What Did God Really Say? Reflections on Candice Benbow & Dr. Howard John Wesley — Part 1

My first impression of Christianity was that the God it spoke of said “white is…


Black Lives and White Sight: Reading Invisible Man in This Age of Black Death - Part 1

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will…


White People Want Something From Black People They've Never Given to Us: Mercy

The issue of ending racism is much more complex than simply hugging a police…


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Resisting the Spectacle and Restoring Life

On May 6, 2020, public theologian Ekemini Uwan tweeted: “No, I will not watch…


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A Prayer of Lament for This Moment

On May 30th, after a raw and real-time of sharing pain, strategy, and hope for…


War on My Skin

There is a war on my skin.And it didn't begin with my parents' bodies.It…


Ahmaud Arbery

Ahmaud Arbery, the Killing of Whiteness, & the Preservation of Black Lives in America

There’s something terribly wrong with this country’s justice system if we have…


coronavirus

Casting Our Cares During the Coronavirus

This article was first published on the author's personal page and has been…


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Black History Recommendations

Here's a list of Black History recommendations that will take more than a month…


black women

To Black Women Who Just Want to Heal

To the women who came forward and engaged the public about their experiences…


You Probably Can't "Live Every Day Like It's Your Last", But Here's What You CAN Do...

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant unexpectedly died in a helicopter crash on…


Sankofic Symbolism: An Interpretation of the Tulane University Medical Students’ Photo

“This album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me I’d never amount to…


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…