How Polly Sheppard Taught Me that Existence is Resistance

In February of 2018, during Black History Month, I had the honor of co-leading…


We Return Fighting: How Memorial Day Can Mean Something Different for African American Soldiers

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. By setting aside a time to recall…


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James Cone, the Cross, and the Lynching Memorial

This article first appeared here on the Religion News Service site on April…


Honor & Soul at the Opening Ceremony for the Lynching Memorial and Museum

Montgomery, AL-- Bryan Stevenson and his team at the Equal Justice Initiative…


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A Wilderness Wandering After the "Quiet Exodus"

In a revealing article in the New York Times, journalist Campbell Robertson,…


5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month

February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. Each year Americans…


Of Sh*tholes and Section 8: A Response to Rod Dreher

In the current state of public discourse offensive statements have become…


Why So Many White Churches Resisted Martin Luther King Jr.’s call

NOTE: This article originally appeared in The “Acts of Faith” section of the…


My 10 Favorite History Books of 2017

After reading dozens of U.S. history books for my PhD coursework this year, I…


White Evangelicals Must Ask, "Why Does Our Theology Lead to Republicanism?"

Much virtual ink has been spilled discussing the merits of the term…


In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

NOTE: This article originally appeared in "Opinion" section of the New York…


VIDEO: Am I an Evangelical?- Perspectives from Women and Black Christians

Recent polls indicating strong white evangelical support for…


Pass The Mic- Interview with Bryan Stevenson

Listen NowBryan Stevenson is an award-winning lawyer, speaker, as well as…


Tolerance for Racism Paved the Way for the Moral Bankruptcy of This Moment

The credible sexual abuse allegations leveled at political leaders keep coming.…


Launching "The Witness": Ask Me Anything with Tyler, Beau and Jemar

Tyler Burns, Beau York, and Jemar Tisby sit down on the launch day for The…


I’m a black man who moved to the Deep South. Here’s what it’s teaching me about race.

Note: This article originally appeared on Vox.comI almost swerved off the…


The Journey from RAAN to "The Witness: A Black Christian Collective"

In July 2012, I was at the Legacy Conference in Chicago in the middle of an…


Martin Luther King's Eulogy of the Four Girls Killed in a Birmingham Church Bombing

September 16, 1963 brought news of one of the most horrific acts of hate and…


The Misunderstood Dream: A Reflection On the Anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

August 28 marks the anniversary of one of the most iconic speeches in American…


The Downside of Integration for Black Christians

In the days of Jim Crow law and custom mandated racial segregation, physical…