YES WE DID! / Post Festival update 2

President Obama, of the United States of America and the First Black Family

Photo of President Obama, of the United States of America and the First Black Family

WE DID IT! Queer Black Cinema sends Congratulations to President Barack Obama which happens to be the first Black President of the United States of America. Yesterday was a beautiful day. It was bright, sunny and full of joy and hope in the air as people stood online waiting to vote patiently. Around 11 PM, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 President Obama defeated McCain and was elected the Presidency.

I have to say, I totally respect McCain for his wonderful, well written and extremely humble concede speech congratulation President Obama for his win. Senator Hillary Clinton should take note. This is how you take your loss in stride. As I stated in the very beginning of this race,if McCain showed the more true side of himself, he may have had a better chance of winning. Always be true to self – You just can’t lose either way.

This is a great day in history. For the first time in my life, I really believe there is hope for a united country. We still have a long ways to go. We all have to do our part. All the isms are not going to go away because a Black man is in the white house. Homelessness, homophobia, hate crimes, the bad economical problems are not going to go away unless we make a change collectively. Electing President Obama is just the beginning. The power is in our hands, let’s do the right thing and hold up our end of the bargain to make this country a better place to live. Let’s hold President Obama accountable for his promise. However,we must also be realistic. Like former Mayor David Dinkins (The first Black New York Mayor), President Obama is also coming into office with major country issues across the board. Fixing the many issues that is happening in the US is not going to fixed within a year or four years. We must be patience and give him time to make things right. Former Major Dinkins did the best he could within his term despite the mess Former Major Ed Coch left him. I believe it would have gotten a lot better if he was re-elected another term. Therefore, be ready to re-elect President Obama in 2012. Remember – Be True, Be Love, Be Real!

Peace & Love,
Angel L. Brown
Founder/Curator
Queer Black Cinema

Maurice Jamal(Director of Friends & Lover), Angel L. Brown (Director & Curator of Queer Black Cinema) John (Leading actor in Friends & Lovers) @ The first annual QBC Film & Music Festival

LtoR: Maurice Jamal(Director of Friends & Lover), Angel L. Brown (Director & Curator of Queer Black Cinema) John (Leading actor in Friends & Lovers) @ The first annual QBC Film & Music Festival

Photo courtesy of Ife Blount

It’s a wrap for the first Annual Queer Black Cinema Film & Music Festival ’08 . Stand by for post festival news on awards, raffles and video clips of the four day festival, the first of it’s kind in New York City! In the meantime, tell your friends to join the yahoogroup: qbcfilmseries- subscribe@ yahoo.com . Thank you all for your support and we look forward to bringing you a bigger and better festival next year. Stay tune for the best of QBC Film & Music Festival screening that is a part of QBC Film Series. Special thanks to Maurice Jamal (our guest of honor), Out FM, Octavia , Ife , Kortney Ryan Ziegler, the QBC Volunteers , the Brecht Forum, the material for the arts, allied Productions, MIX NYC, Madison, Tania, all the musicians including KIN and Monica McIntyre for an encore performance at the Opening and all who supported Queer Black Cinema.

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Check out the beginning of the Post QBC Film & Music Festival ’08
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The Awards goes to…

AWARDS
Best Narrative

Best Documentary

Best Web/TV Show

Best Short

Best soundtrack in a film

Best Music Video

The Cheryl Dunye First Lady Award

The Isaac Julian Experiential Award

STAY TUNE…

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