Why Cops Are Killing Unarmed People: Understanding The Big Picture

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Between John Crawford, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and a host of other people of color (including children such as Tamir) gunned down at the hands of America’s police forces, we’ve been having a national discussion on race. It’s been a good discussion, a worthy discussion, and a discussion that must continue. However, the [Read More...]

You Don’t Have To Be In The KKK To Still Be A Racist

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The events in Ferguson, Missouri that led to the death of Michael Brown have now become about so much more than just what happened (or didn’t happen) in Ferguson– they’ve sparked a national discussion on racism and race relations in America. For whatever evil has occurred, there are now many good things flowing from this [Read More...]

Crime & Punishment In America: Maybe We’re Doing It Wrong?

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10.2 million people sit in prison cells today around the world– and almost half of them are right here, in the United States. While in the US we like to boast about being “#1″ we forget that we’re actually #1 at a lot of things that we probably shouldn’t be proud of– and having the [Read More...]

What “I Value The Sanctity of All Human Life” Usually Doesn’t Mean (but should)

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Last night I finally sat down to watch some of the speeches from a conservative political event that recently took place. I’m not sure why I did that to myself, but I did. I’ve been actively working to purge myself of wasting time on the politics of the Empire, but old habits die hard, especially [Read More...]

How Many John Crawfords Before We Admit There’s A Problem?

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I went to bed last night grieved. I woke up this morning grieved. Grieved for John Crawford, and grieved for my own children’s future in the land where there is supposedly “liberty and justice for all.” The question I’m wrestling with is, “how many?” How many John Crawfords, how many Mike Browns, how many _______ [Read More...]

When We’ll Finally Care About Michael Brown

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In a news cycle that has been absolutely overrun by sadness and death lately, there’s one death that absolutely, positively, must not be overlooked: the death of an 18-year-old named Michael Brown. Brown was recently walking down the sidewalk chatting with a friend when he was abruptly executed by police in the streets– in full [Read More...]

Fight Human Trafficking in The Dominican & Start an Undiluted Journey!

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Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal enterprise in the modern world. This modern slavery is legal no where, yet practiced everywhere– and exists in many forms. Sex trafficking, labor trafficking… people bought and sold as if they were a product to own instead of a child of God. As many know, [Read More...]

What Jesus Would Have To Say About The Current Immigration Crisis

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Over the past few weeks, the current immigration crisis has boiled over in a way we’ve not seen before now. We’ve seen literally thousands of often unaccompanied children spilling over the southern US border fleeing poverty and violence in their Central American homelands. The children who have successfully made it into the US are being [Read More...]

My Tea Party Governor Wants My Church Family To Be Homeless & Hungry

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My church family– the people I love and serve week in and week out– are not like me. We don’t share the same primary language (church is a mix of French, English, Portuguese, and Lingala), we’re not the same shade of skin, we are not citizens of the same country, and only one of us [Read More...]

Birmingham Police Stop Pastor From Feeding Homeless

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Birmingham, AL police are cracking down on pastors who feed the homeless. Keep it classy, Birmingham. [Read more...]


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