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Video: Botham Jean’s Powerful Last Message to the World

Botham Shem Jean was killed on September 6, 2018 in Dallas, TX by off-duty police officer Amber Guyger. She claimed to have mistaken his apartment for her own and thought Jean was a burglar. Guyger actually lived in the apartment below Jean, and his apartment had a bright red mat …

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Must Watch: Pastor Steven Furtick’s Down to Earth Converstation with Charlamagne The God

Everyone has a worldview, but how often do we take the time to explore how it was formed? In this short film, Pastor Steven Furtick and Charlamagne tha God go back to their hometown for a conversation on roots, race, religion, and more. This is one of the best exchanges …

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Black History Is American History

How long have black people been free in America? What decade or period in history comes to mind? This blog is the first in a series that will seek to use the occasion of Black History Month to wrestle with our racial history as Americans. Typically when Black History is …

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MLK and the Moral Foundation of Social Justice that is Missing Today

In light of America’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr day on Monday, I thought it would be helpful for us to look into the stark contrast between civil rights activism done back then, versus the way it’s being done today. Whenever you address the fight of civil rights, MLK …

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How the Opioid Crisis Highlights White Privilege

People are dying. Spouses, friends, neighbors, parents and children are losing one another in a heinous fashion and at alarming rates. Nevertheless, when cries for compassion and intervention come from certain corners of the room, it becomes increasingly difficult to not roll eyes. Still, I beg that you would have …

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Pastor Carl Lentz Calls Out Race Relations in Church

Carl Lentz posted a video on Instagram along with a lengthy caption on race and the church. In the video, Lentz is preaching about race relations and rebuking those who run from the discussion of race. In the caption, Pastor Lentz highlights a chapter in his new book Own The …

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Watch Van Jones Discuss Why We Need to Unify Regardless of Political Parties

Van Jones is Dope! And that’s not even because he gave me a shout-out a couple of years ago on USAToday.com for my work in the startup community and teaching kids how to code (non-humble brag). This was a great interview. I particularly love Van Jones’ solution-based approach to discussing …

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Why It Is Important that You (And Not Someone Else) Teach Your Children About Racism

My daughter was in second grade when her class had begun a discussion on civil rights and slavery in North America. It was then that she had learned for the first time that there were people in this world who may think her less deserving, less valuable, and even less …

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Teaching Your Children How to Rise Above Stereotypes

My husband and I recently enjoyed a breezy outdoor dinner at a local café with our three kids and found ourselves having to teach an unexpected lesson. In what has become our normal everyday fashion, we also found ourselves the single black family in a middle-class white restaurant. No biggie. …

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Is America Truly Land of the Free?

In the current climate of police shootings, protests that get out of hand, and growing racial tensions that sometimes are backed by political divides, you hear the term “civil rights” tossed around frequently. But does that term fit every situation that we see, especially when it is between the citizens …

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