Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Hope you enjoyed the interesting rendition of King’s famous Mountaintop speech given the day before his assassination. As it is often said, while may don’t have work or school today, let it be a day on rather than a day off.  A day on of service, compassion, love, and sacrifice for your fellow neighbor, as weContinue reading “Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!”

A Child is Born

We don’t know exactly what Jesus looked like, in the Occident most portrayals of Jesus are blond haired and blue eyed. Some scholars are describing him as Afro-Asiatic in descent given his background, geography, and the common ethnic mixing of that particular time. While we don’t know exactly what he looked like, I always appreciateContinue reading “A Child is Born”

J. Kameron Carter

I recently started inching through J. Kameron Carter’s book Race: A Theological Account. I’ve found him to be an extremely insightful scholar and theologian as he discusses the origins of racial classification through a theological framing.  He’s a heavy weight, but I promise his insights are worth it. Here is a video of him givingContinue reading “J. Kameron Carter”

VOICES: Responses to the Oscar Grant Trial Verdict

Some of what we can do best with our given influences and voices (whether small or large) is allow it to become a platform for other important voices to be heard.   Check this video out comprised of multiple voices and perspectives following the verdict and during the protest.

Oscar Grant and 6% of the Population

Overshadowed by the hype of Lebron’s decision to sign with the Miami Heat, was the verdict of a controversial case that took place 18 months ago in Oakland, CA. See here for more info on the case. At the end of the day, all this reminds me that we have not come too far fromContinue reading “Oscar Grant and 6% of the Population”

March 4th, 1968

Everytime I am in Memphis and go to the Lorraine Motel I get emotional. Standing there where King was shot always takes me into the moment. All I feel is loss… loss of this leader, OUR leader, who was taken from us. King died at the young age of 39 leaving us wondering what otherContinue reading “March 4th, 1968”

Albany

The movement in Albany was an important one, however it is not talked about much because Dr. King felt he had failed at accomplishing the goals. In the end, it was an opportunity for the people to straighten their backs in the face of southern terrorism, as well as a valuable teachable moment for KingContinue reading “Albany”

ATL – MLK’s Old Stomping Ground

Understanding what shaped King is important when trying to glean from his legacy. Atlanta is where he grew up as well as where his body now rests. The house in the picture is the house where to the King family resided, in “Sweet Auburn” a well-to-do black middle class community in Atlanta. And both MartinContinue reading “ATL – MLK’s Old Stomping Ground”

The Greensboro Four

These are the four A & T college students who courageously walked into the Woolworth’s to try to attempt to integrate the counter. Little did they know that after six months of protests, the downtown businesses would actually be integrated. Furthermore, that their courage and movement would spread like wildfire.