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

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.