Category: Race

This is Privilege

I saw an image recently that said, “Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because you aren’t […]

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

Hold On: A poem by Ally Henny

I am taking a course on the music of the civil rights movement, and the PBS Documentary “Eyes on the Prize is required viewing. I have found myself feeling incredibly angry because there is SO much that has not changed since the civil rights years.

I wrote this poem as a way to express some of the feelings and frustration that I feel.

Leaving Home

“It’s hard to leave your church home,” my mom said. Her voice hung with a note of sadness that didn’t […]

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 […]

Black folks can’t live in peace, and we certainly can’t die in peace

Black people can’t escape indignity, even in death. It is a privilege for one’s memory to Rest In Peace.

Taking a stand on a slave auction block

My ancestors’ heels were bruised by white supremacy, but my feet will crush its head.

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 White Man’s Religion: How white Christians can pursue racial reconciliation

I would like for my white Christian friends to consider something: Slavery and segregation are stumbling blocks to African Americans […]