Keith Boykin

Boykin in 2017

American progressive broadcaster, journalist, author, and political commentator.

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American basic cable channel targeting African-American audiences.

A wide range of people have protested elements of BET's programming and actions, including Public Enemy rapper Chuck D, journalist George Curry, writer Keith Boykin, comic book creator Christopher Priest, filmmaker Spike Lee, Syracuse University professor of finance Dr. Boyce Watkins, former NFL player Burgess Owens, and cartoonist Aaron McGruder (who, in addition to numerous critical references throughout his series, The Boondocks, made two particular episodes, "The Hunger Strike" and "The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show", criticizing the channel).


American basic cable television network owned by Paramount Media Networks.

Logo used from 2017 to 2021.

Programs included My Two Cents with Keith Boykin, Bryonn Bain, Crystal McCarey Anthony and Staceyann Chin, The Best Shorts hosted by Abiola Abrams, Living the Life of Marley about Ky-Mani Marley, My Model is Better Than Your Model with Eva Pigford and The Turn On hosted by Charlotte Burley.

Countryside High School

Public high school located in Clearwater, Florida.

The school's athletic fields and grandstand
Countryside High School sculpture, from Class of 1992

Keith Boykin, author and broadcaster

National Black Justice Coalition

American civil rights organization serving primarily Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

National Black Justice Coalition logo
Bayard Rustin (left) outside the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom headquarters in Washington, D.C.
NBJC was co-founded by activist, author, and commentator Keith Boykin.

NBJC was founded on December 8, 2003, by a group of eight black civil rights leaders – Keith Boykin, Mandy Carter, Jasmyne Cannick, Donna Payne, Frank Leon Roberts, Sonya Shields, Roddrick Colvin, and Maurice Franklin.

One More River to Cross

Boykin in 2017

One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America is a 1996 book written by Keith Boykin, who ran a now-defunct national black gay and lesbian organization.

American Candidate

Political reality television show.

4) Keith Boykin (gay rights activist)

Beyond the Down Low

Boykin in 2017

Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies and Denial in Black America is a 2005 nonfiction book by Keith Boykin.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Enuf is Ntozake Shange's first work and most acclaimed theater piece, which premiered in 1976.

1975 edition (publ. Shameless Hussy Press)
Ntozake Shange, author of for colored girls

The title of For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home, a 2012 anthology of essays edited by Keith Boykin, was based on the title of Shange's play.

2006 Gay Games

Part of a family of international sports and cultural festivals called Gay Games, sanctioned by the Federation of Gay Games and organized by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community of the host city of Chicago, Illinois in the United States.

Games logo
Comedian Margaret Cho performing at the games
Kate Clinton at Soldier Field during the opening ceremony.
Wrigley Field hosted several field events and the closing ceremonies (note: this photo is of an unrelated, Chicago Cubs baseball game).
Medal ceremonies were held at Wrigley Square.
Lake View East Chamber of Commerce advertised Gay Games VII throughout its neighborhood.
Cyndi Lauper sings at Gay Games VII's Closing Ceremony at Wrigley Field.
Figure skaters standing in front of a banner proclaiming American Airlines' sponsorship of the games

The Quilt - Keith Boykin delivering the "Exhortation to a Weary Army"

What a Man (song)

Song written by Dave Crawford, and originally recorded for Stax Records' Volt imprint by Linda Lyndell, whose recording reached number 50 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1968.

2002 UK vinyl re-release

Writer Keith Boykin described the song portion, "Although most men are hos / He flows on the down low / Cuz I never heard about him with another girl," as if "rather than praise his faithfulness, the artists appreciate his discretion, while tacitly acknowledging his cheating."