I’m 57 today. I’m old enough to be some of y’all’s mom, old enough to know better (most days), and old enough to have seen enough to be sick and tired of the status quo that keeps hurting people I care about. For my birthday, I’d like you to join me in supporting Cat Brooks. As a Happy 57th Birthday to ME (and as comfort for this Treasurer-come-lately), I’m giving $57.00. I invite you to join me and give 57¢ or $57. Give $19.61 or $196.10. Give $9.25 or $92.50. Help us return power to the people and bring Cat into the Mayor’s office. Continue reading What I Want for My Birthday
Here’s the thing.
The Magi were mistaken.
This Spring, when the Oakland City Council was wading hip-deep into budget negotiations, Councilmember Lynette McElhaney proposed a new Department … Continue reading Things that Make for Peace: Thoughts on a Department of Violence Prevention
These are my opening remarks from the #120hours Interfaith Vigil to #ReclaimMLK Radical Legacy. It was stormy. The wind was blowing and it … Continue reading Sideways
The truth that for Muslims, for LGBTQ people, for People of Color in our country, this has always been the reality of their experience. For these communities, none of this is new. None of it. Continue reading Following a Different Messiah
A Sermon preached on September 25, 2016 Based on James 2:14-18, The Belhar Confession and The Letter from a Birmingham … Continue reading Credibility Gap
(With gratitude for Martin Luther King, Jr., Odetta and the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures for their inspired and inspiring words.) … Continue reading The speech I wish I had heard