“To every person who is dealing with the homosexual spirit, that has it, I love you and God loves you but God hates the sin in you and me. Anything that is against the nature of God.” – Kim Burrell, singer banned from appearing on Ellen Degeneres’ show. “God hates…” “God hates…” God hates? No […]

I keep hearing the story, mostly from my non-POC friends, about family members or people they are close to who voted for the incoming administration. These friends are all struggling to navigate feeling as if the world has been swept from under them, while having to face the people who did the sweeping on Facebook, […]

Hold on to this moment this darkness, this grief this new uncharted place this reflection where there is no light. Is this the loss of a parent? the death of a child, a suicide, a life with AIDS? Is it cancer? No, and it could never compare. Those moments are the anchors reminding us that […]

A Poem in (the) Twitter Verse* Racism is not just about white people and non-white people hating. It is about who has “race”. In the United States, there are “un-raced” bodies and “e-raced” bodies. E-raced means there’s a social algorithm that makes your color, culture, religion and customs an opaque burden. Un-raced means your color, […]

I started this post with the intention of writing about Teddy Roosevelt and the word/phrase “bully!” I figured that would be a creative way to address some of the double standards in this disgusting election process. Then the final debate happened. Clinton, who is far from perfect (but remember Obama opposed same-sex marriage and had ties to the […]

I am thrilled about Solange Knowles‘ new song “Don’t Touch My Hair” from her album A Seat at the Table.  It is sure to mean many things to many people.  For me it is a reminder of my poem “African Prince” from Love Beyond God: Meditations and the fact that black women and men both experience casual […]