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Two Gods, One Black, One White

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

I have long been troubled by the way white and black people interpret the same Bible. There is one Bible, one God, one Jesus... and yet, white and black people interpret that book in entirely different ways.

Julia Craven

It's Not Black Folks' Burden To Forgive Racist Killers | Julia Craven | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

If you want to silence a black person’s pain, ask for forgiveness. We’re accustomed to our screams being hushed in the wake of tragedy. We're accu...

Black Joy Is Black Resistance

Broderick Greer | Posted 06.12.2015 | Black Voices
Broderick Greer

In present struggles for black liberation - from Oakland to McKinney - demonstrators are embodying a rebellious joy, from playful chants to rhythmic choreography. We do this, not because of black deaths, but because of black life; life that is fleeting, complex, and beautiful.

When Holiness Is Violence

Broderick Greer | Posted 01.17.2015 | Black Voices
Broderick Greer

Despite our good intentions, Christianity in the United States still has a long way to go. Instead of seeking to heal the wounds of slavery and institutionalized racial discrimination, many denominations are seeking out fresh ways of shaming and condemning their LGBTQ members.

Aaron McGruder's Latest Show Has Sparked Serious Outrage

Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices

As anticipation continues to build around Aaron McGruder's latest Adult Swim comedy series, “Black Jesus,” the show has already spawned criticism ...

Adult Swim Has A New Show Featuring 'Black Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion

The portrayal of Jesus as non-white has played an important role in black liberation theology for years, but Adult Swim's forthcoming show "Black Jesu...

Black Rage Is Christian Rage

Broderick Greer | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Broderick Greer

​Beloved, I woke up late to black rage. I don't want the same for you. This rage will help you experience the very heart of Christ, the heart that is upset by every instance of oppression and misuse of power.