The Irrational Politics of Law

How does it feel to be a problem? This is the question that W.E.B. du Bois asked reflecting on the black experience in America. Or rather, how does it feel to be intentionally targeted and controlled by the rule of law? How does it feel to know that the laws that are being erected and …

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Rejecting Anti-Black Theology, Embracing the Kingdom of God

Almost daily, our T.V. screens and Twitter feeds are filled with the latest report of police violence and attack on black life. Though every incident is more heart-wrenching than the last - enough is enough -  the ongoing attacks should come to no surprise to us. While, in many ways, this nation has progressed beyond …

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Sterling, SAE, and the Myth of a Post Racial Nation

Very little suggests that we live in a post-racial society. Yet here we are, having the same conversation again! Remember Donald Sterling? It’s been nearly a year since the recorded conversation between him and his then girlfriend, business associate, acquaintance V. Stiviano (also known as Vanessa Perez), went viral. The conversation, first leaked to TMZ, …

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Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead

Black History Month, held each February, is a consecrated time on America’s calendar when we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors: the tireless efforts of women’s rights activists like Sojourner Truth, abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, thought leaders like W.E.B Du Bois, movement shakers like Martin Luther King Jr., and voting rights activists like Fannie Lou …

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When Blacks Become Trending Hashtags

By some measures, every 28 hours, a black man is killed in America. This statistic rang true as I turned on my computer Saturday evening, scrolled through my Twitter feed, and saw#Ferguson, #MikeBrown, and other references to a police shooting where an unarmed teenager was killed in suburban St. Louis. I opened another browser window …

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