The Gospel According to a Black Woman

I am so incredibly happy/thrilled/over the top excited to be releasing my latest book, The Gospel According to a Black Woman, this fall. As a part of the Talking Back with the Kinky Curly Theological Collective, I will be sharing from it next week Tuesday evening. I would love for you to join me. RSVP …

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Returning Home, Part III

*This is the third installment in a three part series on the Year of Return* Over the last few weeks, I have been sharing about my experience in Ghana last year for the Year of Return. In the first entry, Dreaming of Home, I talked about the things that led up to me going. In …

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Coming Home, Part II

*This is the second installment is a 3 part series on the Year of Return* I have never really talked in depth about my experience in Ghana last year. However, as our community continues to be harmed by structural violence, I wanted to take this time to reflect on my experience publicly. And as I …

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Dreaming of Home, Part 1

In 2018, Ghanian president Nana Akufo-Addo announced before the U.N. that 2019 would be the Year of Return for Africans across the diaspora. This was important because 2019 marked the 400th year since Africans were stolen and forcibly enslaved in the British colonies in what would become the United States. Although Africans had been enslaved …

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On Kente Cloth: The Appropriation of Our Sacred Symbols

You must have really thought that you were doing something Dressed in our symbols of liberation You must have really thought that you could easily put them on Adorn yourself in our garments And that we would applaud and champion your efforts Think that you were really down for the cause And committed to end …

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George Floyd and Hoping for Systems Change

A reflection I wrote a few years ago keeps ringing in my ears as I think about what work will look like tomorrow and from here on out. For the last four years, I have worked for the City of Minneapolis on issues of "equity," and for the last four years, it has felt like …

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