Each of us, in our day-to-day interactions and increasingly in social media, has a world of chances to encourage others; to speak and act with truthfulness, candor, and courtesy; and to raise the level of constructive discourse in our society.
Secession, trying to make a go of it as an independent country after decades of union with your neighbors,—these things really don’t turn out all that well in the end. Trust us, we know.
In the American collective imagination, they can be alternately threatening and violent, shiftless and lazy, or hapless and hilarious, but all too seldom do we see black men who are beautiful, spiritual, joyful, disciplined, united. A group of straight, older black men singing at the top of their lungs about how much they love each other? A rarity indeed.
Is it personal responsibility, or a function of good government, to uphold religious rights—for people of faith, or of no faith?
Half a century after the civil rights movement removed most of the legal aspects of the Jim Crow regime the vast majority of religious people in America do not see fit to worship next to people of another race.
In the wake of the controversy which led to the closing of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, Louis Venters shares a blast from the Confederate past.
Historian Louis Venters reexamines the life of a forgotten African-American intellectual and religious leader, and explains why the battle for racial justice is neverending.