Rev. Irene Monroe's blogs

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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 ...

Kim Burrell Reminds Us How the Black Church Uses, Abuses Gay Christians

Gospel music undeniably has a queerness at its roots that has not only shaped the genre but it has continued to give gospel music its enduring vibrancy.&nb ...

Pope Francis Needs His Gay Priests

To the shock of many of us LGBTQ people of faith is the Vatican’s recent decision in the document “The Gift of Priestly Vocation,” to ban gays to the priesthood; thus, reaffirming it’s 2005 stance. ...
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