Written in Protest

Wokeness might set you free. No one said it would make you happy.

By Andre Henry — March 27, 2024
(RNS) — Those who work for social justice aren’t unhappy by nature. They are affected by the problems they’re trying to fix.
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A new biblical epic, ‘The Book of Clarence,’ captures the political side of the messiah

By Andre Henry — January 11, 2024
(RNS) — An irreverent biblical comedy counters decades of whitewashed and stiff-necked biblical narratives.

A new biopic about King’s mentor Bayard Rustin has lessons for today

By Andre Henry — December 6, 2023
(RNS) — ‘Rustin’ reminds us what makes nonviolent revolutions powerful.

Nonviolence, rebellion and the Palestinian attack

By Andre Henry — October 13, 2023
(RNS) — In the famous words of John F. Kennedy, 'Those who make nonviolent revolutions impossible, make violent revolutions inevitable.'

Let’s review: Slavery benefited white people

By Andre Henry — August 9, 2023
(RNS) — We’re not done covering the basics of anti-racism in America. Even some Black people are confused. 

Cornel West for prophet! (Not president.)

By Andre Henry — June 7, 2023
(RNS) — The Bible tells us that prophets don’t make good kings.

Jordan Neely’s killer doesn’t have hate in his heart. It’s in his hands.

By Andre Henry — June 5, 2023
(RNS) — Penny shouldn't be offered up as a scapegoat for a society that treats Black people as disposable.

Why white supremacists would be thrilled to hear Jackie Hill Perry call out Beyoncé

By Andre Henry — May 4, 2023
(RNS) — A Christian criticizes Black musicians for exploring African spirituality.

Bethany Mandel’s ‘woke’ stumble exposes the right’s gaslighting

By Andre Henry — March 21, 2023
(RNS) — Why the conservative commentator stumbled in trying to define the term.

Will the zeal of Asbury University’s revival connect with God’s justice?

By Andre Henry — February 23, 2023
(RNS) — If it stays true to the call of the Hebrew prophets, the Asbury revival won't stop at summoning people to personal piety.

How students could give Ron DeSantis an African American history lesson

By Andre Henry — January 30, 2023
(RNS) — Today's students don't need to be protected from an education in Black history.

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.
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