Village Voice: The New Black and Other Docs Ask, “Why Has Black Been Made the Face of Homophobia?”

July 17, 2013

“There’s a gorgeous moment in Yoruba Richen’s documentary The New Black, currently playing the film festival circuit, in which two young black lesbian activists canvas an inner-city black neighborhood to drum up support for the gay marriage initiative that was on the ballot in Maryland’s 2012 statewide election. The women approach a group of young men hanging out in front of an apartment building to talk to them about voting and—more specifically—supporting gay marriage. [...]”   (Read more)

The New Black


The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. Continue Reading

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