About the author

As an award-winning journalist, Antoine B. Craigwell is completing writing a book that examines depression in Black gay men. He currently writes for Out In Jersey. Previously, he reported for Fortune Small Business magazine, the Villager Newspapers in Northeastern Connecticut, The Bronx Times Reporter and The Bronx Times; The New York Amsterdam News, was assistant editor with The Network Journal, a contributor to mainstreet.com, and a senior correspondent and editor with GBMNews.com. In 2008, Antoine earned two awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. He graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) with a degree in psychology and journalism. He is a member of the New York Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Deadline Club (the Society’s New York chapter), and the Baruch College Alumni Association. Antoine’s community involvement includes volunteering as a tutor with Harlem Live – teaching journalism to high school seniors, and as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Queens Pride House. As a public speaker, he was the keynote speaker for Black History Month in 2007 on the “Business of the Church in the Community”,  as a guest speaker on “Recapturing the Male Image” for the 3rd Annual Men’s Conference, Sept 2008, and the Barbershop Series of the Black Male Initiative, May 2010 held at York College, CUNY. He was a panelist at a Town Hall “The State of the Black Gay Community” in May 2009, Greet the Press Transitioning from print to online reporting and writing, at the Brecht Forum, NYC, Jun 2009, and on GritTV with Laura Flanders in Jul 2009, discussing anti-gay violence in the Sacha Barron Cohen film, “Bruno”. He was a workshop presenter for the Annual NYC High School Journalism Conference at Baruch College, CUNY, “It’s all in the questions: Coming up with great interview questions” in Dec 2008, and “Grammar for Journalists”, in Nov 2009.

Antoine’s recently published articles appear on http://blogs.alternet.org/antbern/ and at https://dbgm2010.wordpress.com/

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