Rev. Irene Monroe's blogs

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DignityUSA is moving toward radical inclusion

With the Catholic Church being the largest Christian denomination in the world the fight for the dignity and inclusion of its LGBTQI parishioners is a fight for the church’s soul and moral integrit ...

Will Supreme Court allow businesses to not serve the LGBTQ community?

This week the U. S. Supreme Court announced that in the fall it will hear the case “Masterpiece Cakeshop v. ...

Cambridge Mayor’s Call to Action

The city of Cambridge is a stormy hotbed of politics and social issues, and no person has weathered its vicissitudes better than Mayor E. ...

Pepsi ad failed its multicultural audience

Pepsi ads aim to emphasize its youthful brand by championing it as “the choice of a new generation.” Not a bad marketing tool to turn its second-class status to Coca- ...

Emmett Till painting raises concerns of cultural appropriation

When artist Dana Schutz presented “Open Casket,” an abstract painting of Emmett Till’s open casket-the Chicagoan 14 year old African American male teen lynched in the Mississippi Delta in the summe ...

An Unwelcoming Competition Between Black Brits and African Americans On Screen

There are differences within diversity.This issue scratches below the superficial veneer of diversity and is an eerie reminder of how minority groups are often pitted against one another. ...

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Trash Talking Tanks

I believe free speech not only has its limits, but that it also has a level of responsibility to promote civil discourse for the welfare of others, and reject hate speech which is a precursor to vi ...

Trump is Why We Need Black History Month

February 1 begins Black History Month, a national annual observance since 1926, honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans. ...

The Women’s March on Washington Highlighted Old and New Tensions

The number of people who took to the streets for Women’s March on Washington in D.C. ...

Bishop Eddie Long’s cautionary tale about homophobia

When news hit the airwaves that Bishop Eddie Long died from an unnamed aggressive cancer resulting in dramatic weight lost, many now throughout the Black Church community wonder if his death was du ...
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