The Herndon Davis Reports, http://herndondavis.com, hosted by its creator and namesake, is a one hour long, black gay/lesbian focused, empowerment news program. The nationally syndicated show is a cross between the Chris Matthews Show (MSNBC) and the Oprah Winfrey Show. It aggressively tackles a variety of socioeconomic and political issues impacting the gay/lesbian community but from a distinctly black gay/lesbian affirming perspective.
Broadcasting on DirecTV channel 227, the news/talk show can be seen on Sunday mornings beginning July 17, from
"I’m very excited about the opportunity to spotlight the accomplishments and the challenges of the black gay/lesbian community" adds
"From understanding the DL "down low" phenomena, to fighting for gay marriage rights, to the challenges of embracing spirituality, raising children, and coping with depression and homophobia, The Herndon Davis Reports will deeply explore into the vibrant and diverse lives of the entire black gay/lesbian community, past, present and future" he adds.
In addition, the show is already looking to expand its 16 million households to other cable and satellite networks as well. At the show’s website, http://herndondavis.com, visitors are encouraged to use a template letter to email and fax it to their local cable providers requesting that the show be added to their programming schedule.
The show’s host, Herndon Davis, is a black and openly gay author and lecturer. In 2004, he self-published the spiritual empowerment book, Black, Gay & Christian (http://blackgaychristian.com), a book which challenged the status quo of homophobia within the black church as well as its scriptural interpretation of biblical text surrounding homosexuality. The book also provided inspirational and motivational resources and texts for black gays/lesbians in order to jointly embrace and reconcile their homosexuality with their spirituality.
More information about The Herndon Davis Reports can be accessed at http://herndondavis.com and details about the book, Black, Gay & Christian can be viewed at http://blackgaychristian.com.