Without an intervention, the institution created to limit democracy for some is a threat to democracy at large.

A jolt from the gut startles him awake; he is gasping for air. …


It’s time to add systemic change to your symbolic actions.

It seems no one wants to be caught dead without a protest selfie amidst this global wave of antiracist protests. …


Why the riots in response to the murder of George Floyd could be a productive part of the movement for Black Lives.

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There’s a white American proverb about violent protests that goes something like this: “What good will it do?”

As surely as the sun will rise, viral footage of…


“I can’t breathe,” he pleaded. For several minutes, George Floyd lie handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling on his neck.

“Please,” he begged. The officer wouldn’t relent. By the time an ambulance arrived at the scene, Floyd was unresponsive.

As much of the…


This white woman’s 911 call shows that antiblack violence was not about fear, but skill.

**content warning: the n-word lurks below**

Amy Cooper doesn’t want us to think she made an attempt on a Black man’s life this week. “I’m not a racist,” she told CNN. …


The murder of Ahmaud Arbery proves White supremacy’s superiority complex is lethal

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Ahmaud Arbery was considered a trespasser from the day he was born. That racist notion ultimately caused his death.

The 25-year-old man went for a run one February Sunday afternoon near Brunswick, Georgia, as was his custom. That Sunday, his route took him past the home of Travis McMichael, whose…


They don’t want forgiveness. They want to be excused.

Sammie L. Berry invites questions after making a statement at the press conference following the funeral service for Botham Shem Jean at Greenville Avenue Church of Christ. Photo: Stewart F. House/Getty Images

“But the trouble is that what we call ‘asking God’s forgiveness’ very often really consists in asking God to accept our excuses… There is all the difference in the world between forgiving and excusing.”

— C.S. Lewis

Some have called it “the hug heard round the world.” Just moments after…


They’re not against us, but not for us either. The difference between the two is clearer in the abstract.

These were angry tears. After only three months at what I’d imagined would be my dream job at the largest Christian media company serving millennials in the U.S., I’d determined, in…


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Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt (Exodus 22:21).

During…


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Jef Aerosol (photo © Jaime Rojo)

On that day no one in your household may do any work…For in six days the Lord made…

Andre Henry

Writer, speaker, & musician contending for a world without racism.

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