Akilah Monifa

The murder of gay teenager Lawrence King should wake us all up to the fatal condition of homophobia that still afflicts our nation. more

Feb 21, 2008 1:39 PM Op-Eds

The amazing thing to me in 21st century America is that many people running for public office can’t resist the bigoted stumble. more

Jan 2, 2008 6:03 PM Op-Eds

I celebrate Kwanzaa, a holiday that honors family, community and culture. My family and I have done so for years. But five years after Sept. 11, in this climate of religious and cultural intolerance in America, I can sympathize with Muslims... more

Dec 19, 2006 2:47 PM Dispatches

Child poverty is at shameful, epidemic levels in the United States, especially for black and Latino kids. more

May 6, 2003 12:00 AM Op-Eds