Category Archives: Race

Reading While Black | Reflections & Notes

Esau McCaulley. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope. InterVarsity Press, 2020. (198 pages) REFLECTIONS In Christian publishing, there’s plenty of theology books. The good ones help us understand what was said by the original authors

Reading While Black | Reflections & Notes

Esau McCaulley. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope. InterVarsity Press, 2020. (198 pages) REFLECTIONS In Christian publishing, there’s plenty of theology books. The good ones help us understand what was said by the original authors

The Fire Next Time | Reflections & Notes

James Baldwin. The Fire Next Time. Vintage International, 1962, 1993 (106 pages) “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time!” REFLECTIONS The acuity with which Baldwin surmises and writes is powerful. I appreciated most the insightfulness

The Fire Next Time | Reflections & Notes

James Baldwin. The Fire Next Time. Vintage International, 1962, 1993 (106 pages) “God gave Noah the rainbow sign, No more water, the fire next time!” REFLECTIONS The acuity with which Baldwin surmises and writes is powerful. I appreciated most the insightfulness

How To Be An Antiracist | Reflections & Notes

Ibram X. Kendi. How To Be An Antiracist. One World, 2019. (305 pages) REFLECTIONS I continue to lament the misuse and misappropriation of justice concepts by pundits and fundamentalists for their self-justification in various culture wars. The root of this delinquency

How To Be An Antiracist | Reflections & Notes

Ibram X. Kendi. How To Be An Antiracist. One World, 2019. (305 pages) REFLECTIONS I continue to lament the misuse and misappropriation of justice concepts by pundits and fundamentalists for their self-justification in various culture wars. The root of this delinquency

Be The Bridge | Reflections & Notes

Latasha Morrison. Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation. Waterbrook, 2019. (240 pages) http://www.BeTheBridge.com. REFLECTIONS Filled with personal stories and liturgies you can use immediately, Morrison has woven together testimony, theology, history, and exhortation to provide a decent roadmap

Be The Bridge | Reflections & Notes

Latasha Morrison. Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation. Waterbrook, 2019. (240 pages) http://www.BeTheBridge.com. REFLECTIONS Filled with personal stories and liturgies you can use immediately, Morrison has woven together testimony, theology, history, and exhortation to provide a decent roadmap

Antiracist Baby | Critical Reflections & Notes

Ibram X. Kendi. Antiracist Baby. Penguin Random House, 2020. CRITICAL REFLECTIONS Something feels different about this moment. Whether it is, has yet to be determined, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that this time may pass with little reform. However,

Antiracist Baby | Critical Reflections & Notes

Ibram X. Kendi. Antiracist Baby. Penguin Random House, 2020. CRITICAL REFLECTIONS Something feels different about this moment. Whether it is, has yet to be determined, and there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that this time may pass with little reform. However,

White Fragility | Review & Notes

Robin DiAngelo. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press, 2018. (169 pages) These ceremonials in honor of white supremacy, performed from babyhood, slip from the conscious mind down deep into muscles… and become

White Fragility | Review & Notes

Robin DiAngelo. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism. Beacon Press, 2018. (169 pages) These ceremonials in honor of white supremacy, performed from babyhood, slip from the conscious mind down deep into muscles… and become

Divided By Faith | Reflections & Notes

Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith. Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America. Oxford University Press, 2000. (212 pages) REFLECTIONS When I finished this book, the first thought that came to mind was a deep regret

Divided By Faith | Reflections & Notes

Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith. Divided By Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America. Oxford University Press, 2000. (212 pages) REFLECTIONS When I finished this book, the first thought that came to mind was a deep regret

All You Can Ever Know | Reflections & Notes

Nicole Chung. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir. Catapult, 2018. (225 pages) REFLECTIONS What is it to know a story that you don’t know? I really loved this book because it tells the complicated story of adoption and intersectionality that

All You Can Ever Know | Reflections & Notes

Nicole Chung. All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir. Catapult, 2018. (225 pages) REFLECTIONS What is it to know a story that you don’t know? I really loved this book because it tells the complicated story of adoption and intersectionality that

When They See Us | Reflections

When They See Us. [R] REFLECTIONS Ever since this film series released, I had multiple conversations with friends about our reticence in watching because we knew it was going to be painful and heart-wrenching. We had to “steel ourselves” up

When They See Us | Reflections

When They See Us. [R] REFLECTIONS Ever since this film series released, I had multiple conversations with friends about our reticence in watching because we knew it was going to be painful and heart-wrenching. We had to “steel ourselves” up

Out of Many Faiths | Reflections & Notes

Eboo Patel. Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity & The American Promise. Princeton University Press, 2018. (215 pages) There is but one destiny … left for us, and that is to make ourselves, and be made by others a part of

Out of Many Faiths | Reflections & Notes

Eboo Patel. Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity & The American Promise. Princeton University Press, 2018. (215 pages) There is but one destiny … left for us, and that is to make ourselves, and be made by others a part of

Biased | Reflections & Notes

Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. Viking, 2019. (340 pages) A journey is called that because you cannot know what you will…do with what you find, or what you find will

Biased | Reflections & Notes

Jennifer Eberhardt, Ph.D. Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do. Viking, 2019. (340 pages) A journey is called that because you cannot know what you will…do with what you find, or what you find will

The Cross and the Lynching Tree | Reflections & Notes

James H. Cone. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Orbis Books, 2011. (202 pages) To the memory of Black People whose lives were lost on the Lynching Tree REFLECTIONS I once participated in a small group that was intentional about discussing

The Cross and the Lynching Tree | Reflections & Notes

James H. Cone. The Cross and the Lynching Tree. Orbis Books, 2011. (202 pages) To the memory of Black People whose lives were lost on the Lynching Tree REFLECTIONS I once participated in a small group that was intentional about discussing

The Color of Compromise | Reflections & Notes

Jemar Tisby. The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. Zondervan, 2019. (253 pages) REFLECTIONS We should all be unsettled at our history; the ancestors and ideologies that have preceded us. We should be equally dispirited

The Color of Compromise | Reflections & Notes

Jemar Tisby. The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism. Zondervan, 2019. (253 pages) REFLECTIONS We should all be unsettled at our history; the ancestors and ideologies that have preceded us. We should be equally dispirited

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So you want to talk about race | Reflections & Notes

Ijeoma Oluo. So you want to talk about race. Seal Press, 2018. (248 pages) REFLECTIONS I have very few reflections to share simply because this book is incredibly articulate and accessible. I do resonate with @IjeomaOluo’s comments in her Google talk [the

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So you want to talk about race | Reflections & Notes

Ijeoma Oluo. So you want to talk about race. Seal Press, 2018. (248 pages) REFLECTIONS I have very few reflections to share simply because this book is incredibly articulate and accessible. I do resonate with @IjeomaOluo’s comments in her Google talk [the

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means

Disunity in Christ | Reflections & Notes

Christena Cleveland. Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces That Keep Us Apart. IVP Books, 2013. (220 pages) Reflections Reading this book was an exercise in feeling a continuous sense of despairing hope. First, this book was published in 2013, which means

Documenting Hate | Reflections

Watch the film at PBS Frontline. Reflections Take a deep breath. We’re in for a long ride. Frontline has for years been a source of award-winning journalism. Through really amazing story-telling, their documentaries have consistently provided the in-depth investigation that

Documenting Hate | Reflections

Watch the film at PBS Frontline. Reflections Take a deep breath. We’re in for a long ride. Frontline has for years been a source of award-winning journalism. Through really amazing story-telling, their documentaries have consistently provided the in-depth investigation that

Real American | Reflections & Notes

Julie Lythcott-Haims. Real American: a memoir. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. (272 pages) REFLECTIONS My journey of understanding identity through the lens of race in the context of American culture continues with this read, and I am deeply thankful for this

Real American | Reflections & Notes

Julie Lythcott-Haims. Real American: a memoir. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. (272 pages) REFLECTIONS My journey of understanding identity through the lens of race in the context of American culture continues with this read, and I am deeply thankful for this

I’m Still Here | Review & Notes

Austin Channing Brown. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness. Convergent Books, 2018. (185 pages) Austin Channing Brown: White people are ‘exhausting’, by Emily McFarlan Miller of Religion New Service; Book Review by Shannon Whitehead of The

I’m Still Here | Review & Notes

Austin Channing Brown. I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made For Whiteness. Convergent Books, 2018. (185 pages) Austin Channing Brown: White people are ‘exhausting’, by Emily McFarlan Miller of Religion New Service; Book Review by Shannon Whitehead of The

The Rachel Divide | Reflections

The Rachel Divide, 2018 [TV-MA] IMDB page. Reviews and Commentaries First, here are a few noteworthy reviews and commentaries: The Rachel Dolezal Documentary Isn’t Going To Change Anyone’s Mind by Kovie Biakolo of BuzzFeed; ‘Rachel Divide’ Director Says Dolezal ‘Has Remained Resolute

The Rachel Divide | Reflections

The Rachel Divide, 2018 [TV-MA] IMDB page. Reviews and Commentaries First, here are a few noteworthy reviews and commentaries: The Rachel Dolezal Documentary Isn’t Going To Change Anyone’s Mind by Kovie Biakolo of BuzzFeed; ‘Rachel Divide’ Director Says Dolezal ‘Has Remained Resolute

White People | Reflections

MTV’s documentary, White People [2015] by Jose Antonio Vargas. Wikipedia page; race.lookdifferent.com; The Trouble With “White People” by Hua Hsu, The New Yorker; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White People Gets It Right About Being White, Time; White People 101 by Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic. You can read

White People | Reflections

MTV’s documentary, White People [2015] by Jose Antonio Vargas. Wikipedia page; race.lookdifferent.com; The Trouble With “White People” by Hua Hsu, The New Yorker; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: White People Gets It Right About Being White, Time; White People 101 by Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic. You can read

TED | Angélica Dass: The beauty of human skin in every color

It has been 128 years since the last country in the world abolished slavery and 53 years since Martin Luther King pronounced his “I Have A Dream” speech. But we still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a

TED | Angélica Dass: The beauty of human skin in every color

It has been 128 years since the last country in the world abolished slavery and 53 years since Martin Luther King pronounced his “I Have A Dream” speech. But we still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a

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Accidental Courtesy | Reflections

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and int he total of these acts will be written the history of [each] generation. – Sen. Robert

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Accidental Courtesy | Reflections

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and int he total of these acts will be written the history of [each] generation. – Sen. Robert

Just Mercy | Review, Reflections, and Notes

Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. (349 pages) Review and Reflections What Stevenson does in this book is brilliant, for he does not just state the problem with erudite arguments, though he is

Just Mercy | Review, Reflections, and Notes

Bryan Stevenson. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. (349 pages) Review and Reflections What Stevenson does in this book is brilliant, for he does not just state the problem with erudite arguments, though he is

Homecoming King | Reflections

2017. TV-MA. “Comic Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special.” “Your courage to do what’s right has to be greater than your fear of getting

Homecoming King | Reflections

2017. TV-MA. “Comic Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special.” “Your courage to do what’s right has to be greater than your fear of getting

The New Jim Crow | Reflections & Notes

Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2010. (312 pages) Reflections For anyone with even a scosh of compassionate humanity, reading this will be difficult, perhaps causing at times outbursts of screaming

The New Jim Crow | Reflections & Notes

Michelle Alexander. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. The New Press, 2010. (312 pages) Reflections For anyone with even a scosh of compassionate humanity, reading this will be difficult, perhaps causing at times outbursts of screaming

13th: A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay | Reflections

13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay – Netflix We’re all human at the kitchen table. – Ava DuVernay Our church has been going through The New Jim Crow for our book club, and I’ve been personally growing

13th: A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay | Reflections

13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay – Netflix We’re all human at the kitchen table. – Ava DuVernay Our church has been going through The New Jim Crow for our book club, and I’ve been personally growing

Birth of a Movement | Reflections

This documentary is the story of William Monroe (W.M.) Trotter, the nearly forgotten editor of a Boston black newspaper who helped launch a nationwide movement in 1915 to ban Hollywood’s first blockbuster movie, the later controversial The Birth of a

Birth of a Movement | Reflections

This documentary is the story of William Monroe (W.M.) Trotter, the nearly forgotten editor of a Boston black newspaper who helped launch a nationwide movement in 1915 to ban Hollywood’s first blockbuster movie, the later controversial The Birth of a

Finding A Way Forward: Mass Incarceration, Community Policing, & The Effects On The Family | Notes

Panelists: George Gascón,  San Francisco District Attorney and former Chief of Police. Frederick Hutson, founder, CEO and Head of Product for Pigeonly, a service which allows inmates to efficiently and affordably connect with their families and loved ones. Pastor Michael McBride

Finding A Way Forward: Mass Incarceration, Community Policing, & The Effects On The Family | Notes

Panelists: George Gascón,  San Francisco District Attorney and former Chief of Police. Frederick Hutson, founder, CEO and Head of Product for Pigeonly, a service which allows inmates to efficiently and affordably connect with their families and loved ones. Pastor Michael McBride

Jim Wallis: Bridge to a New America | Live Notes & Reflections

Thank you, Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church for hosting. LIVE NOTES Thank you for being among us, and being a prophet in our midst. – Karin Hejmanowski Racism is not a topic that people want to talk about. And yet, here you

Jim Wallis: Bridge to a New America | Live Notes & Reflections

Thank you, Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church for hosting. LIVE NOTES Thank you for being among us, and being a prophet in our midst. – Karin Hejmanowski Racism is not a topic that people want to talk about. And yet, here you

Divided States Of America | Review & Reflections

PBS Frontline. Divided States of America. 2017. Synopsis: FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president. —review— In good Frontline fashion, this two-part documentary is a measured

Divided States Of America | Review & Reflections

PBS Frontline. Divided States of America. 2017. Synopsis: FRONTLINE investigates the partisanship that gridlocked Washington in the Obama era, and the polarized America that Donald Trump inherits as president. —review— In good Frontline fashion, this two-part documentary is a measured

Michelle Higgins: Seeing Past the Color Line in the Bay Area | Notes

The following are a few notes from a talk that Michelle gave at the University of AME Zion church in Palo Alto, November 12, 2016 hosted by TBC. You can see her talk here, read her CT article here, and

Michelle Higgins: Seeing Past the Color Line in the Bay Area | Notes

The following are a few notes from a talk that Michelle gave at the University of AME Zion church in Palo Alto, November 12, 2016 hosted by TBC. You can see her talk here, read her CT article here, and

Okay. Let’s Talk About It.

“Seek first to understand.” – Socrates “Shema (שמע)” – Deuteronomy 6:5 Okay, friends. Let’s talk about it. A Pastor, The Pulpits, and Politics: A Lament Over this political season, a tremendous–and painful–quandary has arisen. As clergy, I am bound by

Okay. Let’s Talk About It.

“Seek first to understand.” – Socrates “Shema (שמע)” – Deuteronomy 6:5 Okay, friends. Let’s talk about it. A Pastor, The Pulpits, and Politics: A Lament Over this political season, a tremendous–and painful–quandary has arisen. As clergy, I am bound by

13th | Reflections & Loose Transcript

13th. Netflix, 2016. — via reflections — I find my heart being broken and my soul being weighted down more often these days. The more I discover about the plight of my fellow human beings, the greater my frustration and

13th | Reflections & Loose Transcript

13th. Netflix, 2016. — via reflections — I find my heart being broken and my soul being weighted down more often these days. The more I discover about the plight of my fellow human beings, the greater my frustration and

Policing the Police | Reflections & Quotes

[UPDATE, July 10. The Mayor of Newark, through the city’s Communications Director posted a statement in the comments below. I encourage all to read it as it is an important voice in the conversation in which all truth and all

Policing the Police | Reflections & Quotes

[UPDATE, July 10. The Mayor of Newark, through the city’s Communications Director posted a statement in the comments below. I encourage all to read it as it is an important voice in the conversation in which all truth and all

Between the World and Me | Notes & Reflections

Ta-Nehisi Coates. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. (152 pages) NYTimes.com Review, Slate.com Review by Jack Hamilton. —via— It is hard to articulate my feelings while reading this book. At moments I recall feeling such as this,

Between the World and Me | Notes & Reflections

Ta-Nehisi Coates. Between the World and Me. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. (152 pages) NYTimes.com Review, Slate.com Review by Jack Hamilton. —via— It is hard to articulate my feelings while reading this book. At moments I recall feeling such as this,

TED | Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

0:11 Growing up, I didn’t always understand why my parents made me follow the rules that they did. Like, why did I really have to mow the lawn? Why was homework really that important? Why couldn’t I put jelly beans

TED | Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

0:11 Growing up, I didn’t always understand why my parents made me follow the rules that they did. Like, why did I really have to mow the lawn? Why was homework really that important? Why couldn’t I put jelly beans

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TED | Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?

So it’s 2006. My friend Harold Ford calls me. He’s running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, and he says, “Mellody, I desperately need some national press. Do you have any ideas?” So I had an idea. I called a friend

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TED | Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?

So it’s 2006. My friend Harold Ford calls me. He’s running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee, and he says, “Mellody, I desperately need some national press. Do you have any ideas?” So I had an idea. I called a friend

Endgame: AIDS in Black America | Notes & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame-aids-in-black-america/   Transcript with my underlines, and annotated reflections: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY Renata Simone ANNOUNCER: Tonight on FRONTLINE, an intimate journey. MARVELYN: I was a heterosexual all-American teenager. HIV and normal didn’t go

Endgame: AIDS in Black America | Notes & Reflections

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/endgame-aids-in-black-america/   Transcript with my underlines, and annotated reflections: ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America WRITTEN, PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY Renata Simone ANNOUNCER: Tonight on FRONTLINE, an intimate journey. MARVELYN: I was a heterosexual all-American teenager. HIV and normal didn’t go

The Help | Review

http://thehelpmovie.com/us/#s=home My favorite movies of this genre are based on true stories (“Remember the Titans,” “Malcom X” and “Amistad” come to mind). However, I will add this film to my list of recommendations for it really is a wonderfully depicted

The Help | Review

http://thehelpmovie.com/us/#s=home My favorite movies of this genre are based on true stories (“Remember the Titans,” “Malcom X” and “Amistad” come to mind). However, I will add this film to my list of recommendations for it really is a wonderfully depicted

The Great Debaters | Notes & Review, and Reasoning the Psychosis of Race

The Great Debaters movie site. 2007. Well done. Inspiring, and moving. There is some controversy around the historical accuracy of the movie, specifically the names of the characters, and the closing “data” of their accomplishments listed at the end of

The Great Debaters | Notes & Review, and Reasoning the Psychosis of Race

The Great Debaters movie site. 2007. Well done. Inspiring, and moving. There is some controversy around the historical accuracy of the movie, specifically the names of the characters, and the closing “data” of their accomplishments listed at the end of

Whatever It Takes | Notes & Review

Paul Tough. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest To Change Harlem and America. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Geoffrey Canada on Charlie Rose. Geoffrey Canada on Oprah, pt.1, pt.2. Geoffrey Canada at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. “Going Big” on

Whatever It Takes | Notes & Review

Paul Tough. Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest To Change Harlem and America. Houghton Mifflin, 2008. Geoffrey Canada on Charlie Rose. Geoffrey Canada on Oprah, pt.1, pt.2. Geoffrey Canada at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership. “Going Big” on

Barack Obama Elected President | November 4, 2008 – The Double-Edged Sword of Iconism and Racism

History has been made. What an incredible and virtually unreal joy to be a witness to this event. Whether one supported Obama or McCain in this historic election, it’s extremely difficult to argue the iconic nature of this event. And

Barack Obama Elected President | November 4, 2008 – The Double-Edged Sword of Iconism and Racism

History has been made. What an incredible and virtually unreal joy to be a witness to this event. Whether one supported Obama or McCain in this historic election, it’s extremely difficult to argue the iconic nature of this event. And

Malcolm X and the Psychosis of Race in America

As part of the series of posts on race relations in America in this blog, I am listening with new ears, diving into the psychosis of this kind of rhetoric (and I mean that phrase in the technical definitions). I

Malcolm X and the Psychosis of Race in America

As part of the series of posts on race relations in America in this blog, I am listening with new ears, diving into the psychosis of this kind of rhetoric (and I mean that phrase in the technical definitions). I

Ward Connerly and the Psychosis of Race Relations in America

In an effort to keep balanced, I offer this article in the Wall Street Journal by Ward Connerly to give voice to the various perspective and sides on the issues of race and justice. Ward Connerly is the former University

Ward Connerly and the Psychosis of Race Relations in America

In an effort to keep balanced, I offer this article in the Wall Street Journal by Ward Connerly to give voice to the various perspective and sides on the issues of race and justice. Ward Connerly is the former University

CNN’s “Black In America”

More information can obviously be found at the CNN website. The special seems to have four unique components: “The Black Woman and Family,” “The Black Man,” “The King Assassination,” and the “HBCU Tour.” (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). In this

CNN’s “Black In America”

More information can obviously be found at the CNN website. The special seems to have four unique components: “The Black Woman and Family,” “The Black Man,” “The King Assassination,” and the “HBCU Tour.” (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). In this

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in the Church, pt.2

My first post addressed the Leadership article “Ethnic Blends.” This post, I’d just like to offer a few resources that may be of help for furthering the discussion. As mentioned in the previous post, the complexity of the issue gives

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in the Church, pt.2

My first post addressed the Leadership article “Ethnic Blends.” This post, I’d just like to offer a few resources that may be of help for furthering the discussion. As mentioned in the previous post, the complexity of the issue gives

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in Church Life, pt.1

Leadership Weekly’s subject the week of June 3 was “Developing a Multiethnic Staff.” As an Associate Pastor at a very diverse church (a congregation of around 6000 members, ~50% black, 50% everything else — white, asian, hispanic/latino, pacific islanders, indians,

Multiethnic Ministry – Race & Reason in Church Life, pt.1

Leadership Weekly’s subject the week of June 3 was “Developing a Multiethnic Staff.” As an Associate Pastor at a very diverse church (a congregation of around 6000 members, ~50% black, 50% everything else — white, asian, hispanic/latino, pacific islanders, indians,

The Namesake – Racial and Cultural Lessons for a Better Humanity

The Namesake movie (website here, trailer here) was produced in 2006 and is based upon the book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I found a very eloquent review of the book here, and a blog dedicated to the movie here. The review

The Namesake – Racial and Cultural Lessons for a Better Humanity

The Namesake movie (website here, trailer here) was produced in 2006 and is based upon the book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I found a very eloquent review of the book here, and a blog dedicated to the movie here. The review

Wright & Wrong and Race in America

A new video on YouTube has emerged that gives a fuller context of one of Wright’s sermons; the famous “chickens are coming home to roost” message. You can see the sermon here. Will Samson has blogged about it here. While

Wright & Wrong and Race in America

A new video on YouTube has emerged that gives a fuller context of one of Wright’s sermons; the famous “chickens are coming home to roost” message. You can see the sermon here. Will Samson has blogged about it here. While