Olga Segura is the author of the forthcoming book titled Birth of a Movement: Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church.
Protesters walk past a line of police in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
Politics & Society Last Take
Olga SeguraMay 29, 2020
Black and brown Americans continue to speak out against police misconduct and pervasive racism across the United States, writes Olga Segura. The church has an opportunity to show that it is listening.
Arts & Culture Books
Olga SeguraApril 24, 2020
Thomas Chatterton Williams, a fierce critic of identity politics, urges readers to move beyond a black-white binary in discussing or thinking about race in the United States.
Faith News Analysis
Olga SeguraNovember 21, 2019
I reached out by email to every diocese in the country and asked: Has your diocese started any new initiatives based on the 2018 pastoral letter on racism published by the U.S.C.C.B?
Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at a ceremony to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first recorded arrival of enslaved African people in America, on Sept. 10 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Faith Short Take
Olga SeguraSeptember 27, 2019
The U.S. Catholic Church still has work to do toward racial reconciliation, writes America associate editor Olga Segura, and this summer’s 1619 Project in The New York Times provides a template worth considering.
Arts & Culture Books
Olga SeguraSeptember 13, 2019
"Dominicana" tells the story of 15-year-old Ana Canción.
Faith Jesuitical
Olga SeguraSeptember 13, 2019
This week, we talk with Fr. Joe Laramie, the author of "Abide in the Heart of Christ: A 10-day personal retreat with St. Ignatius Loyola."
“Yo Soy Taino” is a new live-action puppet film by the screenwriter and director Alba Enid García (photo: HBO).
Arts & Culture Television
Olga SeguraAugust 16, 2019
“Yo Soy Taino” offers a brief and necessary look into the complicated history between the United States and Puerto Rico.
Actor Danny Glover, right, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Politics & Society News
Olga SeguraJune 19, 2019
In Washington on June 19, House members held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States.
Faith Jesuitical
Olga SeguraJune 14, 2019
This week, we interview Pat Gothman, one of the co-founders of the online queer Catholic community, Vine & Fig.
Faith Jesuitical
Olga SeguraMay 24, 2019
This week, we give you a behind-the-scenes look into our spiritual formation with Father Eric Sundrup.