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My Unpopular Opinion: Defining Courage in the Face of Death

A peaceful death is a wish that just about anybody has. But death is somewhat of a taboo topic today. As a culture, we fear death. This fear reveals itself in the many euphemisms incorporated into our language concerning death.... Continue Reading →

The Wisdom of Dr. Angelou

Originally posted on the St. Vincent de Paul blog Last Wednesday morning, I joined the world in sadness upon hearing that Maya Angelou had passed away. In that moment, I was instantly brought back to her classroom in the Spring... Continue Reading →

#BringBackOurGirls Event Friday

  Freedom Center Hosts Free Panel Discussion on Activism and Advocacy related to Nigerian kidnappings This Friday, join local leaders and activists at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for a discussion of the recent kidnappings in Nigeria and the... Continue Reading →

Finding My Voice Delivering Others to [The Capital]

- This article was originally published by Street Roots News: For Those Who Cannot Afford Free Speech a publication of of StreetRoots.org on 3/13/14. In some circles, lobbyist is a dirty word. We don’t elect lobbyists. We don’t know exactly what they... Continue Reading →

Justice in Education: Bringing Second Chances to Community Colleges

“Businessmen like babes lay sleeping on the lawn, Cops are standing naked, breaking into song… Statesmen and salesmen bend to kiss the ground, Lawyers and losers hold hands and hang around.” — Accordingly, by Chris Whitley For me, one of... Continue Reading →

Grace in Our Midst

“Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; 
plead the case of the widow.” Isaiah 1:17 I was traveling for almost two hours on a road that had dust, crowds of people, motor bikes,... Continue Reading →

Spreading What’s Good

It seems to me that we often place the blame for poverty on those who are  poor. The rhetoric is that people in poverty are lazy, un-motivated, and sucking the government dry of all it’s resources. Many of us respond... Continue Reading →

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