610, 2020

HBO partners with NewFest to Discuss Sexual Violence Among Black Gay Men in I MAY DESTROY YOU

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Community|

“Gathering The Pieces,” a virtual event series around Michaela Coel’s groundbreaking new show on HBO, I MAY DESTROY YOU. Dr. Brooks discusses intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and toxic masculinity. Addressing the needs of Black gay and bisexual men are critical and addressing the roots causes of violence is essential for developing radical solutions that help us all heal. Here is the link to [...]

610, 2020

My Brother’s Keeper & The African American Male Engagement Office In Baltimore Partners with Dr. Durryle Brooks to Discuss Intersectionality

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Community|

This You Matter discussion focused on the intersections race, gender, and sexuality among ALL men and boys of color. All too often, the discussion regarding supporting men and boys often only means supporting cisgender and heterosexual boys and men. This discussions centered on all Black boys and men, which includes gay, bisexual, and queer Black men and boys. #inclusionmatters [...]

610, 2020

“Young, Black, Homegrown, and Leading In Baltimore” -The Daily Record Interview with Dr. Brooks

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Community|

The "Young, Black, Homegrown, and Leading" series explores Black leaders in Baltimore, their personal journeys, their leadership roles and how they see the challenges facing Baltimore — and what solutions to these challenges might look like. This interview covers education, civic engagement, LGBTQ representation, growing up and navigating life as a Black gay man, and my abiding LOVE for Baltimore City. Here is the [...]

610, 2020

Urban One & Nissan Celebrate Diversity Among Unsung African American LGBTQ history makers!–Dr. Durryle Brooks

By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Community|

Urban One proudly partners with Nissan, and local Nissan dealers to honor and recognize some of the many African American LGBTQ history makers that have gone UNSUNG! LGBTQ History Month is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11th and to commemorate the 1979 and 1987 Marches on Washington for LGBT Rights. It also has a focus on African American [...]

610, 2020


By |October 6th, 2020|Categories: Community|

The coronavirus pandemic brought into stark focus many of the health and social justice inequities that plague disadvantaged populations in Baltimore and around the world. To address this critical gap, the Alliance for a Healthier World created a new cycle of health equity-focused COVID-19 grants for researchers, policy experts, and program implementers at Johns Hopkins University. After receiving a tremendous number of applications – Dr. Durryle Brooks' community research project [...]

1303, 2020

Collective Memory, Shared History, and Healing

By |March 13th, 2020|Categories: Community|

Rememory, Collective Healing, and Liberation Toni Morrison spoke of a concept called rememory. It was the idea that beyond our own individual experiences, we shared a collective experience, history, and knowledge. Listen to Dr. Brooks discuss Black LGBT history in Baltimore, rememory, and collective liberation and transformation on Maryland Humanities Podcast.

302, 2019

Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society.

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Community|

Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society. Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society. Now more than ever, we must all act in big and small ways to address structural inequities and help people heal from the effects of racism. What’s needed are compassionate and capable leaders in and from our communities who can champion [...]

2711, 2018

Center for Black Equity – Baltimore

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Community|

OUR VISION The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore envisions a society where all Black LGBTQ people thrive and feel safe, supported, and whole. OUR MISSION Our mission is to foster a sense of belonging and connectedness among the Black LGBTQ community in the Baltimore metropolitan area and increase our capacity to be mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, sexually, and economically healthy. We strive to create programs that [...]

310, 2018

QUEERY: Durryle Brooks

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Community|

QUEERY: Durryle Brooks October 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm EST | by Joey DiGuglielmo This weekend’s Baltimore Black Pride event finds the organization “in a growth year.” Current Executive Director Durryle Brooks says the planning committee is “redefining what Black Pride can and should be for in the next iteration.” This year’s theme is “Healing & Celebrating Ourselves.” It kicks off Oct. 5 from 7:30-11:30 [...]

1603, 2018


By |March 16th, 2018|Categories: Community|

WE ALWAYS MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY’ TALKING WITH DR. DURRYLE BROOKS, NEW HEAD OF THE CENTER FOR BLACK EQUITY Dr. Durryle Brooks recently took the helm as at the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore (CBEB), the organizers of Baltimore Black Pride, now in its 16th year. CBEB’s mission includes the goal of fostering “a sense of belonging and connectedness among the [...]

3001, 2015

The Gardarev Center

By |January 30th, 2015|Categories: Community|

The Gardarev Center “The Gardarev Center has a strong commitment to justice and the arts as a vehicle for its expression. After fellows benefit from the nurturance the Center provides, they leave renewed and infused with the kind of healing creative power that can change the world.” Jack Kornfield, Spirit Rock Meditation Center (California) Our Vision. We believe that solutions to some of society’s most [...]