The Huffington Post: The New Black: A Review

February 10, 2014

LGBT members of the African American community have long been citizens of this nation in name only. Despite the assurances of the words enshrined in our 14th amendment, and the 1964 civil rights act, LGBT African Americans have been without a voice for centuries. As a result of a lack of community resources, attention and support that sought to learn of and then address the needs of the members of the African American community who happen to also identify as LGBT, for many, our own voices were lost.

The New Black challenges all traditional conventions that have served to limit the possibilities within the Black LGBT experience in the United States. The film is audacious in its personal biopics of issues facing Black LGBT communities, riveting in its story-telling and powerful in its political authenticity.

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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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