Independent Lens: The New Black: Yoruba Richen Expands the Conversation on Marriage Equality

June 15, 2014

And where do you think things have shifted within the black community on gay marriage even since you made this film?

…Change happens in different ways — in our families, in our communities, and legislatively. And I think in the black community there’s an opening in talking about the issue, which is new.  And there are many of us continuing to push that opening and expand the conversation…

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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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