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Politics

Independence Day celebration for whom?

This week we celebrate July 4th with rounds of festivities marking our nation’s 242 years of independence. And, scenes of hyper-patriotism will be on display, too.

Honoring Mildred Loving this Valentine’s Day

She was in both interracial and same-sex marriages in this country.

For Black History Month on Valentine’s Day 2018, I’m showing my love for Mildred Loving (1942-2008).

She’s often overlooked in the pantheon of African American trailblazers celebrated in February.

Trump’s comment about “shi**ole countries” gravely impacts its LGBTQ asylum seekers

Trump’s administration may very well make it difficult for Africans and Haitians to come to the U.S. But, he cannot stop asylum seekers. 

President Trump’s proclivity for racist remarks comes as no surprise to me. His now- infamous comment stating a preference for immigrants coming from a Scandinavian country like Norway than from Africa and Haiti which he depicts as “shithole” countries with nothing to offer the U.S is based solely on his ignorance (Also, Mr. President, Africa is a continent.).

For black women, being called the Democrats’ 'backbone' Is no compliment

We always have had agency and voting-mobilization strategies to support our candidates.

Black women voters in the recent Alabama U.S. Senate race are being thanked for “saving” the state from Republican candidate Roy Moore, a homophobe, slavery apologist, and accused pedophile.

And we're all now are being lauded as “the backbone” of the Democratic Party.

As a voting bloc, black women in Alabama didn’t just suddenly emerge for Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

My black lesbian body is a target for police brutality

Every day when my spouse and I leave home I pray we return to each other.

The reality of unarmed African American women- LBTQ, gender nonconforming and straight-  being beaten, profiled, sexually violated and murdered by law enforcement officials with alarming regularity is too often ignored – especially with the focus of police brutality on our males.