I’ve been wrecked by the Aurora, Colorado shooting. I don’t know anyone who was murdered or maimed. I don’t know anyone who knew anyone who was killed or injured. I don’t know anything about the killer. I don’t want to know him. But I did read the bios of everyone who died. The entire episode… Read more »
Posts Tagged: religion
I recently came across this post about rappers who found religion. It made me wonder about how people encounter religion.
Sunday, June 17, 2012 is Father’s Day. It’s the day Americans celebrate fatherhood. But many people experience Father’s Day with mixed emotions because they don’t have the relationships they’d like to have with their fathers.
Lengthy discussions about who can and who can’t say nigga exhaust me. J Smooth already issued the final word on the matter. Besides, it’s so frustrating to have a conversation about a word that most people are afraid to say out loud. You won’t hear any “N-words” from me. If I say (or type) the… Read more »
In June of 1979, President Jimmy Carter declared that the month would celebrate black music. Each subsequent president has continued the Black Music Month tradition, and in 2009 Barack Obama officially renamed the recognition African American Music Appreciation Month. This renaming from Black to African American by our first Black president is significant.
I dig Lecrae. Tall, dark, handsome… but I digress. I mean, I like his flow, his southern accent, his swag. He has an uncanny ability to assume the personas of an array of protagonists. His videos take audiences back to the community. He’s honest, clever, and consistent in his message without being preachy or too… Read more »
Today is Memorial Day. As we celebrate with family and friends, let’s remember not only our fallen soliders but also those veterans who returned home but found it difficult to adjust to civilian life. Because post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after any traumatic or violent event, soliders are extremely vulnerable to the condition. In… Read more »