No ‘Confederate’

Confederate.  It’s the title of a potential new series on HBO.  An idea from the creators of the wildly popular (I hear) Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss want persons to imagine that slavery in America never ended and worse still, to be entertained by it.  It is an alternate ending but it also allows persons who […]

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A 3- Minute Lesson on Race

You’ve got time for this class and it is brought to you by Jenée Desmond Harris.  It is a lesson that must be learned and that bears repeating.  Harris starts from the beginning of race and no, she does not begin in the book of Genesis.  Lie #1 struck down.  Race is not that old. […]

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Charleston: A Sign up Sheet

The details of the shooting in Charleston at the historic Emanuel AME Church continue to unfold.  We had a picture of the suspect and his car.  Then, we had his name: Dylann Moody.  Now, there is a suspect in custody. The names, pictures and stories of his victims are being released.  In turn, our grief […]

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Bridges

Today, persons will remember the historic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that occurred fifty years ago on Sunday, March 7, 1965. Already a movie, Selma will be a buzzword and a hash tag.  It will be a trending topic today and perhaps for a couple more after that. We will wear t- shirts and […]

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Five facts about the life of race

Race is a modern invention of the European Enlightenment: “European Enlightenment thinkers retained the Greek ideal of reason, as well as this reason’s categorical function of discriminating between the cultured (now called the ‘civilized) and the ‘barbarian’ (the ‘savage’ or the ‘primitive’). It can be argued, in fact, that the Enlightenment’s declaration of itself as […]

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#IMarchFor

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the […]

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