Black Vegans Rescue Soul Food From Hungry Appropriators

They do it because they understand fully the importance of protecting one’s foundation.  How can you build it you dont have a foundation, and how can your building stand if the foundation is destroyed? Black Vegans and Holistic Practitioners definitely understand that their roots are based in Soul Food cooking – I’m talking about the…

Straight Outta East Oakland

I have recently read “Straight Outta East Oakland“, by Rev Harry L. Williams, a hard hitting and profound story about a young man from the deep ghetto, who has a strong desire to go to college, but no resources to fuel his hope. The young man, Firstborn Walker, is highly focused on going to college in the neighboring…

Judson Press Presents – The Audacity of Faith

Dear Anna Renee, In 2009, Judson Press published The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama. Now we’re asking those same Christian leaders to participate in a virtual roundtable, discussing the President’s first term in office. I am reaching out to you, a blogger/website of influence, to request your assistance…

The Incomparable Glide Memorial Church of San Francisco

Last Sunday, Aug 26, I visited the famous Glide Memorial Church in San Francisico, CA.  This church has been a bastion of good works and is well known and loved the world over!  Yet, it’s interesting how I have never been there before in my life, especially since I was born and raised in San Francisco within a mile of…

Dr. Debra J. Mumford Preaches Prophetically!!

                                                 PREACH, Preacha!! I’ve just learned of the powerful and prophetic preaching of Dr. Debra J. Mumford!  I love a good preacher, who knows how to deliver a sermon with fire!  Someone who knows the intricacies of our black style of prophetic preaching – the type that got Rev Dr. Jeremiah Wright in so much trouble!  Ha!  The beauty of black…

Jesus Handles The Sellouts

Malachi 4    (King James Version) 1For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2But unto you…

The Redemption Of Black Manhood

Does Trayvon Martin = Emmett Till? Emmett Till was a young boy, just at the cusp of his manhood.  Just learning how to appreciate the beauty in a woman, and to articulate his appreciation.  He was murdered in cold blood for trying to pass the threshhold towards the goal of his black manhood.  He was forever denied the chance to…

The Sword of God’s Wisdom, Leymah Gbowee

Did you know that Wisdom is described in the Bible as a woman who calls out to the people all around her in the town square?  Yes, the attribute of God’s Wisdom  is portrayed as feminine.  Which tells us that when God created the woman and imbued her with femininity, He didn’t make a mistake.  Often…

Tyrese Gibson Drops Science on the Immutable Principles of Success

While I was doing researching for the post I wrote on author Dr. Dennis Kimbro, I found out that singer Tyrese Gibson had collaborated with him.  Tyrese did at least one talk with Dennis Kimbro’s  “Take a Millionaire To Lunch” series.  In this series, Dr. Kimbro arranges for black millionaires to speak to the students of HBCUs and teach them how to think like a…

Black Male and Female Relational Fragmentation – Dr. Na’im Akbar

There is no African concept of male without female and female without male.  Black men and women belong together and have been torn asunder.  Can we reconnect? Listen and learn from the brilliant analysis of the great thinker and lover of black people, Dr. Na’im Akbar.  He breaks it down and breaks you off a…

Speaking Truth To Power – A Black Legacy

It is the truth that will set us free, and we have a long history of being truth seekers and truth tellers.  Will we as a people continue to seek truth and speak it to power? Joseph ‘Jazz’ Hayden speaks on death penalty video Cornel West on Obama presidency video Cornel West Attica is all of us…