Christmas is the biggest holiday in Liberia. During the holiday season, parents spend their best on their children—purchasing their “Christmas clothes”, etc. Children, decked in their Christmas best on December 25, move around their communities in droves with their latest toys–it’s a sight to behold. It is also a gathering and perhaps a reunion of family and friends as … [Read more...] about Editorial: Stop Being The Grinch That Stole Christmas, FHI360!
Today marks the official start of the beginning of Pride Month. Pride month traces its roots in 1969 after the StoneWall Riots. The riots, according to historical accounts, began after a police raid at StoneWall Inn, a gay bar in the Manhattan District of New York City. The riots became the last straw for the gay liberation movement across the … [Read more...] about Editorial: Introspect During Pride Month for Failing the Community Thou Claim to Serve
The gruesome murder of the son of a former Liberian President continues to highlight the glaring but often ignored fact that Liberia, Africa’s oldest independent nation, is one of the dangerous places in the world for people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT). Liberia is amongst 71 countries that still criminalize same-sex sexual … [Read more...] about Editorial: Liberia ISN’T SAFE—for LGBT People
Dear Readers: Do not panic upon reading this message. However, I must let it out of the bag that my brothers are up to get at me through devious means as, according to them, "I'm bringing shame to the family." If you are informed that I met a fate beyond worse, and it goes unreported or journalRAGE ceases publication for whatever reasons which cannot be explained, note … [Read more...] about A Global SOS Call from journalRAGE
Liberia is in a crisis. It is a crisis that is not unique to mankind but Liberia, like many countries on the continent and beyond, continues to live in a state of denial, pretending that it is not so. This crisis border on the treatment of Liberia’s sexual and gender minorities. This unprecedented denial and feigned blindness have led to the violation of … [Read more...] about Editorial: Liberia’s existential human rights crisis must be nipped in the bud