In the words of the former Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, ‘We Cannot Be Afraid Of The Truth.’ His words were from a 2017 speech decrying monuments that glorified the confederacy – relics of a fractured nation, (The Broken … Continue reading Broken Toys In The Attic, and Forever Battles of Yesterday’s War.
So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “if you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32)! In American society, we … Continue reading The Truth will set Us Free!
Reckoning with History and Making Things Right Are you at all acquainted with the acrid sensation of shame? Something egregious has happened and you feel it in your body. Maybe you’ve made things worse, maybe you were only watching it … Continue reading Make Truth Our Banner
As a Latina, when I hear “Civil War,” I think of Hispanic-Latinos who fought in a war in hopes of providing an income for their families. I also think about the lack of documentation by historians. The Civil War caused … Continue reading Hispanic-Latinos of the Civil War
It was 1969, one year removed from the Assassinations of Doctor Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. My parents had moved into the dream home they had built in Perry Township, Ohio, a suburban area just outside of Columbus. … Continue reading Calculus for Controlling the Narrative
On January 6, 2021, I was in quarantine, after testing positive for COVID-19. I read and watched TV to pass the time. After flipping to CNN, I began to see early reports of the insurrection at the Capitol. I saw the … Continue reading Déjà Vu: The Recycling of the Confederate Flag