Racism in the LGBT world

Now Is the Time to Start Talking About Racism in the LGBT Community The LGBT community endorses — marriage equality for all — perhaps the next major issue to address: LGBT representation has been dominated by cisgender gay white men.Gay black men like my husband experience racism as a “double-minority” in stores, clubs, and work. […]

The Supreme Court, Marriage Equality and the Church

We are anxiously awaiting oral arguments this week, committed gay couples seeking the right to marry will take their case to the Supreme Court. Religious groups are on their side, including my welcoming Unitarian Universalist Church, have signed briefs to legalize same-sex marriage.The faith traditions supporting marriage equality are telling the court that religions, like […]

Forcing Black Men Out of Society

The local chapter (BWMTSC) last night had another “Gabfest” or rap session with the topic of “White Priviledge” where we discussed covert and overt racism.This latter topic came back to me a I found an analysis in The Times which showed that more than one in every six black men in the 24-to-54 age group […]

Forcing Black Men Out of Society

The local chapter (BWMTSC) last night had another “Gabfest” or rap session with the topic of “White Priviledge” where we discussed covert and overt racism.This latter topic came back to me a I found an analysis in The Times which showed that more than one in every six black men in the 24-to-54 age group […]

Pan African Film Festival Day 3

“Bound” Directed by Peres Owino.Definitely a great documentary worthy of attention for our chapter and the NA . This is an in depth analysis of opinions of African American’s on Africans and visa versa. These range from the former’s statements on “poor, uneducated, bare foot” to the latter’s statements on “thugs and lazy.” Parallels are […]

So you are black and a recent college grad!

Recent college graduates are having a tough time. Although they have survived both the recession and weak recovery far better than those without a degree, blacks who finished four years of college are suffering from unemployment rates that are painfully high compared with their white counterparts. (12.4 % versus 4.9% respectively),  There has always been […]

Privilege, Part 3

It is amazing how cities, not only in the USA but in Europe have streets and buildings built on white proviilege. So, on may last visit to my home country I was in Bristol with my brother. This English City is a vibrant hub and used to be an important port in earlier days. During […]