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)

Ecclesia National Gathering, 2010: Missional & White

For the last few days, I away at Ecclesia’s National Gathering. Ecclesia is a missional network that specializes in coming around church planters and church leaders to relevantly minister to a rapidly changing culture. I had some great dialogue with many people while I was there and definitely left with a lot to think aboutContinue reading “Ecclesia National Gathering, 2010: Missional & White”

Michael Eric Dyson on President Obama and White Panic Part 2

What do you think about the idea of supporting the President, while also critiqueing him and keeping him accountable?  Blind and biased critique or support will never be good, especially in a democracy, right?

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”

Lynchings: A Public Spectacle

While we tend to think of lynchings as an act by a few hateful individuals, the reality is that often times it was an event for the whole family. Many times as seen above, the whole town came out to watch the black body swing until the last breath has gone out. Often black malesContinue reading “Lynchings: A Public Spectacle”

Lynching: An American Symbol

Unfortunately, lynching is as much an American symbol as applie pie.  You don’t have to teach people about a noose, because even if someone doesn’t know the details, a noose’s meaning is embedded deep into America’s core.  It’s an ugly part of our history that most want to ignore or forget.  That is because lynchingsContinue reading “Lynching: An American Symbol”