IS TERRY HOWCOTT:
WHO IS TERRY HOWCOTT is
an introduction to your host, to the personal commitment that brought
terryhowcott.com to fruition and some minimal expectations for
"BROAD AND BLACK" FAMILY DEVELOPMENT:
AND BLACK" FAMILY DEVELOPMENT - This multifaceted area
of the site includes your host’s discussion of various
approaches to resolvable dilemmas facing our folk. This page
boasts a first of its kind online gallery of Black families in
all of our splendor toward offline community building. This distinguishes terryhowcott.com with
having the potential of being more than a website.
AFRICANA - A tribute to our ancestors and survivors of
HIV/AIDS juxtaposed against a continuing community ignorance
and populational abandonment.
CALL TO ABOLISH BLACK ON BLACK VIOLENCE - A discussion
of Black on Black violence – and specifically domestic
violence. This space issues a series of starter ideas toward
revolutionary, effective approaches to this community-wide,
in depth problem.
NATIONAL HARVEST - A lyrical analysis and application imploring
us to consider the far reaching implications of low-down bigoted
behavior which rails against our adult population and our ability
to rear healthy families.
OF INTRA-RACE BIGOTRY - Intra-Race Bigotry (commonly termed “homophobia”)
is discussed here – raising awareness of its destructive
impact on development of our girls-to-women and our boys-to-men.
OUR STUFF - A reminder of our sum-total worth, “Strutting
our Stuff” shepherds terryhowcott.com visitors to a scriptural
context in which they can think about “Claiming the Whole
BROAD & BLACK:
CLAIMING THE WHOLE BELOVED COMMUNITY - A communal gallery
of Broad and Black family members and couples introducing a
virtual revolutionary fairness and manifest love. This page
of the site needs your family member-couple photo submissions
to keep this virtual community alive. Terryhowcott.com then
takes it a step further keeping a confidential contact list
toward an off-line “First Annual ‘Broad and Black’ Family
Reunion – “a gathering of all our intelligence.”
A THINKER’S GREENSPACE:
The summit of TerryHowcott.com - “The
Greenspace" is a publishing venue for writers, thinkers,
social interrogators, commentators, poets and others to share
their wisdom and analytical wares.
RAVAGED CULTURES SPARK A CULTURAL REVIVAL:
All oppressed people and cultures can
find comfort and solace here. RAVAGED
CULTURES SPARK A CULTURAL REVIVAL is a display of tools of
domination, oppressive events and artistic expression. You will
find penetrating gazes and faces with deep lines produced by
outrageous systems of tyranny. Many of the images at this space
will haunt you - move you - and will leave you in awe of the
genius of Black, Brown, and indigenous peoples and our storybook
collective struggle and survival.
OUR EXCEPTIONAL SELVES:
OUR EXCEPTIONAL SELVES is a visual endowment to Same Gender
Loving women of African descent – striking, brilliant,
and compensating as she is. This space is an illustrative response
to vilification of our loving relationships and slighting of
our collective brilliance. It is an exhibit of our emergence
even while conservative extremists stoop to new lows - rushing
to exhibit a few of us at our worse - and while politically anemic
progressives stand by in utter silence.
From the REFLECTING
POOL, TerryHowcott.com visitors can purchase T Shirts that
reflect justice seeking messaging. These shirts will reflect
both Broad and Black focused thought, social critique, and
cross-cultural ideals not commonly found on mainstream T wear.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED SITES:
Find sites on the STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED SITES page that are educational, reflect the
hard work and representation of our community, innovation and
activist thought - and of course great art and music.
another opportunity to access all contact email addresses for terryhowcott.com
to request citing or to propose photos for all of the galleries
- including With Our Exceptional Selves, Ravaged Cultures Spark
A Cultural Revival, Claiming The Whole Beloved Community and the
photo boxes at A Thinker’s Greenspace.
PHOTO AND MUSIC CREDITS:
AND MUSIC CREDITS page is a mere token symbol of appreciation
for the brilliant jazz legends, artists, and photographers,
and also the galleries, libraries and museums that granted
permission for the use of their great work and materials at
TERMINOLOGIES AT TERRYHOWCOTT.COM:
There are already
inquiries about terminologies at Terryhowcott.com and I am glad
to explain. This website is meant to facilitate a cultural conversation.
Writers, thinkers and poets who grace a “Thinker’s
Greenspace” with your submissions can feel free to use
the terms "gay," "lesbian," "bisexual" and "homophobia." Otherwise,
these terms are deliberately not used.
In my personal
transformation, I see them as simply not rich enough. I also
see them as a reflection of a systemic exclusion or insubstantial
inclusion of Black ideas and contributions. That system lacks
appreciation for the depth and breadth of the Black Same Gender
Loving, bi-attractional, and “T” experience.
The term “homophobia” -
a characterization of fear - is reasonable and applicable in
many contexts. However, accusations of anxiety and panic are
not relevant in all situations as bigotry is a complex predicament.
Being fair, I can not cast out such allegations aimlessly across
a segment of our people. Whether or not a bigot has a phobia,
we can count on him practicing bigotry.