By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 15
On May 1st, Jason Collins, the 7' 0" center for the Washington Wizards, and a former Boston Celtics, came out. His statement, "I?m a 34-year-old NBA center. I?m black. And I?m gay" made the cover story for the May 6 issue of "Sports Illustrated."
By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 8
There are a lot of sound reasons to critique Keynesian economics, but a reason that its creator was gay shouldn't be one of them.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | May 2
The professional sports world has been waiting for a Jason Collins moment--a gay athlete currently playing in a major league to come out publicly. What you may not know is that the subtext is that it was hoped the moment would star an African American male.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | Apr 25
The Tsarnaev brothers--Tamerlan and Dzhokhar--of Cambridge, MA are, at present, the sole alleged perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | Apr 10
This week, April 8- 12, marks the 27th annual observance of Holocaust Memorial Week. The week is about remembering not only the 6 million Jews murdered but also remembering the millions of allies, martyrs and victims who survived Nazi Germany's reign of brutality.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | Apr 3
Another former professional athlete has came out last month--6', 7" Jamaican-born NFL offensive tackle Kwame Harris.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | Mar 27
Listening to oral arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 was frustrating. And it's not solely due to the usual legalese, but also due to so many of Supreme Courts justices suggesting that what we LGBTQ Americans are asking of the court "may be premature for them to intervene in a fast-moving, unsettled political environment."
By Rev. Irene Monroe | Mar 13
Homophobic epithets are so pervasive across the globe that most heterosexual people are sadly unaware of the psychological and physical toil they have on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people. Too often and cavalierly these epithets go either unchecked or unchallenged as hate speech.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | Mar 6
Marco McMillian was a trailblazer, and the pride of the Mississippi Delta.
By Rev. Irene Monroe | Feb 20
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Black Church are rightly lauded for molding young black men into adult leaders. BSA troops have produced distinguished African American scouts like retired four-star general Colin Powell, six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan, and Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker.