Tag Archives: Religion

January 27

The Nail That Sticks Out

In my latest vlog I discuss my revelation that people of faith do not have a copyright on the rigid, dogmatic thinking I’ve critiqued them for in the past.

September 30

Just Like Music: “Revolution”, 2000

In spite of all the fanfare and worry that took place leading up to the new millennium the year 2000 arrived with little complication. For me 2000 was the year I finally began to make halting steps towards adulthood. The year before I left my childhood church for one of my own choosing, an act […]

Exile, Part I

“Am I wrong for thinking out the box from where I stay? Am I wrong for saying that I choose another way?”-  Nico & Vinz I spent Easter in church this year. Yes, you read that right.  The former quintessential BAP Baptist girl turned muslimah turned nonbeliever set foot in the house of the Lawd. April […]

“Let’s Talk About Sex”: Sexuality, Reproductive Freedom and Empowerment

Let’s talk about sex, baby Let’s talk about you and me Let’s talk about all the good things And the bad things that may be… As I was heading into the Sixth grade Salt-n-Pepa dropped the song “Let’s Talk About Sex”. I’d adored the all girl group ever since I saw the video for “Push […]

My Issues with ‘Black Christians are Uncle Toms’

As stated in my previous entry , Cult of Dusty’s latest video on Black Christians rubbed me the wrong way. For the sake of brevity I chose not to go in depth with my critique of the video in that post.  In this entry however I will elaborate on why I find the video so problematic. […]

Full Circle

June was a long and frustrating month for me. Between hearing of a little black girl whose braids were cut off by a teacher , an Ohio school banning natural hairstyles for black children, the Paula Deen fiasco and the George Zimmerman trial I was SPENT. When the Supreme Court killed the Voting Rights Act last […]

On Heaven’s Selective Silence

“Gods always behave like the people who make them”-Zora Neale Hurtson On June 26th, 2013 the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act. While GLBT Americans and their allies across the country welcomed the decision, others were quite displeased. The angry and caustic remarks in the wake of the decision didn’t surprise me. […]