Yoruba Richen in The Root 100!!

September 10, 2014

Yoruba Richen is an award-winning film director and producer and creator of The New Black, an award-winning documentary that examines the complicated and often combative relationship between African Americans, the black church and gay rights. This is the third film for Richen, who also made Sisters of the Good Death, which is about the oldest African women’s association in the New World and its annual festival celebrating the end of slavery. Yoruba is a former Guggenheim fellow, a 2014 featured TED speaker and the 2014 recipient of the Tow professorship at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, where she teaches documentary film.

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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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