Antoine Craigwell, Founder, President, and CEO
Antoine contributed as a writer for Out In Jersey magazine, The Bilerico Project, for several publications including FORTUNE Small Business magazine, The Bronx Times Reporter, The New York Amsterdam News, was the assistant editor with The Network Journal, and a contributor to mainstreet.com.
He graduated from Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York, and in 2008 he earned awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. He produced the documentary “You Are Not Alone” and facilitates discussion forums on depression in Black gay men. In July 2012, he presented a poster exhibition “Examining Depression and HIV in Black gay men” at the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC. With DBGM, Antoine has facilitated discussion fora, accompanying documentary screenings in communities around the country and internationally, and at various national conferences.
In collaboration with other non-profit organizations, he planned and hosted in October 2014 the first-ever LGBT Peoples of Color Mental Health Summit at Rutgers University, Newark Campus, and in October 2015, the first-ever LGBT Peoples of Color Mental Health Conference at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel in Union Square, NYC. Antoine is in the process of writing completing a book in which Black gay men share stories of their struggles with depression.