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…


Kirk’s Call That Awakened Us All

It feels like yesterday (It just happened in March. What is time anymore?!)…


The Power of Black Therapy

About ten years ago, I went through a period of grief following the deaths of…


The Cost of Leaving

Let me keep it buck: church hurt sucks. And when you #LeaveLOUD, church hurt…


Reclaiming My Dignity

Dignity. I remember the first time that I encountered the concept of…


Relief After the Insurrection

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


Blackness isn't exhausting; racism is

“Being black is exhausting.” A common refrain heard from the voices of…


Resurrection Sunday in Alabama’s Black Belt

Have you ever attended a Black Baptist church in rural Alabama for…


Abuse and Accountability: An ethic of resistance

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


Candy-coated Poison: Rejecting Spoon-fed Religion

You learn a lot by feeding a child. They are creatures of habit with sensitive…


Oh, To Be Free

“I knew who I was this morning, but I’ve changed a few times since then.”…


Lift Ev’ry Voice: Encountering Hope in Our National Anthem

Widely known as the African American National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and…


The Vantage Points of Our Self-Image: Reclaiming the Narrative

2021. The year of reclamation.Like many others, I have encountered more…


Heroes and Villains in the Face of Black Humanity

In the summer of 2017, I had the privilege of touring Washington, D.C. and…


Vindicate me, O Lord: A Prayer of Lament

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


Black Un-dignity is Resistance

Once again, America’s racist chickens have come home to roost, but I don’t…


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The Gift of... (Part 2)

Read Part 1 of "The Gift of..."Hope is this beautiful gift that emerges…


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The Gift of...(Part 1)

“Bells will be ringing the glad, glad news/ Oh, what a Christmas to have…


I Almost Walked Away: An Election Day Reflection

In the time leading up to the 2016 election, I noticed how a conservative…


I See You

In reading Dante Stewart’s piece about the powerful stories of young Black…