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The Fight to Rename a School: Pushing Further

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  *Based on My Words/Speech at the February 13, 2018 Denton (TX) Independent School District School Board Meeting   Immigrants are of the lowest of classes.   Blacks should be banned from public facilities.   I’m simply not interested in racial equality.   I hope that you are as disgusted by these words as I […]

Denton, Texas: The Noose / Racist USA

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  People live. People laugh. People dance. People love Denton. Everything they could ever want and more exist within the city limits. Truth is a frightening thing. Words can make reality appear much different than it is. The veil is quite thin. When pushed aside, Denton looks very different. White people live. White people laugh. […]

The Money: A Parable of Sorts (Part 6/7 of 8): The Trial

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              The records said that I pled out. I didn’t plea shit. Didn’t nobody care about me killing no nigger woman. While I’ve thought about it once or twice, I’ve come to the conclusion every time that the world is better off with one less nigger in the world. […]

The Money: A Parable of Sorts (Part 4 of 8): The Exit

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  “I want you to welcome your new coworker!” The grocery store was in the heart of Atlanta. For years, the food-filled aisles had been his home. When the manager introduced a black man, Zack Drillard walked out and never looked back. “I ain’t workin’ with no goddamn nigger!”   She ain’t much to look […]

The Money: A Parable of Sorts (Part 3 of 8): The Upbringing

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  “They’re fucking our women. They’re stealing our shit. They’re slitting our throats. We are at the mercy of the niggers. I’m just about ready to kill me one. Who’s with me?” I was six. I learned early. My white skin was all I needed to survive. God chose me to be in the master […]

A Prophetic Convergence: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. & The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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  *Originally published on January 18, 2015   On April 19, 1961, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a stirring sermon in a most unlikely place. Though not his most famous address, Dr. King’s words to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary or simply Southern Seminary pushed the audience to do more to accomplish […]

Those Confederate Flags in De Leon

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  *I wrote the following letter to the editor for the people of De Leon, Texas after a recent visit.   Beauty reaches out and grabs you. I experience it every time. I see it. I feel it. I hear it. The land speaks. The fields sway. The sky never stops. I could go on […]

United Methodist Insensitivity Unleashed in North Texas

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    “What were they thinking?”   I almost didn’t write this piece. People kept telling me how nice the people in the photograph are. I don’t doubt it. One question remains.   “What were they thinking?”   Pictured are 5 United Methodist ministers in the North Texas Annual Conference. The picture was taken at […]

The Passion of Charles Moore: Two Years Later

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  The Rev. Charles Moore visits me often.  For over two years now, I’ve closed my eyes and felt the pull of his flame.  The media attention is over.  Too much time has passed for most.  Our memories are so frail.  I won’t ever be able to forget.  I still see the flames.  To commemorate the […]

On the One Year Anniversary of the Tragedy at Mother Emanuel AME Church

Nine victims of the Charleston church shooting. 
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middle row: Daniel Simmons,  Rev. Depayne Middleton Doctor, Tywanza Sanders
Bottom row: Myra Thompson, Ethel Lee Lance, Susie Jackson

  Almost a year ago, I released this statement to numerous outlets after learning of the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church:   “Tragedy amplifies our desperate desire to hear a word from God. In the midst of suffocating times, sojourners gathered last night and placed their ears to the sky. As a testament to […]

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