Kids like us are always being profiled for crime, and kids like us never get treated like kids. We aren’t afforded the opportunity to have our parents called before we are apprehended, or a lawyer present before we are interrogated. We don’t get the luxury to just hang out without the suspicion of doing something wrong. We are assumed to be up to no good just for being in certain spaces, even if we had the freedom and right to be there.
“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”
One day (last year) while on my daily scroll of Instagram I came across a post from famous radio personality Charlamagne The God about famed singer Jennifer Hudson…… Read more “The Church: A Beautifully Flawed Gathering of Imperfect People For the Transformation of The World”