Donnie McClurkin: ‘You Can’t Call Me Homophobic if I’ve Been in Homosexuality’

Aug 13, 2013 By By Jazmine Pendleton and Tonya Pendleton Pastor Donnie McClurkin says that it was wrong of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington organizers to remove him from the lineup of a concert last weekend celebrating the anniversary. The Long Island, N.Y. based pastor made national news when he was asked by  Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s office to leave the show. The Mayor’s office issued a statement that read: “The Arts and Humanities Commission and Donnie McClurkin’s management decided that it would be best for him to withdraw because the purpose of the event … Continue reading Donnie McClurkin: ‘You Can’t Call Me Homophobic if I’ve Been in Homosexuality’

It’s Time For Black Women To Say, ‘Hell No!’

NEWS ONE For Black America Jul 12, 2013 By Tamika Mallory-Pictured below Over the July 4th weekend, I was in New Orleans with about 500,000 others.  It was the Essence Music Festival, and as a 33-year-old Black woman fighting every day for equality and justice, I can’t even describe the feeling of being surrounded by strong like-minded women (and the men who love and support us).  Participating in a panel on Saturday titled “Moving Forward/Solutions for Fearless Black Women,” I was joined by Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Joy-Ann Reid, Dr. C. Nicole Mason, and others as we collectively said enough is … Continue reading It’s Time For Black Women To Say, ‘Hell No!’