De'Andre Salter

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Teach Your Children Well - Childhood Indoctrination Into Fundamentalist Religion

Over the next little while, I’m going to be posting a number of diaries on the problems that have been created for American society because the …

Pastor Fights Megachurch Gentrification With Sign Telling Black Folks to ‘Stay Out of White Churches’

In a Birmingham, Ala., controversy involving the mayor, a black church, gentrification and a white megachurch, an Alabama pastor is being accused of …

Universities need to tackle racism head-on, not deny it exists

Racism is rarely seen as “our problem” in the UK – in contrast to, say, the US where laws, states and legislation were used to exclude African-Americans from public spaces. The very word and its connotations are unsettling. People would rather not talk about it. Nowhere is this more evident than in …

Black Students

Blessed: The Prosperity Gospel in (and Beyond) America

The United States has a dominant economy and is a powerhouse for exporting goods to other nations. What is America’s most significant export? Answers …

Speaking out, reclaiming Jesus

It is sometimes said around here that Christians who disagree with Trump and the Republicans need to speak up. We have been and we do, but this is a …

The Globalization of American Racial Exclusion

In hindsight, historians of American immigration will be pressed to name the first two decades of the twenty-first century as one dominated by the …

How the religious right is shrinking itself: Overzealous Christianity is driving people away

<b>(Getty Images)</b><p>New study suggests that as the religious right grows ever more radical, it drives ever more people out of church<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>May 14, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>The story of the religious right and political power seems a straightforward one: White evangelicals, by using religious guilt and …

#VintageShoppingWhileBlack: NYC Lawyer and Daughter Handcuffed After Being Accused of Stealing

Another day, another activity added to the list of things black people can’t do while being black.<p>A black lawyer and her daughter were accused of …

Existing While Black: Irrational Fear Is the New Breed of Racism

It has been a banner year for discrimination. Two recent events on college campuses at Colorado State University and Yale bring issues of …

The invention of white people, the absurdity of race and fear of a Black planet

<b>by Paradise Free Jah Love Supreme</b>These African masks at a market in Nairobi, Kenya, remind us that all the faces of all the billions of people in the …

White Evangelicals Are The Most Fragile Of All White People

I once attended a missions conference run by a predominately white evangelical organization where, for one night, black styles of worship, preaching and spirituality were the focus. The worship team wore Black Lives Matter shirts and the preacher exhorted the thousands present to repent of the ways …

The Scandal Tearing Apart America's Largest Protestant Denomination

A denominational leader’s claim that abused women should remain in their broken marriages is forcing Southern Baptists to pick sides.<p>Over the past 20 years, the Southern Baptist Convention has weathered an onslaught of controversies, from renaming the denomination to repudiating the Confederate …

Faith

Pulse Nightclub Survivor Says He’s No Longer Gay After Giving His Life to Jesus

Luis Javier Ruiz literally dodged a bullet that night at Pulse. But now he's planning to ruin the lives of other LGBTQ people.

A Welcoming Church No More

I STUDIED TO BECOME an evangelical pastor. Then I woke up on November 9, 2016, with the knowledge that my faith was now chained to the legacy of …

Meet the 11-year-old offered a college football scholarship

Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>Play Video - 3:06<p>June 17th, 2017<p>An 11-year-old boy named Titan Lacaden is reportedly one of the youngest recipients of a full Division 1 football scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii – and he just finished fifth grade. NBC’s Steve …

One college finally designed a liberal arts education fit for the future of work

“I consider work sacred,” Clayton Spencer, president of Bates College, said over coffee in London a few weeks ago. She wasn’t talking about her own job, though she clearly loves what she does. She was explaining her conviction that helping students find meaningful work should be an integral part of …

Bible Loved by Christian Fundamentalists Written Using Method They Hate

The King James Bible’s creation was guided by the Holy Spirit and miraculously agreed upon, fundamentalist Christians say. Newly discovered texts say …

‘Our shame’: This newspaper undermined black lynching victims. Now it is confronting its sins.

Newspapers typically work to point out society’s ills, publishing both expository reporting and sharply worded editorials to spotlight problems in the world, and hopefully effect change.<p>But with the opening Thursday of the new museum and memorial in Montgomery, Ala., about the South’s wrenching …

Journalism

Why cops kill black people: Research suggests a troubling pattern of “retaliatory violence”

<b>Diante Yarber (Facebook)</b><p>A new case in California — and new research suggesting that police get stuck in a deadly psychological cycle<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 27, 2018 8:59am (UTC)<p>On April 5, police in Barstow, California, fired at least 30 shots at an unarmed 26-year-old African-American named Diante …

'I can't breathe': Former NFL player completely unconscious after being slammed to the ground by police

While shouting “I’m not even doing nothing! I’m not even fighting back!” former NFL defensive back Desmond Marrow was grabbed by police and slammed …

Liam and Dijon Joseph say racial profiling is behind Met officers’ reaction to a friendly gesture<p>Liam Joseph stepped out of the Nisa convenience store on Deptford High Street. He met his brother, Dijon, who had just ordered some food from the takeaway next door, and they tapped fists. Within …

Law Enforcement

Golf Club Calls Cops On 5 Black Women Members Playing ... Golf

A confrontation supposedly over their pace of play was discrimination, one of the women said.<p>A golf club in York County, Pennsylvania, apologized for making five black women “uncomfortable” on its course, but one of the players said Tuesday that she and her companions ― all members ― remain …

Why It Matters That A White Woman Called The Police To Starbucks

“Hi, I have two gentlemen at my cafe that are refusing to make a purchase or leave. I’m at the Starbucks at 18th and Spruce.”<p>That’s what the manager of the Philadelphia Starbucks told the dispatcher when she called 911. It was 4:37 p.m., two minutes after Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson had …

Lakeview Bar Owners’ Defense of N-Word Sparks Enormous Backlash

The owners of a Lakeview bar used the N-word online over the weekend and attempted to justify its use, which led an army of Facebook and Yelp users to leave hundreds of negative reviews about the business. Users are saying to steer clear of <b>Jake’s Pub</b>, alleging ownership is racist and unrepentant in …

Report: Some Warriors Fear White Anchor Mike Shumann Received Special Treatment

ABC7/KGO-TV sports anchor Mike Shumann was seen on tape stealing a jacket from Golden State Warriors director of team security Ralph Walker, according to reports from Steve Berman of The Athletic and ESPN.com, and some Warriors players are reportedly upset with how the situation is being …

Laura Ingraham meets the Afrocentric “alt-right” — and it’s every bit as weird as it sounds

<b>Laura Ingraham and Bryan "Hotep Jesus" Sharpe on "The Ingraham Angle" (Fox News)</b><p>“Hotep Jesus” appeared on Fox News to bash Starbucks and white liberals, and how that happened is stranger still<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>April 23, 2018 8:58am (UTC)<p>Far-right media figures have long had it out for Starbucks, the …

Breakfast Brutality: Police Expose Black Woman’s Breast And Threaten To Break Her Arm At Alabama Waffle House

<i>Image via Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images</i>Police Expose Woman’s Breast During Violent Waffle House ArrestWaffle House is having the worst weekend ever, …

"But slavery was so long ago"

Originally commissioned as a wrist tattoo, the simple and powerful chart showing how recent black freedom is in America is now also a t-shirt.<p>"...but …

In wooing Amazon, North Carolina offers HBCUs as diversity fix

"If Amazon and Apple are looking to hire more African Americans and to diversity, it would be smart to come to North Carolina."

Offensive Rosa Parks cartoon removed from school curriculum (Commentary)

After a student complained, a cartoon in an online U.S. history course depicting Rosa Parks was removed from the curriculum.Until this month, …