L Style G Style: Yoruba Richen Unites African-American, Feminist and LGBTQ Voices

May 20, 2014

For the 30th Anniversary of TED in Vancouver, Yoruba Richen broke many boundaries before she even took the stage. In her exploration of the similarities in the paths of African-American and LGBTQ equality, the documentary filmmaker took to the streets of Maryland where the voting populous is over 30% African-American and overwhelmingly anti-gay. The resulting product, The New Black, Richen seeks to find a commonality within these marginalized communities.

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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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