a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Some things on my radar

Posted on: December 29, 2012

Hey Team!

I hope those of you who celebrate enjoyed your Christmas holiday! I spent the holiday with M’s family in Texas. I wish I had more to report, but unfortunately on the third morning I woke up with a terrible hacking cough, stuffy nose, clogged sinuses and a terrible headache. I’m back home in NYC and am happy to report that I’m better…but not 100% yet. I’m still waiting for United to deliver my lost bag…but things could be worse, right?

I’ve been a bit disconnected from reality, but there have been some awesome things happening in the world that I wanted to share.

Black, Gay and Muslim

If you’ve liked me on Facebook then you’ve already seen this amazing documentary about gay Muslim women of color in Atlanta, GA. I’m not sure when it will be released in full, but I can’t wait!

More exposure-Black Jews in NYC (not Hebrew Israelites)

This week’s New York Magazine features several of my friends who are, surprise (not surprise), not converts. It’s simple-Jews represent all cultures, nationalities, races and ethnicities.

I’d love to think that in 2013 that the idea of who is and who is not a Jew based solely on race will disappear. This, of course, will only happen through education. Thankfully I’ve been working really hard with the Jewish MulitRacial Network on some amazing projects to be released in 2013.

I’m also working on the JMN website so after the beginning of the year it will be under construction. If anyone has an suggestions or tips on website building please send ’em my way!

Fighting Hate…Again in NYC

I recently wrote about that crazy woman, Pamela Geller, and her terrible, hateful Islamophobic ads in NYC. Thankfully, I’ve not seen any of them yet. I’m carrying around a giant Sharpie just in case. 🙂 In other terrible news a Queens woman has admitted to killing a man “because he was Muslim.” The man she pushed in front of a train wasn’t, in fact Muslim, but a Hindu man. I’m in shock. I can’t believe that this happens in the world.

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