By Lyric Ishani It has been 55 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed to ensure the protection of minorities in America. Unfortunately, this legislation didn’t include the LGBTQ community. In 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes
The past couple days have been horrific. Police who have sworn to protect and serve, have gunned down two innocent black men for the sole crime of being black. Alton Sterling and Philando Castile would never have been killed if they were white men. Enough is enough. We are taking to the streets
Baltimore has always been good to me. Hospitable and friendly, I’ve never left Charm City without having a good time. When I began to read about and watch the protests, unrest and repression unfolding on the Chesapeake, I felt compelled to see for myself what was really going on.
It goes without saying that we have many things to thank Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for, including, for most of us, a day off work on Monday. To commemorate the birth of The King and his influence as a leading activist of the Civil Rights Movement, the city has