Category Archives: Black history month

Learning from a black bus driver . . .

Sitting in a parked bus alone with a black bus driver, I began to tell him about my book, Off the RACE Track. After more than an hour, he began to open up to me. About that time a white … Continue reading

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Explaining “Off the RACE Track” in only 40 SECONDS

Are you ready to jump some tracks? Here’s the Amazon link.

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What they’re saying about Off the RACE Track

Off the Race Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind is a kind, nonpolitical, and inspiring resource for racial reconciliation and healing America’s racial wounds. Here is what people are saying about it: Commissioner Israel L. Gaither, first black National Commander, The Salvation … Continue reading

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Some short quotes from Off the RACE Track

Here are some short quotes from my new book: Off the RACE Track–From Color-Blind to Color-Kind. To get a copy or download a Kindle version, search for — Off the RACE Track Steve Simms — on Amazon. “There is much greatness … Continue reading

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A fresh, non-political look at race

Talking about race doesn’t have to be political, stressful, or confrontational. It can be encouraging and healing. Check out my new book — Off The Race Track–From Color-Blind To Color-Kind at this link.

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You might be unracist if . . .

The vast majority of Americans claim (and believe) that they are not racists. However, in an unracist society, race isn’t an issue. You might be unracist if you look at faces and don’t see races. You might be unracist if … Continue reading

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No time for spectators in church –MLK

Martin Luther King, Jr. put it this way: “There are many people who have caught the dangerous disease of ‘spectatoritis.’ Such persons are only spectators or onlookers but not participants. Such persons watch the minister and choir indulge in prayer … Continue reading

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Shall we overcome?

Shall we overcome? Don’t succumb to discouragement, self-destruction, and depression. Overcome through the reality of Christ’s love. “Deep in my heart, I do believe, we shall overcome someday!” The lost word of the Bible is a recovery word. It can … Continue reading

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Why America needs to say, “Black Lives Matter”

Why America Needs To Say “Black Lives Matter” In its early years America said That black lives don’t matter By subjecting millions of black lives to: Human trafficking and abuse; Lifelong bondage and work without pay; Cruel separation from their … Continue reading

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Seeing Selma Stirred My Spirit!

Seeing the movie, Selma, stirred my soul!  It made me weep. It received an ongoing standing ovation from a theater packed with both blacks and whites in Nashville! Selma strikingly portrays a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement during … Continue reading

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