CNP Reads

The Brother/Scholar Reading Group is our monthly book discussion. Please contact us for more information on about how to get involved. 

 

8: America's Hidden HIV Epidemic: "Why America's black gay and bisexual men have a higher HIV rate than any country in the world"

Charles Stephens interviews Linda Villarosa

On this show Charles Stephens sits down with Journalist Linda Villarosa. Linda is the Program Director at The City College of New York, and she wrote a piece for the New York Times entitled America's Hidden HIV Epidemic: Why do America's black gay and bisexual men have a higher HIV rate than any country in the world?

 

7: Does desiring white guys make me a traitor to my race?

Charles Stephens interviews FREDERICK MCKINDRA

On this show, Charles Stephens (Founder & Executive Director of Counter Narrative Project) chats with Journalist Frederick McKindra. Mr. McKindra wrote a piece for Buzzfeed entitled "Does Desiring White Guys Make Me A Traitor To My Race?" Charles and Frederick explore diverse themes including black gay desire, family and history. ** This podcast contains adult language and themes.

6: Leviticus: Faggot | 20 Years Later:
A Counter Narrative Discussion

Donnie: "The American Mythology" and Liberation

A COUNTER NARRATIVE DISCUSSION W/ JOHNNIE & CHARLES

On our last show for 2016, Johnnie and CNP Executive Director, Charles Stephens wrap up the year by discussing the song "Leviticus: Faggot." In 1996, "Leviticus: Faggot," from the album Peace Beyond Passion, was the lead single from Me'shell Ndegeocello's sophomore album. The song was accompanied by a defining video, and broke new ground for story telling in videos for Black gay men. We discuss it's impact, and how the song and video can inspire today's generation. #ArtIsResilience

 

4: Not Straight, Not White

JOHNNIE RAy KORNEGAY III SITS DOWN WITH DR. KEVIN MUMFORD

On this episode, Johnnie sits down with Dr. Kevin Mumford, author of the book Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis. They discuss several themes covered in the book including Joseph Beam, Grant-Michael Fitzgerald and Jet Magazine.

JOHNNIE RAY KORNEGAY III CHATS WITH SINGER & SONGWRITER DONNIE

On this episode Johnnie chats with Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Arranger Donnie about his new album The American Mythology, and his personal journey to liberation. In this interview you'll find Donnie speaking candidly and frankly about his life and experiences while preparing to reveal his new musical. Donnie emerged on the music scene in 2002 with his album The Colored SectionThe American Mythology is described as "a colorful, epic narrative and inspiring soundtrack." His album can be purchased at iamdonnie.com. #ArtIsResilience

 

3: Choir Boy

JOHNNIE CHATS WITH CHARLES STEPHENS, RAMON JOHNSON AND MICHAEL WINN

On this episode, Johnnie sits down with Dr. Kevin Mumford, author of the book Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis. They discuss several themes covered in the book including Joseph Beam, Grant-Michael Fitzgerald and Jet Magazine.