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Why Black Pride Matters

— from The Advocate by Les Fabian Brathwaite The concepts of Black Pride and Gay Pride developed almost concurrently in the United States. In 1968, James Brown released “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud,” the same year Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists in defiance on the medal podium at […]

Event: Claiming Our Relationships: Love & Justice – Are you in?

On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at 1 p.m., CBE,  The Counter Narrative Project and The Sero Project will host a community conversation focused on relationships, intimacy, and criminalization at the Georgian Terrace Hotel (659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, Ga 30308). We are excited to offer this discussion during Atlanta’s Black LGBTQ Pride Weekend, a historic weekend, which provides […]

Oxygen Network and National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) partner to promote The Prancing Elites Project

From Paul Kawata, Executive Director, NMAC National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is partnering with the Oxygen Network to provide information and resources for their new show, The Prancing Elites Project.  The show airs every Wednesday at 10 p.m. on Oxygen.  It follows a group of young non-gender conforming black gay men from Mobile, Ala and their joy […]

In Memoriam: Desmond Pruitt, founding member of Little Rock Black Pride

Desmond Pruitt, a founding board member of Little Rock Black Pride passed away on January 24, 2015. Desmond brought his expertise to the organization in 2007 and began working as the treasurer and later the chairman of the organization. Desmond received his bachelors degree from Philander Smith College in 2004 and graduated summa cum laude, he later received […]