Black Women: Validating Our Experience, Trusting Our Witness

Over the last two weeks, the Kinky Curly Theological Collective has been hosting our Talking Back series, giving a space for Black women to talk back against paradigms that have minimized or altogether ignored our witness as it pertains to our spirituality, sexuality, and the way we show up in society. Last week, Dr. Pamela …

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The Gospel: Speaking Up, Talking Back

I have to be honest. When I finally landed on the title of my upcoming book, The Gospel According to a Black Woman, I hesitated. I wondered if by calling it the Gospel, whether I was doing too much. Was I being too boastful or even boarding dangerously close to sacrilege and blasphemy?  But the …

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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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