The Dignity of Work: What I Learned from Jesus and Mr. Jefferson

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I grew up believing the myth that poverty is out there, somewhere else in the world. I was taught that if you work hard enough, you can make it out of poverty in America.

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Labor Day Lessons: What I’ve Learned From Workers About Hope For Our Times


This summer, I marched with McDonald’s workers from three dozen cities to the company’s corporate headquarters outside of Chicago.

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Ferguson: Reading From a Script


In the background is where the story is most dangerous. Inside of us, black and white, it lies unexamined and ready to pounce: like HIV, attacking our immune system and making us vulnerable to hatred and death.

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Pilgrimage to Ferguson


Something felt right about going to Ferguson. And something felt right about going with Derrick.

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Don’t Let Anyone Look Down On Your Youth


This summer a high school student shared with me, her pastor, that she was stressed beyond belief.

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Moral Week of Action, Day 3: Equal Protection Under the Law

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George was not the first person to tell me that young black men in Durham feel hunted by the police. For nearly a decade, I heard this from a generation of teens and young adults in Durham, North Carolina’s Walltown neighborhood.

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Moral Week of Action, Day 2: Education


Ms. Price was my kindergarten teacher. Ms. Price was not only my kindergarten teacher, she was also my Sunday school teacher.

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