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The August strategy: Immigrant rights activism heats up

The August strategy: Immigrant rights activism heats up

Aug. 14 |         By Elena Shore Contributing Writer   About 40 leaders of immigration reform advocacy organizations were arrested Thursday, August 1, on Capitol Hill. The group was there as part of a protest aimed at pressuring the...

Report urges more positive LGBT stories  in Black media

Report urges more positive LGBT stories in Black media

Oct. 17 |   Conclusion of a two-part story   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   LGBT people of color often are seen as “double-outsiders” in their respective communities, says the Opportunity Agenda report on LGBT issues and race released...

Power is in your person

Power is in your person

Oct. 17 |   By Marian Wright Edelman Guest Commentator   “You know, when we started the farm workers movement, I remember going to many conferences, and people [kept asking] how do we do this?… We had to convince people that they have power. “Of...

Report examines coverage of LGBT issues in  Black, Latino media

Report examines coverage of LGBT issues in Black, Latino media

Oct. 10 |   FIRST OF A TWO-PART STORY By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     A new report from The Opportunity Agenda points out that favorable public opinion about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people of color is slowly growing...

Marriage amendment divides Black Christians

Marriage amendment divides Black Christians

Sep. 20 |   Local Black clergy on opposite sides express their views   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The issue of same-sex marriage has been a controversial one for Black people, especially after President Barack Obama expressed his opinion on...

Wanda Sykes: Wry funny-woman headlines Mpls show

Wanda Sykes: Wry funny-woman headlines Mpls show

Sep. 12 |   Wanda Sykes is wonderful. Just ask anyone who’s seen this stand-up ace in action. She hit town several years back, opening for Tommy Davidson, and had a full house at the Orpheum Theatre absolutely howling. It is wry, dry wit delivered with...

Obama harkens back to slavery with ‘states’ rights’ for same-sex marriage

Obama harkens back to slavery with ‘states’ rights’ for same-sex marriage

Nov. 30 |     Last July, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans and our allies celebrated New York State becoming the sixth and largest state to allow same-sex marriage. And, of course, it sent an urgent message to President...