July 28, 2020

Harding University should not change the name of the Benson Auditorium. My position is an unpopular opinion, especially coming from a black man. Issues of racism and America’s history of slavery and segregation create cause for a greater need. The idea of righting the...

July 14, 2020

Issues of race in America have always been difficult.  They seem to have been compounded over the last 12-18 months. One of those issues is whites knowing what to say in the presence of their black comrades for fear of accidentally escalating tension. Right now in Amer...

February 4, 2020


Black history month is celebrated by people of African descent all over the world. America, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom all celebrate Black History month.  American history specifically is special because of the way bl...

January 29, 2020

               Kobe Bryant’s tragic death sent shock waves through American communities. People around the world of all races are still trying to piece together the unfortunate helicopter crash that took...

October 2, 2019

The sixth amendment states “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained b...

August 9, 2018

The Star-Spangled Banner is a symbolic narrative in song of the United States. Written by Francis Scott Key in 1814, the song provides strong imagery and perspective about our country (Klein, 2014). A particular part of the song strikes the disconnect between modern da...

May 1, 2018

The Current State

       Churches in America are still segregated and yes, churches are that way “up north”.  Why? Jesus prayed for unity in John 17. Jesus prayed for ALL of His believers to be one.  Jesus was after unity. Black believers, white believers, liberal belie...

April 19, 2018

The State of Tennessee recently punished the city of Memphis for removing statues of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate President Jefferson Davis from public parks. Tennessee legislators voted to remove $250,000 of state funding from Memphis’ bi...

April 18, 2018

Heno has provided the opportunity to hear many stories of pasts and reflections of history. Despite culture, history, familial influences, and other social factors, people can change their hearts. The Apostle Paul, at one time in his life, was one of the biggest racist...

March 21, 2018

I know what you’re thinking: “Oh boy! Liberals stirring the pot with race talk!” or “Why do we need to talk about this? Racism is a thing of the past.” Or on the opposite side of things: “Why are you even trying? They will never understand.” Or “They don’t even care wh...

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