Boxes are a Choice

You are not a box to be filled or checked off.  You are not even a box to be unpacked.  We are not social storage spaces, comprised of historical memories and future plans.  Our humanity cannot be contained by cardboard, human will or public opinion because we cannot be folded neatly, labeled and put away. […]

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Let the life you lead be your own

While I understand that, as Americans, we will be socially color- coded black/ white/ red/ yellow/ brown/ beige and that we should be prepared for the subsequent perceptions, prejudices and stereotypes, I don’t hear anyone challenging the racialized view of human identity.  Instead, we accept it without explanation.  We live and see ourselves as we […]

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A freedom that does not enslave us

“Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.” ~ John 8.36 Issued on January 1, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln, today marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  But, despite what was written on these sheets of paper and proclaimed from the mouth of one of this nation’s political leaders and […]

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Free Indeed?

“Whom the Son sets free is freed indeed.”  ~John 8.36, KJV “If the Son sets you free, you are really free.” ~John 8.36, HCSB   Chains are the jewelry of bondage Dress up and society will play nice Heavy but shiny Holding back but saving my place They make me look good but my vision […]

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