Politics / The Color Line

A Sad Day For Uppity Negroes: The Day Obama threw Wright under the bus

Per The Black Snob’s list perhaps the “under the bus” phrase is over-used, however, I believe the metaphor makes sense:  Today we saw the clash of two uppity Negroes, members of the black elite have a bitter divorce on television. I’ll always remember the day, April 29th when in the middle of my Healing Miracles … Continue reading

Church and Society / Politics / Religion / The Color Line

In Defense of the Black Church: America’s chickens are coming home to roost

Wow! I really didn’t expect to wake up at 10:30am to my friend calling me telling me that Jeremiah Wright had yet again found himself in a live news media frenzy at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  But, I’m going to keep this short, it’s finals week and per my cousin, I discovered … Continue reading

Church and Society / Pop Culture / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Religion / Theology of Preaching

What Is ‘Speaking Truth to Power?': Social Justice Gains Popularity

I grew up hearing the phrase “speak truth to power” and its derivatives namely from the pulpit and from my mother.  It was always used as a justification for preaching social justice sermons or putting forth a social justice message; usually in the face of a prosperity gospel preached (such as in the Word of … Continue reading

Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro / Religion

Don’t Make Your Tomb Your Tabernacle

Just wanted to share with you all what one my school’s about to be alumni Kippie Brown preached tonight for our school’s last Ecumenical Late-Night service.  Coming from Mark 5 and the Gerasene demoniac named Legion.  In a nutshell, he simply said that it’s hard sometimes to not make the tomb our tabernacle because it … Continue reading

I Have No Words / Politics / Pop Culture / The Color Line

I Have No Words….Detroit City Council by way of Kwame Kilpatrick

I mean wow!  I’m ashamed to be black after watching my sistah girl act like she did.  Literally ashamed. And then she committed the cardinal sin, she thoroughly emasculated a black man who finally got some powere who appears to be the elected chairman of the city council board, in front of God and everyone.  … Continue reading