Last week, Pres. Joseph Biden took the necessary steps to end federal prison contracts with privately-owned prisons. This is step one in removing incentives to keep Black people locked up.
“The original ‘black lives matter’ was that the slaves’ lives mattered.” — Judge James Wynn, Jr. I tweeted this quote from Berean Baptist Church of Raleigh’s 2015 Abolition Day ceremony and I just came across it again. It was very timely, as we see how, … Continue reading The Original Black Lives Matter
You don’t have many options and, if you identify as a conservative, you have to pick one… So, which type of conservative are you?
n 2020, Black people have accounted for 52.8% of new gun purchases. In this episode, I unpack reasons why it makes sense for Black gun ownership to increase in the United States, especially at this point in time.
This episode ties closely into last episode but points out why, even though classism is the truest war, we still must combat racism if we want to be free. Check out the following excerpt for some context before jumping into this, my final episode of the first season.
n the past few weeks, I’ve heard the term “People of color” too much when discussing issues that primarily/exclusively impact black people. And, to be honest, that hasn’t just been over the past few weeks. For my entire life, POC or minority has been thrown around as if all communities deal with the same issues and have the same concerns. Let’s stop being lazy and really identify the groups of people we’re discussing.
The new book, There’s A Storm Comin’: How the American Church Can Lead Through Times of Racial Crisis, by Pastor Dr. Dorrell Briscoe help Christians, especially white Christians, really step up and fight for their black brothers and sisters at a time where we can either continue on the same path or take a turn in the right direction. Check out my conversation with Dorrell in this episode.
I have had a few conversations about the end of Kendrick Lamar’s song “Mortal Man” from the album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” He truly speaks truth to power on it, touching on the fact that the youth will be the ones to fight back.
This government is failing and it’s doing so terribly. America cannot stand forever if it is on this path. A breaking point is being reached. Every great empire thought itself to be invincible but, eventually, live on only in the nostalgia of history. The present must draw on the recollection of the dead to honor those dynasties. We, soon, may enter the league of extraordinary word powers that once were.
America says, “In God We Trust” but America will not trust in the goodness of non-whiteness. The nation worships white supremacy. Devaluing the black body has resulted in murder and trauma since the first African people were brought to the United States (and before, with … Continue reading Whiteness is America’s god