When I was a child in New York City, my parents were very keen on my brother and me visiting pretty much every museum we could on a regular basis.  Being artists themselves, I was four or five years old when I first visited the The American Museum of Natural History.  I’m embarrassed to admit […]

I have been intentionally silent through the Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump.  I wanted to see how it would play out.  I was also exhausted.  Exhausted by the rhetoric, by the continual tossing of the fact salad and the micro splicing of reality by the Trump team.  I was also exhausted by Democrats presenting an […]

HIV continues to disproportionately impact black communities.  Regardless of sexual orientation, black men have a 1 in 22 chance and black women have a 1 in 54 chance of contracting HIV in their lifetime compared with general population (1 in 68 and 1 in 253 respectively[1].) There is an urgent need for better information and […]

I have now watched the date that marks 400 years since Africans were first displaced to this continent in bondage come and go with no substantial acknowledgment by the Unitarian Universalist Association (well, we rang bells…that’s nice.)  I serve this denomination as one of all too few African American ministers and this lack of action […]

It may go without saying Upon seeing my brown face That I will always And emphatically insist that Black Lives Matter. I have heard the arguments And listened patiently to the counterpoint Knowing I am neither heard Nor understood, in the wind of the flatulent rebuttal, “all lives….” But really, this isn’t about black lives […]

This morning, I could write about the sickness of gun culture. I could write about the incompetent presidential administration. I could write about another nation working to sew discord in ours. I could write about yet another white mass murderer captured alive. I could write about politicians who value job security over lives. I could […]