• Building The Bridge Together

    Christian faith, history is one that is inclusive; bridging the chasm between God and Humankind along with the one between all people one to another as individuals and ethnic groups. By "Building The Bridge Together" over the ethnic/cultural divide, through this blog along with other media, Accord1 attempts challenge Christians and The heterogeneous landscape of our world in a way that requires change from the rambling noise of division into the poetic melody of harmony and unity.

Bursting Bubbles

The Bubble is an area where air acts as an opaque between reality and a tranquil dreamworld caught somewhere between Pleasantville and the thinly veiled fabric of the Twilight Zone. The Bubble is a shrinking vortex of yesteryear. Out of the reach of much of America, though sparsely populated, the Bubble boast of the large manicured lawns, … Continue reading

Is Disenfranchisement of Marginalized Communities of Color the Rule, Even if Never Spoken Out Loud?

While making a business call, I reached the so-called self adulated gatekeeper, the customer service representative (operator). After posing my question in my proudly Midwestern dialect, they might have picked up something in my voice that convinced them they are speaking to an African American. They shot back in a rather loud and somewhat rude … Continue reading

Life Found A Way

Many centuries ago, a man and woman were in a tropical paradise when suddenly a shaking reverberated through the dense vegetation. The sound began emerging louder and louder and caused the hairs on the man’s back to rise in hot anxiety. Tiny feet of two frightened children ran to this adult couple, their parents. In … Continue reading

These Are The Times That Try Men’s Souls

This period is a crucial moment for America to see just what kind of nation it will be. We have banded together in all of the past tests of American Vigor such as World War One, World War Two, the Great Depression, and 911. Beyond its imperfections, the U.S. has held firm in the face … Continue reading

Two Different Directions, Never the twain shall meet?

We have all heard of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride. Revere’s ride was iconized by the Longfellow poem self-titled as “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Some historical listings of the other Midnight Riders have no mention of Wentworth Cheswell, the son of a former slave Hopestill Cheswell. His mother was a white woman named Katherine Keniston. Paul Revere … Continue reading

Done Dying, Not To Be A Hidden Figure II

Going on record, Accord1 is pro-vaccine. Accord1 is nonpartisan. Vaccination is not a political issue; it is a health issue, and we are pro-health, especially in the face of so many historic racial health care disparities. In past posts, we have brought to the forefront former well-documented injustices, such as the Tuskegee experiment, the Henrietta Lacks … Continue reading

Phoenix Rising

See truly; look carefully—darkness blankets the earth; people all over are cloaked in darkness. But God will rise and shine on you; the Eternal’s bright glory will shine on you, a light for all to see. Isaiah 60:2 The Voice (VOICE) Amid dire circumstances and from out of the ashes, the Phoenix rises. Justice will always … Continue reading

Insurrection

Insurrection on this scale had never happened before. Party leaders came up with a plan to lure white voters away into a dark place. This plan involved stoking up white fear of the others. The revolt included but was not limited to the rebellion against the government’s musings of a multiracial democracy. Deepened by divides, … Continue reading

Bone Collecting

A Paleontologist excavates layers of sediment to search for clues of the past to find the thrulines to today. Bible scholars comb the pages of scripture with a clear understanding of how past events of antiquity affect today.  Last week the subject of Race Norming was discussed. Unfortunately, it is just another one of the many unearthed … Continue reading

“Just Shut up and Dribble”

 NFL to halt ‘race-norming,’ review Black claims in $1 billion concussion settlement https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/ In the past, chattel slavery had many ways in which it was justified. The founding documents of America clearly Identify all men as created equal. But then arose the conundrum. “How do we justify slavery?”  On the contrary, Scripture says: “A kidnapper must … Continue reading