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I Am Not a Democrat

I Am Not a Democrat

Can you look past my complexion? This question is a common thought in the minds of Black Americans, from every cultural and ethnic background. Constantly considering the potential of facing discrimination, stereotypes, and the anxiety of someone else's fear. Hoping...

Precaution & Preparation or Panic: Faith with action, over Fear

Precaution & Preparation or Panic: Faith with action, over Fear

The COVID-19 pandemic is illustrating at a granular level, discord in our communities that highlights American division. If a global health threat poses the greatest risk to the least of those amongst us, who are we as the Church if we can’t unify to protect them? If we can’t unify across political chasms, racial divides, and socio-economic statuses, then who are we as a nation?

UYWI BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT: ALEXANDER JAMES

UYWI BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPOTLIGHT: ALEXANDER JAMES

Native to South Central Los Angeles and raised by a single mother, Alexander took pride in being the black sheep in most circles growing up. Now, he is a young adult director, social activist, youth advocate, and full-time spoken-word artist. An undaunted wordsmith fueled by a heart of passion and a soul forged by a plethora of complex and enriching experiences.