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Are the Doors of the Church Really Open?

Several years ago, I had a wonderful conversation with an interesting man named Bill Grimke-Drayton. Bill, who now lives in the UK, is connecting with family from the So. Carolina area. While his birth family were slave owners, he desires to connect with family members related to the slave owners as well as the slaves.… Continue reading Are the Doors of the Church Really Open?

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2020: A Year of Collective Loss for Black America

{CONTENT WARNING: death, COVID-19, trauma, and police brutality. A 10-minute read.} I think “It” started on January 26th with the news that Kobé Bryant, his daughter and seven others had perished in a helicopter crash. We had just landed for one of two layovers between Shreveport and Las Vegas when the news broke. I recall… Continue reading 2020: A Year of Collective Loss for Black America

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Reparation

Reparation: noun (Dictionary.com).• the making of amends for wrong or injury done: i.e. reparation for an injustice.• usual usage: compensation in money, material, labor, etc., payable by a defeated country to another country or to an individual for loss suffered during or as a result of war.• restoration to good condition.• repair I sit here… Continue reading Reparation