BIPOC individuals had a challenging existence throughout our history. They have been victims of lynchings, voter suppression, and racial prejudice. The Jim Crow Era promoting segregation did not improve the lives of African Americans. They were treated less than human during … Continue reading Love Will Bring Hope
This past summer, thanks to a generous grant from the Eli Lilly Foundation, my family and I had the opportunity to experience the trip of a lifetime. My pastor husband had applied for a sabbatical grant that would allow us … Continue reading Against Monoculture
“Building the Bridge Together” was the aspirational mantra for Accord1, i.e., accord1.wordpress.com, my initial foray into the online communication world. At its inception in 2011, I was trusting in existing systems, highlighting “The Church” to be the mechanism to accomplish this … Continue reading Building Bridges not Walls
“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
The year 1968 marked the end of the Civil Rights Movement of the 20th Century. Through the blood, sweat and tears of African-Americans and their allies, much was accomplished during this era. Medgar Evers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, Viola Liuzzo, … Continue reading Confronting Colorblind Christianity By Joel A. Bowman, Sr.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of Negro History Week, wrote a masterpiece that is amazingly relevant today, The Miseducation of the Negro. The main thread running through the book is that much of our formal educational system often miseducates us … Continue reading The 3-Fold Miseducation of the Census