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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

  This January 1 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. The original purpose for the document core to President Abraham Lincoln’s presidency may have been to free slaves, or it may have been solely a strategic move to...

Unchained to portray Black slavery? Was there a politically correct way for Django Unchained to portray Black slavery?

Unchained to portray Black slavery? Was there a politically correct way for Django Unchained to portray Black slavery?

  The start of 2013 is making it difficult to avoid one of America’s greatest sins — slavery. We’ve just marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, and a plethora of films, documentaries and TV specials are scheduled...

Young White men in crisis: Race, gender link mass shooters

Young White men in crisis: Race, gender link mass shooters

The most recent massacre, the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, took the lives of six- and seven-year-olds. It has shaken our nation to its core. The enormity of this devastation is incalculable. There are the small coffins...

MSR web exclusive: AP’s discouraging ‘homophobia’ is discouraging

MSR web exclusive: AP’s discouraging ‘homophobia’ is discouraging

Newspaper style manual picks the wrong word to tell media not to use   The editors at the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that they are “discouraging” use of the word “homophobia.” The AP Stylebook is the widely used...

Will suspicion of ‘gender fraud’ police LGBTQ Olympians?

Will suspicion of ‘gender fraud’ police LGBTQ Olympians?

The 2012 London Summer Olympics began July 27. While we all know that homophobia in sports is the other “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” 21 openly LGBTQ athletes, two coaches and two gay Paralympians will compete for the gold. Three LGBTQ...

Dis-membering Stonewall

Dis-membering Stonewall

  LGBTQ mainstream White-washes people of color out of historical 1969 rebellion   “By institutionalizing memory, resisting the onset of oblivion, recalling the memory of tragedy that for long years remained hidden or unrecognized and...

In South Africa, lesbians are terrorized with ‘corrective’ rape

In South Africa, lesbians are terrorized with ‘corrective’ rape

            To hear of human rights abuses of Uganda’s LGBTQ population is not new, sadly. Gay activist David Kato was the father of the Uganda’s LGBTQ rights movement. To many of his fellow countrymen, Kato was...

Black ministers come out on Obama’s stance on marriage

Black ministers come out on Obama’s stance on marriage

      African American ministers have come out for, and against, Obama’s stance on marriage equality. LGBTQ activists of African descent have pondered what would be the catalyst to rally those African American Christian ministers...

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

The Hunger Games’ young racist fans

    There’s a frenzy surrounding the blockbuster film and book The Hunger Games. But the fan attention around the movie has taken a decidedly different turn from the fervor the book caused. The schism originates from the difference between...

We all are Trayvon Martin  LGBTQs and African Americans united by murder

We all are Trayvon Martin LGBTQs and African Americans united by murder

        What does Trayvon Martin’s murder have to do with gay civil rights protection? The quick answer: The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act (mostly known by Matthew Shepard’s name). The nation is...