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Why Social Media Consciousness is Okay The death of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18 year old of Ferguson, Missouri, shot by a cop under some questionable circumstances is but the most recent event that quickly gained national attention.  Brown’s death came only a day after cops in Beavercreek, Ohio outside of Dayton shot an unarmed … Continue reading

“Sunday Best” Fails to Show the ‘Best’ In the Judges
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“Sunday Best” Fails to Show the ‘Best’ In the Judges

Kierra Sheard, the newest judge on BET’s “Sunday Best” which debuted last night famously quipped “Where is the oil?” I ask that question to two of the judges: Donnie McClurkin and Kim Burrell. Now let me help out of some of my non-Pentecostal friends and give some context to the question “Where is the oil?” … Continue reading

Jamal Bryant and the Continued Foolishness of Preaching
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Jamal Bryant and the Continued Foolishness of Preaching

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.  1 Corinthians 1:21, KJV If one does a quick search of the name Jamal Bryant on my blog, they will quickly discover that from my seminary forward … Continue reading

The Fallacy of Argumentum ad Feminarum Negrum: To the Black Woman
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The Fallacy of Argumentum ad Feminarum Negrum: To the Black Woman

I will admit that I am currently wrestling with how I personally feel about certain topics when it comes to gender discussions.  Not only is it a personal battle, but it’s one of academic and intellectual travail as well; just exactly where do I fit on the spectrum.  Within the last decade or so, between … Continue reading

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Dear Black People…

Dear White People Concept Trailer from Justin Simien on Vimeo. In the vein of “Higher Learning” and “School Daze” there is a spoof video that is premiering at 2014 Sundance called “Dear White People” highlighting the interactions of black faces in the white space of ivy league-esque collegiate education.  I watched the trailer, and of … Continue reading