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A 'Postmodern Negro' Perspective on Not Voting
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. Not with any messia ...

The Democratic Nomination's Historic Significance
Originally Posted: 10/24/2013 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

I have been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and I think when Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight it is going to be an important historic moment. ...

Invisible Evangelicals' Insight on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of political discourse in America. Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of ...

Race at the Olympics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I can't go anywhere these days without hearing about the Olympics ("Michael Phelps this, Michael Phelps that." Thank God my friend finally told me who Michael Phelps is). ...

Will an Apology for Slavery Lead to Real Repentance?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

On July 29, 2008, history was made in the United States House of Representatives – well, kinda. On July 29, 2008, history was made in the United States House of Represen ...

A Bias Against Sunday Segregation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

American churches are still segregated, and it is the way most of us—regardless of our race—would like to keep it. American churches are still segregated, and ...

A Sequel to the 1968 Olympics 'Salute' Story
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Jarrod McKenna's <a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-human-rights-and.html" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-h ...

A Sequel to the 1968 Olympics 'Salute' Story
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>Jarrod McKenna's <a title="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-human-rights-and.html" href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/08/the-olympics-h ...

The Olympics, Human Rights, and Holy Mischief
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>"God Is Love," inscribed on the tracksuit of the athlete who would become the second-fastest man alive, is what first caught the attention of Australian Olympic official Ray Weinberg in the ...

Slavery Apology--One Step Forward
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

I'm still "down under" -- wrapping up my book tour in Australia. The news from the U.S. I'm still "down under" -- wrapping up my book tour in Austra ...

Brain Surgery with a Switch-blade
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

The Fourth of July is always a weird holiday for me. The Fourth of July is always a weird holiday for me. It's not that I don't enjoy the nostalgia, picnics, barbeque, f ...

Jesse Helms' Passing -- the End of an Era?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>As a former North Carolinian, I have very mixed feelings regarding the death of Senator Jesse Helms. When my late grandfather Roy B. Clogston was the athletic director of NC State from 1948-69, he bec ...

Use Your Freedom to Defend Others' (Unveiling India's Apartheid, Part 4)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Slavery in the United States did not end in a night or even a year or decade. Slavery in the United States did not end in a night or even a year or decade. Even now, long past sla ...

Unveiling India's Apartheid (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

In the shadow of India's economic miracle lies a people often deemed untouchable, largely impoverished, and seemingly invisible. In the shadow of India's economic miracl ...

A Transformational Moment
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

When the historic legislative milestone of the Voting Rights Act finally passed in 1965, I was still a young teenager. Until then, black people in America didn't have the right to vote. ...

It's a Start
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Donald W. Shriver Jr. Apologies for slavery must be followed by steps to justice. Between January 2007 and Mar ...

Religion and Race
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Heltzel This spring, when inflammatory comments by Rev. Jere­miah Wright—Sen. This spring, when inflammatory c ...

Black-Brown Unity
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p>When I first decided to spend this semester of my college career in Washington, D.C., I did not expect to work for the <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=CC ...

Healing the Wounds of Race
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis Sadly, many white Americans are still in denial about black frustration and anger. Barack Obama sh ...

Wright Ex-Factor
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Over the last several days, I watched Rev. Jeremiah Wright in discussions of faith, theology, history, and culture on television. The three-plus hours I devoted to PBS and CNN amounted to som ...

Don Imus and VA Tech - A Year Later
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>It was only a short year ago that "shock jock" Don Imus chose to refer to the accomplished women playing in the NCAA Basketball Finals as "nappy-headed hoes," later billing the mat ...

Is King's Complete Message Breaking Through?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, he was trying to move the country to take on the moral issue of economic injustice. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assa ...

Recommended Reading: Taylor Branch on MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Read <A title=http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/opinion/06branch.html?_r=1&amp;sq=taylor%20branch&amp;st=nyt&amp;oref=slogin&amp;scp=1&amp;pagewanted=print href="http://www ...

A Turning Point
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis After 40 years, we might finally be ready to come out of the wilderness. The year 1968 was very si ...

The Rev. Wright Effect; Rice on Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>We were never likely to get away with "transcending" race in this election as the early Obama campaign suggested to some. We were never likely to get away w ...

From Prophetic Anger to Apocalyptic Hope
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The recent controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright has initiated a new conversation about race in America. The recent controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright has initiate ...

Engaging with "A More Perfect Union"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Like many (I hope most) people, I was deeply moved and impressed by Senator Obama's speech on race. Like many (I hope most) people, I was deeply moved and impres ...

For Whites Only: Things to Consider When Entering the Race Conversation
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>In response to the racially tinged <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/03/healing-the-wounds-of-race-by.html">controversial remarks</A> made by his former pastor ...

Exorcising Racial Demons: Part II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><I>So what do we do, my friends, in the face of our undeniably incongruent histories-which give us reason to forever suspect one another, a reason dramatically subverted by the call to embrace o ...

How Wrong Was Rev. Wright?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>On a Sunday when Americans flooded houses of worship seeking words of comfort, hope, and healing, Rev. On a Sunday when Americans flooded houses of worship seeking wo ...

Exorcising Racial Demons: Part I
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>If properly understood, <A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/castingstones/2008/03/text-of-obamas-faith-and-race.html?bt=polmashup">Senator Barack Obama's remarks</A> yesterda ...

Healing the Wounds of Race
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>It has simmered throughout this campaign, and now race has exploded into the center of the media debate about the presidential race. It has simmered throughout this c ...

Why America Needs the Uncensored Prophetic Voice of the Black Church
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The media frenzy over the remarks of Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, raise critical challenge to the prophetic role and voice of the black church. ...

Putting Rev. Wright's Preaching in Perspective
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>The current media flap over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's former pastor, strikes me as nothing short of strange. The current media flap over the Rev. ...

MLK and Identity Politics
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>The 40th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination - April 4, 1968 - will soon be upon us. As I remember Dr. King against the backdrop of this 2008 presidential elec ...

Brothers and Sisters at the Borders
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>In the past year, political expediency, xenophobia, and extremism defeated reason, compromise, and reconciliation in the immigration debate. The level of animosity directed towards the immigr ...

A Mosaic Revival: High-Definition Election 2008 Part II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>This is part two of <a href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/election-2008-in-highdefinitio.html">my reflections concerning Election 2008</a> and Generation X, Y, ...

Sorry Day
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A title=http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2007/11/changes-down-under-by-jim-wall.html">Wh ...

Australia Says Sorry: "This is history, unna?"
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Black and white, we waited like I had waited in the mosh pit for Rage Against the Machine two weeks earlier. Yet the main feature on this day, a day that so many had been waiting for, working ...

Election 2008 in High-Definition: Beyond Black and White
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Without question the 2008 election is a historic time. Much has been said about the momentous nature of this presidential election. A woman, an African American, and a Latino were all trying ...

I'm an Idiot
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>Lately I keep wishing I was somebody else. Somebody different. Somebody better than me. </P> Lately I keep wishing I was somebody else. Somebody different. Some ...

Who's Not Ready for Minority Leadership?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

<P>A pastor of a large metropolitan church once sought me out for some advice. A pastor of a large metropolitan church once sought me out for some advice. He was told by ...

Mosaics: The New Multicultural Conspirators
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/02/the-new-conspirators-by-tom-si.html">Last week</A> I shared a snapshot of the new monastics. This week I will look at the ...

Young, Brown, and Weird
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Schools in the U.S. Schools in the U.S. have been resegregating themselves at a fast clip for the past 15 years or so, and the racial demographics of some districts a ...

Interview with John Sayles on Religion, Race, and Rock and Roll
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P>Recently, I had the opportunity to interview John Sayles about his movie <A href="http://honeydripper-movie.com/">Honeydripper</A>, a multilayered and complex account of ...

Listening to MLK
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Blog

<p><P><A href="http://blog.beliefnet.com/godspolitics/2008/01/mlks-unfinished-revolution-by.html">Mary Nelson just posted on MLK's Riverside speech</A>, but I have some r ...

MLK's Unfinished Revolution
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

<P>Martin Luther King's <A href="http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkatimetobreaksilence.htm">sermon at Riverside Church</A> linked the devastating Vietnam war to the s ...

A Nation of Jenas
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan How God's Word empowers us to fight racism. Seven guards, one nurse, and a 14-year-old bo ...

Flooding Jena with Justice
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alexis Vaughan Thousands of protesters marched through Jena, Louisiana, on Sept. Thousands of protesters march ...

Diversity as Christian Practice-Not Just a Church Program
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:28pm | Type: Blog

<P>A week before Thanksgiving, I spoke in Lake Tahoe for the clergy convocation of the California-Nevada Conference of the United Methodist Church, a sprawling geography that comprises a wide array ...