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Reverend Irene Monroe

Pepsi ad failed its multicultural audience

Kendall Jenner's generation protests injustice by drinking soda, according to Pepsi ad.

Pepsi ads aim to emphasize its youthful brand by championing it as “the choice of a new generation.” Not a bad marketing tool to turn its second-class status to Coca-Cola, its archrival, into an advantage.

However, Pepsi’s recent commercial starring Kendall Jenner (of the Kardashian clan) was a fiasco.

Boston’s racist past haunts its present

Boston is known for achieving many firsts.

Boston is a “city of champions.” That appellation is not only about its dominance in sports. It’s about Boston being one of the country’s leading medical and academic hubs, too.

Boston is known for achieving many firsts.

Boston Latin, established in 1635, was the first public school.

Bishop Eddie Long’s cautionary tale about homophobia

Bishop Eddie Long was rumored to be gay and enjoy sex with young men.

When news hit the airwaves that Bishop Eddie Long died from an unnamed aggressive cancer resulting in dramatic weight lost, many now throughout the Black Church community wonder if his death was due to HIVAIDS, and he was too embarrassed to admit it or seek medical care until it was too late.

Laughing to keep from crying in 'The Scottsboro Boys'

The Scottsboro boys lived during the time of the minstrel shows popularity performed by both black and white actors.

Broadway legends John Kander and  Fred Ebb’s  production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is here now in Beantown. 

When I was told that the framing devise of Boston’s SpeakEasy’s current production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is a minstrel show I was aghast.