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The Church and Church Hurt

Once while attending a panel discussion on “church hurt,” I heard one panelist talk about her issue with the phrase “Church Hurt.” The speaker talked about The Church being a place of healing and restoration, therefore there is no such thing as church hurt. As I looked around the room, mine wasn’t the only face… Continue reading The Church and Church Hurt

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Oh, You See Me

Oh, you see me I’m big and I’m black and I’m loud, and That’s the problem isn’t it? I won’t shut up I won’t sit down You can’t monetize my pain I won’t let you pimp my praise You see me, yet You see the me you need to see, so You can keep seeing… Continue reading Oh, You See Me

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When I Say I’m Tired

When I say I’m tired Please don’t get it twisted, don’t misconstrue I’m not tired and bowing out, no I’m tired of explaining myself to you I’m tired of holding it in, and Sucking it up And swallowing words that become Swords that cut me from the inside I’m tired of you and your excuses… Continue reading When I Say I’m Tired

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We Still Can’t Breathe

I can’t breathe. I’m not even sure you care See, my breath accompanies my voice, and My voice amplifies my pain Pain of being overlooked once again Discounted and dismissed My words are twisted to satisfy your ego Your mistreatment, and Your refusal to see me and hear Your words carry the weight and the… Continue reading We Still Can’t Breathe

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I Can’t Breathe… And I’m Tired of Trying

While still contending with a global pandemic, I read about yet another lynching. Like so many before it, this too was committed by men in blue. Over the past few months, I have seen or read way too many video accounts or headlines listing black men and women either being assaulted or killed for things… Continue reading I Can’t Breathe… And I’m Tired of Trying