“They say the rich die young where I’m from The good die young where I’m from They say the youngins turn guns where I’m from Runnin’ around…… Read more “They Die Yung Where I’m From: My Eulogy for Boo Boo”
So, Now You Mad? Civil Disobedience and Self-Righteousness in Response to General Conference 2019
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.
Fear, Fragility, and the Quest for Power in The United Methodist Church
This not the Spirit of God but the spirit of fear!
Our Kids Can’t Really Be Friends: How White Supremacy and Fragility Affect the Relationships of Children.
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.”
Division, Schism, and other Prevailing “Walls” of Hades
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”
The Church: A Beautifully Flawed Gathering of Imperfect People For the Transformation of The World
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”
The Jabari Tribe: The Hood of Wakanda
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.
They’re Hating, I’m Inspired: What Black Fathers Can Learn From LaVar Ball
Over a year ago the world was introduced LaVar Ball sitting court side of his son Lonzo Ball’s basketball game as he prepared to lead UCLA on…… Read more “They’re Hating, I’m Inspired: What Black Fathers Can Learn From LaVar Ball”
The Second Gospel of KRIT: Why 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time is Good News to Hip-Hop
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”
The Theology of a Sneakerhead
“Shoes was the worstest trouble. We weared rough russets when it got cold, and it seem powerful strange they’d never git them to fit… We prays for…… Read more “The Theology of a Sneakerhead”