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Andre Henry

Andre Henry is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Andre Henry

How Chappelle’s antisemitic ‘SNL’ bit betrays Black liberation

By Andre Henry — November 17, 2022
(RNS) — The comedian never misses an opportunity to minimize the abuse of oppressed people not his own. 

If I can rage about Black Lives Matter, I can hear Black women rage about Black men

By Andre Henry — August 31, 2022
(RNS) — What I expect from my persecutors I should expect of myself when I’m called out for persecution.

When soul music becomes sanctuary from racial terror

By Andre Henry — June 29, 2022
(RNS) — In the current fascist counterrevolution, a watering hole founded by Motown songwriters offers peace.

Kendrick Lamar’s new album reminds us that even prophets are fallible

By Andre Henry — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — His first album in five years has the Pulitzer Prize winner counting the costs of truth-telling.

Revolution with ease: Six books by Black women on justice

By Andre Henry — March 21, 2022
(RNS) — Women writers center an ease and pleasure rarely encountered in the work of Black male revolutionaries.

Deconstruction is a valid Christian practice. Ask Martin Luther.

By Andre Henry — January 5, 2022
(RNS) — Deconstruction has long been seen as a healthy expression of Christian faithfulness.

In the beginning, there was reggae

By Andre Henry — August 26, 2021
(RNS) — Reggae music encapsulates the prophetic spirituality I looked to embody when I was an evangelical Christian but could never find.

Why the SBC attacks on critical race theory are a good sign

By Andre Henry — June 14, 2021
(RNS) — It's no time to lament that patrons of racist progress are fighting back.

How George Floyd finally made us see the link between systemic racism and colonialism

By Andre Henry — May 25, 2021
(RNS) — Today's protesters see similarities between the Israeli occupation and European expansion across North America.

A guilty verdict for Chauvin shouldn’t have required a global uprising

By Andre Henry — April 22, 2021
(RNS) — If this is success, we are still accepting an incredibly high bar to get basic accountability we should expect.

The impeachment vote was a vote for white supremacy

By Andre Henry — February 19, 2021
(RNS) — The refusal to confront the white supremacy at the Capitol is a refusal to reconcile America’s lofty democratic rhetoric with the state of its floundering institutions.

From the Capitol to critical race theory, white Christians grieve declining hegemony

By Andre Henry — January 13, 2021
(RNS) — Connecting the spectacle at the Capitol with the SBC seminary presidents' statements is the effort to sustain white supremacy.

God’s on his throne. But we still have to do the work.

By Andre Henry — November 5, 2020
(RNS) — The message to the powerful is ‘God is on the throne; act like it!’ 

Stop telling Black people to pray for Donald Trump

By Andre Henry — October 5, 2020
(RNS) — The charge to pray for stricken leaders has often been turned against oppressed people, and the Bible makes clear it's acceptable to decline.

To finish the fight for freedom, we need a revolutionary tea party for racial justice

By Andre Henry — July 4, 2020
(RNS) — The basic principle we all celebrate on Independence Day, the consent of the governed, has long been broken in two by the color line.
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