GAWKER: Is the Black Community Homophobic? A Discussion With Yoruba Richen

February 17, 2014

The New Black engages in a difficult conversation, in which there are numerous exceptions to any generalization that can be posed. It is rich with enlightening person-to-person conversations about its central issue, abounding with great one-liners (“Equality never hurt anyone”; “Riding the bus in Montgomery in 1955 could not have been everyone’s top issue, either,” when the notion that marriage is not LGBT blacks’ primary issue is posed), and it has a real sense of momentum as it races to the climax of election night. It’s way more than polemic; it’s a great film.


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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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