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Blacklines 2003-04-01

DePaul University Hosts AIDS Colloquium

DePaul University Hosts AIDS Colloquium

Rev. Jesse Jackson Brings Closing Remarks

AIDS in the 21st century—is it still a scourge, a pestilence and one of the world's deadliest viruses? While physicians, health researchers and social organizations entrusted with caring for those with HIV/AIDS would certainly say yes, ...
Billy Strayhorn Concert Slated

Billy Strayhorn Concert Slated

The music of Billy Strayhorn is literally coming out of the closet. Preserved by his family, boxes of manuscripts languished unexamined since Strayhorn's 1967 death until recently. Strayhorn, the Black gay composer best known for his ...
Considering Our Ancestors

Considering Our Ancestors

Black gay Writers from the Harlem Renaissance

'Know yourself, know your enemy; a hundred battles, a hundred victories.' — Mao Tse-tung 'I think the trick is to say yes to life.' — James Baldwin When traveling back in time and reviewing the rich ...
Monthly Feature: Black in Chicago

Monthly Feature: Black in Chicago

Before we were straight or gay, we were Black

A monthly feature exploring the lives, challenges and success stories of Chicago's African-American community, starting with the premise that before we were straight or gay, we were Black. SHARP Celebrates ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

World News

TANZANIANS MARCH AGAINST GAYS About 300 Muslims marched against a planned visit by 100 American gay tourists in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, March 14. They said homosexuality is immoral and those who practice it should be ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

'Foot Soldiers' Reunion To Mark Civil Rights Movement's 40th Anniversary

Plans are underway for a reunion of the Civil Rights Movement's 'foot soldiers,' the activists who in the 1960s perpetuated the movement from behind the scenes, never really gaining recognition for their involvement. The reunion is ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

Peace Websites The National Association of Black & White Men Together announced its opposition to the Bush plan and its support ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

Gay and Lesbian Bookstore a first for South Africa

EXIT monthly from Johannesburg reports that 'South Africa's first gay and lesbian bookstore, Ultra Violet Book Cafe', was launched in Melville, Johannesburg recently. ... The store boosts a selection of ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

Underground Techniques

Spring is in the air and that means plenty of new tunes blooming everywhere. Before I lay down the list of tunes, I must start with congratulations to Roger Sanchez on winning his award as Remixer ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

Letter: Comment on Tribune Columnist

The following was sent to the Chicago Tribune in response to the March 12 column by writer Dawn Turner Rice's column, 3/12/03 I was really disappointed in Dawn Turner Rice's column about the children's fairy tale ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

'Escape' with Black Pride and Steamworks

Windy City Black LGBT Pride announced that it will hold monthly parties at Club Escape, 1530 E. 75th Street, Chicago, in the run-up to this coming July's Black Pride Celebration. The 'Escape' parties will be held ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

Bush punishes Mugabe

George W. Bush slapped sanctions on virulently homophobic Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe March 7. He froze Mugabe's U.S. assets and those of 76 other Zimbabwean officials, and forbade Americans from having business dealings with Zimbabwean leaders ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

Purrfectly Speaking


I was asked to address the topic of 'Outgrowing your Partner' in this particular issue. I will honor this request in three parts over the next three months. Part I will address the 'more ambitious' partner ...
Collaborative Approach Used to Wipe Out Syphilis

Collaborative Approach Used to Wipe Out Syphilis

With the dubious distinction of leading the nation in new syphilis cases in 2000 with a rate nearly three times higher than the national average, the city of Chicago has combined community -based organizations, private organizations ...
About Face Youth 'Speak Out'

About Face Youth 'Speak Out'

About Face Youth Theatre, using a grant from The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Foundation, interviewed youth about their experience of being GLBTQ in today's society. Their groundbreaking report, Youth Speak Out: Safe Schools booklet, by ...
blacklines 2003-04-01


Where the hell is Spring?

Chicago once again proved it's worthy of housing our illustrious Archives by hosting LEATHERFEST 2003, MR. CELLBLOCK, PANTHEON OF LEATHER, and many private parties in one great February weekend! Whatever the wind chill outside, it was ...
I Just Want To Dance

I Just Want To Dance

Can't We All Just Dance

'Respect—Esteem for a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as manifestation of a personal quality or ability; deference to right, privilege, position or someone or ...
blacklines 2003-04-01


'Nigger Rich'

Cracker, Jew, white trash, spic, whop, dyke, carpet muncher, sissy, fag, hoe, punk, nigger! Powerful words, huh? Often people intentionally use slurs as weapons of attack to insult one's character or ethnicity. But what happens when ...
blacklines 2003-04-01

World Wide Web

Sites of the Month

This past January, the trendsetting International Consumer Electronics Show took place in Las Vegas. As you can probably guess, the items this year were faster, smaller and smarter than ever. Almost 100,000 of the general public ...
Women's Day Dance Pix

Women's Day Dance Pix

The Literary Exchange sponsored the 14th annual International Women's Day Dance at the McCormick Hyatt March 15. ...

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