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Boston still struggles with its racial past

Southie is no longer that close-knit old school “tough-as-nail” Irish Catholic enclave. But the historical memory still lingers because, in my opinion, stereotypes about...

Emmett Till painting raises concerns of cultural appropriation

When artist Dana Schutz presented “Open Casket,” an abstract painting of Emmett Till’s open casket-the Chicagoan 14 year old African American male teen lynched...

Boston LGBTQ youth theater group first to received highest honor from...

Receiving the award is a historic moment not only for True Colors, but also for the White House in recognizing and honoring the artistic...

Milo Yiannopoulos’s trash talking tanks

I believe free speech not only has its limits, but that it also has a level of responsibility to promote civil discourse for the...

Trump is one example why we need Black History Month

February 1 begins Black History Month, a national annual observance since 1926, honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans. To commemorate its start President...

The Irony Behind Trump’s Travel Ban And Holocaust Remembrance Day

“I think we need to be realistic about the current trickle-down toxic messages seeping in everywhere." Elaine Schear, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of...

Bishop Eddie Long’s cautionary tale about homophobia

When news hit the airwaves that Bishop Eddie Long died from an unnamed aggressive cancer resulting in dramatic weight lost, many now throughout the...

Come Home… response to Kim Burrell

I woke up this morning to the maelstrom created by Pastor Kim Burrell and her virulently homophobic sermon. While my first thought was to...

A congresswoman’s public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency

Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. Just...

“Stay woke” this Thanksgiving!

  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...