Protest is ‘praying with my feet’

On Memorial Day, George Floyd, a 46- year- old African American resident, was arrested by Minneapolis police for allegedly attempting to use a fake $20 bill at Cup Foods, a local store.  He was handcuffed but he wasn’t placed in a squad car.  I didn’t hear his Miranda Rights being read to him but I […]

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Protesting the death of Mister George Floyd: Other duties as assigned

I sent this email on Thursday to my co- workers as well as our leadership team.  I figured I might share it with you as you also might be feeling an even more pronounced sense to work and witness for a more just society after the death of George Floyd and so many before him. […]

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Pour your heart out

I protested the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others yesterday outside of White House.  Asked by a reporter, “Why are you here after the president’s threat?”  I replied simply, “Where else should I be?  He is Caesar, not Lord.  I know my place and he should find his.”  I […]

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Don’t hold your breath

I have been protesting for days now and the violence only increases.  Yesterday, Trump ordered peaceful protesters to be gassed and trampled over.  I know that they were peaceful because I had been among them earlier that day.  When persons wanted to negatively engage police officers, we quickly and unequivocally corrected them.  I know because […]

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Neck and neck: George Floyd’s death is a symbol of racialized oppression

“Why is it that Christianity seems impotent to deal radically, and therefore effectively, with the issues of discrimination and injustice on the basis of race, religion and national origin?” | Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited “The white man’s foot is on my neck.”  I heard this expression as a child.  It was used to […]

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