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Let them talk

I have often joked as a Black woman that I kind of like white racists.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 22, 2012

Remembering victims of transphobia

On Sunday, shortly after dark, a small crowd will gather in the chill of Monument Square for the Portland version of a vigil happening all over the world: the 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Several speakers — some trans, some allied — will a
In Memoriam
By LISA BUNKER  |  November 18, 2011

Stuck in the middle with you

The middle isn't such a bad place to be much of the time — perhaps it's even the best place to be most of the time.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  February 04, 2011

Anti-diversity is bad for business

As he has done with environmental leaders, Governor Paul LePage needs a forum to hear from Maine immigrant and civil-rights leaders. This is made all the more urgent when one considers his "kiss my butt" sound-bite refusal to meet with the NAACP becaus
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 28, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 28, 2011

The world is the enemy

I'm a college student and I have an ongoing problem with relatives on the paternal side of my family. To be blunt, they are a bit more exotic than your garden variety racists ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 14, 2011
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SPACE to screen video banned from Smithsonian

A video banned from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last week in the wake of threats from conservative politicians will be on view in the front window of SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) this week and next, as part of a nationwide s
Fighting censorship
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2010


'Sorry' was the wrong word

I’ve waited a long damn time for this state to become less white. Now, I can see at least a few people of color every day without breaking a sweat, when nearly nine years ago I could go days upon days without seeing a single non-white face.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 17, 2010
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The Ground Zero bridge to peace

The Big Apple builds a bridge for the Muslim community.
Bridging the culture gap
By DAVID KISH  |  September 17, 2010

Intentions gone south

Erica Corsano’s bigotry overrides some of the interesting things one might actually take away from reading her article about South Boston.
Letters to the Boston editor, November 6, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 06, 2009
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Father Feeney

Leonard Feeney, a defrocked Jesuit priest and pretty much of a legend in this city as a result of the “sermons” he preached on the Common every Sunday without fail for eight years, from 1949 to 1957, attracting sometimes as many as a thousand people to
A Heretic Courted By The Church
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  October 09, 2009
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Boston's Severin problem

The questions raised by the Severin incident have a philosophical and moral resonance that has been touched upon only in passing.
Is WTKK up to measuring degrees of intolerance?
By EDITORIAL  |  May 08, 2009