Why I Hate the Term “Thug”

Birth of the Nation

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have an idea of what’s transpired in Baltimore because of the suspicious death of Freddie Gray. He died in police custody due to a severed spine. As a result, riots and protests erupted in Baltimore in similar fashion to those in Ferguson, Washington, DC, New York and several other cities because of the deaths of unarmed black people. Now, I’m not … [Read more...]

Let Peace be Your Guide

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“O to grace how great a debtor Daily I’m constrained to be! Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love; Here’s my heart, O take and seal it, Seal it for Thy courts above.” The lyrics above from the sacred hymn “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” are some of my favorite lyrics in Christendom. I love … [Read more...]

A Mom Can Make The Difference

Motherhood

  I gave this speech to a group of young mothers at Covenant House in Washington, DC in 2013. I believe the sentiments expressed can help other mothers who are wrestling with purposeful parenting. In Bishop TD Jakes’ book "Mama Made the Difference," he credits his mother as the one who inspired him to strive for more in his life. He gives the credit to his mother because he says that … [Read more...]

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