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Manago, Cleo

The “Endgame: AIDS In Black America” Continues An Unfair Game with America and Black People’s Lives – by Cleo Manago

“…in things racial [Americans] have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder “Endgame: AIDS in Black America,” an edition of the PBS network’s “Frontline” that aired recently, personifies the timidity Holder references in that the documentary only went but just so far, […]

AIDS Drugs Offer Major Breakthrough in Fight Against Spread of HIV/AIDS But Cultural Determinants Still Crucial Within the Black Community

By Cleo Manago – The results of two recent studies known as PrEP, released on Wednesday, July 13,2011, show findings that taking a daily pill containing one or two AIDS drugs can help keep an uninfected person from catching the HIV virus. This is definitely significant news – a definite step in the right direction […]

Leader of National Organization of Black Men Who Love Men Calls Media Coverage of Tracy Morgan’s Skit Racially Biased Tunnel-Vision

WASHINGTON, DC – Cleo Manago, National Director of the Black Men’s Xchange, the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to advocacy and empowerment for same gender loving (SGL), bisexual and gay-identifying African-descended males, issued the following statement about the Media coverage of Tracy Morgan’s most recent controversial comments: “As national director of one of […]

Founder of Black Men’s Xchange Issues Statement Regarding CNN’s Don Lemon

Cleo Manago, founder of the Black Men’s Xchange (http://www.bmxnational.com) the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to promoting healthy self-concept and behavior, cultural affirmation and critical consciousness among same gender loving (SGL), gay-identifying and bisexual African-descended males and allies, issued the following statement regarding CNN’s Don Lemon’s “coming out.” Washington, DC – “I’m being […]

Will Rallies and Vigils Honoring David Kato Reveal the Whole Context Surrounding His Death?

By Cleo Manago – “Referring to David Kato’s murder as simply a “homophobic” crime is a dangerously under-developed perspective of the facts.” In the wake of last week’s brutal slaying of Ugandan “gay” rights activist David Kato, it will be interesting to observe if the resulting rallies and vigils will specifically acknowledge all factors leading […]