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Reverend Michael W Waters

American Terrorist

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.25.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Yet, in the wake of five protestors being shot while peacefully protesting the death of Jamar Clark near the Fourth Precinct police station in Minneapolis, it is once again revealed that the most longstanding and deadly terrorist groups in America have always operated under the banner of white supremacy.

It All Falls Down

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.18.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Today, because of the growing masses of the disenfranchised and the dissatisfied, the societal structures that have given sanctuary to systemic racism in our nation are beginning to fall down. It is falling down not only under the weight of its own shoddy construction, but it is being aided in its fall by a generation that refuses to take this anymore.

She Held Us All: A Tribute to Amelia Boynton-Robinson (1911-2015)

Michael W. Waters | Posted 08.27.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Truthfully, as she crossed that bridge on Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965, and as she endured being beaten mercilessly by state troopers and pumped with tear gas at point blank range, she held us all in her arms. She courageously carried us towards freedom.

Deep in the Heart of Texas

Michael W. Waters | Posted 07.17.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Texas is an immensely popular state. Texas is also a deeply troubled state. When you look past the veneer of towering skyscrapers and rolling plains, you discover a great tragedy: Texas' terrifying legacy of racism.

Christ, Coachella and a Call to Creative Cyphers: A Holy Week Contemplation

Michael W. Waters | Posted 06.15.2014 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Near the commencement of Outkast's hour-and-a-half long performance at Coachella this past weekend, the lauded duo reciprocally encircled the table while simultaneously reciting their seminal lyrics, walking a circular path reminiscent of spiritual pilgrims walking a labyrinth.

Toy Soldiers and America's Killing Fields

Michael W. Waters | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Chicago has received national attention as a result of its alarming murder rate. Nevertheless, a proper treatment of violence cannot be limited to the inner city. Violence is not merely a Chicago problem or a South Dallas problem. It is an American problem.

To Medgar, With Gratitude

Michael W. Waters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

The greatest injustice to Medgar Evers' legacy is not his death, but the failure of subsequent generations of Americans to tell his story.

Black Voices Sermon Roundup: Readying For Change Both Political And Personal

Posted 12.23.2011 | Black Voices

Welcome to this week's BlackVoices Sermon Roundup! This week, Pastor Nicholas Richards of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church goes down to Zuccotti ...

The BlackVoices Sunday Sermon Roundup

Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices

Welcome to The BlackVoices Sunday Sermon Roundup, where we offer sermons from a diverse range of religious and spiritual leaders from across the count...