Too Close to Home: Why Charleston Matters to All of Us

On the one year anniversary of the Charleston Massacre, I had the opportunity to share my reflections with Christianity Today The Local Church alongside: Patricia Raybon who wrote about “Charleston and the Resilience of Wednesday Night Church,” Dawn Araujo-Hawkins who shared “What It Means to Burn Down a Black Church,” and Derek Rishmawy who contributedContinue reading “Too Close to Home: Why Charleston Matters to All of Us”

Fight the Power

Freedom Summer was a voting registration drive in Mississippi in 1964 which brought over a 1,000 volunteers to the state to fight racially charged abuses and harassment against black people. Systemic injustices and violent attacks escalated in the murders of two white students and a local African American male. History.com reports that, “The events ofContinue reading “Fight the Power”

On Violence & Living in a “Racialized” Society

Silence Sends a Clear Message When We Have an Opportunity to Act The casket was not empty. It carried the body of a 14-year-old, African American boy by the name of Emmett Till, son of Mamie. He was from Chicago visiting his family in Mississippi when the prankster took a dare and flirted with a white woman.Continue reading “On Violence & Living in a “Racialized” Society”