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Violence As a Means of Controlling Black People

Can The United States of America overcome a seeming penchant for inflicting violence upon African Americans in various settings and situations, even in the year 2015? America has never hesitated to use violence as a means of controlling African Americans.…

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After Charleston: An Open Letter to White Christians from a White Female Pastor

Originally posted on Eugene Cho:
We are all still in shock and pain. Yesterday, I wrote these brief words on social media about the tragic events at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. There’s a time to argue issues and there’s…

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How evangelicals won a culture war and lost a generation

Originally posted on CNN Belief Blog:
Opinion by Rachel Held Evans, special to CNN (CNN) — On March 24, World Vision announced that the U.S. branch of the popular humanitarian organization would no longer discriminate against employees in same-sex marriages. It…

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Civil War

I stepped onto my my front porch last Friday night and remembered to breathe. My eyes were tearing up (righteous indignation and MCHM will make you cry), and my head was pounding.  The stench in the air is something I’ll

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I saw the white sneakers first. My dog approached them with cautious joy, tail flopping from side to side. Everybody is a potential friend as far as golden retrievers are concerned. The sneakers were attached to denim legs and they

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Beginner

I think about a million different things to write about every day. My dog’s latest piano composition, the lady smoking cigarettes, pushing a cart while trudging down Quarrier Street,  the guy who comes to our back door regularly looking for

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Daily Prompt: The Glass

The glass is always half full when I’m in NYC!

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