Ask Avery: “Isn’t White Supremacy Just About Racism?”

A few weeks ago I wrote about respectability politics and why you won't catch me subscribing to them. When I posted the link on my Facebook, I put this as the caption: Afterward, I got a bunch of questions about why I link whiteness (read: white supremacy) with things like homophobia and patriarchy and etc.… Continue reading Ask Avery: “Isn’t White Supremacy Just About Racism?”

Eddie Long, The Black Church, and the Need For a Deeper Conversation

The morning of Sunday, January 15, 2016, I got on Twitter to see that Bishop Eddie Long had passed away. My immediate thought was, "Oh, this is gonna be some mess." And surely, mess it was. Especially being that his death is coming right off the heels of Kim Burrell's intense homophobic rant where she very… Continue reading Eddie Long, The Black Church, and the Need For a Deeper Conversation

Music Monday – Coloring Book Made Me Feel Closer to God

In one of my favorite books, The Shack, the protagonist Mack is having a dialogue with God (who is a Black woman named "Papa") about the music Papa is listening to.   "May I ask what you're listening to?" "You really wanna know"? "Sure." Now Mack was curious. "West Coast Juice.  Group called Diatribe and an album that… Continue reading Music Monday – Coloring Book Made Me Feel Closer to God

I’m Growing Tired of Church Folks and Here’s Why

Let me preface this post by saying that I am not a pastor, priest or theologian. Nor do I claim to be. This topic has been on my mind and in my spirit for a while. I have often heard the message "Relationship, Not Religion" preached about/or brought up in casual conversation. I think it's… Continue reading I’m Growing Tired of Church Folks and Here’s Why