Brian McLaren 07-27-2009
I think President Obama was right to soften the tone of his statement the other day on the Gates arre
Melvin Bray 07-24-2009
There are only a handful of widely, cross-culturally known black intellectuals in this country-Maya Angelou, Cornel West, Michael Eric Dyson, Julianne Malveaux, and maybe a few others.
Edward Gilbreath 07-23-2009

Are we living in the golden age of racial debates? Every week seems to bring some new wrinkle in the national conversation about race, class, and ethnicity. And with the emergence of social media, we can now engage in these conversations with ever-greater frequency and intensity.

Allison Johnson 07-23-2009
While watching Barack Obama's health care press conference last night, I wasn't surprised when he took a question regarding the arrest and subsequent media uproar surrounding his good friend, Henry
Aja M. Carr 07-20-2009
Last week marked the centennial celebration of the nation's oldest and most respected civil rights organization, the National
Bart Campolo 07-17-2009
Recently a bunch of people e-mailed me the same New York Times column, which cited a variety of scientific research s
Jim Wallis 07-16-2009
Earlier this year, Jim Wallis sat down with Tavis Smiley to talk about his role in public media of raising issues and asking questions that others are not.
Ryan Beiler 07-15-2009

A white woman is raped by a black man in North Carolina. During the assault, she studies his face, determined to bring him to justice. She later identifies a suspect both in photos and in-person line-ups. Only she's wrong.

Cesar Baldelomar 07-13-2009
Though it has been two weeks since Michael Jackson's death, the world continues to mourn and to monitor news sources for the latest developments.
Onleilove Alston 07-08-2009

"I do the work of justice not out of a disdain for the privileged but out of a love for Life." - Womanist Theologian Dr. Kelly Douglas Brown

Alan Bean 07-08-2009

What lessons do we take away from the Jena 6 story? Six young men won't be dragging a felony conviction into adult life. That's reason for rejoicing, but as this saga approaches its third birthday, it's fair to ask if we have learned anything.

Edward Gilbreath 07-06-2009

You can't do church in the 21st century without a vision for cultural diversity, says author and theologian Soong-Chan Rah.

Edward Gilbreath 06-26-2009
Let the wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage continue.
Edward Gilbreath 06-25-2009

It's hot in Chicago. Summer is officially doing its thing.

Harper McConnell 06-24-2009

It was hard to miss me on the lava-rocked streets of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, while I was working for a locally led organization, HEAL Africa. I lacked the grace of Congolese women who glided across the tumultuous terrain in high heels while I tripped over the ubiquitous black rocks.

Every day across America we see self-segregation in lunchrooms, in classrooms, and in church pews on Sunday morning. But how about online?