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“There’s a stirring in My Soul”: Conservatives have an Anti-Woman Agenda up their Sleeve

Like most children, I told lies when I was a little black girl. I told big lies. I told small lies. I told white lies. I told lies. And, even had the audacity to argue with my “all seeing all knowing” do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do black grandmother about the usage of lie over her usage of “telling a story.” What does telling […]

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Such a Powerful Video about 2012: A Message of Hope

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_YOG3jMlV4 This is a New Year and being the black Christian feminist/womanist perennial thinker that I am, I want my first blog in the New Year to be about a sustainable hope for a better world. The video above is captivating. And, perhaps, captivating does not capture the feeling of unfettered hope one receives from […]

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Iyanla Vanzant’s Peace from Broken Pieces: Generational Curses, “I am my mother’s daughter, no, my mother is me!”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjpgeCKL2hg Let me begin by saying that I have a personal bias against what I have come to think of as Lifetime books. You know the kind of one hundred and twenty-page paperback book that once lay on the two for one entering sale’s table of Borders. Yes, Borders, the place where we once upon […]

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Let the Wailing Black Women Come: 60% of Black Girls are Sexually Abused before 18

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vRFLgbIUWQ Black Women’s Blue Print reports that 60 percent of black girls are sexually abused before the age of 18. Wow!  When I first read this in my Facebook’s newsfeed I was speechless. 60 percent is a nice round number though if we are all honest with ourselves we can see this number being a […]

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“Ooh, I’m gonna tell My Daddy what you did”: My Father my Imagined Black Superhero, The Black Texan

What happened this week that made me imagine my father a superhero: This week, I went to the doctor to check on my blood pressure. A couple of weeks ago it was a tad bit above the normal rate and so my doctor wanted to monitor it. So, I scheduled an appointment to come in […]

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A Hole in My Head: A Life Revealed—The Story of Vertus Hardiman

Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. I beseech you, before reading my blog post please watch the video above for it tells the story of Vertus Hardiman a black man whose  name means “virtue.” I know many of you are wondering, “Who is this Vertus Hardiman that he would have […]

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On Rape and the Media Politics of Libya: “There’s a Stirring in the Pot…Stirring in My Soul”

As a young black girl like most children I told lies. I told big lies. I told small lies. I told white lies. I told lies. And, even had the audacity to argue with my “all seeing all knowing” do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do black grandmother about the usage of lie over her usage of “telling a story.” What […]

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Women’s Herstory Month: Do You Know Any Border-Crossing Black Women?

On the last Friday of Women’s Her-story Month, I want to honor black women who are what I call “border-crossers.” Border crossing is centered in the margins and “what moves people” . . . the fluid transmissions and the mergers. It comes out of womanism and black feminism. It comes out the frustration with borders […]

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An Early Valentine’s Day Post: I am My Father’s Daughter

Next week is Valentine’s Day. So, I thought I would write an early post about it from the perspective of someone (i.e. me) who deeply desires “soul abiding” relationships, but who struggles greatly in that regard. So, you know what is troubling for me is to look in the mirror and see myself becoming like […]

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Nuance: Are “Liberals/Radicals/Progressives” to blame for Eddie Long’s Misuse of Power?

It’s six in the morning and I am asking myself the question, “How do you have a more nuanced conversation about Eddie Long’s sexual indiscretions and misuse of power without demonizing the Black Church or silencing the three young men’s stories by wholeheartedly denying the acts ever happened?” Honestly, it appears as if the conversation […]

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