Dallas Celebrates the White Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


  Growing up in Atlanta, I was well aware from an early age that the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was serious business. On numerous occasions, I traveled to Ebenezer Baptist Church to participate in the annual commemoration services. A few years back, I will never forget Dr. Cornel West warning us about […]

Barbara Dawson: A Child of God Slaughtered by Medical Capitalism and Our Police State


  “I can’t breathe.” The cry has gone out over and over again. On December 21, 2015, the cry was heard again.   After complaining of stomach pain, Barbara Dawson was rushed to Calhoun Liberty Hospital in Blountstown, Florida. Upon stabilization, the medical staff demanded Dawson leave the premises. Repeatedly, Dawson expressed that she didn’t […]

The God in the Table


  *Preached at The Church at the Table in Denton, Texas on 1/10/16   A LIGHT IN THE ATTIC  There’s a light in the attic. Thought the house is dark and shuttered, I can see a flickerin’ flutter, And I know what it’s about. There’s a light on in the attic. I can see it […]

The Sad Case of Dr. Larycia Hawkins


  Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Dr. Larycia Hawkins believes so. Wheaton College is determined to fire her for such beliefs. Ever since Dr. Hawkins wore a hijab during Advent in solidarity with Muslims, I’ve watched this story unfold with mixed emotions. I agree with Dr. Hawkins on Muslims. I find many […]

Killing Andrew Thomas


  On a frequent basis, I get messages from death row inmates. Due to the volume of my work, I can only engage a small percentage of those who write. In early November, I received a request for help from Tennessee. Opening the envelope, I figured Andrew Thomas would get my regrets. I was wrong. […]

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr Lives! : A Word to Christians


  Throughout the last five years, I’ve followed the case of human rights champion Saudi Arabian Shia Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.  With tacit affirmation from the United States, the Saudi government has brutally repressed all dissent.  Coming from an oppressed religious minority, Sheikh Nimr sought to bring about a better world for his fellow Shias in Saudi Arabia […]

Happy New Year! : White Folks Are Here to Save Us


  “All the white folks on my team!” The game was kickball. Before we could begin, we had to pick the teams. Will demanded that we divide by race. Even at the age of six, I knew this was wrong. Though Will was much bigger and stronger than me, I knew I had to tell […]