Praying during a Pandemic: Who am I talking to?

We are now six months into a global pandemic due to COVID-19. I won’t venture to mention the death toll. It will be higher by the time you read this. Someone is on their deathbed now, taking their last breath. Inhale. Exhale. I do the same thing to keep calm. Breathe in. Breathe out. But, […]

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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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Thinking about Daniel Prude: Police brutality and positional truth

In North America, truth is positional.  It depends on where you sit or stand or live.  It matters if you are up or down, socially mobile, up and coming, all dressed up.  Because if not, then “Get your hands up where I can see them!”  Because if not, then your number is up.  “I don’t […]

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A Sunday morning prayer when it doesn’t feel like Sunday

It hasn’t felt like Sunday morning to me in a very long time.  Maybe you have felt the same way.  I offer this prayer in light of my very present reality and in the midst of a pandemic that has taken more than a half million lives globally.  Pray with me if you can. God […]

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Wakanda Forever: On the death of Chadwick Boseman and why “the Black Panther lives”

Yesterday, the world learned that Chadwick Boseman, also known as the Black Panther, though he played Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood and several others, was battling stage 4 colon cancer.  We learned that he was really fighting for his life while playing a superhero that inspired persons of African descent to dress up in African […]

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