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Why All LGBT People Should Care About Places Like Russia, Uganda and Gambia

Kevin Jennings | Posted 05.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Jennings

As barriers to legal equality seem to be falling like dominoes in the United States, it's easy for LGBT Americans and their allies to feel a sense of giddiness. But even as the momentum in the U.S. seems to be accelerating in the right direction, a disturbing countertrend has emerged.

WATCH: 'Morning Joe' Has A Fashion Controversy

Posted 09.12.2012 | Media

There was unexpected fashion controversy on Friday's "Morning Joe" when Joe Scarborough called out panelist Jonathan Capehart for what he seemed to fe...

Zimmerman Friend: 'My Role In This Just Doesn't Make Any Sense'

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 03.28.2012 | Black Voices

Joe Oliver appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word on Tuesday night to defend his friend, George Zimmerman, the 28-year-old neighborhood watch member who ...

LGBT Rights: A Matter of Fairness

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 05.09.2012 | Black Voices
Laura W. Murphy

The fight for LGBT rights comes down to the very basic truth that for equality to have real meaning, fairness and equal treatment under the law must extend to everyone.

WATCH: Columnist Harshly Grills Christie On Gay Marriage

Posted 02.23.2012 | Media

In a surprising twist on Thursday's "Morning Joe," Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart spontaneously jumped in and harshly grilled New Jersey ...

Is Obama an Affirmative Action President? Yeah, Probably

John Hawkins | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
John Hawkins

MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart got huffy and played the race card after Rick Perry pointed out that Barack Obama has a "privileged" background just like hi...

What Does Donald Trump Have Left?

Danny Groner | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

After all is said and done, what kind of damage will Trump's "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week" have on his future?

Obama Appoints Jeremy Bernard as White House Social Secretary

David Mixner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mixner

Jeremy Bernard will be the first male ever to serve as White House Social Secretary. Indefatigable, unfailingly affable and extremely knowledgeable, no one deserves this prestigious appointment more.

The Irony Inherent in Sarah Palin's Social Media Image Machine

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Colin Delany

By the end of a long day of critique, Palin's "protective cloak" is at best in tatters. Perhaps that's the ultimate fate for a media figure's attempt to live as a character rather than an honest person.

Jonathan Capehart Message to America's Hurting Youth at the Trevor Project Fundraiser

Liz Glover | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Liz Glover

Jonathan Capehart at The Trevor Project Benefit from Elizabeth Glover on Vimeo....

Jason Linkins

Washington Post's Capeheart Offers Support To Trevor Project (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you want a nice antidote to that time the Washington Post decided to treat the suicides of gay teenagers as a matter that had two equally valid pro...

Washington Post Writer Falls For Fake Congressman Twitter Account

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart fell for a fake congressional Twitter account Monday night, writing a story based on the hoax @RepJackKimble ...

WATCH: Dylan Ratigan Smacks Down Guest For Interrupting

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dylan Ratigan isn't known for holding back on his guests, as Washington Examiner editor J.P. Freire learned firsthand Tuesday. Freire, who appeared o...

Gabourey Sidibe 'Mean' To Reporters, Fans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Maybe she was just having a bad day, but Gabourey Sidibe was rude to several reporters at the White House Correspondents Dinner last weekend, accordin...

Black Elegance!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Naturally, as the city's oldest, most fashionable African American congregation for two centuries, Saint Philip's Episcopal Church was bound to be 94 year old Mrs. Cunningham's parish.

"Black Royalty"?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The demise in succession of three African American figures of colossal stature on the eve of the new decade caused me to wonder anew about this designation, "black royalty."

Jonathan Capehart's Mother Chastises Dylan Ratigan: You "Pissed Me Off," My Son Is Not A "Clown"

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan has taken some flack lately for airing footage on his show "Morning Meeting" of contributor Jonathan Capehart scarfing down a...

Capehart: Now Obama Needs To Do Gay Rights Speech

Washington Post | Jonathan Capehart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There has been a growing roar within the gay community about seeming inaction by a man who promised change. Some activists fume that President Obama ...

Jason Linkins

McCain's Surge Gaffe Actually Acknowledged On MSNBC | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A perfect example of how badly the media muddies the water when it comes to the Iraq War occurred in the late morning on MSNBC. At around 11:40, Cont...