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Righteous anger isn’t easy

Anger is deceptive. When we think that our anger is righteous, we tend to see ourselves as superior to those who oppose us. It’s easy to consider your own anger to be righteous. It’s not so easy to feel that … Continue reading

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An experience at America’s “lynching memorial”

In Off the RACE Track I wrote about my wife and I gathering a few people to pray and ask for God’s forgiveness around the stump of the Rutherford County lynching tree (where blacks were hanged by white mobs) in … Continue reading

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The National Memorial For Peace And Justice

Roll call of the silenced, Thousands hung by the neck, Strangling their voices in death, Here in America. Now their names cry out, From hundreds of metal beams Hanging overhead in hushed quiet, “We were murdered by mobs To silence … Continue reading

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Remembering some of America’s forgotten mothers on Mothers Day

We’ve forgotten the millions of mothers in America who were brutalized by legalized human trafficking. We’ve forgotten the 4,000+ American mothers whose son or daughter was murdered by racist lynchings. We’ve forgotten the millions of American mothers treated as inferior … Continue reading

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Beyond Race: Experiencing God In Strangers

You don’t shoot salesmen, do you?” asked a 20 year old white boy as he stood on a black man’s front porch in Columbus, Georgia during the racial uprising of the summer of 1971. The smiling white boy was wearing … Continue reading

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Ida B. Wells — My #VIII Greatest American Of All Time

Ida B. Wells is remembered during Black History month but it is hard to find much about her in American history books.  However, in my thinking, she is the 8th greatest American of all time. (Learn more about her in my … Continue reading

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