Colin Kaepernick

We Wear the Mask

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


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…


birthing while black

Birthing While Black: Introduction

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


black art

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…


stranger things

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…


porn

The Porn Talk: 5 Questions for Spouses

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


Dignity in Community

I serve as senior pastor and a major part of my call and passion is to care for…


feminism

A Place For Righteous Feminism

 Although I consider myself to be an independent, assertive woman, I’ll admit I…


Fast Food is Dangerous for Singles

There is a constant danger within the church to take book-sized concepts and…


The Downside of Integration for Black Christians

In the days of Jim Crow law and custom mandated racial segregation, physical…


white supremacy

Reject Overt and COVERT White Supremacy

Overt expressions of White Supremacy engulfed Charlottesville this past…


"All You Talk about Is Race": Five Responses to a Frustrating Comment

As someone who does race work, every so often someone makes the comment, “All…