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Michigan Activist Seeks to Unite Through Web Site
2006-08-01

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A desire to see Blacks unite across the board has propelled Detroit activist-writer Terry Howcott to develop an online space for people to engage in dialogue.

With TerryHowcott.com, Howcott is seeking to narrow the chasms that exist for several demographics, including same-gender-loving ( SGL ) Black people. 'I have strong relationships with Black hetero [ sexual ] folks who talk about their dilemmas in being supportive of Black [ SGL ] people,' she said in a statement. She backs up her SGL part of the agenda by saying in her intro to the Thinker's Greenspace that 'there is a secure mass of Black [ SGL ] people that are underrepresented and therefore seeming non-existent.'

The inclusion of SGL folks also extends to other areas of the site, particularly the Claiming the Whole Beloved Community page, which shows a gallery of people, straight and gay. As Howcott states on the site, this page 'gives straight Black people space to 'come out' as Broad, Black, open minded and supportive.'

See TerryHowcott.com .


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