Faking the Funk: When White Women Play BIPOC

First there was Rachel Dolezal. Then, we learned about Jess “La Bombalera” Krug. Since then, there have been several examples of White women engaging in cultural appropriation. However, most recently, Hilaria Baldwin née Hillary Hayward-Thomas has been outed as a Massachusetts Bostonian and not the Spaniard she has claimed to be. In all of these … Continue reading Faking the Funk: When White Women Play BIPOC

Christian Americans Need to Worship God not Trump

When Trump first learned about the highly contagious Covid-19 in the fall of 2019, he could have done temperature checks of international travelers at our US borders. He could have required negative Covid-19 tests for travelers coming from Asia and later Europe when Italy became a hot spot. He could have sped up PPE manufacturing, … Continue reading Christian Americans Need to Worship God not Trump

Holiday Fight for Stimulus

Did you have a Happy Halloween? It seems like many Americans did, judging by the number of Covid-19 cases since the holiday.   Over the last several months, I have asked God to protect my friends, neighbors, and loved ones from getting sick. I’ve envisioned God creating an invisible plexi-glass shield around and above them … Continue reading Holiday Fight for Stimulus

“The 1619 Project” and Black Resistance in a Time of #BlackLivesMatter

If you ask any American when slavery began in what became the United States, they will tell you 1619. This is thanks to the Pulitzer-prize winning 1619 Project directed by the journalist, Nicole Hannah-Jones. Filled with testimonies of Blacks who endured slavery as well as the work of many collaborators illuminating white supremacy across US … Continue reading “The 1619 Project” and Black Resistance in a Time of #BlackLivesMatter

Americans Need a Bailout, Not Multinationals

Despite our extremely high numbers of infections and deaths, states have been opening up beaches, restaurants, beauty salons, and other non-essential spaces. For many of us, the motivation to open up has come from the very real economic consequences of not having a steady income. But we deserve better. Our federal government has squandered billions … Continue reading Americans Need a Bailout, Not Multinationals