14 Nov 2010

Skinheads Attack Gays in São Paulo, Brazil

Also posted at the Francis L. Holland Blog. Today, in the early morning of São Paulo's international Gay Pride Parade, one group of skin heads attacked two gay friends and then attacked another group of gays along the same street, reports the national- audience Folha de São Paulo newspaper online. 

08 Nov 2010

Time for Obama to Man Up and Request Resignation of Marines Commander Over DADT

Cross-posted at the Francis L. Holland Blog. Marines Commander argues to maintain ban on gay service in the military, even though the President has promised to overturn that restriction. Having come to office with a promise to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy that requires gays in the

11 Oct 2009

A Terrible Week for Conservative Gay-Haters

This has been a terrible week for conservative gay-haters.  First President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize precisely because he refuses to engage in the sort of vehement and rabid hatred that is directed toward him by American conservatives.  The award was as much (or more) a slap in

08 Oct 2009

Is Exposure to Hair Straightening Chemicals Causing Black Children’s Epidemic of Asthma Attacks?

  Please see the above trailer for Chris Rock’s movie, “Good Hair,”in which he has to answer his little daughters question, “Daddy, why is my hair ‘bad’?” Many Black people in Brazil (where I live) and in the United States are using formaldehyde to straighten their hair. They call it

07 Oct 2009

Do Some People Who Straighten Their Hair Need Psychiatric Treatment?

Cross-posted at the Francis L. Holland Blog and the American Journal of Color Arousal. After four years of living with my step-children, I've simply come to the transitional conclusion that I simply don't like much of what comes out of their mouths and their behavior, particularly recently, with respect to

03 Oct 2009

I’m Revolted: My Oldest Step-Daughter has Straightened Her Wavy Hair

Cross-posted at the Francis L. Holland Blog and the American Journal of Color Arousal (AMJCA). The societal pressures they feel to straighten their hair is intense. In music videos, television news casts, and at school, my two step-daughters perceive that virtually every Black woman they see and/or know has chemically