Working at harmony across racial divides

Nov 10, 2015 by

Freedom of expression is a wonderful gift we have in this country and Canada as well (a tip ‘o the hat to my Canadian followers). With the ease of instant worldwide communication when anyone, including me,...

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Hope is a decision

Oct 12, 2015 by

As the forces of discontent continue in our communities, recent headlines have indicated that the South is more racist than other areas. It is easy to regionalize the focus on racial tension while ignoring the...

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Agitating and peacemaking

Jul 20, 2015 by

Activist Bree Newsome (along with doing good co-conspirator, Jimmy James Tyson) made an unannounced appearance on July 11 at the Wild Goose Festival, held annually in Hot Springs, N.C. I was honored to be able...

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Racist violence, domestic terrorism

Jul 20, 2015 by

Our communities are reeling from the brutal, racist assassination of African-American parishioners in Charleston, S.C. The arson of six black churches in Georgia, North and South Carolina, following the...

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Bill Cosby, the Confederate flag and America

Jul 8, 2015 by

Many African Americans don’t want to acknowledge the apparent likelihood Bill Cosby is a serial rapist. Many whites don’t want acknowledge that racism and white supremacist ideas are inextricably linked to...

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More than rending the Confederate flag

Jul 7, 2015 by

Tearing cloth is not enough to show you are sad; let your heart be broken. — Joel 2:13 In the Jewish tradition, as part of the period of mourning after a death, the mourner wears a torn piece of clothing....

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