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About AntoineB

As an award-winning journalist and public speaker, Antoine B. Craigwell is currently writing a book about depression in Black gay men. Previously as a journalist he reported for several prominent business magazines, community-based newspapers, and online magazines. In 2008, he earned two awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. Antoine graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York with degrees in journalism and psychology. As a member of the New York Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Baruch College Alumni Association, Antoine is actively involved in giving back to his community. He often speaks at several different forums, participates in panel discussions, and in interviews, including with Laura Flanders of Grit TV discussing the violence and homophobia in the film, "Bruno."

LGBT community rocked by two more suicides


“Barker…was active in the choir…a month before he participated in a seminar and planned to start a gay/straight alliance at his school.” Continue reading

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Tears from the sky: a vigil in the rain


“Even though the six deaths were by their own hands, it was as if each was guided by the tormentors he lived with each day until he could take it no more.” Continue reading

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Vigil for society’s casualties


NYU LGBT and Delta Lambda Phi host “Glowlight Vigil” (New York, NY) – For the families of the five young men who committed suicide, September 2010 is a month and a year they would not likely ever forget. These families … Continue reading

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Gay Couples Vulnerable to HIV When Monogamy Unsure


“”If one is having sex with someone outside the relationship, and the other doesn’t know it, it could be an opportunity for risk [of HIV infection] for both partners,” said Hoff, director of San Francisco State University’s Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality.” Continue reading

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Black gay hip-hop artist speaks about depression in Black gay men


Black gay hip-hop artist Lester Greene speaks about depression in Black gay men Continue reading

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24-year-old Black Man Fights For His Life


“…the reason why it looks as if Black gay men experience less depression is that the measurement tools developed for, by, and normed on White gay men are not accurate and precise enough to pick up depression among Black gay men,” says Graham. Continue reading

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“I am who God made me to be and I don’t have to apologize!”


“I am who God made me to be and I don’t have to apologize for that. My sexuality has nothing to do with whether or not I go to heaven or hell.” Continue reading

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Lifting the Veil on Depression in Black Gay Men – Part II


Navigating as Black and gay in College By Antoine Craigwell Twelve years ago, a young man, now 32-years old, left his home in the Bronx, NY to attend college in a sub-urban community. There he said because he could not … Continue reading

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Lifting the Veil on Depression in Black Gay Men – Part I


Addressing a taboo subject in the Black gay community (Material in this article was presented at the Barbershop Discussion Series of the Black Men’s Initiative of York College, City University of New York, on Monday, May 17, 2010) By Antoine … Continue reading

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Breaking the silence of depression in the Black gay community


“What people may not understand is that depression is not just a matter of being in a bad mood or something that’s in a person’s mind. It’s just like any other biologically based disease and is a condition that commonly co-occurs with chronic diseases,” says David Shern, Ph.D, president of Mental Health America. Continue reading

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