Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hillcrest could be so much more

Hillcrest business owner Amy Capano says that the neighborhood has become less of a destination for shoppers over the last 17 years, and adding another drugstore is not the solution.

COMMENTARY: Reflecting on MLK Day about need for LGBTQ justice in the Black Church

King's teachings taught me how religion plays a profound role in the work of justice. A religion that looks at reality from an involved committed stance in light of a faith that does justice sees the face of the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the dispossessed -- and that also includes its LGBTQ people.

COMMENTARY: Turning coal into diamonds

Sean Sala shares the story of a meeting he recently had with a representative from the Salvation Army, in which he has been given the opportunity to make change within the international organization.

COMMENTARY: Black LGBTQs finding their voice for the future

As we cross over into 2012, one of our biggest accomplishments in 2011 has been the various ways in which LGBTQ of African descent have employed different public venues to be heard.

COMMENTARY: An open letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta about military sexual abuse

Changes announced this week, while clearly acknowledging the depth of the problem, do not go far enough to solve it. Our military culture is based on the chain of command, which in most instances is vital to meeting our missions, but with cases of sexual assault and rape we believe that complete command discretion has hindered justice being served.

COMMENTARY: Can you be gay and Muslim?

I do not attempt to justify homosexuality or promote gay culture but I call for a dialogue on religions and sexual preferences.