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Religion in Houston’s Pan-African Community

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I’m excited to announce that, with Sade Perkins, I’ll be a Crossroads Project Fellow for 2022-2023 for a project we’re doing on “Religion in Houston’s Pan-African Community.” We’ll be facilitating a series of public conversations and oral histories with community elders about the relationship between their justice work and religious beliefs and spiritual...

Life played out in images: The self-portraiture of Libuše Jarcovjáková

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My father and I have an article in the most recent issue of KATALOG–Journal of Photography & VIdeo. “Life played out in images: The self-portraiture of Libuše Jarcovjáková” is our second piece for the publication. It is also a teaser for an exhibition of Jarcovjákova’s work that we’re planning for FotoFest 2022. KATALOG is a beautiful publication and lives up to its name, more art...

Books Read in 2021

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This past year I read around the same number of books that I read the year prior. I mention this only because it indicative of the way that the pandemic has impacted my time and ability to focus. These last two years I have read far less than at almost any other point in my life. I am hoping that will shift this year. I have a sabbatical planned for June through August and the pandemic has...

Most Read Blog Posts of 2021

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In January, I try to make two blog posts: one compiling the list of books I read over the previous year and the other listing my most popular blog posts. I usually start with the list of most popular blog posts. Here it is: Most Read Blog Posts of 2021 A Prayer for DemocracyThe Senate Should Expel Senators Cruz and HawleyJoe Manchin Might be a Senator from West Virginia but He’s Paid for by...

Books Read in 2020

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This past year was not a good year for reading. While a lot of people experienced as the pandemic as a time that allowed them to do more reading than usual it had the opposite impact for me. Being a single parent meant that whenever I finished with my own work I had to turn my attention to getting my son focused on completing his school work. Between my job, my scholarly writing, housework, and...

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020

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At the start of many years, as a kind of house keeping, I make two blog posts. I compile a list of the most read blog posts of the last year and I share the list of books that I read in the previous year. The chaos of recent events and the demands of my schedule during this time of pandemic have put me a little behind with both of these posts. So, today, I am sharing the most read blog posts and...

A Prayer for Democracy

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Friends, you are no doubt horrified by the events unfolding in Washington, DC. What has happened today can only be described as an attempted coup. Constitutional democracy is under threat. Treasonous white supremacists, fascists, and neo-Confederates are trying to destroy the electoral order of the United States. It is a dangerous moment. In these dangerous times, I invite you into the spirit...

Now is the Time: Leonard Freed’s Photographs of South Africa’s 1994 Elections

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The Danish publication KATALOG — Journal of Photography and Video just published an article that I wrote with my father on Leonard Freed’s photographs of the election that brought Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress to power. Copies of the issue can be ordered by emailing shop@katalog-journal.com and run 19 euros plus VAT. The issue also features an extended piece on...

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