African American History: A History of Contributions

African American History Month highlights the contributions and achievements of descendants of Africans in North America. The beauty of African American History month is that Carter G. Woodson the founder of Negro History Week that grew into African American or Black History Month is that he understood that we have a history.

A Post Martin L. King reflection on Justice

I grew up in a home where the scripture Micah 6:8 was recited and quoted. My late father Bishop Zedekiah L. Grady, every time he made remarks, would end by quoting Amos the prophet: “he has shown thee O man what is good, but what does the Lord require of thee, but to pursue Justice, love mercy and walk humbly before thy God.” I will … Continue reading

Reid Chapel Re-Enters Sanctuary

Reid Chapel Re-Enters Sanctuary On Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 10 AM Reid Chapel AME will reenter it’s sanctuary for the first time since March 2020. It has been 13 months since we last worshipped together in person. Thinking about it is overwhelming and encouraging all at the same time. COVID-19 did disrupt the world and the nation and our lives. When we re-enter the … Continue reading

26 Weeks Behind

26 Weeks Behind Us, 26 Weeks Ahead of Us

July is one of my favorite months of the year. It’s not my favorite because of the 4th of July and it’s not my favorite because of the South Carolina merciless heat. The beginning of July can be annoying with the sound of loud firecrackers that July 4 enthusiasts begin to fire up a few days before July 4, all day on July 4 and … Continue reading

SC Democratic Gubernatorial Primary

Democratic Gubernatorial Primary in S.C. 2018

The 2018 Gubernatorial Democratic Primary in S.C., has proven to be an interesting and pivotal race. This Democratic Gubernatorial Primary is important because there hasn’t been a Democratic Governor in almost 30 years. With an untested incumbent Governor who has never won a major race running for the first time since his appointment proves to add momentum to Gubernatorial hopefuls. This is also the first … Continue reading

The Alternate Right and Theology

The Great Sin of the 21st Century Evangelical Church is the support of Donald Trump for President and what he represented. Trump as a human may not be bad but the groups he represented and a gave a voice to are problematic to the Democratic experiment called democracy. The Evangelical support of Trump begs the question and support the thesis of Ta-Neishi Coates that Trump … Continue reading

Do Something

Do Something

I have lost two friends to gun violence. Both were born in the South: one in Texas, the other in South Carolina. One was killed in Prince George’s County, the other killed in Charleston, SC. One was killed in a city built on the outskirts of Washington, DC, a black metropolis, the center of government in the U.S. and the world; the other was killed … Continue reading

The Necessities of Spies

The Necessity of Spies

In the past few weeks, the news across the country is the James Comey testimony. It appears that the President is not guilty of anything except demanding that people in high places remain loyal to him. While nothing is wrong with this normally, it makes it looks as if something is wrong because of the stakes that are involved. When you read about the James … Continue reading

Words are Powerful

Words are Powerful

This past weekend, former Democratic Presidential Nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton graced the stage of Wellesley College some 48 years after she graduated to give the commencement address. Like all public speakers Clinton somehow got choked up and struggled for a few minutes with the speech. A few weeks ago with a sore throat, I tried to mount this pulpit and could … Continue reading

Inaugural Reflections

Inauguration Reflections

It is surreal to watch the inauguration of President-Elect Trump — soon to be President Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. If I have learned anything about politics this year it’s that democracy is a faith, a religion of some type of utopia. Like sinners and saints who are Bible reading and practicing Christians, there is a redemptive moment at the … Continue reading