Denver Westward: Yoruba Richen talks about the black church, civil rights and gay marriage

May 20, 2014

How does the title The New Black relate to The Advocate article and the way that mainstream, white gay culture has appropriated civil rights struggles? Talk about where that title comes from and also the film’s relationship to those issues.

Ultimately, what the title means to me and what I think it represents is the new conversation that’s happening in the black community around this issue and the young activists who are profiled in the film that are pushing this in their communities and in their churches. They are pushing a conversation that we haven’t had in our community before.

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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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