Omar Mateen Was Gay. Islamic Terrorist? Nope.

I'll be honest, from the time this story emerged I questioned the prevailing narrative. An Islamic terrorist attacking a gay nightclub leaving killing 53...

Can We Agree that Nobody Deserves to Die for Being Gay?

  In the wake of what we now know to be the worst mass shooting in American history, we can agree that nobody needs to...

Muhammad Ali: The Measure of a Man

My father once told me that the true measure of a person can be found not in what she or he thought or claimed...

Death of Muhammad Ali Brings Out Haters

Muhammad Ali may be considered one of the greatest fighters of all time. His use of his hands was quite lethal. More lethal than...

Alabama Teacher “On Leave” Over Racist Math Quiz

I'm pretty big on education. So much so, that like most minorities, in the context of race, I see education as the great equalizer....

Larry Wilmore: Too Black, Too Strong, But Just Right

When you consider that Skynet has already sent a Terminator from the future to kill America's next Black president, Larry Wilmore's performance as host...

Made in Our Own Image: The Gospel According to Beyoncé

Ever since Destiny’s Child disbanded and Beyoncé Knowles, the lead singer for the group made a go for it as a solo artist, she’s...

Does Johnny Manziel Being Indicted Make Him Black Now?

Former NCAA Heisman Trophy winner, Texas native, and NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Texas grand jury on a misdemeanor domestic assault...

Ray Lewis Kept it Real and Wrong About Black Lives Matter

Ray Lewis does it again. Mr. Outspoken-Even-When-Wrong aka Ray Lewis, has found a way to find himself within the newspapers and the internet. Just recently,...

Beyonce, Kendrick and Me

“My concern is the arrival of new ground that replaces…specific places as primary signifiers of identity.” –Willie Jennings from The Christian Imagination: Theology and the...

Review: “Democracy in Black” by Eddie Glaude Jr.

One of the better things that has happened to me in the last year or so is that I have been more intentional about...

#OscarSoWhite Should Concern You, America

When I first heard of the call to boycott the Oscars by Spike Lee and #OscarSoWhite because of the lack of diversity in nominations for...

Moral Reasoning and Fundamentalism

Hola mi Gente... One can tease out political differences quite simply -- how individuals view the role of government, freedom, and a just society is...

The Miseducation of “Chi-Raq”

There had been buzz in the past year or so that there was a filming of a movie entitled “Chi-raq” with the gun violence...

12-year-old boys and Toy Guns: A Black Mom’s Reflection

I have had writer’s block for nearly two months. I am drained. We write, we protest, we stand up and things keep going as they have...