Like millions of people around the United States, I didn’t get to see the Tony Award winning Broadway HIP-HOP musical, Hamilton, when it was performed live. But…… Read more “Hamilton Is Proof the Church Needs Millennials… and Hip-Hop!”
“Hashtags and tears. That seems to be all we can get for black lives these days.”
“Tron, these police will mess us up… When the police want what they want, they will do anything. They will lie on us. They will lock us…… Read more “When They Saw Me: Stories of Police Injustice from My Adolescence- Part 1: Goddamn Cunningham!”
It’s natural to be upset. Anger is a natural part of our humanity. Yet when we allow our anger and frustration to classify our brothers and sisters who have differences in opinion, theology, and biblical understanding as something other than children of God, we have missed the mark.
This not the Spirit of God but the spirit of fear!
For almost two years my family has lived in a semi-rural city that, according to the most recent demographics, is 59% white, 22% Hispanic, and 11% Black.…… Read more “Our Kids Can’t Really Be Friends: How White Supremacy and Fragility Affect the Relationships of Children.”
I’m copiously optimistic. I have been all of my life, and although life for me “ain’t been no crystal stair”, hope and optimism govern my outlook on…… Read more “Division, Schism, and other Prevailing “Walls” of Hades”
If we don’t give our hoods around the world a seat at the table there will not be any real unity within the Diaspora, and consequently no changes to the oppression we face in the world.
Two years ago when Justin Scott, better known to the rest of the world as Big KRIT, dropped his classic album Cadillactica, it was like a new…… Read more “The Second Gospel of KRIT: Why 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time is Good News to Hip-Hop”
It seems as much as I try to avoid conversations about the ugliness of our race relationships in America, the more I have to talk about them.…… Read more “Black People Have A Reason to Be Mean, But We’re Not… You’re Welcome!”