The Black Man Shot by White Cops No One is Talking About

crawford

Most, if not all, of us know about Michael Brown and Ferguson Missouri at this point. But not many people are talking about John Crawford of Beaver Creek, Ohio, who was recently gunned down in a local Wal Mart while talking to his wife on the phone. And lest anyone try to paint what happened [Read More...]

Michael Brown, Iraq, Putin, Gaza: How to Reconcile the Brokenness?

Reconcile Cover

A soon-to-be college-bound Michael Brown is shot by Missouri police, reportedly while holding his hands above himself in surrender, and while unarmed. The resulting protests turn violent, leading ultimately to police setting up barricades, complete with snipers, tear gas and flash grenades. Local stores are decimated and scores are injured in the resulting tensions. Not [Read More...]

A White Pastor’s Miracle in Trayvon Martin’s Church

baptism

A thousand things ran through my mind when the news broke Saturday night about George Zimmerman’s acquittal. I was in a bar, meeting a few ministry friends for a drink when the banner ran across the TV screens in bold, red letters. The moment was particularly profound, since I’m not only in Florida, very near [Read More...]

Activism, Slacktivism or Distractivism?

crowd-of-people

I struggle to know how much is enough. I hear about Joseph Kony and the many children he’s exploited as child soldiers. I get angry, discouraged. I write about it, talk to friends about it. And then my life keeps moving and I don’t think about it again for days or weeks. Trayvon Martin, an [Read More...]

Dead Presidents, Negroes With Guns and the NRA

fox_of_coulter_negroes_120420a-615x345

I’m not a gun guy. I got turned off by guns the one time my dad took be to a gun range and let me try out his Ruger. It was deceptively light, made of some kind of polymer. It felt more like a toy than a weapon with any real power. Then I pulled [Read More...]

Guns Don’t Kill People; Hoodies Kill People

Geraldo Rivera

It’s not that often that anyone accuses Geraldo Rivera of being a reporter. More often than not, he’s good for audacious soundbytes and a campy mug at the camera while sporting his trademark “look at me” mustache. He’s more circus performer than analyst, but in as much, he’s a sign (or symptom) of the state [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X