Musings on Christianity, Capitalism, and The Commandment To Love Each Other

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One of my greatest frustrations is when people confuse capitalism and Christianity. Our capitalist system is built on “personal responsibility”, the idea where the accumulation of things is good. Which, as an American capitalist, I agree with to a degree. I want a nice house, a nice car, fancy cheese […]

God Loves You and I Apologize If Christians Told You Differently

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National Coming Out Day A public apology to all members of the GLBTQ community: I want to apologize and make you a promise. Although some people will say it is silly for one person to apologize for an entire community, I disagree. I think if you are a part of […]

In Defense of Heartland Alliance

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In Defense of Heartland Alliance  by ShaRhonda Knott Dawson Our immigration system is a hot mess.  This is not news. However, recently, we have transitioned our hot mess of an immigration system, to flaming dookie shit storm.  This shit storm is brought to us, by President Shithead, Donald Trump, who […]

Confession: I’m a Faux Ally To The Transgender Community

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Yesterday, Dejanay Stanton, a Black trans woman was killed in a shooting.  It barely made the news.  Last year, there was an incident when the host of “The Breakfast Club” made bigoted commentary and controversial comments about transgender women.  I, like the rest of Black America who regularly listens to “The […]

Uptown Girl: Musings on the Gift/Trauma of a Chicago Childhood.

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Uptown Girl: Musings on the trauma and gift that is a Chicago Childhood. Uptown is a fascinating neighborhood full of history, diversity, and stories of survival. I visit my childhood neighborhood often. However, the Uptown I visit presently isn’t like the Uptown I remember from my childhood. There are streets close […]

Who are Black Folks?

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Who is Black? a poem created out of desperation to be connected to something by ShaRhonda Knott Dawson Say it loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud! But who is Black? Especially, when none of us are the actual color black; we are the color brown. To me: Black folks, are, […]