In Kenya, Obama Blends Blunt Messages with Warm Reflections

Julie Pace, ASSOCIATED PRESS   NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — President Barack Obama mixed blunt messages to Kenya’s leaders on gay rights, corruption and counterterrorism Saturday with warm reflections on his family ties to a nation that considers him a local son. He foreshadowed a focus Read More


Gay Marriage in Alabama

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist     It’s entirely appropriate that the bigoted antics of Alabama’s conservative, publicity-hound Chief Justice Roy S. Moore in unsuccessfully trying to block the right of same-sex couples to marry there erupted in February – Black History Month. For Read More


Five Supreme Court Cases to Watch

Ben Goad, THEHILL.COM WASHINGTON (The Hill)—The U.S. Supreme Court will dive back into questions involving the limits of executive branch power, religious freedom and scope of Fourth Amendment protections when Chief Justice John Roberts and crew return Monday to the bench. Those issues represent familiar Read More


Pentagon to Permit Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will make health care, housing and other benefits available to same-sex spouses of military members by Sept. 3. The Pentagon said Wednesday that it reached the decision after consulting with the Justice Department, following the Supreme Court’s ruling Read More


Heterophobia is the New Black

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist   Last week, I had to make one of the most difficult announcements of my life—I told my family that I liked women, err, love women.  Not knowing how my mother would react, I was relieved when she looked at Read More


Everyone is Hopping on the Gay Rights Bandwagon

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist You can call it the “bandwagon effect,” or “political opportunism,” or, the “wake-up-call effect,” or, less cynically, an old American tradition. Whatever you call it, in the last month it seems everybody and their momma in the political arena Read More


Blacks Don’t Have Same Views on Same-Sex Marriage

by Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent Rev. Amos Brown supports same-sex marriage. Rev. Anthony Evans opposes same-sex marriage. WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rev. Amos Brown, pastor of the Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, and Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative in Read More