This past weekend I participated in a training for those who are interested in facilitating conversations on racism and race, specifically within faith communities, particularly Christian. No, I didn't need to be educated on what racism is and how it operates in every realm of society and a person's life. My entire life has been all the tutelage I could ever need. Furthermore, I am also very much a student of history and observer of societal function. The training didn't teac
On Sunday, September 24, 2017 the world (really the United States because the world doesn't care about American football) watched as teams across the National Football League (NFL) - players, coaches, and owners - knelt and locked arms during the national anthem in a sign of both protest and unity. Some teams didn't come out of the locker room (most notably the Pittsburgh Steelers under the direction of head coach Mike Tomlin) until after the national anthem was complete. Thi
"And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it's time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don't we'll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies that make the babies
And since a man can't make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up?