Kiki Monifa

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Kiki Monifa of Oakland, California, is editor-in-chief of

LGBT / black power

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Like all LGBTQ people, I am layered. I cannot be viewed as just black or queer or a mother. Politicians and policy makers must understand all of these complexities. Read more


Demilitarize the Police, Black Lives Matter

Johnny Silvercloud

A new census of black America shows that despite a high level of political engagement, more than half of respondents think that politicians do not care about black people. Read more


Thus far in 2019, at least twelve black transgender women have been murdered. Read more



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In terms of how I feel, as a lesbian of African descent, I am not an American, not completely. Read more


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Jason Wallace

Trans woman Veronika Fimbres has PTSD as a result of the traumas she experienced in the military. Forty-five years later, the Trump Administration has imposed a ban on transgender servicepeople. Read more

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