“The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin

James Baldwin and, of course, The Fire Next Time have held prominent positions on my reading list for a long time, but I was finally spurred on to buy the book and dive into it after reading Ta-Nehisi Coates talk about Baldwin in We Were Eight Years In Power. When I reread The Fire NextContinue reading ““The Fire Next Time” by James Baldwin”

We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Anti-racism protests have swept the globe, and the response has been unlike anything we’ve seen before. Many of the quarantined residents of the United States have taken the opportunity to reflect on the history and present realities of racism in our country. It’s too early to know where this will take us, but a criticalContinue reading “We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates”

The Cross and The Lynching Tree by Dr. James Cone

James Cone’s The Cross and The Lynching Tree is far and away one of the single most influential books I have read. It gave form to general ideas that had been floating and grounded my understanding in a rich tradition. Y’all should definitely give it a read if you get the chance. I’ve been planningContinue reading “The Cross and The Lynching Tree by Dr. James Cone”