Moving Beyond Graham’s Legacy: Raising the Bar on Evangelical Participation in Civil Rights

* This article originally appeared on The Witness: A Black Christian Collective 6/27/18 The late Billy Graham said in an Associated Press interview in 2005 that he wished he had done more for Civil Rights. He especially regretted not partnering with Martin Luther King, Jr. “I think I made a mistake when I didn’t go … Continue reading Moving Beyond Graham’s Legacy: Raising the Bar on Evangelical Participation in Civil Rights

A Wilderness Wandering After the “Quiet Exodus”

* This article originally appeared on The Witness: A Black Christian Collective 4/23/18 In a revealing article in the New York Times, journalist Campbell Robertson, details the impact of the 2016 election on black Christians in white churches. Observing the overwhelming political support that white evangelicals exhibited for the current president, many African Americans felt … Continue reading A Wilderness Wandering After the “Quiet Exodus”

Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday

*This article originally appeared on The Witness: A Black Christian Collective America fought it’s bloodiest war mainly over the issue of slavery. It took the deaths of over half a million citizens to abolish the heinous institution. This figure does not account for the untold numbers of black lives devastated by slavery—brutal corporal punishments, the … Continue reading Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday

We Return Fighting: How Memorial Day Can Mean Something Different for African American Soldiers

*This post originally appeared on The Witness: A Black Christian Collective* Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. By setting aside a time to recall soldiers who died fighting for this nation, American citizens rightly honor their sacrifice and that of their family and friends. What often gets overlooked in the observance of Memorial Day, … Continue reading We Return Fighting: How Memorial Day Can Mean Something Different for African American Soldiers

James Cone, the cross, and the lynching memorial

- This post by Jemar originally appeared here at Religion News Service -     (RNS) - On April 26 America received its first-ever memorial dedicated to the more than 4,000 victims of lynching in this country. Two days later, James Cone, the acclaimed author of “The Cross and the Lynching Tree,” died. The opening of … Continue reading James Cone, the cross, and the lynching memorial