Where are Black Women and girls safe? Who comes to see about us, except for us? Does Jesus weep for Black girls being harassed on bus stops, assaulted in homes, misunderstood in schools, and forgotten in churches? Does God cry when Black women die? Yes. During Jesus’ ministry he came to the home of a … Continue reading God Weeps for Black Women & We Should Too
I came up in a Black Church where there were few things as repulsive as “forsaking the assembly,” a practice derived from Hebrews 10:25. It did not matter if you were sick or dying, when Sunday came around or the doors of the church opened, you entered. I remember my mom, an educator who often … Continue reading Our Closed Churches Will Not “Forsake the Assembly”
Cities like Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, and New Orleans are all reporting over 70% of their respective COVID-19 deaths being among black people, with similar trends extending through the states at-large. In New York City, which boasts the most cases in the country, Blacks and Latinos are dying at twice the rate of white people and five to six times more than their respective population percentages. This time last week St. Louis was reporting that 100% of its known COVID-19 deaths are among African Americans.
Yesterday, Andrew Yang published an op-ed in the Washington Post calling for Asian Americans to respond to the rise of anti-Asian racist incidents by proving our “American-ness.” We are living in a time when the President explicitly weaponizes anti-Asian rhetoric, ICE quietly conducts mass deportations of Southeast Asians, and our sense of belonging in this … Continue reading How Andrew Yang Missed The Mark Responding To COVID-19 Anti-Asian Racism
The social determinants of health are the structural determinants and conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, and includes one’s neighborhood and built environment, economic stability, social and community context, health and healthcare, and education. The social determinants of COVID-19 are on full display here in the United States and the … Continue reading The Social Implications of a Medical Crisis
The phrase “flatten the curve” has been thrown around a lot as it relates to social distancing during the coronapocalypse. But what does that actually mean? Many believe that social distancing has been implemented to keep us from getting sick — and that’s half true. The full truth is that we’re social distancing to flatten … Continue reading #FlattenTheCurve