• 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.

Woke?

I started my day with a question as I literally woke up from my sleep. My thoughts eventually meandered to a place of many questions. Questions held my thoughts captive within narratives misplaced in reaction to a tribally splintered America. My curiosity moved me to discover why a phrase had bulwarked an impregnable position in … Continue reading

The Battle Continues

Thank you for the strength and resolve of the Floyd Family, every peaceful protester, justice seeker, the heterogeneous army of allies, human rights advocates, prayer warriors, and every jury member in the Derek Chauvin Murder of George Floyd trial. Justice has prevailed; The Battle now continues. Without a year of pandemic racial reckoning, revelation, and … Continue reading

SERENDIPITY (POLICING YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW ) Revisited

This post was originally published on July 3, 2020. After this past week of events and the convection of Derek Chauvin for the Murder of George Floyd, necessity dictates that we give this a second look. Some researchers claim that serendipity arises in moments of misfortune and failure and that these are necessary before luck, … Continue reading

Daisys of Delusion, One Petal at a Time

On September 7, 1964, a political television advertisement entitled Peace, Little Girl (a.k.a. Daisy) was released. It was an extraordinarily controversial yet sobering commercial. The Black and white video showed a little white girl picking daisy petals from its flower while counting. Toward the end of the girl’s counting, the sound of an official countdown is softly … Continue reading

The 8th Day, New Beginnings, Three-Fifths Magazine Premieres

WHO ARE WE I am pleased to announce a new concept set to debut by the end of the first quarter of 2021. It is a stand-alone Magazine named Three-Fifths. Why the name “Three-Fifths?” The inspiration for the concept of three-fifths was spurned by a series of articles in the Accord1 Blog. The articles identify the constitutional … Continue reading

Broken

“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings to what one knew, or … Continue reading

Choices

“Racial segregation had a long and enduring history in America, supported by courts, laws, and elected officials. The pervasive effects of that legacy are still felt today.” from an online resource, https://segregationinamerica.eji.org/. This is not a post for supporting any political party or cause. This is an examination of government policy and its historical ramifications. … Continue reading

“It’s Not Over Until I Win”

Les Brown’s words are an encouragement to work for good; however, the essence is lost when left to the twisted and weaponized for evil. Entering the third decade of the 21st century, things seem as though we are locked in a perpetual episode of the struggle. On one side, a new multiethnic nation presses forward … Continue reading

The Invisible People II/”Oops I Did It Again”

A quote of unknown origin says:  “Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is a habit.”  By measuring American history’s balance, one can plainly see that race relations’ current trajectory is no accident. The slippery slope is by design. Yet, the architects remain ambiguously in denial. “Nothing to see here as many … Continue reading

The Invisible People

The movie “12 Years a Slave” was a creative depiction of a true story in the antebellum south. In one of the movie’s most iconic scenes, the slave character named Patsey(Lupita Nyong’o) is brutally beaten with a whip. The beating was in response to violating the jealous slave master’s wife’s cruel objection to Patsey washing. … Continue reading