Category: Pamela Lightsey

BPR: Uber, Ferguson, And A Ban on Carry-on Luggage

December 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Public Radio, Newsmakers, Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology, WGBH 0 comments

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Practicing biblical obedience in a racist nation

November 26th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology 0 comments

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“Not our children!” rallied clergy in Ferguson, empowered by the leadership of young activists…

Expert quote:

“We’re here in non-violent protest because an injustice has been done.”

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4 Things To Know Ahead Of The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 20th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology, WBUR 0 comments

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It has been more than three months since 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Tensions in the St. Louis-area city have been high since then, with demonstrators calling for a trial and local law enforcement criticized for their response to the protests. Now a grand jury is set to announce whether there will be charges in the case…

Expert quote:

“It is a continuation of excessive police force and I regret that the governor has called for a state of emergency. It’s difficult for me to hear about a state of emergency based upon speculation that there will be some violence as opposed to looking at and really addressing systemic racism throughout the year.”

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Amid Unrest, Boston Leaders Visit Ferguson

August 25th, 2014 in 2014, Newsmakers, Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology, WBUR 0 comments

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Among the thousands of people in Ferguson, Mo., for a funeral Monday morning are some religious and community leaders from Boston. They’re in Ferguson for the funeral of Michael Brown — the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by police…

Expert quote:

“This is about systemic racism. And I think until our country fixes systemic racism these kinds of protests are going to keep happening.”

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From Voting Rights Act to Today’s DOMA Repeal—LGBT Orgs Are Missing the Rainbow

June 27th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology 0 comments

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By Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965…

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Chris Broussard and Jason Collins: It’s okay to be gay, and Christian

May 9th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology, Washington Post 0 comments

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Co-written by Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology

This week, Jason Collins came out as a black, gay, professional basketball player in Sports Illustrated…

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Making black history for gay rights

February 6th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology, Washington Post 0 comments

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By Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology

Last spring when President Barack Obama announced his “evolving” support for marriage equality, many conservative groups were confident it would woo black voters to their side and ultimately deliver a death-blow to the president’s reelection bid…

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