Published Sep 18, 2020 in Pop Culture, Sports ~ Approx 4 mins
About two months ago, I received an email from the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon staff which told me that, due to continued uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the race was canceled. The message was disappointing but entirely understandable. They did say, however, that I could choose to run the full race virtually: on my […]
Published Sep 1, 2020 in Current Events, Film, In the News, Justice, Pop Culture, Race, Sports, Topics ~ Approx 4 mins
Black Panther fans around the world were saddened to learn of the death of 43-year-old actor Chadwick Boseman last week. He played in several iconic roles, and in each of these films Boseman portrayed a dignity that he carried with him offscreen.
Published Jul 21, 2020 in Current Events, Faith & Politics, In the News, Justice, Race ~ Approx 4 mins
On July 17, 2020, with the death of John Robert Lewis, a hole was left in Congress and in our country. He was an outstanding model of nonviolent resistance, a Freedom Rider, and an artisan of peace. Let’s remember his life and legacy, and heed his call. Because he called for more than change.
Published Jul 16, 2020 in Current Events, Global Catholicism, Justice, Race ~ Approx 4 mins
What is the value of human life? While there seems to be an agreement that such a question is worth asking, there is much debate on what ought to be its appropriate response. The incongruity in the responses to this age-old question has led to the heart-rending atrocities at Auschwitz, the bombing of Hiroshima and […]
Published Jun 10, 2020 in Blogs, Race, Spirituality ~ Approx 4 mins
As people of privilege, it is easy to escape the reality of the movements we witness. We cannot ignore the messages of anti-racism, no matter where they come from – even if they come from a pet.