CBS Logo News has confirmed that they’ll be covering the upcoming Black LGBT Presidential Forum “It’s A Black Thang!  The Black LGBT Vote 2008” in L.A. on Wednesday, January 23, 2008
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the historical Black community of Leimert

Confirmed participants include: Abner Mason, Executive Director of AIDS Responsibility Project and former president of the Log Cabin Republicans, Alan-Michael Graves, Board Member, National Black Justice Coalition, Christina Fontenot, Graduate Student, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, Doug Spearman, Actor (Noah’s Arc), Ivan Daniel, C.E.O., Ivan Daniel Productions, Jazzmun, Actor (Punks, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Heroes), Jeffrey King, Founder, In the Meantime Men’s Group, Jewel Thais-Williams, C.E.O., Catch One Night Club and Village Health Foundation, Emmy Award winning director Paris BarclayPatrik-Ian Polk, Filmmaker (Punks, Noah’s Arc), Rosalind Renfro, Partner, Soulful Touch Entertainment, and Treazure Lee, C.E.O.,

Along with myself, Season 3 star of BET’s College Hill reality series Ray Cunningham will moderate the discussion.

The two-hour event will be held in Los Angeles before an audience in
the historic African-American community of Leimert Park at the Lucy
Florence Coffee House and Cultural Center located at 3351 West 43rd
Place in Los Angeles.

Presidential Candidates

No candidates have confirmed or declined our invitation as of yet.

Upcoming Media Appearances

Be sure to check out National Public Radio’s News and Notes with Farai Chideya on Wednesday, January 16.  Along with myself, Abner Mason will be joining us to discuss the upcoming Forum and its importance and significance.  Check your local NPR affiliate for air times.