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CUNY Graduate School of Journalism- Hot Docs Series

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Hot Docs Series Presents:

The New Black

Directed by Yoruba Richen 

Q&A with Prof. Yoruba Richen to follow


Date: Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014
Time: 6pm
Location:  CUNY Graduate School of Journalism  219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018, Room 308

This is a CUNY-wide event! All are welcome! For more information/RSVP, please contact Sabrina S. Gordon:


“…a film that leaves room for dialogue and change as it embraces the entire black community, even in disagreement…” – Variety

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. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar-the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.

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