Month: March 2008

Otherworldly. The word is so frightening. We could go down the list of all the reasons why the thought of being associated with the word “otherworldly” sends people running for the door. We all know those reasons, enough said. But I have never been one to allow others to co-opt my faith. No one defines […]

When those to whom I belong forsake me,then the Lord will take me up.Psalm 27:10 I remember the day when I finally understood that I belonged to God. It was the day when it was clear to me that I belonged to no one else. Not even myself. To belong to God is an incredible […]

But God knows the way I takeWhen he has tried meI shall come forth as gold.Job 23 For all the things we think we can predict, this much is true. We cannot predict what God will do with a child. Jesus was born of a young mother. From before his birth, questions swirled about regarding […]

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;when you walk through fire, you shall not be burned,and the flame shall not consume you.Isaiah 43: 2 Who is “I”? Passing through stormy waters, moving through rivers that threaten to overwhelm…walking through fire unscathed and facing […]

In talking about the fact that more black boys receive GED’s from prison than graduate from college, educational consultant and author Jawanzaa Kunjufu says, “It’s not genetic, its systemic.” Consider this: One predominantly African American high school in Brooklyn has managed to get 85% of its graduating class on the track for college. The principal […]

Sex Infections Found in Quarter of Teenage Girls By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN Published: March 12, 2008 Rates are particularly high among young African-Americans, according to new federal data. Here are three things we must do right now: 1. Insist on that young people receive age-appropriate but comprehensive health and sexuality education. The abstinence only education […]