misogyny

Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau’s Death and Misogyny in the Black Community

“Almost everything that’s ever gone wrong in my life I can trace back to a…


brown girl, I see you

Brown Girl, I See You

Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at…


black women

To Black Women Who Just Want to Heal

To the women who came forward and engaged the public about their experiences…


Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison: Black Without Apology

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


black women

Birthing While Black: When Giving Life Causes Death

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


birthing while black

Birthing While Black: Introduction

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


women

Mercy and Justice: Jesus Our Perfect Advocate

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


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…


feminism

A Place For Righteous Feminism

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


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…


Black Women and the Burden of Strength: Book Review

I thought being a black man in America was difficult. This is certainly true,…


Sparks, Marriage, and Christ

“The spark is still there.” This is what my wife said to me as we observed my…


4 Tips For Healthy Christian Dating

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


Women in Church History: Octavia Albert 'Bleeds Bible'

I’m the mother of two pink loving girls--gifts I wouldn’t trade for the world.…


We Persevere - Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley

Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – 1784),…


The Bad Optics of White Male Domination in the US Senate

Another controversy has erupted in the US government regarding gender, race,…


Hidden Figures Revealed: Movie Review

As a black woman, I was deeply moved by Hidden Figures. I am not usually one…


Say My Name

Welcome to The World Of “Dee” Last summer, I changed my name -- not legally but…


Drinking out of Broken Cisterns: Pornography and the Lies it Perpetuates

In our culture, most millennials I meet don’t cringe at the word pornography.…