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Blood on the Pavement: A Crash of Blood and Grace

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    God is with us. I was sitting at the light. I saw the bike first. I wasn’t prepared. The bottle was next. Everything crashed. I couldn’t figure out what was going on. Then, I saw a leg. Instantly, I hit my flashers and ran. I dove to her side. Holding her body as […]

Blue Salvation: Redemption from Blue Supremacy

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  I was just a child. When people started to celebrate my Dad, it took me a second to figure out what for. In time, I realized that Dad was a hero. You see, my Dad ran into a hostage situation involving heavy gunfire and saved the life of a police officer. The officer was […]

The Nature of Blue Supremacy

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    For the past year, everywhere I’ve gone I’ve seen this flag. Every time, I was reminded that it is the blue lives that actually matter. In these countless encounters, the message was loud and clear…only blue is supreme.   I was there when five police officers died. I still grieve for their families. […]

When a White Woman Dies: On Blue Supremacy

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  Repeatedly, I’ve stood in front of cameras and audiences to loudly declare to white people, “If you don’t engage in the struggle against police brutality, the next tragedy will be yours.” Yesterday, it was. Not long after calling 911 to report a possible sexual assault, Justine Ruszczyk-Damond was gunned down by one of the […]

Disruption: The Language of God

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  Today is the first Sunday after the acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez. Nearing a year ago, Yanez murdered Philando Castile during a traffic stop. The entire incident was streamed live. The video seems clear. When police officers are involved, nothing is ever clear. How many pastors have mentioned anything about police brutality? How many […]

The Passion: A Ballad for Jordan Edwards

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The party was going to by hype. Excitement filled his veins. Everybody was going. Then, the time came. The car rolled out with a shout. Everyone knew what this night was about. Laughs filled the car. The house came into view. In the midst of it all, God arrived too. Before things truly hit, the […]

Pastors: Your Press Conferences Suck

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  Early this morning, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed. I couldn’t help but notice the numerous press conferences pastors are holding all over the country. In each one, pastors put on their stoles and jump in front of the cameras. The problem is that such performances are unbelievable. Just this morning, I saw […]

Forgive Us Marksville: #JeremyMardis

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  Dear Marksville.   Though my activism has taken me to many places, I’ve never been to your town. For this, I’m profoundly sorry. I’ve kept up with the case of Jeremy Mardis ever since he was gunned down with his seatbelt on. Truth be known, I was too engaged in a variety of other […]

Words for Dallas’ ‘Enough is Enough’ Rally

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*I’m thankful that my brother Robert Morris read these words at the Dallas rally.   I apologize that I’m not with you this evening. Life won’t allow it. So, I’m forced to communicate to you at this grave hour through the written word.   We are in the middle of a national crisis. The bodies […]

When a Black Cop Kills an Unarmed Child

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  Here in Texas, justice is swift and injustice is too. When violence happens, one has to pay close attention to make sure they know the difference.   Farmers Branch is known for injustice. Persons of color don’t get a fair shake within the city limits. Not too far up the road, there is a […]

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