Capital Punishment and the Racial Execution of Justice
In 2017, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison planned to end the state’s decade long hiatus from executing incarcerated people with a record breaking proposal to rush through eight executions in a 10-day span.
The Declaration of Independence Haunts Black America
Black Mayors and the Power of Local Politics
Nothing embodies the power of these movements better than the elections of Black mayors who made social justice and economic equity the pillars of their political platforms
The Fight for Educational Equity 65 Years After Brown vs. The Board of Education
A Palm Sunday Reflection on America’s Addiction to White Supremacy
U.S. Christian Churches Identity Crisis Deepens
Since 1990, the percentage of religiously unaffiliated Americans has grown from 6% to 25% , making them the largest religious group. Other research shows that increasing disenchantment with the Christian church is difficult to disentangle from the seeming indifference of some white Christians to injustice and the racial and partisan lines that demarcate contemporary religious life.
Unsurprisingly, some people’s faltering faith is often connected to the church’s institutional infidelities.
Continuing Martin Luther King's Struggle for Justice
Spike Lee calls us to recognize the racism baked into America’s DNA
A War Speech Worth Remembering: LBJ 1964 State of the Union
Finding hope on Martin Luther King Day, even in these times of struggle
Black Churches and White Evangelicals: Divided by a Common Religion
It's Christmas Time: A Sermon from Luke 1
A Famiiar Formula: The Racial Politics of Ted Cruz and George Wallace
The Most Dangerous Negro:
What Now Opportunity to Rebuild a City
In our house, as in houses throughout Houston, we wondered where Houston heads after Harvey finishes its work on us; we wondered what changes the crisis will bring to Houston both in the short-term and in the long term.
PASTOR IN CHIEF: Reflections on a Presidency
WHITE SOUL MATES: How James Dobson Evolved the KKK’s Values for an Evangelical Embrace
The Gospel Next Door: Book Review
New HISD Chief and 5th Ward Poverty
Nowhere is the challenge – but also opportunity for change – more stark than in Houston’s Fifth Ward, on the city’s near-northeast side. Here, a profound poverty envelopes generations of families, setting back students before they even have a chance to start out in life.