By Kheven LaGroneOn February 24, 2014, Uganda became the latest African country to pass the Anti-Homosexuality Act. The bill is one of the most Draconian in Africa. It imposes a 14-year jail term for “first time offenders.” Life imprisonment is the penalty for “repeat offenders.” Failure to report gay people to the authorities is punishable […]
Family, friends, community organizations and well wishers gathered across the nation on Wednesday February 26th to mark the second anniversary of the tragic shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a teen who would have turned 19 a couple of weeks ago on February 5th.
“By tomorrow homosexuality becomes expandably criminalized in Uganada” Frank Mugisha, Ugandan LGBT rights activist was not being dramatic when he made this statement during the panel discussion on LGBT rights at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on February 20, 2014.
On this day, 20 years ago, the film-maker, painter, sculptor, gardener, author and queer rights activist Derek Jarman died of HIV.
By Walter ReedThe city so nice, they named it twice as America’s greatest concept. New York is like a lottery machine you put money and time in to win big. Each year, 250,000 aspiring New Yorkers come looking for a safe, affordable place to live. I was one of them. However, you should be cognoscente […]
The verdict is as schizophrenic as the pathology that allows that black boys are a danger to society even as they repeatedly fall victim to the very society which claims to be afraid of them.
By Karanja GaçuçaCongratulations and Thank You: To a fellow Kenyan and one of Africa’s most celebrated sons and now the first out gay African author. “I am a Homosexual, mum.” With those words, Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainana decided to announce his sexuality in what has become a highly publicized personal blog. He wrote the blog […]
By Rev. Irene MonroeWhen NBA center Jason Collins came out last year, it was the moment the professional sports world had been waiting for —a gay athlete currently playing in a major league who comes out publicly. And what many may not have known is that the professional sports world had also hoped it would […]
By Karanja GaçuçaPresident Obama made it clear in his State of the Union address Tuesday 28th January that he would be going right ahead with measures to help the lowest wage earners without waiting for the GOP led House. The president issued an executive order mandating a minimum wage of $10.10 for all federal contractors […]
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