On White People Loving Themselves

On White People Loving Themselves
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I recently encountered a letter James Baldwin wrote to Angela Davis in 1970 in reference to a Newsweek cover story. I have been mulling over it since. In particular, I was struck by this: White people will have quite enough to do in learning how to accept and love...
Nothing Alien

Nothing Alien
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In the days after her death last year, the media ran many of their interviews with Maya Angelou. In more than one, she quoted Terence: “I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me.” More than once, she mentioned her connection as a child of God to “the brute,...
The Final Word is Love

The Final Word is Love
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Time and again, I find myself returning to On Being podcasts. Sometimes I’m surprised by some little jewels tucked inside an episode, like in this Paul Elie broadcast. Krista Tippett has a simply magical interview with writer and editor Paul Elie in which they...
Who Are You In the Deepest Sense?

Who Are You In the Deepest Sense?
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In this video, Prince Ea, the “Deepest Rapper Alive,” reflects on how we “fix Ferguson.” So many of us speak of “changing the world” and we march and demonstrate and get arrested. What if we spent some of that time together considering Prince Ea’s question: “Who...