Where is the Line?…..There is No Spoon

Sometimes, especially lately, I have felt like I am talking about being Black all the damn time. On a normal day, I don’t wake up in the morning, reference my Black experience, talk about systemic or historical oppression. Instead I get up, and am in the rush of being a mother, wife, social worker, and human being. Yet I realize that I am a Black woman navigating the society around me and I don’t forget that fact, even if others do. And that is a part of the experience of being a Witch of color within Paganism. [Read more…]

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50 Years Ago: Honoring the Healing of Four Little Girls in Birmingham

Fifty years ago, a church in was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young Black girls. Join me in lighting four candles, or ringing the bell four times, to honor each of these young women, and our continued need for equality for all people. All power to all people, forever. [Read more…]

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Sacred Emotional Warfare: Anger, Rage and Frustration for Manifestation

We know that justice is not always fair, and peace is not always life, but we can use our individual and collective rage to ask for these things to be so. If we allow these powerful emotions to sit inside of our soul, without a direction to go, we will continue to kill ourselves from the inside, and we ignore the power the Gods gifted us with to use our Will for change and our Power for manifestation. [Read more…]

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Ringing a Bell for Freedom

In a capitalistic society that places value on egalitarianism and protestant work ethics, we here in the United States still do not have access to jobs, quality education, or a true sense of freedom. On the 50th anniversary of the I Have a Dream speech, delivered by Martin Luther King Jr, I have to wonder what has happened to our call for justice and equality for all people in this country? [Read more…]

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Deadline Extended for Shades of Ritual; Minority Voices in Practice Anthology

The deadline for submissions is being extended to give in hopes of getting some additional submissions. We have gotten some good ones, and are hoping to circulate the call for submissions to attract more pieces that are reflective of practice, rituals, prayers, songs, or other forms of integrating Pagan spirituality. If there are any questions, [Read More…]

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Spirit Lessons: Personal Responsibility in Growth

The process of self-actualization does not just happen in any given moment, it is an accumulation of moments that last a lifetime; life’s lessons do not cease. Whether anyone ever truly reaches the invisible marker of enlightenment, or self-actualization, is one of the life’s biggest mysteries. When do we get there? How will we know we have arrived? [Read more…]

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The Fear of Expression; Family, Culture and Expectation

How often is the Pagan challenged with separating their presentation from their spiritual self? How often are African American Pagans, or any other ethnic Pagan that has to balance the worlds of faith and culture, confronted with the confusion of expression? When do we stand in who we are, say what we feel, and be our authentic selves, versus walking away feeling somehow separated and unseen? [Read more…]

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Love is the Law…Even at Fruitvale Station

I hope that all tears generated in theaters around the world for the heartbreaking injustice that happened in front of a train full of people at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, California — and then later in a court room when his killer only served 11 months for his death — will generate enough energy to send healing to Oscar’s spirit, and hope to his family. [Read more…]

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Grieving the Loss of Hope: Healing in the Dark of Injustice

After I watched the verdict come in, my children came home from the park. I looked at the variation of their brown-colored faces and thought, “I don’t know how to convince my children that they matter.” The realization that I cannot keep them safe was staggering. [Read more…]

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My 30 Day Challenge: Week FOUR of a Different Kind of Black History

  After an exciting closing week of the 30 day challenge, I took a bit of a break prior to jumping back into the groove and formatting week four. This post will have the last week of the challenge, minus the final 48 hours. I will post that in the grand finale post. I dove [Read More…]

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