The Gas About Religion and State

The Gas about Religion and State Like it or not, humans are predictable, no matter what you are hearing from mass media these days. Politics and religion are two of the most consistent and predictable behaviors of all. Can you remove politics from religion? No....

My Big Fat Legal Wedding

  My wife of three years and I are going to get married in New York next week. We have intermittently discussed going somewhere to get legally married, but have always decided that there is no point in going out of the way for it...

It’s Just Hair, If You’re White

Recently, I was on the Seattle ferry and found myself a few seats from a beauty school student. We began talking hair and I told her of research I conducted on Black women and the discourse of natural or, unprocessed and kinky hair in...

Stay and Fight!

I realized early on last night, election night, that Donald Trump was going to win the election.  My friends and family were enthused and excited until it all became clear that Hillary Clinton, although she won the popular vote, would not win enough electoral votes...

Like Talking to a Brick Wall

In the very early days of my religious zealotry, I invited a Southern Baptist friend to visit one of the charismatic services at my Word of Faith church.  Like every baby Christian I was red hot for Jesus and out to save the world. ...

Editor’s Letter – Race Issue

The complexities of race are something that I personally understand and feel I have a unique perspective on.  I am biracial (half German and half African-American), whom is often perceived as either Hispanic or Middle Eastern.   As a result of this combination, I...

Trayvon Martin: His Shooter’s Intentions

Intentions?             “He’s got his hand in his waistband and he’s a black male,” George Zimmerman told the 9-1-1 dispatcher.             Do not follow him, the dispatcher advised Zimmerman.             Zimmerman followed...

‘Don’t Re-Nig’ Bumper Sticker Proves Republicans Are Racists (Like We Didn’t Already Know That)

A photo of a bumper sticker on the back of a vehicle that has the Obama logo crossed out with "Don't Re-Nig in 2012".  "Nig" being short of what many Republicans and conservatives call our Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama. It has long been obvious to me...

A Guy’s View on Katy Perry and Feminism

As a male, it is fully expected that upon sight of a girl as beautiful as Katy Perry, I must at least consider what a dynamic rack she has. It is mandatory to at least ask myself if that isn’t one smoking hot ass....

America as Dystopia

Dystopian novels have been regarded as everything from warnings to prophecies to a rebellious but harmless form of entertainment which can make a big profit with teenagers. But sometimes it seems as if major political leaders have studied these books for tips.  In many...