Thoughts from Hampton University Minister’s Conference 2018 This was my third year attending the famed Hampton University Minister’s Conference. My thoughts and reflections are still somewhat of a jumbled mass in my mind. What follows is my attempt to make sense of disorderedness in my brain in a coherent way that gives clarity to the […]Read more "For Black Millennials Who Considered Leaving When the Church Was Too Much"
It’s hard being in the minority. It’s hard being the only black person in a classroom or the workplace. It’s hard being the only woman on a board of directors or sitting on a pulpit rostrum. This is because our societal psychology dictates that we fall back on stereotypical extrapolation to understand people: the only […]Read more "Tolerance and Acceptance Goes Both Ways: A Response to “The Mean Girls of Morehouse College”"
I was actually joking around on Twitter earlier about the four major mythical HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities) that have permeated a certain section of black consciousness. I was making the joke that I would want to send my child to either Hillman College, Mission College, Atlanta A&T University or Truth University. Those institutions […]Read more "College Bound: The Mythical HBCUs of Movies and Television"
The reason it’s been so long since I published a post was because I was going into finals week, turning in last minute papers before grades were due, trying to sort out many particularities surrounding graduation, my car went out on me the week before graduation, and my car’s been in the shop ever since […]Read more "The Graduation of an Uppity Negro"