Commentary

The stigma of black suicide is killing us
By August 18, 2014 Read More →

The stigma of black suicide is killing us

When the first news reports of Robin Williams’ death hit the media, few questioned the report that the country’s most beloved comedian had committed suicide.

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International Day against Jamaica’s anti-gay law
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

International Day against Jamaica’s anti-gay law

LGBTI activists protest on Jamaica’s Independence Day London, UK – On 6 August LGBTI activists in Jamaica – together with allies in London, Toronto and New York – launched the inaugural “Annual International Day of Action” calling for the repeal of the Offences Against the Person Act, which criminalises same-sex relations between men with up […]

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Bill O’Rielly you don’t know Jack about being black
By August 8, 2014 Read More →

Bill O’Rielly you don’t know Jack about being black

Before I give my opinion on Media Matters for America (MMFA) documented years of Bill O’Rielly’s racist rants, I must take exception with MMFA. The clip of Bill O’Rielly criticism and solutions for Blacks is titled: “Bill O’Reilly’s Attacks On Black Culture.” Who believes this mess spewed by O’Rielly is really “Black Culture?” The use […]

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PRIDE 2014: Much is given, much required
By August 6, 2014 Read More →

PRIDE 2014: Much is given, much required

By Michelle E. Brown Hard to believe July is over; and our season of pride picnics, marches and celebrations is coming to an end . We’ve raised our rainbow flags across the country, marched and partied like there’s no tomorrow – no tomorrow when we go back to being second class citizens, separate and not […]

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Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict
By July 26, 2014 Read More →

Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict

Rev. Irene Monroe As Secretary of State John F. Kerry flies to the Middle East to broker an Israeli- Palestine cease-fire, the tensions of this conflict have also divided our Boston LGBTQ communities. In a recent protest rally—of the many that have been on the streets of Boston I’ve seen, watched and read about—members in […]

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SF Blacks do not need Affirmative Action or Human Rights Commission
By July 26, 2014 Read More →

SF Blacks do not need Affirmative Action or Human Rights Commission

As a former member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s Equity Advisory Committee, I can honestly say the commission should be disbanded for this simple reason: This commission was created in 1964 as a tool of justice to fight discrimination against Blacks. Today it is nothing more than a political tool for the mayor. […]

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Cameron betrays equality
By June 26, 2014 Read More →

Cameron betrays equality

Straight civil partnerships remain banned Same-sex couples now have legal advantage London, UK – David Cameron has betrayed the principle of equality by refusing to allow opposite-sex couples to have a civil partnership. His government is maintaining legal discrimination against straight partners. In a democracy, we should all be equal before the law. He was […]

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Politically Correct and Print Media Riding Side-Saddle on Redskins Name
By June 23, 2014 Read More →

Politically Correct and Print Media Riding Side-Saddle on Redskins Name

In an attempt to get the Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of Redskins, the politically correct (PC) have called in the Calvary; charging with a guilt riddled flag to pressure Snyder. The US Patent and Trademark Office determined the use of the name Redskins as “disparaging” to Native Americans in its […]

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Boston’s LGBTQ people of color take Pride in health
By June 21, 2014 Read More →

Boston’s LGBTQ people of color take Pride in health

Rev. Irene Monroe The New York Times last December came out with a front-page article on HIV/AIDS among African American and Latino “men who have sex with men.” And its opening words were both shocking and unsparing: “The AIDS epidemic in America is rapidly becoming concentrated among poor, young black and Hispanic men who have […]

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Racial Divide in LGBTQ communities could have derailed marriage debate in Massachusetts
By May 20, 2014 Read More →

Racial Divide in LGBTQ communities could have derailed marriage debate in Massachusetts

Racial Divide in LGBTQ communities could have derailed marriage debate in Massachusetts Rev. Irene Monroe Marriage Equality in Massachusetts hit its 10 year mark on May 17th. With this 10th Anniversary I’m proud of the indefatigable energy and genius that made it possible. But, I didn’t always feel that way. And my opinions, and those […]

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