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We've been too busy celebrating the "shouting churches" to hear the voices of Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, Carter G. Woodson, Howard Thurman, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and Langston Hughes crying in the wilderness. They all longed for a better world and for a better church to serve it.
The O.J. Simpson criminal prosecution was doomed from the moment the trial was moved to downtown Los Angeles, ensuring that the jury looked nothing like the two victims. Might the outcome of the Zimmerman trial have been similarly predetermined -- because of gender?
Unfortunately, somehow a physical manifestation of a woman's faith has become a threatening political symbol in Turkey. Even some conservatives have mixed feelings when it comes to the headscarf.
The night of the Trayvon Martin verdict, debates ensued all over the country. Read more on Upworthy
Additional information has come to light which sheds serious doubt on the veracity of a reported list of artists joining Stevie Wonder's boycott of Florida. For more information and a full breakdown of the story's history, please see our further coverage.
The Huffington Post has updated the original post on the matter with a prominent link to this page. Ryan said she received
While noting that "race is a part of everything" and that "racism still exists," Walsh urged to divert the country's focus
A number of top-level celebrities are reportedly following in Stevie Wonder's footsteps and plan to boycott Florida in protest
On Sunday, July 14, 2013, I preached at The Open Church, a radically inclusive congregation in Baltimore, wearing a grey hoodie, black jeans, and a purple baseball cap turned backwards.
President Barack Obama made an unexpected appearance at Friday's White House press briefing to talk about the outcome of the Trayvon Martin case and, more broadly, how the United States continues to grapple with racial bias.
Six days after George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, President Obama spoke out
But in an unusually personal moment, he began talking about the broader context of the case and the need to better understand
"Few are guilty, but all are responsible" is not a principle that can be applied in a court of law. However, without a recognition of this prophetic call, much of the greater aspirations of our country remain out of reach.
Rather than condemn protesters, Cortt Dunlap, who owns Awaken Cafe in downtown Oakland, decided to use his storefront's broken
An Ivy League professor made headlines after penning a blog post saying the George Zimmerman verdict helps support the notion that the "American god" is a "white racist god."
"When the laws were never made for people who were considered, constitutionally, to be three-fifths of a person, I have to
The play on the spelling of America is, of course, a reference to the Ku Klux Klan, a move the church explained in a post
Even if technical legally sound, the verdict's message as heard and felt in the street speaks to double standards when it comes to law enforcement and criminal justice.
Many Americans -- lots more whites than blacks, I am sure -- do not believe the verdict in the Zimmerman trial was just the latest example of the biases against young black males of a racist, oppressive criminal justice system that continues to grow.
2013-07-15-shawpull.jpgOne thing that struck me immediately about the photo coverage of the response to the Zimmerman verdict is the number of widely-published newswire images highlighting a multi-racial response.