Yaba Blay http://wfpl.org en Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-new-black-film-looks-marriage-equality-maryland <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152508677&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=false&amp;show_comments=false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object></p><p></p><p>Last week we were invited by the <a href="http://www.alicenter.org/">Muhammad Ali Center</a> to host a talkback panel after a screening of "The New Black," a film looking at how LGBTQ activism, the black church, homophobia, and queer people of color affected the fight for <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/looks-like-maryland-is-making-a-historic-choice-on-marriage-equality/2012/11/07/ed73f59c-27d8-11e2-b2a0-ae18d6159439_story.html">marriage equality in Maryland</a>.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 9496 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: 'The New Black' Film Looks at Marriage Equality in Maryland Strange Fruit: Dr. Yaba Blay's (1)ne Drop Project; Director Kenny Leon http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-dr-yaba-blays-1ne-drop-project-director-kenny-leon <p></p><p><br></p><p>Who is black? That's the question the <a href="http://1nedrop.com/">(1)ne Drop Project </a>seeks to answer. The project, created by <a href="http://yabablay.com/">Dr. Yaba Blay</a>, features photographs of people who identify as black, African-American, biracial, and other identities—but whose physical appearances may provoke curiosity, or even disbelief, in strangers. Dr. Blay&nbsp;will appear on CNN's <a href="http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/category/black-in-america/">Black in America</a> 5 to talk about what it means to be black. But this week she made some time to talk to us about her work.</p><p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 2316 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Dr. Yaba Blay's (1)ne Drop Project; Director Kenny Leon