institutional racism

Black America Needs a ‘New Normal’: Equitable Credit Access to Build Wealth

Although many officials have called for a ‘return to normal’, millions of small businesses and communities need something new instead. In Black America especially, the ‘old normal’ never delivered equitable access to wealth-building opportunities as those that well-served served much of White America. Instead, a lengthy history of public policies designed to create and sustain a burgeoning middle class systemically excluded Blacks and other people of color.

From the Suites to the Streets, Pentecostal Fires Ablaze in America!

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the epidemic of institutional racism and individual bigotry in the United States, we are called to commemorate and participate in Pentecost. How appropriate and timely! The fulfillment of the divine promise: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8) – Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, and from shining sea to shining sea. Pentecost was the democratization of God’s power for accessibility and inclusivity. No more exclusive access to God’s power by chaplains of empire. Moreover, Pentecost was actualizing people