Colin in Black & White

On October 29, Netflix released Colin in Black & White. The series centers…


Abortion and the Weaponization of Black Wombs

I am not here to debate abortion. In fact, I’m not even going to share my own…


Why Black and White People Should Commemorate Juneteenth Differently

In junior high and high school whenever the teacher would assign a group…


White Supremacy & Sexual Violence

History records (read: lies) that Emmet Till catcalled Carolyn Bryant one…


George Floyd: A Bittersweet Victory

This summer, I protested the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and…


Relief After the Insurrection

The morning of January 7, 2021, was a relief. I know that relief isn’t what…


5 Signs That You Need to #LeaveLOUD

Black Christians often enter predominantly white or multiethnic churches…


Abuse and Accountability: An ethic of resistance

In her national bestseller Salvation: Black People and Love, author bell hooks…


Imago Dei: Black Women and Girls’ Lives Matter

Black women and Black girls are not valued in American society. Our voices are…


Burn It All: Refusing to Reconcile with Compromise

The division caused by racism in American Christianity reminds me of the plot…


The Myth of Black History Month

One day, I came home from elementary school excited to tell my parents what I…


No More Black History Bulletin Boards

Black History Month is a too often missed opportunity for religious formation.…


Why haven't you left yet?

Dear Black Christian in a predominantly white or “multiethnic” church, ……


Vindicate me, O Lord: A Prayer of Lament

"Do you trust me enough to let me vindicate you?" Did you vindicate my…


Torn Between Representation and Justice

Over the past four years, many of us saw the worst side of those we thought we…


Free Speech: It means different things in Black and white

This post originally appeared on Joel's personal blog and appears here with a…


The Past is Precedence

If your inbox looked anything like mine in 2020, almost every email you…


There Is No Christian Political Party: A Conversation With Jemar Tisby

Jemar Tisby and I are sitting in an apartment near Central Park on the Upper…


What's Jesus got to do with it? The present Black Christian dilemma

Content Warning: This post contains a description of domestic violence. As…


Atatiana Jefferson, we speak your name

Atatiana Koquice Jefferson isn’t a name that will live in infamy. It’s likely…