Holy Week…

If anyone knows me, they know that I believe that this time ought not only be about remembering Jesus on the cross, but the cross of Jesus ought to be shaping how we live our lives too.  Our lives now ought be continually marked by love, sacrifice, submission, and service to God and others!

Can we ever disagree without hateful and dehumanizing language???

I don’t think that civil conversation is possible in the American arena and context.  So much hatred, bigotry, and ignorance has overwhelmed all chances of truly human interaction.  There are some deep ideological differences in our country, and they will never be bridged with the atmosphere of racism and apathy that currently exist. When IContinue reading “Can we ever disagree without hateful and dehumanizing language???”

According to Glenn Beck, I’m a Nazi!

According to Glenn Beck “Social Justice” and “Economic Justice” are code words for communists, socialists, and Nazis.  He warns his listeners to beware of churches and religious leaders who dare to talk about such things. Here is a part of his dialogue… “I’m begging you, your right to religion and freedom to exercise religion andContinue reading “According to Glenn Beck, I’m a Nazi!”

A Run through the Black Experience in America

Check this video out (and yes this seems to have been made right when Obama becomes President, which is why he is such a huge part at the end.) What do you think? (This post is not meant to be political about Pres. Obama, but the black american experience in totality)

Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!!!

On February 4th, 1913, Rosa Parks was born. She is now famously thought of as the “mother of the civil rights movement” for courageously sitting down on that city bus, so that the African American community could finally take a stand. It was her faith and resilience that gave her the strength to make thatContinue reading “Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!!!”

Nas – I Can

It’s time for us to invest in our young people! Too many young folk dropping out of school, too many young folk that don’t believe in their own gifts and talents, too many young folk with demoralized and beat down psyches. While I think we must continue to address the wealth disparities that exist, weContinue reading “Nas – I Can”

Michael Eric Dyson: A Special Message to Young Black Men

Given the troublesome black on black violence that has spiked in Chicago, and the overall black on black violent trends throughout America’s cities, Dyson has a word of encouragement.  What does this mean to you?  Freestyle with me…

Lynching: Michael Donald

While most think of lynchings as something from another era, lynchings while not as numerous went well into the 20th century. The last recorded lynching was on the 21st of March, 1981. The young man’s name was Michael Donald, and he was lynched at the age of 19.  Even though we no longer have lynchingsContinue reading “Lynching: Michael Donald”