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Bathroom laws policing our genitals

If the state of Virginia wasn’t serious I could laugh off their Republican lawmakers’ suggestion that “Adults must check children’s private parts before entering restroom.”

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

The war on Christmas is not going away any time soon. With Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and Christmas all celebrated this time of year, one would think that we would embrace an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation’s religious landscape with two simple words — Happy Holidays!

World AIDS Day: report on Black community still grim

December 1 was World AIDS Day! And international theme for 2015 is “Getting to zero; end Aids by 2030.” The national theme for this year is “The time to act is now.”

Democratic presidential debate left out LGBTQ issues

The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 season was an exemplary example of civil discourse compared to what the American public witnessed with the GOP’s presidential debate.

My disappointment with the Pontiff’s visit

Pope Francis continues to send seismic shock waves across the globe, and the rapturous reception he received from his historic six-day U.S. visit gave us a glimpse as to why. The pontiff, like Jesus, walked among the masses.

Dis-membering Stonewall

I am disturbed by Roland Emmerich’s historical drama Stonewall, because of its whitewashing of a historic moment turned movement. When I look back at the first night of the Stonewall Inn riots, I could have never imagined its future importance. The first night played out no differently from previous riots with Black Americans and White policemen. And so too, it being underreported. But I was there.

Where is my Black body safe in America?

Like so many African American women, myself included, Sandra Bland’s death, resulting from police brutality is not new news. The national attention it’s receiving is, however.