A nation that silences stories, ignores, obscures, and criminalizes history; a country that continues to capitalize on the exploitation, exclusion, and expulsion of the most vulnerable through indoctrination, manipulation, and abuse is playing a deadly game of roulette on the edge of its own sword. Continue reading “It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.”
By Joel A. Bowman, Sr. In his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech of 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used the phrase “the urgency of the moment.” As he spoke truth to power, enumerating various aspects of racial inequality, he … Continue reading The Urgency of the Moment: A Call for Christians to Confront Racism
America has moved from black and white to technicolor, HD, and 4K in a generation. Some want to take us back to black and white. Backing away can reveal the picture in 4k clarity. However, the fantastic little random dots … Continue reading Little White Lies, White Nationalism, and Christian Nationalism
“The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”—Malcolm X I am a veteran who honorably served our Country … Continue reading America at the Crossroads of White Nationalism and Christian Nationalism
When the dominant power group feels threatened, they exact violence and devastate our democracy Continue reading The Empire Strikes Back
This past month has been a roller coaster of exhaustion and anger for many reasons, but there are a few identity pieces that collided this month in such a way that I am still metaphorically brushing off the rubble they … Continue reading Who Is Protected In A Dark Room?
In their book, Taking America Back for God, sociologists Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry define Christian nationalism as “a cultural framework – a collection of myths, traditions, symbols, narratives, and value systems – that idealizes and advocates a fusion of Christianity with American civic life.” Continue reading What’s Unchristian About Christian Nationalism?
The souls of Black children, inasmuch as their biological DNA, bear the marks of generations of the psychological lynching of Black identity through the whitewashing, suppression, and attempted silencing of Black Story. Continue reading Black & White: The Archetype of Lynching Children
“We accept you as a person who needs us to help you and who can help us meet our diversity (image) goals, but don’t make us uncomfortable. . . Don’t expect to be deeply cared about by us, because we do not want to hear about, see, or learn about your life, your culture, or your experiences that differ from ours. We have our story (about you) and we are sticking to it. . . Continue reading Don’t Play This At Church