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Black Folks– ‘Losing Our Religion?’ and a ‘Land of Freelancers”

Published on 5 Apr 2009 at 12:38 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under black culture,spirituality,Uncategorized.

cross-posted @ kameelahwrites. On March 17th, USA Today published an article entitled, “Most religious groups in USA have lost ground, survey finds.”  The writer notes: When it comes to religion, the USA is now land of the freelancers. The percentage. of people who call themselves in some way Christian has dropped more than 11% in […]

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Is the Reverend Wright? or is the Reverend Wrong?

Published on 1 May 2008 at 2:28 am. 9 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,spirituality,television.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright addressed an enthusiastic group scholars, spiritual leaders, and press at the National Press Club this Monday. I watched the whole thing and found myself engaged by the charismatic delivery and penetrating content of his speech. My first thought was about how much this speech was going to clarify and reconcile some of […]

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Church vs. Women & Sexuality

Published on 4 Mar 2007 at 12:50 pm. 22 Comments.
Filed under sexuality,spirituality,women's issues/feminism.

I wanted to address an intriguing quetsion from Friday’s Roundtable. For those of you who don’t know, The Roundtable is a monthly gathering of graduate and undergraduate students from upstate New York (mostly from Syracuse University) who meet on the first Friday of each month at a multi-cultural pot-luck dinner/group discussion. It’s much like an […]

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Umoja: Black CommUNITY

Published on 26 Dec 2006 at 11:15 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under black culture,positivity,spirituality.

Greetings Blackademics! Today is the first day of Kwanzaa. For those of you who don’t know, Kwanzaa is not some imitation Christmas or Hanukkah, it is unique annual festival/celebration for people of African descent, observed from December 26th through January 1st. Founded by Maulana Ron Karenga (who we will interview here on Blackademics in 2007) […]

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..but Jesus had an Afro

Published on 12 Oct 2006 at 11:50 pm. 16 Comments.
Filed under black culture,black image,spirituality.

“Does is matter what color Jesus Christ was?” This was one of the questions from our Roundtable discussion last week. There were a wide range of responses, but I want to focus on one of the main points. Regardless of Jesus’ “color” or “race” the Bible states very clearly-Jesus had hair of wool. I.E. nappy […]

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