Stories by Devona Walker

Devona Walker has worked for the Associated Press and the New York Times company. Currently she is the senior political and finance reporter for theloop21.com. subscribe to Devona Walker's feed

Posted on: Oct 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The sordid tale of megachurch Bishop Eddie Long may provide an opportunity for black churches to deal with their regressive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Think things are bad now? Take a look at what could happen if Republicans retake Congress in November.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

A handful of outspoken conservatives are tacking left of the White House on gay marriage. It's time for the White House to step up their game.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The real estate and foreclosure crisis has stripped African-American families of more wealth than any single event in history.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2010, Source: The Loop 21

Beck recently compared the U.S. under Obama to "Planet of the Apes" -- it was one of the most thinly veiled racist rants in recent history.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2010, Source: The Loop 21

A huge swath of politicians have been linked to white supremacist groups or made outright racist statements.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Glenn Beck is exploiting MLK's 'I have a Dream' speech. This isn't the first time conservatives have abused King's memory to push an ideology opposed to everything he stood for.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2010, Source: The Loop 21

Now that it's become more clear what the Tea Parties stand for, more and more Americans have a low opinion of them.

Posted on: May 13, 2010, Source: The Loop 21

From white supremacists to right-wing politicians, we have watched an impressive number of vehemently anti-gay folks get caught up in gay sexscapades.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

This ain't no "post racial" age: CNN has hired a guy who is not just an apparent bigot, but a misogynist and avid homophobe.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Just to spite gay folks, Catholic Charities throws its straight employees under the bus.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Would the Baptists accused of taking Haitian kids out of the country illegally have tried to pull this off in a predominantly white country? Doubtful.

Posted on: Nov 24, 2009, Source: The Loop

This is not how our criminal justice system is supposed to operate.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2009, Source: The Loop

Black women get breast cancer at younger ages, but the new breast-cancer guidelines entirely ignore that fact. This is the very definition of institutionalized racism.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2009, Source: The Loop

There are a lot of problems in America, but right-wingers and the GOP seem to be stuck on making controversy over issues involving black people.