Tag: African American

Sun

Akua's son holding a black lives matter sign
Like most nights I went up to my bedroom to watch the 11:00 pm news to find that George Floyd had been murdered by overseers, you may call them officers, but I will not until there is change in this country. I sat in shock once again, devasted, deflated in tears. I didn’t realize my ten-year-old Sun had been also watching the news downstairs, and yes, I spell Son “Sun” because he is just that, my Sun. My Sun ran up to my room sobbing asking why this keeps happening! We cried together. I...

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George Floyd: You Did Not Die in Vain

Valerie Melroy with Pastor Hunt and his family
These past two weeks have been extremely difficult for people who are Black or African American and those of us who love and honor our brothers and sisters of color.  The horrific murder of George Floyd exposed more than injustice. As one of our Black co-workers said, the history of racism, fear, injustice, and inequality creates trauma that continues to be revealed through the actions of many people every day. Another African American co-worker expressed anger at the violent protests and looting...

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Dear Ms. Corona

Victory!
Dear Ms. Corona, You came into our lives in 2020 and changed all of our lives forever.  Life as we know it will never be the same.  You, Corona, a virus that has hit our nation by storm.  I am reminded of a scripture in the bible which states, “when the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him” (Isaiah 59:19).   Ms. Corona, you came in like a flood, but I’m serving you notice there’s a standard already lifted against you. ...

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