Posts tagged "african americans"

'Dark Girls' Documentary Sheds Light on Skin-Color Bias

Is it me or does it seem like Beyonce is actually looking lighter and lighter these days? Well, this is the perfect time to release a documentary geared toward darker skinned African Americans. “Dark Girls” is a new documentary by Bill Duke explores the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color that are experienced particularly... Read more »

NAACP Seeing More Gay?

This is huge news: The NAACP’s newly revived Worcester chapter elected a 28-year-old openly gay black man as its president this month…and, he’s really hot! Founded more than a century ago to promote black equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is showing remarkable diversity in its leadership ranks — the result... Read more »

Marsha Ambrosius' Video Premiere

Marsha Ambrosius' Video Premiere
Ex-Floetry Singer Marsha Ambrosius’ new song, “Far Away,” may have one of the most moving messages of 2011, thus far.  The new single hopes to raise awareness against bullying. Inspired by her real-life experience, the clip revolves around a gay friend who is shoved aside by people in his neighborhood due to his sexual orientation.... Read more »

1 in 22 Blacks Will Get HIV, CDC Report Says

A new CDC report estimating the lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis for several populations found great disparities by racial/ethnic groups, reports The Associated Press. Based on HIV surveillance, vital statistics, and census data from 37 states and Puerto Rico for 2007, an estimated 4.65 percent of blacks/African Americans would receive an HIV diagnosis during their... Read more »

Another African American Gay Male Commits Suicide

Joseph Jefferson’s chilling last words, shared on Facebook with his friends, were: “I could not bear the burden of living as a gay man of color in a world grown cold and hateful towards those of us who live and love differently than the so-called ‘social mainstream.’ Belonging is one of the basic human needs,... Read more »

African American Gay Teen Commits Suicide

It really feels like this will not end.  Another teen, a 19-year-old former Howard University student Aiyisha Hassan committed suicide on October 4th. She appears to be the seventh LGBT teen to make the headlines for committing suicide in the past five weeks. Some reports suggest the former HU student was struggling with her sexuality.... Read more »

Chicago's Black Pride Recap 2010

Chicago’s Black Pride celebrated its 11th Anniversary the first week in July, usually held during the July 4th weekend. The week-long celebration is arguably one of the most important events in Chicago’s African American LGBT community.  Throughout the week, many African American LGBTs attend seminars, poetry slams, movie screenings, comedies, and a grand outdoor festival,... Read more »