All Lives Matter?

  History is repeating itself right before our eyes and we cannot look away.  Now is not the time to bury our heads in the sand or to take a sick day.  We need to show up with our story and perspective ready to share and ready to accept the story of another.  All ears on […]

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All Lives Don’t Matter

It is a trending hash tag. #Alllivesdidntmatter is the new response to persons who have quipped “All lives matter” to the Black Lives Matter movement and message.  It is a national conversation on race being played out on social media. The hash tag serves as a frustrating reminder as it seems that there are those who […]

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Jesse Williams’s BET acceptance speech is a poetic confirmation

I must confess that I am not a fan of Black Entertainment Television, also known as BET.  I cannot understand the stereotypical depiction and degradation of African American bodies billed as entertainment; for me, the name is duplicitous.  And I don’t need to be entertained by these messages and images.  But, I digress. This morning, when a coworker, who does […]

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Black Lives Matter versus All Lives Matter

More than a chant or a hash tag, it cannot be argued that Black Lives Matter is a movement, putting pressure on social structures that continue to value some lives more than others.  Eerily similar to the declaration “I am a man” made during the Civil Rights Movement, I, along with so many others, cannot […]

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United Nations working group calls for reparations for African Americans

While my writings seek to aid us in the ministry of reconciliation as we must view race differently, it cannot be said often enough that there is much work to be done.  If we are to have healthy cross- cultural relationships, we must communicate authentically.  If we are to stand in unity, then the ground […]

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