Category: Culture

Dear Token

I’m concerned that you are playing a losing game in which you trade your dignity for a few crumbs of approval. The game dictates that you trade parts of yourself, your identity, and your culture for a set of fringe benefits. The problem is that these benefits (such as access to networks and opportunities) require you to continue to give these parts of yourself away until you are molded into the image of the Model Negro.

Who asked for this? A White Christian Nationalist painting depicts Black ancestors praying for Trump

Jon McNaughton’s painting “Legacy of Hope” is a literal illustration of what it means to take the Lord’s name in vain.

No, Donald Trump isn’t under demonic attack; White Evangelicals are just racist as Hell

White Evangelicalism is in love with power and they imagine they are being persecuted when they perceive that they are losing that power.

Kirk Franklin shows us why Black folks need to be wary of “multicultural, multiethnic” Christian spaces

Kirk Franklin’s treatment by the Dove Awards shows us why Black folks need to be wary of “multicultural, multiethnic” Christian spaces

Blessed Are the Disrupters

The following is the text of a sermon that I preached as a guest speaker at a local church. Blessed […]

Schools: Stop doing “Crazy Hair Day”

As we enter homecoming/spirit day season, I want to make you all aware of something that I didn’t know was […]

No, discourse isn’t dead. You’re not saying anything worth listening to.

It’s easy to have “well-reasoned” discourse when it isn’t your humanity, dignity, or well-being that is being treated like an intellectual exercise.

Dictating the conditions of freedom

Call it patriotism, respect for the troops, law and order, or anything else, but when white people attempt to curtail black people’s right to protest, it will always be racism.

The Wiz Live: Unapologetic Blackness

The Wiz Live: Unapologetic Blackness Last Night’s production of The Wiz is extraordinary evidence for the existence of a Black […]

A few thoughts about “The Flag”

Due to our cultural and spiritual DNA, black people and white people tend to process things, especially these large national […]