An enduring influence: Black, lesbian and feminist voices of Combahee River Collective still lead the way

March 7th, 2023|

Almost 50 years ago, in 1974, the Combahee River Collective was founded […]

Can I be happy to be nappy in Massachusetts?

March 22nd, 2022|

What It’s Like to be Black in War-Torn Ukraine

March 18th, 2022|

By Irene Monroe

March 18, 2022

Black mothers, many of whom have lived in […]

Whoopi Goldberg is confused about the Holocaust. So are many other Americans.

February 8th, 2022|


Why the normalization of antisemitism is not just a crisis for Jews

February 3rd, 2022|

Century later, reparations would begin a healing from Oklahoma’s horrific Tulsa Race Massacre

June 1st, 2021|

Ruins after Oklahoma’s Tulsa Race Massacre in June 1921. (Photo: Library of […]

Pastor Donnie McClurkin’s struggle with sexuality mirrors the Black Church’s / LGBTQ Nation

April 16th, 2021|

By Irene Monroe, April 16, 2021

In a recent episode of TV One’s […]

The Atlanta Shootings Were A Hate Crime. We Must Say So.

April 2nd, 2021|

Activists participate in a vigil in response to the Atlanta spa shootings […]

Pope Francis Flip-Flops On LGBTQ Church Inclusion — Again

March 23rd, 2021|

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Vatican in a Feb. 24, 2019, […]

In the Key of Queer: Gospel music is a calling, a gift from Black LGBTQ musicians’ hearts and souls

February 7th, 2021|

by Irene Monroe

Donnell LaRoque Patterson, chair of […]