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Crossing the Racial Divide
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Jesus radically broke with the prevailing culture and paradigms of his day. He reached across social, cultural, religious and ethnic boundaries. He built bridges, spanned the gap, and reconciled us to each oth ...

Rep. Bobby Rush Kicked Off House Floor For Wearing Hoodie For Trayvon
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

Think Progress reports that Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) was today removed from the floor of the House during an impassioned speech against the murder of Trayvon Martin. Think Progr ...

Soul-Searching for Colombia
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 11:36am | Type: Blog

It's ripped from the headlines: A young person is killed, but the police seem to be casting aspersions on the victim. It outrages us when it happens in Florida, and it should outrage us just as much when ...

Is Lamb to the Slaughter the Best We've Got?
Originally Posted: 03/29/2012 - 5:39pm | Type: Blog

My greatest fear for my children is the cautious regret I see on the many faces that can’t help but leave open the possibility there may be some justification for the Trayvon Martin tragedy. ...

Hoodie Sunday, Trayvon Martin, and the Confessions of a Nation
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 6:04pm | Type: Blog

“Forgive us," the unnamed gentleman pleaded. "George Zimmerman was Latino. The horrible atrocity that has rocked our nation was committed by a Latino man. I am Latino. I ask for your forgiveness on ...

Guns Don't Kill People. Hoodies Kill People.
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 11:44am | Type: Blog

If a white man wears a bow tie, he looks like a nerdy professor. If a black man wears the same tie, it’s assumed that he’s a member of the Nation of Islam. Does anyone honestly think that banning hoodies will ...

Pastors and Congregants Wear Hoodies to Church
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 5:49pm | Type: Blog

Christians and other people of good faith nationwide stood in solidarity with Trayvon Martin this weekend by wearing hooded sweartshirts — aka "hoodies"— to church. Monday marks the one-month anni ...

White Christians Sleep While Young Black Men Die
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 10:22am | Type: Blog

This is largely addressed to my white brothers and sisters, particularly those in the church. I’m a white woman, was raised in an almost all-white town and have spent most of my life in predominately white faith communities. White people don’t like to ...

Is the Life of a Black Boy Worth Anything Today?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:28pm | Type: Press

March 23, 2012 Sojo in the News Rev. Ruth Haley-Lowry ...

Obama: 'If I Had a Son, He'd Look Like Trayvon'
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:04pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama spoke out about the Trayvon Martin shooting Friday morning at a press briefing nominating Dr. Jim Yong Kim to head the World Bank. President Barack Obama ...

Breaking: Sanford Police Chief Steps Down From Trayvon Martin Case
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee, who has been criticized for his handling of the Trayvon Martin shooting case, has stepped down temporarily, according to The Miami Herald. Sanford P ...

When You Can't Find Your Words
Originally Posted: 03/22/2012 - 10:15pm | Type: Blog

I could write about anger, injustice, racism, the loss of another black male child, crazy American gun laws or even the shock or actually lack thereof, of how the police initially handled this murder. But most ...

Lament for Trayvon Martin and Black Boys EVERYwhere
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 3:04pm | Type: Blog

Trayvon Martin didn’t “belong” in the gated community where he was killed because he was black. He was BEING while black. That’s all. It’s about to rain. A rolling explosion of th ...

Justice for Trayvon Martin: Million Hoody March
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

On February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla., George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old boy. On February 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla., George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an un ...