Now, don't get me wrong, I love me some black men, and I would go into great detail as to why but I think you get a sense from this week's podcast, that Trenelle and I were wrong about Black men...okay emphasize the "MAY" in the title. You see...living in Portland it just depends on the day. I sometimes wonder why we have such a hard time being friends or engaging in conversation with one another.
I wrestle with the reality that many folks think that God's justice for the injustice in this world rests solely on him and we have no part to play but just pray. I get it, okay that's a lie, I don't entirely get it. I like to think that the same Jesus who turned tables when he saw the temple being turned into a business would also be outraged by what is happening in our world as it pertains to the exploitation of women and want us to do something.
According to a recent article in Forbes and Business Insider magazine, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February and only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year's resolution by years end. So what's the point of making goals if statistics would indicate most people do not have it in them to even accomplish them in the first place?
At my age you've begun to hear all the cliché Christiany and Non-Christiany sayings that sound something like this, "when you stop looking it'll happen", "why are you still single, you're so beautiful" or my favorite, "I have a friend..." fast forward two minutes later and suddenly dating someone that lives continents away unwilling to relocate sounds like an ideal situation even if it equates never seeing your immediate family again. I mean why not, apparently you're still single because you've chosen to be alone FOREVER.
Hey all, in this weeks episode, we briefly mention an article I read that speaks to the relationships between Black men and Black women and the effects of slavery on our relationships with Black men. The piece is titled: "The Black Women's Role in the Community of Slaves" and is written by Angela Davis.
We had such a blast at our launch party last week Sunday. Thank you to everyone that came out!
A lot of folks have been asking us, "I listened to the podcast and I'm feeling like I don't know what to do or how to be a supportive and affective ally to communities of color. What can I do?" Well here are 3 starter tips I tell folks when they ask me this question.
It's another Sunday morning and Trenelle and I find ourselves leading worship the day after racial tensions are once again at an extreme high. This time around we can't help but just laugh. We both know without saying it, if we talk too long or ponder too much, what looks like smiles will turn into tears, and there just isn't time for that.