Happy Kwanzaa!

The word "Kwanzaa" means first fruits in Swahili.
It is an African-American holiday, based on a traditional African harvest festival.
It is celebrated from December 26 to January 1.
On each day of Kwanzaa, family members light candles and discuss one of the
seven principles:

UMOJA - Unity
KUJICHAGULIA - Self-Determination
UJIMA - Collective Work and Responsibility
UJAMMA - Cooperative Economics
NIA - Purpose
KUUMBA - Creativity
IMANI - Faith

It is a time to celebrate African heritage and the importance of the family.

Ms. N.L.A - Stacey
LeatherAti's First Official AMBASSADOR of Leather

Ms. Olympus Leather is Alesha Raven De Fury
(Lady Raven) of Steubenville, Ohio,
Mr. Olympus Leather is Terrell Brown
of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Mr. W. Lthr.Kevin "Mufasa" Tindell

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    LeatherAti Partners of All Colors Together - L.A./P.A.C.T. 
    is an unstructured affilitaion of indivituals and groups who are
    Pro-Leather and Pro- People of Color.  Know your community.
    There are now over three dozen People of Color title holders around
    the country.  These pioneers have paved the way for your
    comfortable participation in the LeatherFetish Community.  
    Come out and Shout Out! Peace.

    Some names which you may recognize...... (partial list) are:
    					L.A. BROTHERHOOD (circa early 80's)
    					BROTHERS IN LEATHER/NYC (Gone for now)
    					HOUSE OF NOIR/L.A.  (on occasion)
    					ICON - Detroit
    					ONYX - Chicago
    					    San Antonio, TX
                                                Los Angeles & The World
    					RICHARD After Dark 
    					    Faultline- '95-'96
        		    	  	 	Ser Richard Seraile
    					Ron Moore - I.M.L. - 1983
    					Bill 'TAURUS' Webster 
         			    		   Mr. San Diego Leather 1989
        			    		   Northern California Mr. Drummer 1996
    					Erwin Murphy - 1989-90-91
       			    	 	   Mr. Salem Leather
         			   	 	   Mr. Oregon Drummer
    					'D' Cannon  -  I.M.L. 1991
        			   	 	   Mr. Palm Springs Leather
    			 		Ralph Thurman (passed in 1997)
         			    		   Mr. N.E. Drummer  '92 - Boston
    					Graylin Thornton
        			     		   Mr. Drummer - 1993
         			    		Editor BGM Magazine 1997
    					Orlando Diez - 1993
         			     		   Mr. Leather NYC
    					Jimmy Lee Murray - San Francisco
         			   		   Mr. Ebony Leather - 1995
         			    		   Mr. Cheeks & Chaps Int'l. '94
    		  			Vincent Harris =- 1994
         			    	    	   Mr. South Bay/Austin
        			    	    	   Mr. Texas Leather
    					Al Reese - - IML 1995
    			    	 	   1st runner - up (missed title by 3 pts.
           			    	  	   San Diego Mr. Eagle 1995/6
    					Rico Ware - Aglanta '95
          			     	   	   Mr. S..E.Drummer
          			    	   	 Owner, Mr. S.E. Drummer Contest 
    					Omar Mosely - San Francisco
           			    	   	   Mr. Ebony Leather II '95
            			    	   Mr Drummer N. CA  '95-'96
    					Edward Bryan - Kalamazoo
           			    		   Mr. Michigan Leather 1996
    					Ricardo Morris - 1996
                                      	   Mr. Connecticut Leather
                                   	        KY - D.C. - Mid-Atlantic Drummer 1996                               
                                    	Vincent Edd  - 1997
    			    	 	   Mr. Washington State Leather
                                    	'Mufassa' - Chicago
                                        	   Mr. Cell Block Leather '97 - Runner-up
                                        	   American Leatherman '97 - Runner-up
                                        	   IML '97 - Finished among the Top 20
                                    	   Mr. ONYX Leather 1998
                                            Davien O. - Oakland/San Francisco, CA
                                       	   Mr. Ebony in Leather 1997
                                   	           Abdicated:  Moved to New York City
                                            Name Omitted
    					   Mr. Deaf Leather 1996-1997
                                    	ARIQ Johnson - Detroit ICON
                                      	   Mr. Fantasy Leather 1997-1998
                                            L. Derek Young - Sacramento, CA
                                               Mr. Capital City Leather 1998
                                            J.R. Robles
                                               Mr. Puerto Rico Leather - 1998
                                            Tom Chavez
                                               Mr. San Diego Leather 1998
                                            Mauro A. Montoya, Jr. 
                                               Mr. Leather Puerto Rico 
                                            Michael Cruz
                                               Mr. Tampa Eagle 1997-1998
                                            Ray Castro 
                                               Mr. Florida Leather 1998
                                            Michael Rosemod Nesbit
                                               Mr. Chicago Rodeo Riders 1998-1999
                                            Wayne Nesbitt
                                               Mr. D.C. Eagle 1997-1009
                                            Darrell Lafayette (African-American)
                                               Mr. Leather Holland 1997
                                            Michael Weems
                                               Mr. Empire State Leather (NY) '97-'98
                                               Mr. Long Island Leather 1997-1998
                                            Name omitted
                                               Mr. D.C. Eagle 1998-1999
                                            Andre' Marcials
                                               Mr. Ebony in Leather 1998-1999
    					Queen Cougar - 1993
            			   	    Ms. San Francisco Leather
    					Viola Johnson - Author
            			   	    Patheon of Leather
           			    	            Woman of the Year '95
    					Mistress Mir - - - NYC
    					Jill Carter - Int'l Ms. Leather 1996-'97
    				'	Dyke Daddy 'T' - 1995
              			    	    Sacramento, CA  Dyke Daddy
    					*Jose Spadoni* - Los Angeles
    					'Stacy'; Ms. N.L.A. - 1996-'97
                                    	Genelle Moore - Lincoln, NB
                                        	 Int'l Ms. Leather 1997-1998 (IMsL)
    					Gregory Adams; S.F./D.C.
    					Alfonso 'OBA' Prothro
            			     	    Leather Shaman - L.A.
    					Mark Durham - Artist
            			     	    George Clinton Concerts
              			    	Tom of Finland's New Artist
               			   	     Of the Year - 1996
    					'Divinity Fudge' - L.A.
              			     	    Performance Artist
    					Wayne Corbett - San Francisco
              			   	     Performance Artist
    					Sam Donlavy - L.A.
    				   	 Donlavy Dance Company
    					Dwayne Mitchell OKC, OK
             			     	    'TEST'  Leathermaker
    					Darrell 'Buck' Burks
               			    	    Founder/Pres. ICON - Detroit
    					'Mufassa' - Chicago
    				  	  Founder - ONYX
    					Aaron Riley - Colombus, OH
               			    	    Leather - At Large
                                            rodtney ross
                                                ROSS & ross
    					Black Leather In Color
    					Publishing Collective
    					Ray Lamb - - 1995-1996
    			    		Mr. Leather Europe
               			     	1st runner-up
    					Derrick Stringfellow - 1996
                			    	    Mr. Leather Toranto
                  			    	    1st runner-up
                                            George Wong - DRAGON MASTER
                                                Avitar - Los Angeles
    				        HONORABLE MENTION:
    					Sgt. Perry Watkins - Takoma, WA
    					Dennis Rodman
                                            NOTE:  Please e-mail us with any changes, 
                                            corrections or additions to this growning 
    These men and women have gone
    ahead of you and are becoming the ancestors.
    It's your turn.

    People of Color titleholders abound, right now! Check this out:

    IMsL (International Ms. Leather) 1997 is Genelle Moore; sister of the late Ron Moore who was the first Black IML (International Mister Leather). She follows Ms. Jill Carter who is the Mastress of Viola Johnson and Queen Cougar who were Pantheon of Leather’s Woman of the year in 1995 and Ms. San Francisco Leather '93, respectively. Jill Carter has launched her Unsung Hero's Award to recognize those who work tirelessly behind the sceens in our community. And she continues to travel promoting the Leather Archives.

    Mr. Ebony in Leather (Washington, D.C.) is Andre' Marcial of Trinidad.

    1997-’98 Mr. Deaf Leather is an African-American.

    And Mr. Fantasy Leather is ARIQ Johnson of Detroit ICONS! His club is a perfect model of what a leather club can be in terms of inclusion. By just being themselves, they managed to treat us like celebrities when we were there during two of our road trips there.

    STACY - is Ms. NLA Leather (National Leather Association) since 1996 because there was no contest last year. But come October the Board of Directors will select it’s first Mr. & Ms. Ambassador of Leather - and Stacy’s name is entered. She has traveled tirelessly world-wide and community-wide as just that - Ambassador of Leather - and not just preaching to the choir either. Recently she appeared at the NOW Convention and Jessie Jackson’s Rainboy Education Converence to ‘represent’. And when we finally get here hook’d up with Dennis Rodman she’d love to be his phychologist. Stacy deserves very careful consideration for this honor.

    And now there is an emerging Diversity glowing brighter and brighter as Latinos, Asians and Native Americans claim their rightful place as role models and leaders for our Nation. IML-20 in Chicago 1998 had more contestants of color than ever - anywhere.

    All of these and more join the growing list of over three dozen titleholders of color who have pioneered in a community which has supported them on their own merits - which is exactly as it should be. At the same time much of the status quo has been remiss in it’s being open to new blood of any color. The result has been the formation of entire new approaches from fetish and performance art to racially seperatist groups. This trend must play itself out and re-center itself in keeping with what’s real: "One Planet, One People, Please." "Silence = Death". Step up, speak out, and go the extra mile to make the necessary corrections - is the message from LeatherWeb’s Master & boi.

    Individually and collectively these winners can help to propell our community into the diversity that will be the 21st century. LeatherWeb congratulates you, one and all.

    Each and everyone of us must continue to proudly Stand up, step up, and speak up.


    BLACK/WHITE Role Playing
    Some comments on SUPERIOR/INFERIOR CONFIGURATIONS that have occurred:
    (1) Black Blue Collar Top's   are usually rough - don't like sissies!
                                         Usually getting off on some kind or pressure/oppression
                                         They do not form bonds - for they use the moment only
                                         Yes they care.
    (2) Black Blue Collar Bottoms -   Usually hook up with black tops UARk to light
                                          OR Sugar Daddies ("A Way Out")
                                          or become flame's
    (3) Black White Collar Tops       Seem to like:                Roghnecks
                                         White Farm-boy Types
                                         Young Blonds
                                         Black "Debutants"
    (4) Black White Collar Bottoms - Seem to like:
                                         Vanilla (middle class professionals--Gay Normal)
                                         They shy away from Black and Black experience;
                                         infact, they haven't had much of it and so want
                                         to experiment (a) with (3) above and (b)
                                         with role playing. Since they have not have the
                                         black experience directly they want to experiment.
                                         They are confused between dedicated loving and
                                         dedicated serving.
    ALSO: Like to see themselves as Ladies
          Don't like "Uncle Jim's"
    Are using their role as an excuse to not grow-up
    and be assertive, responsible. They play the
    dependent child.
                                         Are (sometmes) 'Gold Diggers' seeking status 
                                         on the backs of  their white collar tops.                                    
                                         Sometimes 'a way out'.
                                         (In the newer Black middle class the reverse 
                                         has occured also)("B-Boy Blues?")
    (1) White Slue Collar Tops - are usually racist (after all they too feel inferior to
                                                      relation to white white collar tops.)
                                         or they will take on the role of savior/help the forlorn
                                                      (still a power trip)
                                         this applies to large age(ism) differences where the
                                         younger one is always less powerful, dependent(does this
                                         counter-act the older mans feeling of inferiority?)in
                                         terms of getting over in "straight" white culture?
    (2) White Blue Collar Bottoms - simply see themselves as their mothers (as the 
    lady/housewife -stand by my man type) This applies to Black or White. (3) White White Collar Tops - Confusion arises- sometirnes say "Sleep, Play, Slum" with blacks but don't live with them! Somctirncs equal relationships emerge "ala" BWMT norm. A "group-think" into the beauty of the black man (the inainlines can't understand the black man's ((blue collar usually)) lack of concern for time, investment,past or future.) Are "Status Seekers": Collecting 'trophies'. It is interesting to note here that where there are white people living near the
    equator to compare themselves with (for that matter where are there are black
    cultures (indigineous) living in snow to compare with - we use orientals for that
    comparison (I think) (4) White White Collar Bottoms - Like to trash worship black blue collar studs want to live dangerously are unattracted to a black man who is not "Afro" american (doesn't like Toms).

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