Update: I Am Not My Hair – Reflections from a Disappointed Consumer

Several weeks ago I shared my frustrations about a recent visit to Target in Shoreview. I had gone in to buy some hair products for hair, and came to quickly realize that there was not much of anything there for people who looked anything like me, regardless of whether they had permed hair or natural …

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Taking a Beating: A Lesson in Humility

Although I consider myself relatively wise, I know that I am still quite young and have a lot more wisdom to attain. However, one thing that I do know, call it as a result of being wise or just my own personal experience, is that people do not like being taken advantage of. I have …

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Guest Post! Hiram Rhoades Revels: a brief history of a great man

So the other day, I received an email from someone who was interested in submitting a guest post on my blog. Although I had never done this before, I liked the idea so I asked them to submit a post in line with the topics on this blog, which primarily revolves around issues of faith and …

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Racism Hurts, Forgiveness Heals

As if you did not already know, racism hurts like hell. And I am not just talking about institutional and systematic racism that prevents people from getting employment, decent housing, and a good education, but am also referring to the all-out, blatantly overt assault on a person because of the color of their skin. The …

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Greatest Love of All

Since the news of Whitney Houston's death, I have found myself reflecting on the songs of hers that have been most meaningful to me. I would have to say that my favorite one is 'I Believe in You and Me.' Though I haven't watched the Preacher's Wife in years, I can still see her on …

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Video: Spurring Change for Social Justice

I just put together this one minute video that I would love for you to watch. Where do we start? How do we, as a church, as a people, create the change that we so desperately need. Send me your own ideas in a video to ebanna22@gmail.com. I am excited to hear what you have …

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