Lynchings: Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday

Here is old footage of Billie Holiday performing her classic song Strange Fruit. Strange Fruit is a powerful and vivid song describing the henous lynchings that took place in the south. The strange fruit was the dead black bodies that were left hanging on the trees. This practice of lynching black bodies (especially black males)Continue reading “Lynchings: Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday”

Racialized Society

Here is a quote from the book Divided By Faith by Michael Emerson and Christian Smith. ‘The racialized society is one in which intermarriage rates are low, residential separation and socioeconomic inequality are the norm, our definitions of personal identity and our choices of intimate associations reveal racial distinctiveness, and where “we are never unawareContinue reading “Racialized Society”

Tom Skinner’s “If Christ is the Answer, What are the questions?

  Sometimes in order to move forward, you have to look back. I am really excited after finding an old copy of Tom Skinner’s book “If Christ is the Answer, What are the Questions?” on Amazon.  Skinner has always been a hero of mine, and was also a family friend. While he is no longerContinue reading “Tom Skinner’s “If Christ is the Answer, What are the questions?”

The Latest Victim of Racial Profiling… Well Respected Professor of Harvard University, Henry Louis Gates

Yes it is true one of the premier and most well known black intellectuals in our country was arrested while trying to get into his own home… Had to share the story here… I am looking forward to hearing him speak this upcoming February at Messiah College. Unfortunately, Cambridge has gained a terrible reputation inContinue reading “The Latest Victim of Racial Profiling… Well Respected Professor of Harvard University, Henry Louis Gates”

Racism at the Pool…

I wasn’t going to write about the racist pool incident that I heard about recently, but then I ran into this article and it was right on point, so I wanted to pass it on. Click here to read it… let me know what you think! Here is a video as well… talking about whatContinue reading “Racism at the Pool…”

Michael Eric Dyson on President Obama

Watch this edgy and controversial video of Michael Eric Dyson commenting on the first 100 days of the President! What do you think about Dyson’s thoughts on President Obama? Is he right?  Freestyle with me, has the black community given President Obama a free pass without any critique or accountability?

Color Me Blind… a must see, this is funny!!!

I have had an expereince somewhat similar to this a few different times in my life.  Not exactly the same, but I can relate to it.  Watch it and let me know what you think, I think it is good for us as a nation to continue to dialogue around the subject of race andContinue reading “Color Me Blind… a must see, this is funny!!!”

Why 2 black men?

It’s the same old story, nothing new. White woman (Bonnie Sweeten) and her daughter (Julia) head south from Bucks County PA to Florida. Of course not before Bonnie claims that two black men abducted her and her daughter throwing her in the back of the trunk. Aside the fact that we already know that sheContinue reading “Why 2 black men?”