“Black Jesus”: Bless McGruder’s Heart

I recently watched Aaron McGruder’s controversial sitcom, Black Jesus. Lawd have mercy. If folks found his Boondocks blasphemously outrageous, then Black Jesus will undoubtedly be–& I say this in the spirit of Black folks who repeat words to emphasize truth–for real for real blasphemously outrageous. The 30-minute show, which airs on Adult Swim Thursdays at 11pm, is about a brother named Jesus who lives in Compton.  … Continue reading “Black Jesus”: Bless McGruder’s Heart

Thinking about the Cross: A Response to Alice Walker’s “Reclaiming the Cross”

“At the cross at the cross where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away.  It was there by faith I received my sight, and now I am happy all the day.”  –Isaac Watts I have re-engaged with Alice Walker, (thank you, Summer, for giving me the time and space to do so), and am reading her collection of essays … Continue reading Thinking about the Cross: A Response to Alice Walker’s “Reclaiming the Cross”