Antoine Craigwell

Antoine Craigwell

At a Glance:

Antoine Craigwell has been a Project Contributor since July 2011, has written 6 entries and currently lives in New York, NY.


As a writer for Out In Jersey magazine, Antoine B. Craigwell reported for Fortune Small Business magazine, the Villager Newspapers in Northeastern Connecticut, The Bronx Times Reporter and The Bronx Times; The New York Amsterdam News, and was the assistant editor with The Network Journal, a contributor to, and a senior correspondent and editor with In 2008, for his reporting which led to a change in New York City public policy, he earned two awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. Antoine graduated from Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) with a degree in journalism and psychology. He is a member of the New York Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Deadline Club (the Society’s NY Chapter), and the Baruch College Alumni Association. He volunteered as a tutor with Harlem Live – taught journalism to high school seniors. As a public speaker, he has presented at several forums, including as the keynote speaker, “Business of the Church in the Community” for Black History Month in 2007, and as a guest speaker on “Recapturing the Male Image,” for the 3rd Annual Men’s Conference held at York College, CUNY, September 2008, and is a regular presenter at the Barbershop Series. Antoine was a workshop presenter in Dec 2008, “It’s all in the questions: Coming up with great interview questions, and in Nov 2009 “Grammar for Journalists”, for the Annual NYC High School Journalism Conference at Baruch College, CUNY, and in Jul 2009 he was a panelist on GritTV with Laura Flanders discussing the film “Bruno”. He has participated in panel discussions discussing the state of the Black gay community in New York, and the media and the Black gay community. Recently, he has moderated several panel discussions examining depression in Black gay men, the subject of a book and a documentary he’s working on.

Antoine Craigwell: Recently Filed


LGBT Rights Are Human Rights: Time to Celebrate?

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | December 13, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

LGBT people are part of the social fabric, and thus part of the population that benefit from the foreign aid funding. A cut in aid will have an impact on everyone, and more so, on the populations that are already vulnerable.Read More


GBMNews Falls Victim to Social Media

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | December 04, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

In its 4 years of operation, as one of the preeminent online news sources for the Black LGBT community, GBMNews covered and reported on a wide range of issues relevant to Black people nationally and internationally.Read More

African-American men

Black Gay Men: Looking Forward & Backward

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | September 02, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

While many black men are demonstrably strong against the usual suspects, which tend to want to oppress them and make them less than, they seem to be powerless against belonging to a gay community that is fragmented, divisive, unwelcoming, and untrustworthy.Read More

Pandora's Box

Hoping for Change Through Restatement

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | August 21, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Since the U.S. government's acknowledgement of the HIV epidemic, the Department of Health has become a lactating cow and the CDC the perpetually filled udder, with a multitude of agencies, organizations and individuals sucking voraciously at its teats.Read More


'SLOW' Explores Constructions of Hooking Up

Filed by Antoine Craigwell | July 24, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

One is almost inclined to hurry the scenes along, but the expectation and energy of two sexually attractive black men potentially hooking up, makes the viewer want to stay. As the film progresses, it upturns expectations in a world of instant sex.Read More