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Zami Nobla Interview (So, 2 lesbians get stuck in traffic…)

Zami Nobla - Martina & Tawanna cover image

Martina and I were interviewed by the Zami Nobla Podcast to discuss the creation of Kuma (, the olden days of the internet, nurturing creativity and love.

What’s the Zami Nobla podcast? It’s a sound source for Black Lesbians 40 and older. Show topics include current events, LGBT affairs, Black Lesbian Herstory & Health and Wellness. Angela Denise Davis is the show’s Creator, Producer, and Host. –

You can listen to our episode here: Martina Downey and Tawanna Sullivan Talk about Artistic Ventures & Creating KUMA, the First Black Lesbian Erotica Website During a Traffic Jam.

It’s also available via iTunes and youtube.

*The portrait above is the work of artist Odera Igbokwe.

Black History Month

See It

You know what Black History Month means, lots of tv specials: 2012 TV schedule
Have you never seen an Oscar Micheaux film or more than a clip of Josephine Baker? Check out Turner Classic Movies.

Support It

If you know of a current archival project dedicated to preserving black history, do consider donating some money or time to the cause. Here is one of the projects I support.

The Untitled Black Lesbian Elder Project (UBLEP) – a feature-length documentary that will highlight interviews with black lesbian elders in their 60s, 70s and 80s from across the United States and situate them in a range of black historical movements, spanning the decades between the 1930s and 1980s. Here is a video describing the project from their 2011 fundraising campaign.


To see a recap of their travels/interviews from 2011 and keep up to date, visit their site:

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