To be fair: On Trump’s pardons and protecting whiteness

From crowd size to the coronavirus (also known as COVID19), this administration has not told the truth.  Some say we are now post- truth . But I cannot get past the truth that there are those who are buying whatever President Trump is selling— no matter the cost.  This is what happens when you hire […]

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I give up American politics for Lent or maybe longer

I don’t want to hear another campaign speech or debate, not another promise or plan.  I don’t want to hear about the issues that Americans are most concerned about.  I don’t want to know how much money they have raised.  I don’t want to know which states they carried or of those who need to […]

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America needs an interim president

America’s citizens are divided, nearly split down the middle when it comes to politics, our perspective on any number of issues and the current president.  Red and Blue States, there are no signs of anyone waving a white flag.  No signs of surrender.  No middle ground, there are only two sides.  Pick one. Some persons […]

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See how the land lies

“I swear to the Lord I still can’t see Why Democracy means Everybody but me.” | Langston Hughes   Nobody represents me. We can only represent ourselves and even then, we may not show up—even with our hands in and up.  We are always running behind, stuck in societal traffic and unable to move beyond […]

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Don’t Explain

“The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being.” | Toni Morrison “Who do you think you are?”  “Why are you here?”  “Where do you think you’re going?”  “How did you get this position?”  “What […]

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A Staring Competition

This week, I began a Doctor of Ministry program at a local seminary in Washington, D.C.  The first class was on the politics of the church.  Today, during a lunch break , I decided to leave campus to eat.  I had packed a lunch with a few of my favorites to include a turkey sandwich […]

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