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?
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.
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
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 Section. The American Mythology is described as "a colorful, epic narrative and inspiring soundtrack." His album can be purchased at iamdonnie.com. #ArtIsResilience
On this episode, host Johnnie Kornegay is joined by Counter Narrative Founder, Charles Stephens, Ramon Johnson of Morehouse College and Michael Winn of the Alliance Theatre to discuss the upcoming production of a staged reading of Tarell Alvin McCraney's "Choir Boy," Directed by Winn.
On this episode, host Johnnie Kornegay is joined by CNP Founder Charles Stephens to discuss the history of Black Gay Men, HIV and Activism in the South. They also dive into Valentine's Day, Community and Shikeith's "Black Men Dream."
For January, 2016 The Counter Narrative Project takes you "Beyond The Clinical Narrative" for Black gay men. Johnnie Kornegay and CNP Founder, Charles Stephens, discuss what this month's topic really means, how trauma affects healthcare access and outcomes for Black gay men and the power of words to heal.