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…


black history

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…


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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…


sparrow conference

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…


Admissions Scam

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…