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Reflections on a trip to Elaine, Arkansas

By Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins  It was 100 years ago that the worst massacre in the state of Arkansas, and arguably the worst racial massacre in United States history, took place in the small, rural town of Elaine. More than 230 African Americans were brutally killed...

Words for the journey — October 2019

By Hannah McMahan King There once was a little bird that lived in a big forest. The little bird made its home high in the branches of a tall tree at the edge of that forest.  One day the forest caught fire. Panicked, the little bird flew to the sea to get water to put...

A Pilgrimage to Elaine, Arkansas

The co-executive directors of New Baptist Covenant, Hannah McMahan King and Dr. Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins, are heading to Elaine, Ark., this week to bear witness to the 100th  anniversary of the Elaine Race Massacres of 1919. On September 30, 1919, and in the days...

Words for the Journey — September 2019

Wow — it’s been a busy summer! I’ve had a great time connecting with many of you at denominational events, chatting about our summer JUSTReading Club offering, I’m Still Here, publishing the discussion guide for our new book, Reconstructing the Gospel, leading a retreat for my seminary students, and yes, getting a little rest and relaxation in the mountains.

The violence of white supremacy

White supremacy is inherently violent. Sometimes that violence comes in words that deny the common humanity we share with all God’s children, and sometimes that violence comes from the point of a gun.President Trump has used his words for violence as he denigrates the...

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