3 Things I’m Thinking About in Light of Orlando

It has been exactly a year since the horrific mass shooting took place in Charleston, North Carolina. As soon as I heard about this extreme act of terrorism against black bodies, I was quick to rush to the internet (Twitter) to denounce it. Tears flooded my face with every tweet I sent - I felt …

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Black Women: Elevating the Neglected Voices Among Us

In our American society, we pay the most attention to those who have a lot of clout. We tend to flock after those who have reputable degrees, have some sort of coveted expertise, or are for other reasons highly influential. These are the people to whom we ascribe value and importance, and as such, these …

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God Things

In a world of chaos and pain, it is all the more necessary to take stock of the ways that God has proven Himself faithful. Things have been hella crazy over the last few weeks. From the attacks in Paris, Beirut, Nigeria and Mali, to the demonization of Syrian refugees which led to the U.S. …

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I’ve Been Thinking: Thoughts on Racism, Oppression, and the Kingdom of God

I’ve been thinking... ...about how racism compounds the already complex nature of original sin. Of how, because of sin, humans already have a tendency to exploit and abuse one another. On our worst days, and under the right circumstances, we can all be lured into sin and take that which belongs to another. But racism …

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The Push for Human Solidarity and Connectivity

In this world, or at least in this part of it, we are socially conditioned to walk past each other. Seldom do we stop to engage, to say hi or listen to each others stories. Sometimes we make excuses for not doing so - we are rushing to our next meeting, we are fearful of …

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The Church as a Catalyst for Racial Justice

How can the Church of Jesus Christ be a vehicle for change and racial justice in a society that consistently dehumanizes and devalues black lives? This is the question that believers of the Gospel, need to ask in earnest as police brutality and white supremacist violence increasingly compromises black American’s ability to live and do …

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The Role of Law, Science, and Religion in Both Perpetuating and Overturning Racism

Every day, it seems, I bear witness to the reality that rights to humanity are not afforded to everyone in this country. Every day as I face the world, I see life being snatched away from men, women, and children simply because they are black. This fate is no respecter of persons in that it does …

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