‘The New Black’ Documentary Examines Maryland Marriage Fight

Filmmaker Yoruba Richen has been working on her documentary, The New Black, ever since African-American voters were unfairly blamed for Proposition 8’s passing in California. She has adapted part of her film for an Op-Doc examining the marriage equality fight in Maryland as it is playing out in the African American community. Watch it at the New York Times. On a related note, the National Organization for Marriage is ironically accusing marriage equality advocates of “spending white people’s money to urge black Christians to ignore their pastors.” Indeed the Catholic organization even claims, “The Black Church has always been the conscience, not just of African-Americans, but of all Americans.” The race-baiting strategy is fully engaged.