Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Elizabeth Ann Thompson is a freelance writer in Oakland, California. 

The phenomenon of #DrivingWhileBlack has long been documented. The latest social media firestorm chronicles #LaughingWhileBlack. more

Sep 2, 2015 6:50 PM Op-Eds

A recent report focuses on an overlooked segment of the population: black girls. Image credit: African American Policy Forum more

Feb 24, 2015 8:11 PM Op-Eds

As an African-American lesbian, the struggle for equal rights has always been personal for me. Image: Shante Wolfe and Tori Sisson were the first same-sex couple to marry in Montgomery, Alabama this week. AP more

Feb 13, 2015 3:02 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

It's 2014, time for the NFL to accept Michael Sam and any other gay player. more

Feb 12, 2014 3:23 PM Dispatches

We need to close the gap between the rich and the poor. That disturbing chasm is widening, as two recent surveys demonstrate. more

Jan 22, 2014 9:09 PM Dispatches

Robin Roberts deserves our thanks. As 2013 came to a close, the "Good Morning America" anchor came out quite simply and subtly by thanking her longtime girlfriend via a Facebook post for helping her through her most recent health crisis. more

Jan 9, 2014 5:19 PM Dispatches