AFTER THE BREONNA TAYLOR VERDICT: A PARABLE OF AMERICAN JUSTICE (Part Two)

He told me, “I have something that can kill those weeds and you will have new growth in the spring.”  He said, “I have it in my truck.  That’s what we do.”  He said, “I’ll go get it.” He never came back. I checked back an hour later and my pile of weeds remained untouched. […]

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Hope doesn’t make racism go away

Moderated by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday, a townhall with President Donald Trump was billed as “The President and the People.”  But these weren’t the people that Trump was used to, those screaming fans who meet him for his rallies and wear his red MAGA hats.  Instead, undecided voters came with hard questions and his talking […]

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For Ahmaud Arbery: I’ve got to run

The news has a cycle but I still run in a circle.  Most days, I lace up my running shoes, stretch and shake my legs out before running around a homemade track around a pond.  I run to work out problems.  I run down leads on ideas.  I run to reflect on my life and […]

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True Justice

In June, I visited The Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.  It is part of my work with the Louisville Institute for which I was awarded a pastoral study grant to examine the sociopolitical construct of race’s influence on the malformation of Christian community.  My project centers around the work and […]

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The Exonerated Five, the Emanuel Nine, and why we can’t lose count

Ava Marie DuVernay’s documentary “When They See Us” tells the story of four African American boys and one Latino American boy falsely accused and mislabeled “The Central Park 5” after a female European American jogger, Trisha Meili, is viciously attacked and raped in April of 1989.  With contrived confessions but no DNA evidence to link the […]

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