August 6, 2019

  The Movement. The energy.  The sounds.  The passion.  The unity.   That was then…this is now.     CARL GOVAN   (In Prison)   October 2017   …prosecutors say Govan and his associates pulled off one of the largest known home scams in Dallas County in recent years, ripping off homeowners and buyers on as many as 46 properties. The alleged scammers took at least $320,000 from victims and were about to close on another $223,500 worth of deals… Read more

July 4, 2019

MAY TODAY TRULY BE OUR INDEPENDENCE DAY! *Revised from Post Published May 2014   A United States soldier processed the flag of the United States of America in to our sanctuary as we stood at attention singing “God Bless America.”  The veterans in our midst were honored as we sang the “Star Spangled Banner.”  The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” proceeded the pastor’s fiery sermon on the coming destruction of our beloved nation if we “…did not turn from our… Read more

May 16, 2019

To the people: I don’t know anything about the Baytown, Texas Police Department.  However, I can see the facts on the video…and I do know cases of police brutality.  Right outside the The Brixton apartment complex, a veteran Baytown police officer named Juan Delacruz attempted to apprehend a woman by the name of Pamela Turner.  This was not their first encounter.  Delacruz was well aware of multiple outstanding warrants for Turner. Upon contact, Turner began to struggle.  Delacruz responded by using… Read more

May 7, 2019

On April 10th, Nacogdoches, Texas Police Officer Josh Anders assaulted multiple women in a parking lot. The video of the incident confirms that these were the actions of a piece of shit cop determined to live out his racism ideals.  Following the incident, Officer Anders charged one of the women with resisting arrest. These are my words to tonight’s rally in support of these young women. To the church gathered on this holy night…   Three years ago, I stood before a… Read more

March 25, 2019

After a recent visit to North Georgia, I wrote this short editorial to the Gainesville Times to respond to the many racist street signs I came across.  They didn’t publish it.  Imagine that…   Navigating Hall County The nightmare continues…   Vacations can be so exhausting.  Our tires just couldn’t turn fast enough.  We were so tired.  If the Dallas to Atlanta flight wasn’t enough, the drive to Hall County was enough to push us over the edge.  Not too… Read more

February 28, 2019

  Black folk just kept coming. The effectiveness of the ministry of Richard Allen and Absalom Jones could not be denied. St. George’s Methodist Church in Philadelphia thought they were getting some complaint black folk and quickly found otherwise. White folks started complaining and pushing back. Amongst a whole host of other things, seating became a huge issue. One morning a group of black folk sat in some new seats reserved for white folk and started to kneel in prayer…. Read more

February 24, 2019

  “Who in the fuck would make something like this up?”  Jussie Smollett was so adamant in his February 12 interview on Good Morning America.  If one only saw the interview with Robin Roberts a few weeks later, they would have no doubt that Smollett was brutally attacked on January 29. Unfortunately, there is a plethora of evidence beyond the interview that Smollett did indeed orchestrate an attack on himself.  In fact, it is Smollett’s own text messages that are the… Read more

February 17, 2019

*On March 11, 2018, a dancer named Shniquia Simington was murdered (per the Dallas Police Department report) outside of King’s Cabaret nightclub by a security guard named Dan Taylor.  After a verbal altercation in the club, Taylor was tasked with escorting Simington and her party to their car.  Before they could get out of the parking lot and with little warning, Taylor fired the lethal shot.  The two had known each other for some time.  Lethal force was never directed at Taylor.  Regardless, he… Read more

January 13, 2019

    Incarnation is about God’s presence.  Throughout time and space, God is present in particular contextual moments. In the midst of near constant police oppression, God is present in the struggles of the people of South Dallas. This is what the presence of a street activist God might look like.   God is the beginning.  Love flows from God and nothing will ever interrupt it.  God is real as fuck.   People be walking around like zombies…scared of the police.  God… Read more

January 12, 2019

  Depression lurks like a roaring lion….seeking whom it may devour.  My medicine ran out at the beginning of the week.  It would be a few days before I could refill it. I was vulnerable.  Then, the phone started ringing.  Four deaths.  I knew them all…some more than others…but…I knew them all.  It wasn’t long before I…   In the midst of it all, an old friend called.  When I told him what was going on, he encouraged me to cling… Read more

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