Muslim upbringing by his father and the normal social life he's never had, Tariq Mahdi enters college in a state of confusion. New relationships with Muslims and non-Muslims alike challenge his already shaken ideals, and the estrangement with his mother and sister troubles him. With the help of new friends, family and mentors, he begins to find himself and open up to an Islam he hasn't been exposed to. But when the attacks of 9/11 happen without warning, he is forced to face his past and make the biggest decisions of his life.

MOOZ-lum Theatrical Trailer from Qasim Basir on Vimeo.

Last week on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 I took a friend with me to see an advanced screening of the film MOOZ-Lum at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center in the Manhattan. The film stars Evan Ross, Nia Long, Roger Guenveur Smith and Danny Glover.

Both of came away with a most spectacular experience. I can genuinely say that this is one of the best pieces of cinema produced from the Africana experience that I have have seen a long while. It really is that good FAMILY!

And not only we were treated to a great story with great acting (especially Nia Long who played a strong Black woman which was sooooo good to see), but we were treated to a LIVE Q&A session via a Skype computer connection from 30 year old African-American director Qasim "Q" Basir. And then a 5 panel Q&A discussion called Islam and the Black Experience.

And EXTRA EXTRA SPECIAL was a special appearance by actor and activist Ruby Dee who sat in the audience and watched the film with us. When she was mentioned she got a standing ovation from people in the audience INCLUDING ME!!

Ruby Dee Made a Quick Statement On The Stage
Walter Reade Theater At Lincoln Center

Marketing of this film has been done totally on-line with word of mouth and a new marketing campaign which looks to get bigger in the future called DEMAND IT service whereby the people in their respective cities who voted for the film will get the film exhibitioned.

As a result when the film opens THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH, 2011 it will be playing in 10 cities!! Below is the info and a link for local listings:


And Now Mooz-Lum Has Opened
In 5 More Cities February 18th, 2011:


Purchase your tickets now: http://bit.ly/moozlum-tickets

LIVE From Detroit, We Were Treated To A Q&A Session
With Director Qasim "Q" Basir

Via A Skype Computer Connection

Actor Roger Guenveur Smith (pictured right)

Mooz-Lum Starring Evan Ross

Actor Nia Long


AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street
(between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York City 10036

AMC Empire 25 Webpage


- Purchase your tickets now -

Official Website: moozlumthemovie.com/

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

NYC Vigil to Remember SGL Activist David Kato
(Thur, Feb. 3rd, 2011)
David Kato's New York City Memorial Service
(Mon, Feb. 7th, 2011)

On Thursday, February 3rd, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and other concerned organizations will hold a peaceful vigil near the Ugandan Mission to the United Nations in New York City to remember and honor David Kato’s life and his struggle for human rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Join us in mourning David and showing the Ugandan government that there must be no more violence and discrimination against LGBT Ugandans.

When: February 3, 2011 4:00 pm
Where: Location to be determined. Vigil will be followed by a procession to Uganda House – 336 E. 45th St.

(New York, February 1, 2011) US religious leaders have a moral responsibility to condemn and combat the murderous spread of homophobic hate in Uganda, said a coalition of thirty-five human rights organizations announcing a vigil in memory of slain Ugandan human rights activist David Kato. The candlelight vigil will be held at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza and followed by a silent procession to Uganda House, the Ugandan mission to the United Nations, on February 3 at 4 pm. (Co-sponsors are listed below.)

Kato, a prominent leader of the same gender loving movement in Uganda, was found murdered in his Kampala home on January 26. His photograph had been published in a Ugandan tabloid that called for hanging homosexual people; he had recently led a successful lawsuit forcing the publication to desist. The groups also voiced concern that homophobia may prevent Ugandan authorities from conducting a full and fair investigation of Kato’s murder.



Click Image To Enlarge

Stand In Solidarity with

Sexual Minorities Uganda
The Global Justice Institute

Please Join Us For
David Kato's
New York City Memorial Service

Monday, February 7th, 2011 @ 7:00PM
Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 Odell Clark Place
(West 138th Street
between Lenox Avenue & Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd)

Harlem, New York City



As same gender loving and transgender Ugandans and same-gender-loving faith leaders in the United States mourn the death of SGL leader David Kato, the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City is opening its doors to host a memorial service for Mr. Kato. The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III one of the leading African American ministers in the United States will preside over the service in a congregation known as the “cradle of the Black Church.”

Info: http://gaybygod.net/david-kato/

WHO: The Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III, pastor Abyssinian Baptist Church

Pastor Joseph W. Tolton, pastor of Rehoboth Christ Consciousness

Pastor Michael Walrond Jr., pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church

Bishop Yvette Flunder, presiding bishop of The Fellowship

Frank Mugisha, president of Sexual Minorities Uganda

Charles Radcliffe, Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

WHAT: Memorial Service and call for solidarity in remembrance of slain Ugandan SGL rights advocate, David Kato.

WHEN: Monday February 7, 2011. 7pm

WHERE: Abyssinian Baptist Church 132 Odell Clark Place, NY, NY (W 138th St)

For Directions: http://www.abyssinian.org/contact/contact/

WHY: On Wednesday January 26, 2011 David Kato, a Ugandan SGL rights advocate, was beaten to death in his home. His death comes just months after his name, picture and home address were published by the Ugandan newspaper, Rolling Stone, where Kato and 99 others were pictured in an article calling for their execution. Uganda came under scrutiny last year as its parliament proposed the death penalty for homosexual people. Many believe American Evangelicals who visited Uganda in 2009 helped create the bill and fomented a climate of fear leading to violence.

The memorial, will remember Kato's work, celebrate his life, and mourn his death while challenging lawmakers, foreign and domestic governments and citizens of this world to respond with action against anti-homosexual movements stoked by religion.