“If you only look at us, you might well miss the brightness. We carry this precious Message around in the unadorned clay pots of our ordinary lives. That’s to prevent anyone from confusing God’s incomparable power with us. As it … Continue reading Beyond
At the beginning of Black history month’s annual observance to recognize African American contributions to American history, we still remember the hurt from last year’s Los Angeles City Council’s racist recording scandal against Black and indigenous people. This involved three majority Latino City Council members, led by former Council President Nury Martinez. Though the African American, Indigenous, and Hispanic/Latino communities have traveled different pathways, these communities share a parallel quest for equity. We will examine how BIPOC communities differ from one another, and what commonalities they share. Finally, how do we all, including allies and accomplices, come together to thwart … Continue reading February Theme: Ties That Bind
“Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,I am the dream and the hope of the slave.”-Maya Angelou I am still the hope and the dream of the slave. In naming this, it is equally important to name the role of … Continue reading We Are Hope
Featuring Special Guest Contributors Keri Leigh Merrit and Yohuru Williams, who offer an op-ed I adapted/pulled from the Conclusion of their book After Life. Continue reading After Life
Telling the truth always costs something. It’s never free, even if it does bring liberation. In the United States, our collective majority will gloss over the realities of systemic racism and misogyny point to a truth that can be too … Continue reading Sometimes Liberation Comes through Offense
Hear the Songs and hymns, and quiet whispers as the elongated shadows from candle-holding vespers define Christmas eve. All are awaiting the midnight celebration of the savior’s birth. Trees are lit with bright lights as the reds, greens, and tinsel … Continue reading Hope Maketh Not Ashamed
Latinos account for 19% of the U.S. Hispanic population, the second largest ethnic group. According to the Pew Research Center, the Latino population has grown 23% since 2010, but boardrooms lack representation of Latinas across the United States. Research shows … Continue reading Make Room in the Boardroom: Latinas Need a Seat
As an outsider, Luke emphasizes episodes in the life and teachings of Jesus that embrace and empower societal outcasts. Continue reading Do You Hear What I Hear? Luke’s Gospel Amps the Unheard!
Is America filled to capacity or just selective regarding who we can house? Is there fear of becoming outnumbered by foreign guests and those who don’t look like us? And who is this us? I lived in Atlanta for seven … Continue reading Do You Have Any Vacancies?