Emancipation Proclamation

I recently attended a lecture at the Schomburg Center concerning Dr. King’s Forgotten Manifesto (New York Times, May 16, 2012), in which he argues for an executive order that would ban segregation in the same way the Emancipation Proclamation outlawed slavery. Civil Rights historian David Blight and Schomburg director Khalil Gibran Muhammad animatedly discussed the origins…

I have something to say.

I have something to say. I’ve always had something to say. I just didn’t know how to say it. “It” would get stuck in my throat, crouched behind my tonsils or rattle around between my teeth, pushing fervently against my lips – my mouth refusing to open. I felt I needed permission – some mysterious…

Epiphany Sunday

Today I did something different. Instead of attending services at my home church or singing a service somewhere for money, I decided to visit a neighborhood church (where several colleagues were singing for money!). Today was an exceptionally beautiful day in Manhattan. The sun was high and the wind was low. I walked to my…