What Buffalo is known for now

Buffalo, New York is known for large snow accumulations and buffalo wings. It is where I moved to at the age of sixteen, making both a Southerner and a Northerner out of me. It is the home of the Buffalo Bills and a little over a quarter million people, including my mother and siblings. On […]

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The Storming of the U.S. Capitol is the American Way

Yesterday, Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building, broke windows, pushed against doors, destroyed the offices of elected officials and insisted that Trump is the President of the United States. This is after they have been indulged by court cases heard and recounts in several states. Not many have been arrested to date and videos of […]

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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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Here’s a thought and a prayer

I went to bed thinking about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.  There was talk of a racist manifesto and the murderer writing about the “invasion of Hispanics.”  El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen told reporters, “(It has) a nexus to potential hate crime.”  #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism was trending on Twitter.  This morning, #TrumpsTerrorists has replaced […]

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The Church needs an epistle on race

“Christianity has been almost sentimental in its efforts to deal with hatred in human life.  It has sought to get read of hatred by preachments, by moralizing, by platitudinous judgments.  It has hesitated to analyze the basis of hatred and to evaluate it in terms of its possible significance in the lives of the people […]

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