All across the country on Sunday December 7, 2014, protests denouncing police impunity over their killings of unarmed Black men turned violent. But it is hard to differentiate between those bent on violence amongst the peaceful protesters. The result, racism will continue to be swept under the rug. 1964 city leaders recommended that then San […]
Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! President Obama conveyed hopeful remarks on World AIDS Day at George Washington University (GWU) in D.C. by vowing to continue efforts to combat the disease.
As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time’s spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. But I also reflect on the holiday as a time of remembrance – historical and familial.
Recently, I viewed this 6:42 minute YouTube video of a 21-year-old Black man proclaiming in a Christian church event that, he, no longer like ” mens….” as he put it. I shook my head with immediate skepticism. Then, I rolled my eyes when he continued to proclaim he no longer desired to carry a purse […]
Homophobia is still with us 60 years after the death of Alan Turing. To combat it, education against all prejudice should be a mandatory subject in every school.
The Church Of God In Christ (COGIC), a Pentecostal Christian denomination whose parishioners number in the millions around the world, held its 107th Holy Convocation Convention in St. Louis last week, for an estimated 30,000 attendees.
Thomas Menino was inarguably one of the best mayors the city of Boston ever had. As Boston said farewell to its longest-serving mayor, the city also celebrated the life, career, and integrity of a great public servant. As mayor to “all the people” of Boston—African American LGBTQ communities felt heard, respected and represented during his administration.
After every election – those that are hopeful like 2008/2012 and those that are disappointing like 2010/2014 – after I finish my happy dance or shake off my despair, I do a reality check about this imperfect union.
Rev. Irene Monroe Exactly a decade ago this month I received an email flagged as urgent from Monrovia, Liberia. It was from Lee Johnson, then coordinator of “Liberian Youths Against HIV/AIDS.” “Presently, the HIV/AIDS scourge is deeply eating into the fabric of our society and there is little being done to bring this to a […]
London – The current ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of them last having sex is medically unjustified discrimination based on sexual orientation. I hope the government will support proposals for a shorter exclusion period based on a more refined risk assessment.