We Are Lamenting Racism

“We Are Lamenting Racism” New Baptist Covenant in the middle of a six-week journey titled, “Lamenting Racism.”  This virtual Zoom Cohort explores and engages in the Biblical exercise of lament as a Christian response to racial injustice. Our sessions...

“Systemic Racism is Real. Be One Another’s Church.”

“Systemic Racism is Real. Be One Another’s Church.” 20 years ago, I joined a church-affiliated golfing group of about fifteen African American men. Over the years, our group has morphed into a support group where we share our blessings and burdens...

Words for the Journey – “I, Too, Am American”

Langston Hughes’ poem, “Let America Be America Again” has been reverberating and ricocheting in my consciousness for the last several weeks. I am especially moved by Alfre Woodard’s narration in this Video produced by MoveOn.org. The 100th anniversary of the Tulsa...

Pride Month

Pride Month provides Baptists another opportunity to reflect on our commitment to equal rights. Just how expansive – or restrictive – is our full inclusion of all human beings?  As Baptists, we have made great strides and have often provided stellar...

History is personal. Recognizing the impacts of The Tulsa Race Massacre

1921 is personal to me. It is personal for two reasons. 1921 is the year of my mother’s birth in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Had she lived, she would be 100 years old this coming September. My mom used to say, “If you don’t’ know who you are and where you come from, you’ll...

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