Daniel Lunn

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12 beautiful portraits of Black identity

“What are you?” they’d ask, head tilted and eyes squinted.<p>“Black,” I’d reply.<p>“No…but like, what else are you? I know it’s not all black.”<p>So went a …

I'm Transgender-Masculine, a Lover of Men, and Living in Accordance With My Biblical Faith

I am a transgender professor who has served full-time as, variously, a professor of theology, a professor of church history, a professor of ministry, department chair, and university diversity council co-chair at a Christian university for 15 years, most of which I spent in treatment with female …

My story: I've been an outcast at school because I'm transgender

Our education system mistreats and bullies transgender students. I survived, but the institutions have to change<p>• Share your story: were you a transgender student?<p>When I graduate high school in June, I will receive a diploma signed by a school administration that has marginalized me. Despite the …

On Being a Black Male, Six Feet Four Inches Tall, in America in 2014

<i>Just like Michael Brown, comedian and commentator W. Kamau Bell is six feet four inches tall. And he knows it.</i><p>I am afraid of the cops. Absolutely petrified of the cops. Now understand, I’ve never been arrested or held for questioning. I’ve never been told that I “fit the description.” But that …

Prime Evil: why South Africa is releasing Eugene De Kock

The release of Eugene de Kock, former commander of the notorious Vlakplaas counterinsurgency unit responsible for numerous clandestine assassinations …

Sometimes This Is What Happens

9 Things I Wish People Would Stop Saying About My Black Children

Image via Shutterstock<p>Since we adopted our children, all of whom are black, we’ve been confronted by white people seeking to prove to us how …

I am an undocumented immigrant, but I'm a better American than those who spat on me because of my race

When I was in the first grade, I learned I wasn’t white.<p>It was African-American History Month, and my teacher – at one of the many “failing” elementary schools in the Atlanta metro area – instructed us, as part of some poorly-conceived exercise, to raise our hands when she called out our race. I …

5 Things You Should Consider When Discussing Cultural Identity

Discussions about cultural identity, regardless of their outcome, tell us a lot about ourselves, the people we know, the communities we’re a part of, …

Study: Transgender youth aren’t confused about their gender identity

A new study of transgender youth indicates that the gender identity of these children is deeply held and is not the result of confusion about gender …

LGBTQI

America’s grim identity crisis: What Ferguson & Garner tell us about the history we don’t teach

As a woman of color, I was taught very little about myself in the U.S. Now that I’m overseas, here’s what I know<p>I teach middle school African history in Botswana. As a history teacher, I measure myself by the extent to which I can understand (or at the very least recognize) my own ignorance. Far …

The Identity Crisis Under the Ink

Americans—particularly Millennials—are getting more tattoos than ever. Is a shifting, increasingly uncertain culture to blame?<p>Some weeks ago, during a bleary-eyed subway ride to work, I found myself staring at a young woman on the other side of the car. She wore business attire with a North Face …

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ICC vows to issue fines and suspensions for sledging at Cricket World Cup

The International Cricket Council will crack down on excessive sledging between players at the World Cup, saying first offenders can expect heavier fines while repeat offenders face suspensions.<p>The ICC chief executive, Dave Richardson, also said players with poor records of on-field behaviour could …

Codes of Conduct

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's 8 Cutest Moments from the Grammy Awards

Not only were Kanye West and Kim Kardashian one of the best dressed couples at the 2015 Grammy Awards, but they were also one of the cutest. The duo …

Anonymous hits ISIS with hundreds of hacks

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has dealt a blow to the recruiting efforts of ISIS by launching cyber attacks on Twitter accounts used by the terror group to mobilize fighters. In a comprehensive strike called #OpISIS, the hackers have managed to breach hundreds of ISIS Twitter accounts and email …

Hacking

Belonging–why South Africans refuse to let Africa in

Any African who has ever tried to visit South Africa will know that the country is not an easy entry destination. South African embassies across the …

Light-Skinned Black Women On The Pain Of Not Feeling 'Black Enough' (VIDEO)

In director Bill Duke's much buzzed-about documentary "Light Girls," African-American women share emotional testimonials of what it's like to grow up black, but light-skinned. Well-known African-American actresses and media personalities came forward with personal stories to expose the very real …

We Talked to the Director of 'Dear White People' About Race, Identity, and Black Cinema

After launching scores of think pieces this summer, <i>Dear White People</i> is actually in theaters and it's one of the most thoughtful films about race in a long time. Writer/director Justin Simien chatted with us about his thoughts on a third way in...<p><i>Photo courtesy of Roadside Attractions</i><p><i>Dear</i> …