Cheryl Townsend Gilkes

Cheryl Townsend Gilkes is an author at Religion News Service.

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How Kamala Harris delivers on 150 years of Black women’s political history

August 13, 2020

(RNS) — The Democrats’ presumptive vice presidential nominee rose out of a network of women’s organizations and movements, churches and loving communities by which Black women have transformed themselves since Reconstruction.

NFL’s ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ plan will profane ‘Black national anthem’

July 8, 2020

(RNS) — African Americans’ most sacred hymn shouldn’t be desecrated to support the NFL’s attempts to apologize for its misunderstanding of players’ protests against racism.

Kneeling to venerate hate: The meaning of a police killing in Minnesota

May 27, 2020

(RNS) — When we see a white police officer kneeling on a black body, we are witnessing an act of worship honoring the demons of racism.

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