Harriet: A Story of Freedom

On November 1, 2019, "Harriet," the biopic about Harriet Tubman, will be…


Don’t like Crowds? Three Reasons You Should Still Go to the Poets in Autumn Tour

For as long as I can remember, I’ve never been one for large crowds, or any…


Why Christians Should Care about the President's Words

Christians, of all people, should care about words. Our entire faith is…


Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison: Black Without Apology

Eleven novels. Nine works of nonfiction. Over twenty awards. 88 years.We are…


"What Other Way They Ever Do Us?" — Why The Central Park 5 Can Happen Again

When I was a teenager, my mother hated the idea of me going out in groups with…


Appropriation, Misappropriation, or Re-Appropriation: “Old Town Road” – Part 2

Read Part 1 here.Some will challenge that these stated claims have more to do…


Appropriation, Misappropriation, or Re-Appropriation: “Old Town Road” – Part 1

When I arrived at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, I was quickly…


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African Americans, Christian Schools, and Ronald Reagan

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of dining with three good friends. We…


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Captive Audience: A Black Woman's Reflection on the Sparrow Conference

I first heard of the Sparrow Conference when a friend posted online: “Look how…


Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle: A Too-Soon Eulogy

I’ve been a pastor for only a short time, serving at churches where the age…


White Evangelical Support for Trump comes from Churchgoers, not EINOs

This article was first published on the Religion News site. It was reposted…


Methodists

Keep that Same Energy: African Methodists and the Whole Black Testimony

The United Methodist Church's recent decision to uphold the theology of…


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It Be Your Own Folks: When White Privilege Trumps Affirmative Action

When I read about how Aunt Becky from Full House was implicated in a…


The Race for Humanity: The Tommie Smith and John Carlos Story

If you’ve ever analyzed the iconic picture of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at…


Watch It Now: America's Civil Rights Movement

Right on time for Black History Month, an essential documentary series is now…


Jackie Robinson

Happy Birthday, Jackie Robinson!

Today, the sports world celebrates the 100th anniversary of legendary baseball…


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Reflections on Suffering and the Sufficiency of Jesus’ Grace in 2018

The Christian life is filled with joy and pain, sunshine and rain. The life of…


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Biblical Justice and The Specter of Cultural Marxism

For Christians engaged in the struggle for racial equality, the term “cultural…


Cindy Hyde-Smith

Why The History of Lynching Is No Laughing Matter

This article was written by Rev. CJ Rhodes who serves as the pastor of Mt. Helm…


The Problem with "Balance" in Race and Politics

Note: The views here are solely of the individual author and do not necessarily…