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We Need Good Housing for All, Especially for Black History Month

We Need Good Housing for All, Especially for Black History Month

On Jan. 15, we celebrated the dreamer-activist, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This month, we celebrate Black History. As an older, African American, lesbian, activist, scholar, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, caregiver, friend, it is traditionally a time for me to reflect on the history and herstory of my ancestors in this country and […]

America’s Next Leaders: A LGBTQ Youth Strives for Solutions

Each story in the “America’s Next Leaders 2016” special series features a young person who contributes to his or her community and has received a Sargent Shriver Youth Warriors Against Poverty Leadership Award. Each year, Marguerite Casey Foundation, which publishes Equal Voice News, honors young people with this award.  VAYLA New Orleans, which works with One Voice Louisiana, nominated Nicky Cao, who is featured […]

An Orlando Reflection: Damn Hate, Blessed Solidarity

An Orlando Reflection: Damn Hate, Blessed Solidarity

Whatever the motivations of the perpetrator in Orlando, Florida–the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States–this is yet another sad example of the devastating consequences of intolerance, hate and prejudice. The man responsible, a young American born in New York to parents from Afghanistan, apparently pledged allegiance to the terrorist group ISIS […]

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