The killing of black men by police is a relentless beating against the souls and the spirits of people who believe in justice and who operate in hope. But with each assault, those same spirits become more and more wounded.
Rev Dr Susan K Smith, the founder of Crazy Faith Ministries in Columbus, Ohio, was formerly the senior pastor of Advent United Church of Christ, where she served for 22 years. She graduated from Occidental College in 1976, where she earned her BA in English literature, and is a 1986 graduate of Yale Divinity School, where she earned her M.Div. She earned her D. Min. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, studying under the late Rev. Drs. Samuel Proctor and Charles E. Booth. She now serves as a national organizer and trainer for the African American Ministers Leadership Council (AAMLC), a division of People for the American Way, a communications consultant for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC, and also as a co-chair of the Minority Outreach Subcommittee of the Nonpartisan Ohio Voter Outreach Committee (NOVOC).