“Dads Don’t Babysit!” When Black Fathers Love in the Midst of Injustice

A photo of Cbabi Bayoc’s half-finished painting R.I.P. SON © Cbabi Bayoc, 2014]

Just over a year ago, under a midnight sky, African American artist Cbabi Bayoc stood alone, painting at the cross-section of Canfield Drive and West Florissant Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri, not far from where police officer Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American male, just a few weeks earlier on August [Read More...]

Everything is About Race: Recognizing God in #Ferguson

The decision not to indict the officer who shot and killed the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has had the predictable effect: Those who identify with Michael and his family are hurt and angry, let down once again by a country that promises they were created equal. Many of those whose reality is very different [Read More...]

Shane Claiborne: Pilgrimage to Ferguson


Something felt right about going to Ferguson. And something felt right about going with Derrick. I’ve watched Derrick grow up as an African-American youth in North Philadelphia — facing unfair obstacles like a bankrupt school system, an epidemic of gun violence, and a tantalizing drug economy. Despite Philly’s 40% high school dropout rate, Derrick graduated. [Read More...]