Author Archives: Quasi-Paul

The Truth About Loving Your Neighbor

SPOILER ALERT! Plot Is Partially Revealed When I realized I had the chance to see Black Panther in the theater (a rare feat as a parent) I was really hoping it lived up to the hype. Now that I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Are you Professor Xavier or Magneto?

Before last week, everyone and their mother had weighed in on NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest police brutality, by kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 season. Many welcomed Kaepernick’s peaceful protest as a bold and necessary … Continue reading

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God Trumps All

Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the … Continue reading

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I Want To Be Where The Racists Are

We are in racially tense times to say the least. We are in an election year where a major political party is about to nominate a presidential candidate (“He who must not be named”) that has suggested that Mexican immigrants … Continue reading

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Is Mass Incarceration A Myth?

In the current dust up over criminal justice reform, I see a deeper story of how our flaws as human beings keep us from realizing racial equality. Bill Clinton seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place. … Continue reading

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Are You Open With Your Faith?

As of this writing, I have over 1,000 friends on Facebook. (I’ll hold a sec for your applause). I’ve been on FB since about 2005, when it was restricted to college students and when Myspace was actually more popular. Since … Continue reading

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Do #BlackVotesMatter?

  While it’s utterly disappointing to see another innocent Black teen being arrested, it spurred an important political discussion about why Republicans can’t get Blacks to vote for them. As Roland Martin points out, Republicans don’t address issues that matter to … Continue reading

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How Many Lives Is the Second Amendment Worth?

I love the 2nd amendment, and not just because shooting guns is fun. I love it for what it represents. We saw what happened in China at Tiananmen Square when unarmed protestors were gunned down, with only rocks to defend … Continue reading

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The Toughest Part of the Gospel

 “SMH” or “shaking my head” is a common phrase used in social media these days. As ill-equipped as it is in capturing my feelings when I heard of what Dylan Roof had allegedly done, all I could do was shake … Continue reading

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If You Want To Prevent Another Baltimore Riot, Read This

It’s time for something radically different. In the past year we’ve had violent protests and riots that have been set off by the civil unrest between Blacks and the police. Many people have rightly recognized that the riotous behavior is … Continue reading

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