Is 2023 when we start to be at the centre of our own narratives, creating spaces in our image and in response to our needs? Are we ready?
Join us online for part 2 of our #placeforus conversation at 7pm TONIGHT Feb 15 link.outsavvy.com/aplaceforus Continue reading LONG READ: A RENAISSANCE OF OUR OWN?
The future of BLKOUT_UK Consultation opens NYD and lasts all of January. Here’s your chance to show us how Black queer men can continue #makingspaceforus Continue reading LONG READ: A DREAM NO LONGER ON MUTE
In this provocative discussion paper, Rob Berkeley argues that a too-simplistic definition of community as ‘place’ or neighbourhood serves to perpetuate exclusion and inequality for minority communities – including Black queer men Continue reading Long Read: Out of Place, Again?
Black queer men creating the new; shared spaces for shared futures BlackOut disrupts stubborn patterns of social marginalisation, exclusion, and precarity by creating a beacon media brand, digital platform and collaboration hub that connects Black Gay/Bi/Trans/Queer men to each other and mobilises them in actions to support voice, authentic visibility, resilience, wealth, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, health/wellbeing and improved life chances. Why? Until recently many intersectional communities … Continue reading BlackOut: what’s the big idea?
Iggy Pop, remarking on his early Michigan days in The Stooges circa 1967, suggested American bands could not get arrested at home until the so-called British invasion happened. As Iggy put it, The endorsement of indigenous African American music(s) – the Blues, Southern Soul – by the “parent culture,” in the guise of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, was essential before American critics and … Continue reading Long Read: “Who are these Grace Jones looking chicks?” Black Panther: a review
Nina Simone, a paragon of wokeness, whose personal and professional life suffered due to her dedication to calling out the racism black people faced, offered a collage of black female experiences – the Four Women – whose very existence, voices and stories formed a sense of protest. Inspired by Nina Simone’s Four Women, I contemplate what it might mean to be a ‘woke’ or ‘woke … Continue reading Long read: Four Wo(ke)men