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Mayor Faulconer joins construction kick-off to USNS Harvey Milk in San Diego

Mayor Faulconer joins construction kick-off to USNS Harvey Milk in San Diego.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer will join State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, General Dynamics NASSCO officials and local leaders today to celebrate the start of construction for the future USNS Harvey Milk T-AO 206 fleet oiler for the U.S. Navy – the second of six vessels in the John Lewis class named in honor of American civil rights leaders.

Who is free speech protecting these days?

Who’s free speech protecting these days?

Free speech is one of the cornerstones of American Democracy. However, what are the boundaries of free speech? In the current political milieu, the protection of free speech appears to have an amorphous and wide expanse when it comes to sexist, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and xenophobic rants on many social media platforms and college campuses.

Whitney Houston comes out posthumously again

Whitney Houston comes out posthumously again.

Now in a moving memoir, “A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston,” by Robyn Crawford depicts their friendship and love story.

Seven years after Whitney's death, Robyn Crawford says, "I'd come to the point where I felt the need to stand up for our friendship. And I felt an urgency to stand up and share the woman behind the incredible talent.”

When whiteness is mirrored back at itself

When whiteness is mirrored back at itself.

Sometimes the best way to look at oneself is through a play. Joshua Harmon’s timely and satirical drama “Admissions” is one such production, and it’s now appearing here in Boston.

Let’s honor those who have served with Pride

Let’s honor those who have served with Pride.

Dear Pride Family,

In many ways, veterans were in part responsible for building our strongest LGBTQ communities across the country.

Halloween unmasks our troubled history with race

Halloween unmasks our troubled history with race.

Halloween is one of America’s favorite yearly activities. Unfortunately, Halloween can be America’s scariest, too - especially for those of us seen as costumes you wear rather than the human beings that we are. Asian Americans, Native Americans, blacks, and Muslim women in burqas, hijabs, and Muslim men in turbans with beards are frequent targets of race-themed costumes.

Why black folks are the most forgiving 

Why black folks are the most forgiving.

Black Christians give away forgiveness like it’s confetti, and white Trump evangelicals give it away sparingly, if at all. As an African American, the act of forgiveness appears to be our immediate go-to place in the face of unimaginable racial honor done to us.