Colin Kaepernick

We Wear the Mask

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


black art

On Portraits, Blackness, and Art

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


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…


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…


Dignity in Community

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


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…


Revisiting the Theology of the Negro Spiritual

June is African-American Music Appreciation Month. We pay tribute to the legacy…


The Privilege of the Authentic Self

The Lord has called me to do some redemptive work in a predominantly white…


Pass The Mic: SBC, Alt-Right, and Condemning White Supremacy

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTyler and Jemar are joined with SBC…


SBC17 and the Myth of Progress

Two nights ago, there was a buzz over the news that a resolution to condemn…


Confessions of a Black Seminarian

This article was first published on John C. Richards’ personal blog. You can…


Hate-Filled Perceptions Of African-Americans

LeBron James' Los Angeles home was vandalized when an unidentified person…


The NMAAHC and the Risk of Rightly Remembering the Past

On Wednesday, May 31st, someone left a noose on the floor of the National…


Questions for Potential White Transracial Adoptive Parents

"How do I find other Black kids for them to play with?"I was asked this…


Be the Bridge

Mississippi was not a state I had ever envisioned moving to. Growing up in San…


Pass The Mic: Racism and Christian Education

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJemar and Tyler address the history of…


Ain’t I A Woman? A Brief Reflection of the Just Gospel Women’s Panel

The Just Gospel Conference was a series of conversations, centered around the…