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Black Lives Matter and Skipping Communion

A Christian blogger recently shared his reflections on InterVarsity’s Missions Conference Urbana 15. He claimed that one experience, in particular, was so profound it was singularly influential in his decision to skip communion — a tradition he faithfully anticipates and…
Derryck Green
March 7, 2016
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Blacks Must Become Multilingual

If blacks want to avoid becoming a cultural and political afterthought, and I believe we do, then it is an existential imperative that we become multilingual. Blacks must learn to speak the language of education- specifically education reform. It’s not…
Derryck Green
October 19, 2014
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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglass on 5 July 1852 Occasion: Meeting sponsored by the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, Rochester Hall, Rochester, N.Y. To illustrate the full shame of slavery, Douglass delivered a speech that took aim at the pieties of the nation --…
Derryck Green
July 4, 2014
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Booker T. Washington

A day late, but still... Booker T. Washington, born April 5, 1856: "I have always been made sad when I have heard members of any race claiming rights or privileges, or certain badges of distinction, on the ground simply that…
Derryck Green
April 6, 2014
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The Gettysburg Address

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether…
Derryck Green
November 19, 2013