After Ellen: “The New Black” Director Yoruba Richen On Civil Rights And Equality

June 18, 2014

As a member of both the LGBTQ and the Black Community, Richen couldn’t help but be drawn in by the media coverage that continued to perpetuate the myth that the black community was largely homophobic. “Black LGBT voices were left out in the cold,” Richen said.

Fueled by her anger over watching the two minority groups she belonged to being pitted against each other, she set out to make a movie to further investigate this notion…

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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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