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Blacklines 2004-01-01

BLACKlines and En La Vida merging into one Identity

BLACKlines and En La Vida merging into one Identity

BLACKlines and En La Vida, 8-year-old specialty gay publications produced by Windy City Media Group, are now merging into a glossy monthly magazine. The new publication, named Identity, will focus on all aspects of Identity—race, gender, ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

King Day Events

Chicago Black Lesbians and Gays presents their 9th Annual Free Breakfast Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 'In Times Like These We Need a King,' Monday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m., Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

Rustin Film

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin will be shown Saturday, Feb. 21 at the University of Chicago Campus, 1-5 p.m., followed by a reception, panel discussion and break-out discussion groups. All at Ida Noyes Hall, ...
blacklines 2004-01-01


Nine-time Grammy-nominated Meshell Ndegeocello is making a special trip to Chicago this February to spin records at one of the Midwest's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) events of the year. Ndegeocello will command the ...
Black Coalition Works for Gay Marriage

Black Coalition Works for Gay Marriage

Pictured: Alicia Heath-Toby and Saundra Toby-Heath at the press conference. Keith Boykin, Mandy Carter, Alvin Williams. Rev. Michaele Moore, Donna Payne. Photos by Bob Roehr The National Black Justice Coalition announced a nationwide campaign to generate ...
blacklines 2004-01-01


CANAAN BANANA DIES Canaan Banana, the former president of Zimbabwe who was outed and imprisoned for sodomy, died Nov. 10 at age 67 following a long illness. He was president from 1980 to 1987. Banana was ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

Mt. Sinai Awarded $1.2 Million for West Side HIV/AIDS Initiative

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Mount Sinai Hospital a $1.2 million federal grant to reduce transmission of HIV in Chicago's West Side neighborhoods. The grant will fund an HIV prevention program ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

Nadler, Crowley Applaud $6 Million Increase for Housing for Persons with AIDS

Congressmen Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, and Joseph Crowley, D-NY, are pleased to announce that the House of Representatives has approved a $6 million increase in funding for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) in the omnibus ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

Report: Positive Impact of Minority AIDS Initiative Funds

According to new research from the CAEAR Coalition Foundation, Ryan White CARE Act Title I grantees report that new federal funds designated through the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) have had an important impact on: the availability ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

AIDS Grants Wanted

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago invites non-profit organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area to submit funding proposals for HIV-related programs and services. Agencies interested in applying should download the ...
Theater: The Life and Times of Alberta Hunter

Theater: The Life and Times of Alberta Hunter

Pictured: Alberta Hunter Playwright: Marion J. Caffey At: Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. Phone: (847) 673-6300 Runs through: Jan. 11 Direct from a successful run Off-Broadway at the Melting Pot Theatre, Northlight Theatre brings jazz and ...
blacklines 2004-01-01


Happy New Year 2004! Well I hope you have all recovered from the madness known as the holidays. We eat too much, drink too much, but we have a great time living, laughing, and loving folks we most likely won't see ...
blacklines 2004-01-01


'As a political, legal and social issue, same-sex marriage seems to be now where interracial marriage was about 50 years ago. A large majority of the public and most politicians say they oppose gay marriage. Some ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

LETTER Racist Comic In Town

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to comment on the near complete news blackout related to the performance of Chuck Knipp aka Shirley Q. Liquor here in Chicago [ recently ] . I ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

Purrfectly Speaking

Happy New Year, let's start the New Year out with new beginnings; new commitments to self, self-love and understanding. Let's let go of what didn't work in 2003 and make it our business to figure it ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

GURRRLolgy, Reflecting Back and Ahead

Wow! The years seem to be flying by! A New Year is upon us, and it's time to be thankful that we made it over (you know what I mean, common Saints) , because some, unfortunately, did not. So, if you're ...
Thoughts & Ideas: Each one Reaches One in the Brothers United of Tennessee

Thoughts & Ideas: Each one Reaches One in the Brothers United of Tennessee

Pictured: Anthony Hardaway. Of the 50 states, which has the tightest organization of same-gender-loving Black men? NJ? OH? CA? After participating in two of its winter retreats, I'd say it's the Brothers United of Tennessee. Starting ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

Internet: Safe from Attack? and Sites of the Month

Eight months after forging a plan to secure cyberspace, a coalition of government and private corporations says it is close to unveiling real products and practices to bolster the nation's vulnerable networks. As part of the ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

Blacklines Arts Listings

Theater**** Gay/les/bi/queer/trans content or interest . !!! = special interest. Previews and Opening Nights Jan 8, 2004: Behind Their Eyes: Stories of Afghan Women Alive and Among Us Three women portray the perils of living in ...
Martha Wash at Club Reunion.

Martha Wash at Club Reunion.

Pictured Martha Wash performed at Club Reunion. Darrell and Craig presented Celebration of Life 2003, with music by DJ Gloria, Greg Gray and DJ Unknown, with a live midnight performance by the legendary Martha Wash. Proceeds ...
blacklines 2004-01-01

Blacklines Classifieds

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