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, 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.
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.