Monthly Archive: December 2011

Dec 07 2011

The Curious Case of Gays in the Black Church

By Frederick Sparks An oft repeated story in the black church and gospel music community involves 50s and 60s era gospel singing legend Mahalia Jackson making a cross country automobile trek with four male companions who were members of her singing troupe. The car suffers a flat and Jackson gets out of the car to …

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Dec 05 2011

Black Scholarship, Non-Theism and Radical Politics

By Sikivu Hutchinson When I began researching my book Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics and the Values Wars in 2009 I was interested in discovering what other Black writers had published on the intersection of non-theism, feminism, and Black liberation.  Historically, Black writers and scholars have been marginalized by what might be dubbed the …

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Dec 04 2011

‘No More Excuses’: Review of Moral Combat

From The Monster’s Ink by Alyson Miers Dr. Hutchinson’s book takes place at a very different degree of sociological difficulty. She places herself between the black church, the larger white-supremacist and patriarchal society, and the developing atheist movement, and she schools them all. There are few people left uncriticized by her scholarship, only some largely …

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Dec 01 2011

World AIDS Day & Gender Justice Education

From The Feminist Wire on World AIDS Day activism What will need to happen to achieve the goal of eliminating new HIV infections, AIDS related deaths, and discrimination? What can we do, collectively, to get to zero? By Sikivu Hutchinson Young women of color are at the epicenter of this crisis.  My Women’s Leadership Project students …

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