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PAFF journal #2 

From Jeff H BWMTSC COCHAIR Sunday, Feb 7 My planned viewing last night (Saturday) was altered by my underestimation of the popularity of the festival this year. (ALERT: Buy your tickets as early as possible!) I barely got into “Half of a Yellow Sun” and I had to...

Pan African Film Festival 

From BWMTSC Cochair Jeff Friday, Feb 5 My first viewing at this year’s festival: the LGBTQ shorts program. This was a wonderful experience. There were 5 short films, 2 from Africa and 3 from the US. Afterwards there was Q & A with directors from the 3 American...

Black Lives Timeline

2013, George Zimmerman acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin Alicia Garza, on Facebook, : “Black people. I love you. I love us. Our lives matter.” Two days later activists used #j4tmla (justice for trayvon martin l.a.)and #blacklivesmatter in tiny letters.  2014...

SCOTUS, Deportation, and Jobs

This blog covers two important topics, SCOTUS and Jobs. First, the Supreme Court took up the divisive political issue of immigration agreeing to rule by June on the Obama administration’s stalled plan to defer deportation of more than four million illegal immigrants....

The Oscars, LGBTIQ and POC

http://nabwmt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/oscarsnub.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:31 — 7.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSSThis year’s Oscar nominations were more notable for who they left out than those...

Friends, Romans, and Countrymen

***(Editors Note: This is from a new contributor to our blogs, Alex. These are selected blogs she has started as a memorial to a friend to spread awareness of LGBT autism and mental illness). January 7, 2016 Hello everyone!  My name is Alex.  This blog here is going...