Akilah Bolden-Monifa

We need a real dialogue between blacks and whites, and between blacks and Latinos. We need a real dialogue among all Americans, for that matter. more

Apr 12, 2012 12:26 PM Op-Eds

Racial segregation between blacks and whites has declined for four consecutive decades, according to a study based on census records through 2010 from the Manhattan Institute. more

Feb 9, 2012 8:06 PM Op-Eds

Here’s to hoping for tolerance no matter your sexual orientation, race, religion or lack of same. more

Dec 5, 2011 1:53 PM Dispatches

By Akilah Bolden-Monifa November is National Adoption Month, a good occasion for dispelling the myths and eliminating the stigmas that still surround adoption. The late Steve Jobs was the product of an open adoption. He was taunted by other... more

Nov 15, 2011 1:32 PM Op-Eds

During a game on April 12, Bryant was hit with a technical foul, and he responded by calling the referee a derogatory name for a gay man (hereinafter referred to as the "F" word). more

Apr 20, 2011 9:30 PM Op-Eds

Being gay or lesbian is not something to be ashamed of, but being a bully or an abuser of power is. more

Oct 7, 2010 1:39 PM Dispatches

By Akilah Bolden-Monifa “The Kids Are All Right” perpetuates stereotypes based on sexual orientation, gender and race. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. The film is one of the first mainstream movies to show us same-sex parenting and same-... more

Aug 17, 2010 3:23 PM Dispatches