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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Bulletyme | Multidisciplinary Artist & Instructor

Multidisciplinary Artist and Instructor

Multidisciplinary Artist and Instructor
Appearing as "The Wise Man" in the FTCollab body of work: The Man Who Wasn't There. Official Selection: Edmonton International Fringe Theater Festival, Canada.

Appearing as multiple characters in Dixon Place Presents: "Battie Bwoy Fi Dead!!!". A journey through sex, suicide, and the protection hats provide.

Represented by BLOC talent Agency (Dance, Commercial, Print)
Emily Watson
630 9th Ave. Suite #702
New York, NY 10036

"When you become aware of who you are and what your capable of, the need for acceptance outside of yourself, disappears." . . .Aware™

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Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
7:30PM | $3.00 Admission

(between Rivington and Delancey Streets)
 New York CIty

Train Travel:
"B" or "D" train to Grand Street
"F" train to 2nd Avenue
"J" train to Bowery

Monday, June 18, 2012

Other Countries SUMMER SOLSTICE Writing Workshop - Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 @ 7PM
New York City

Other Countries annual Summer Solstice open reading will take place on Saturday, June 23rd from 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues), Room 310. Reader signup will begin at 6:45 pm.

Please tell us if you will participate in an on-camera interview for the expanded Other Countries documentary by Robert Penn. If you are interested, will you agree to have the video interview taken in your residence with a crew of four - Robert, camera operator, sound mixer and production assistant -  or would you prefer coming to The Center to be interviewed on camera? Finally, will you be willing to answer questions about your history with Other Countries and your experiences with HIV/AIDS in the Black Gay and Lesbian Community? Robert Penn will ask when you joined Other Countries; If and how your participation in Other Countries has impacted your views on gay experience in Black Communities and  HIV/AIDS in Black Communities and ; If and how the AIDS epidemic has shaped your writing; and How Other Countries has affected your writing and participation in Same-Gender-Loving/Queer/LesbianGayBisexualTransgender Communities. You can contact Robert at robert@robertpenn.net.

Looking for Black male couples for a study on relationships. Each person will receive $50, and Metrocards. For more information, please contact Sheldon Applewhite, Ph.D. 347-788-1105 or NYCbuildstudy[at]gmail.com.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Charles Barron For Congress 2012
8th Congressional District
VOTE: Democratic Primary
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 (New York City)

 Official Website: CharlesBarronForCongress.com

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 Charles Barron For Congress 2012 (NYC)
8th Congressional District
VOTE: Democratic Primary
Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Polls Open 6AM - 9PM

Official Website: CharlesBarronForCongress.com
 For Information Call (347) 858-9049

New York's Eighth Congressional District for the United States House of Representatives in New York City. It is split into two sections. The northern portion of it includes most of Manhattan's Upper West Side, and continues south to include most parts of Hell's Kitchen, East Village, Chelsea, SoHo, Greenwich Village, TriBeCa, and Downtown Manhattan. The southern portion in Brooklyn includes parts of Borough Park, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights and Bath Beach.


Monday, June 4, 2012

3rd Annual Harlem Pride (2012)
Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem
June 22nd - 24th, 2012 (NYC)

Official Website: HarlemPride.org

Harlem Pride 2012 is just around the corner. We are so excited about this year's events and there is so much to tell.  We appreciate your continued support and hope that this year is Harlem Pride's BEST YEAR YET!

Please see SCHEDULE, OPPORTUNITIES, and ANNOUNCEMENTS below. Feel free to email us at info@harlempride.org if you have any questions.


Friday, June 22nd
VIP Launch Party Fundraiser
The Green Residence (730 Riverside Drive @ 150th Street)
A Private Venue for the Exclusive Entertainment of our Guests
7-11PM Tickets $50/person
We Thank El Dorado Rum for being our liquor sponsor again this year.

Saturday, June 23rd
Harlem Pride Day 2012 Celebration
Jackie Robinson Park (145th Street and Bradhurst Avenue)
12 Noon - 6PM FREE
Bring your family and friends! Featuring live entertainment, refreshments, community organizations, give-aways and more!

Sunday, June 24th
Join us as we March with Pride in the Heritage of Pride March
Time and meeting area TBA. You'll know as soon as we do.
Register to walk with Harlem Pride and get your Harlem Pride 2012 Pride March T-Shirt!

Sponsorships - There is still time to become a sponsor.  Show your support of Harlem Pride and gain the attention of thousands of participants.

Vendors - There are still a few vendor spots available, but they are going fast.  Get yours today!

Volunteers - First of all, THANK YOU to everyone who has already registered to volunteer. You will be contacted soon.  We greatly appreciate you.  Anyone else who would like to register to volunteer may still do so, as we can never have too many volunteers.  All volunteers receive a FREE Harlem Pride 2012 Ambassadors t-shirt.  Get your registrations in now!

Friends - Help support Harlem Pride 2012 by becoming a Friend of Harlem Pride.  For a donation of $5 or more, you get your name (or an honorarium) listed on our website.  Come on and DONATE today!

  •     Harlem Pride Official T-Shirts are now on sale! Show your Harlem Pride. Get the Official T-Shirt now! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
  •     The Artists & Special Guests Line Up Will Be Announced On Friday, June 8th!
  •     The NEW Harlem Pride Theme Song will debut Saturday, June 23rd at Jackie Robinson Park!  

The mission of Harlem Pride is to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Same Gender Loving pride in Harlem and to provide opportunities for networking and communication among its LGBTQ & SGL organizations and community members.

Harlem Pride was incorporated in the New York State as a Not-For-Profit Corporation in 2010, and received its retroactive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service in 2011.  Harlem Pride is a Registered Charity in New York State.  All donations are Tax Deductible.

Anytime you have questions, comments, concerns, or ideas, please email us at info[at]harlempride.org and let us know what's on your mind.  Thank you.

Thank you for your support!

--The Team at Harlem Pride, Inc.
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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Question Bridge: Black Males
Visual Exhibit

Official Website: QuestionBridge.com

WOW!!!! I had the great privilege to see the Question Bridge: Black Males exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (here in New York City) yesterday (Saturday, June 2nd, 2012), one day before it's closing... (Oooooh! News Flash! I just checked the Brooklyn Museum's website - it's been updated and the exhibit has been EXTENDED to July 15th, 2012!!!!!)

I had a few bruthaz mention it to me that I should urgently see it, yet it wasn't until my partner/boyfriend mentioned it as an interest (especially given his job field) in seeing it that I finally went to go see it.

All I can say it is extremely monumental and POWERFUL and one of the best exhibits I've ever seen in my life - especially since the subject matter is around and about me - a Black male in America. As someone who is Black, male, and same gender loving (and of course there's many more parts to my sum) which is considered by some to be three strikes right there, and yet all that and more is covered in this visual installation discussion; from the "N" word to our fears to what it is to be Black -- the whole gamut is covered, and quite brilliantly I must say. The multi-monitor installation set-up with unprompted questions from diverse bruthaz from all around the country is something for US as African folks to think/process, discuss and hopefully have a transformative conversation and mindset around.

I got to see about 30 to 45 minutes of the visual installation; a photographer friend of mine that I bumped into said it was about an hour and 10 minutes before it repeated again. Yet what I did see (I'm always in an observing mode most times) always had a constant crowd of people looking on, listening, shaking their heads or laughing - mostly people of African descent with a few peppered white folks in there. It felt like family coming together to view a discussion around us and the complexity of topics.
If you don't live near or New York City, I'd stick close to their Question Bridge: Black Males official website to see where the installation exhibit will turn up next. It's an important contribution to our culture we all need to be in discussion about.


About Question Bridge: Black Males...

Question Bridge: Black Males is an innovative video installation created by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The four collaborators spent several years traveling throughout the United States, speaking with 150 Black men living in 12 American cities and towns, including New York, Chicago, Oakland, Birmingham, and New Orleans. From these interviews they created 1,500 video exchanges in which the subjects, representing a range of geographic, generational, economic, and educational strata, serve as both interviewers and interviewees. Their words were woven together to simulate a stream-of-consciousness dialogue, through which important themes and issues emerge, including family, love, interracial relationships, community, education, violence, and the past, present, and future of Black men in American society.

The exhibition includes multiple screens playing videos of the interviews, edited so that it appears as if the men are having a conversation. The artists hope that the Question Bridge project will be a catalyst for constructive dialogue that will help deconstruct stereotypes about Black male identity in our collective consciousness. Museum visitors are also invited to visit the user-generated Question Bridge website, accessible on iPads throughout the gallery, which offers a platform to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.

The Question Bridge executive producers are Delroy Lindo, Deborah Willis, and Jesse Williams. Will Sylvester is the Post-Production Producer, and Rosa White is the Supervising Story Producer. The Transmedia Producers are Antonio Kaplan and Elise Baugh of Innovent.
Question Bridge: Black Males is a fiscally sponsored project of the Bay Area Video Coalition, supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Film Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab, the LEF Foundation, the Center for Cultural Innovation, and the California College of the Arts. Additional support was provided by the Jack Shainman Gallery.