Don’t Cry He Has Risen

Why do you cry? He has risen, Why are you weeping? He’s not dead Why do you cry? He has risen, Why are you weeping? He’s not dead He paid it all on that lonely highway, And His anointing I can feel He shed His blood for my transgressions, And by His stripes we are healed Kirk Franklin – … Continue reading

The Art of Noise Part III: The Craft

< “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” Sir Walter Scott, 1808 In this season of late October the phrase “Trick or Treat” abounds from costume clad children and adults nationwide. Illusions are the characteristic of this season of celebration of pranks, tricks and darkness of the Craft. In … Continue reading


The March on Washington is not the climax of  our struggle, but a new beginning not only for the Negro but for all Americans who thirst for freedom and a better life, When we leave, it will be to carry on the civil rights revolution home with us into every nook and cranny of the … Continue reading

Choosing Unity Over Division

Thank you for your listening ears with eager hearts that want to make a difference. Accord1 just had a very special day as a guest on Mixed Race Radio. It was a great opportunity to learn more about Accord1 and the vision right from the Executive Director. Take a listen and see where you might … Continue reading

Just an Illusion Part 2: The Dust of Our Diversity

Once again, we refer back to Just an Illusion Part1  and the familiar song “Life is a Dream and Heaven is Reality” by Anointed. Considering deeper consideration of the lyrics in relation to where we place our importance; be it in reality compared to Fantasy, Illusion, Delusion, and the relationship of existence between them all.  The Bible puts … Continue reading

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Re- coloring of America Auld Lang Syne is an extremely old Scottish song that was first written down in the 1700s by Robert Burns. This is the prime song  selection of every New Years Eve and  it means “out with the old and in with the new”. It is exemplified in the…

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Augusta National Golf Club admits first female members” We can celebrate Breaking the Glass Ceiling, achievements of the increasing diversity in this country, but in each breakthrough, we must not forget that it took all that time to recognize the obvious, that all people are created equal, “Imago Dei” (Image of God). The real … Continue reading

Who is an American Part III: People of the Corn

Bridging the silos of a diverse cultural landscape: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: another city in the heart of the Midwest in the middle of the corn belt and the Amber Waves of Grain. This highly ordinary city of the American heartland may define the undercurrent infecting the consensus of our nation.  To the South of Milwaukee between the … Continue reading

We were like those who dreamed

The American dream is much more than a dream of a dedicated landmass. It is an experiment, granted by our creator, based on an ideal that is deeply rooted in the unalienable birthrights of all men and women. In our nation of laws, however, a moral paradox exists concerning our dealings with the immigration dilemma. … Continue reading

Tsunami of Change: The Re-Coloring of America

Post origionally guest posted June 1rst on the Christian-Students-of-Conscience Blog Note by Robert Chao Romero Asian-Latino professor of Chican@ Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA and a pastor:  The Census Bureau reported last month that 50.4 percent of all children born in the United States are now Latino, Asian, African American, or mixed-race!  In fact, minorities … Continue reading