As LGBTQ Americans, we're not in slavery, but we certainly will be in a civil war as each state battles this issue. Whereas President Lincoln acted on behalf of my ancestor's civil rights, we need to call on Obama to move on ours.
Hallmark's decision to create a Father's Day card for black women engages in the act of celebrating a dysfunction, increasing the likelihood that the dysfunction eventually becomes as acceptable as the normal state of affairs.
African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities have always existed in Harlem, residing here since this former Dutch enclave became America's Black Mecca in the 1920s.
Tyler Perry never gives his audience a chance to "get" the message. He wants to deliver it, wrapped in a cannon ball and shot across the room, but the poems in For Colored Girls need to breathe on their own.
When Lindsay and Paris are brought up on federal weapons charges as opposed to possession of a controlled substance, then and only then should we begin asking the question whether justice was unfairly served.
The fact that Valma Hart in a crucial public forum on national TV had the audacity to confront the President with a perfectly legitimate concern speaks volumes about the level of unrest among some core Obama supporters.