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Yoruba Richen

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015   7:00PM


Director: Yoruba Richen

2013, USA, 80 min.   

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 same-sex marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the opposition's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

It 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.

Karess Taylor-Hughes is originally from Long Island New York. At the age of 24 she already has years of experience working in political campaigns. She was a field organizer for Equality Maryland and The Human Rights Campaign. Karess currently attends Columbia University, where she is pursuing her Masters degree in Sports Management. She will continue to make progress as she pushes to increase more advocacy work for underrepresented communities

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