Way Out of No Way

Noname doesn’t owe anyone.The Chicago artist recently announced via Twitter…


To Be Young, Gifted, & Black: A Letter to a Young Black Leader — Part 2

To Be GiftedBack in my college football days, I would often share my feelings…


To Be Young, Gifted, & Black: A Letter to a Young Black Leader — Part 1

There was once a story told of a little boy who loved to stop and watch an…


Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison: Black Without Apology

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


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When the Fatherless Become Fathers

The first time I remember my father told me he loved me was just shy of my…


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Outlasting Cardi B & Offset: Encouragement for Young Couples With Struggling Marriages

“I know I’m not having a baby with a sh###y-a## man,” rapper Cardi B explained…


Colin Kaepernick

We Wear the Mask

Childish Gambino’s “This is America” is a powerful, prophetic critique of the…


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I Thought My Wife Wasn’t “Woke”

I cued the video then handed my phone to my wife with a grin. She stared at the…


black women

Birthing While Black: When Giving Life Causes Death

The standard length of stay after having a cesarean section is three days. But…


Brothers, We Are Not Doormats Nor Are We Repellents

For the purpose of this post, here are some disclaimers for those who don’t…


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Birthing While Black: Introduction

Do I Need Fiber or an Obstetrician?“I think they forgot about you,” my husband…


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On Portraits, Blackness, and Art

An artist is a precarious thing to be.I'm thinking of Kehinde Wiley and Amy…


What Stranger Things Teaches Us About Parenthood

Amidst all the 80's nostalgia and sci-fi action, there are some valuable things…


women

Mercy and Justice: Jesus Our Perfect Advocate

My entire professional career has been in the movement to end domestic and…


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Stranger Things and The Sinclairs

After finishing season 2 of Stranger Things (in 2 days), I was impressed.…


In the Middle: A View of African and Caribbean American Life

I feel as though I’ve been living in the middle for my entire life: the…


motherhood

Black Motherhood in the Age of Trump

I have two daughters.My youngest was born on Inauguration Day 2017. She’s…


women

Do We Really Value Women?: The Church and a Call for Gender Reconciliation

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is October, and for once, I’m almost at a…


I’m a black man who moved to the Deep South. Here’s what it’s teaching me about race.

Note: This article originally appeared on Vox.comI almost swerved off the…


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The Porn Talk: 5 Questions for Spouses

Our church recently offered a course on marriage. There were sessions on…