We all watched the news of the Pulse nightclub massacre in horror.
In my state, on June 13, one day after the shooting, the North Carolina General Assembly moved forward on reading an amendment that would lift restrictions on our Read More »
I’m a woman that grew up in the church and I’ve has always struggled with my spirituality. For me, Beyonce’s latest work Lemonade is theologically and spiritually freeing. bell hooks missed the spiritually liberating elements of the album when she Read More »
When Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown announced her recent series of community forums, she said she wanted to build relationships and enlighten and empower the community. I support the chief’s efforts to ask for insight. When you ask, communities tend Read More »
“Riots are the language of the unheard,” said Martin Luther King, Jr. So when Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish invoked MLK when he called for people to resist rioting in response to the grand jury decision over the Tamir Rice Read More »
As 2015 draws to a close, I can easily list the many incidents of violence inflicted on my communities this year. A series of arson attacks and a recent shooting at Planned Parenthood clinics. A deadly shooting at an African Read More »
I ask about 100 people, either by phone or by knocking on doors, the same question each week as an organizer at a reproductive health nonprofit.
“Are you a supporter of women’s health services such as breast cancer screenings and Read More »
When a 22-year-old student at North Carolina Central University, who spoke with RH Reality Check about her experiences as a parent, needs to breastfeed or pump on campus, she has to go to her car. That’s because, she says, there Read More »
I don’t want to pray for Charleston. I can’t. I am an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, yet, prayer doesn’t seem like enough. I need action. I need change.
The group of faithful members of Emanuel African Read More »
As a member of the clergy, I’ve heard many sermons on a wide range of social and political topics, from voting and the problems of the prescription drug industry to unemployment to the latest outrageous statement from politicians.
One topic Read More »
Last weekend, I attended the Moral March on Raleigh in North Carolina organized by the HKonJ People’s Assembly Coalition.
Since the event fell on Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to sending tokens of love, coalition leaders decided the march, a Read More »
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