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BEFORE ROSA PARKS THERE WAS...

Claudette Colvin.

You’ve got to check out this clip.  This woman’s name is Claudette Colvin.  Few people know her story. When she was 15, she refused to move to the back of the bus and give up her seat to a white person — nine months before Rosa Parks did the very same thing.  28 more words

Black History

Book Review: The Color of Christ

Edward J. Blum and Paul Harvey’s The Color of Christ: The Son of God and the Saga of Race in America (UNC Press, 2012) offers an essential and extraordinary history of the American racial imagination. 64 more words

Teaching

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: A SALUTE TO JOHN LEWIS

On February 21, 1940, two sharecroppers bore a son who they named John Lewis.  Lewis grew up to be a force to be reckoned with in so many important ways; especially for blacks in America.  419 more words

Attitude

JOHN LEGEND & COMMON 2015 OSCARS

After seeing this performance of “Glory” from the movie Selma by John Legend & Common at the 2015 Oscars, I simply felt numb.  Their performance was the highlight of the night and brought many audience members to tears.  199 more words

Gospel Music

"The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness", by Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander (1967 – )
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (2010)

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Politics

Southeastern Hosts Community Dialogue on Racial Reconciliation

Last month I was honored to emcee a dialogue on racial reconciliation that was organized by the Town of Wake Forest and hosted by Southeastern Seminary.   77 more words

Race In America

NewsOne Minute: Beyoncé Makes History at Grammy Awards, Plus Johnson Publishing Downsizes & Racial Labels On Census

Although Kanye West felt like Beyoncé was snubbed at the Grammy’s after not receiving the Album of the Year award, the other accolades that the singer did receive that night solidified her spot as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 409 more words

National