Founder/President @FreedomRoadus. Host #FreedomRoadPodcast. Author of #VeryGoodGospel and #FortuneBook and Substack column “The Truth Is…”
Sep 19, 2022 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
1/ On @MSNBC Michael Beschloss just told the story of Gandhi sending the Queen a wedding present—a piece of cloth that he spun himself. Gift was downplayed at the time. Beschloss said gift was sign of how Queen made everyone feel special. 😧 #Queen#funeral2/ I usually love Michael B’s take on everything on @MSNBC. But this is a GROSS oversimplification of that moment. #QueenElizabethII
Sep 2, 2022 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
I was invited to tonight’s @potus speech from Independence Hall. Couldn’t attend because I was traveling today. Watching now!
“The threat to American Democracy is real… That’s why tonight I’m calling all Americans to come together to save democracy!” President Joe Biden
“There is no place for political violence in America! None!” @potus
2/ While I have reflected that my relationship with Jesus has moved from boyfriend-ish to brown liberator, Bob reminds where the whole evangelical lovey-dovey image of Jesus comes from. #churchasbrideofchrist#bethmoore
Jul 1, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
For those who say they are tired of hearing about the link between the anti-Abortion movement and white male domination in the US…
For those who cheer the Supreme court ruling on Roe and still claim to be anti-racist and pro-women, the truth Is… 1/ lisasharonharper.substack.com/p/the-death-of…
There are many reasons people join movements. Your anti-Abortion stance may be grounded in your sense of morality.
But morality was not and IS NOT the driver of that movement. It has always been about regaining white male domination.
At a moment when our nation stands at one of the greatest transition points in its history, the work of faith leaders of color is critical, yet often goes underfunded–leaving leadership pipelines that lack capacity to maximize their gifts, apply their grassroots knowledge and...
May 3, 2022 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
1/ I recently spoke on the intersections of race/gender oppression in US. The very first RACE Law in the nation’s foundational history was passed in VA 1662. It was also the very first GENDER-based law and the first CITIZENSHIP law passed on this soil. 2/ That 1662 law created race-based slavery, by locating citizenship in the womb of the mother. Citizens could not be enslaved. So, if your mother was enslaved, she wasn’t a citizen and you were not a citizen. So, you could be enslaved. Plus, they outlawed interracial marriage.
Mar 28, 2022 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
Perhaps the violence displayed between #WillSmith and #ChrisRock at #Oscars2022 was “scarier than a Southern Baptist Convention” because it was an open display of the outcome of four centuries of violence by Southern Baptists on bodies, minds and souls of African descent.
“And so it is not surprising that Black people, who have had life, land, and labor stolen for generations disproportionately make up those who are impacted by violence.” 2/
- Jamila Hodge, @EJUSA
There is a moment in Season 4, Episode 8 of #TheCrown that explains the #VotingRights impasse. 1/ #MLKDay
In this e8, The Queen want to unite the Commonwealth to oppose Apartheid, but she must get the one holdout to sign on first—Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher won’t budge. 2/ #VotingRightsAct#thecrown
Jan 8, 2022 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
Guess what came yesterday!
I opened the box on my kitchen table next to my family wall, where pictures of ancestors and beloved family remind me who I am every day.
You seem to have had a major epiphany in 2020. Good.
Your commentary over the past 365 days has been helpful. Thank you for it.
Mar 16, 2021 • 10 tweets • 8 min read
#TheBachelorFinale was riveting. @EmmanuelAcho killed it. He guided #BatchelorNation through a straightforward, honest, whiteness-decentered, brave conversation on Black maleness in US. #MattJames@mattjames919 was clear. He and his future children need a woman who gets it. 1/
It makes sense that the first time #TheBachelor is a Black man the season ends with a painful conversation about race. The political construct of #race in the US was built in 1662 to answer the question of interracial children and marriage in VA and MD, respectively. 2/
“People died on that day.”
“Eyes were gouged out.”
“One officer lost 3 fingers on that day.”
“One officer was speared by a flag he was defending.”
GOP Senators, It is not too late to save your souls. Respect the dead—who died protecting you. Do not hide your eyes. Do not suppress the truth. Do not mask the truth. Do REMEMBER. Do help our nation heal. Do say “Yes” to ACCOUNTABILITY.
First, Questions: 1. What is your understanding of #CriticalRaceTheory? You never explain that--not in one word of your statement. Instead you say it stems from Marxist or secular thought and that's why you are denouncing it. I find that literally ignorant and ironic. 2/
In my last #kitchentableconvo I shared how I nearly lost my mind when I couldn’t find a particular small frying pan the day after my move.
#pandemic#habits@nytimes2/ Rather than simply figuring out another breakfast or using another pan, I spent the entire day unpacking boxes (and not eating) in search for that pan, so that I could eat breakfast! I went to bed miserable, cranky and hungry; having eaten only one meal that day at about 7pm.