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Black Women and Seasons of Grief
Black Women and Seasons of Grief

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It is a high holy time on the Christian calendar; a season typically recognized 40 days before Easter. If you are

Color Prejudice and the Black Church, Part II
Color Prejudice and the Black Church, Part II

It is no secret that at one point, Black sororities and fraternities used “The Paper Bag Test” in order to screen pledges. But did you know some Black churches used

Color Prejudice and the Black Church, Part I
Color Prejudice and the Black Church, Part I

So I watched an episode of  “The Real Housewives of Potomac.” It’s one of many in an enduring reality show franchise that gives us a glimpse into the lives of

Loving (and Learning about) Yourself in 2016
Loving (and Learning about) Yourself in 2016

One of the reasons I started this blog was to remind women that we too are wonderfully and cheerfully made in the spectacular image of God, and that you can

The Christmas Story: If It Wasn’t For the Women
The Christmas Story: If It Wasn’t For the Women

Women are crucial figures in the history of Christianity. And if it wasn’t for the faith and obedience of women, the divine message of Christmas may never have been told.

Mary Magdalene and Messy Women
Mary Magdalene and Messy Women

Between installments of our series on Mary Magdalene, a social media firestorm raged over a Twitter post by Ayesha Curry, the wife of Stephen Curry, point guard for the Golden

Reasons I Suspect Mary Magdalene Was a Sista Part II
Reasons I Suspect Mary Magdalene Was a Sista Part II

The book by Dan Brown, “The DaVinci Code,” claims that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. Brown argues that a Jewish man of Jesus’ age would have taken a wife.

Reasons I Suspect Mary Magdalene Was A Sista Part I
Reasons I Suspect Mary Magdalene Was A Sista Part I

I have to credit Mary Magdalene with my first gentle nudge into feminist interpretation of Scripture. I went to parochial school, and from Kindergarten through the eighth grade, religion classes

Pray for Paris
Pray for Paris

As we wake up to news that extremists have killed and injured dozens of people in Paris, France, I’ve seen a million memes urging us to “pray for Paris.” It

Can the Black Christian Woman Have it All?
Can the Black Christian Woman Have it All?

“I feel like I can’t do this. I am an ‘A’ student who is only getting a ‘C’ in life. I should not have had kids. I can’t have it