Written in Protest
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
Bethany Mandel’s ‘woke’ stumble exposes the right’s gaslighting
By Andre Henry — March 21, 2023
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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.
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.
Why Black artists are essential freedom fighters
By Andre Henry — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Art is more than just a companion for activism.
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.
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Written in Protest
Andre Henry is program manager for the Racial Justice Institute at Christians for Social Action. He writes a weekly email and hosts a podcast called "Hope & Hard Pills," sharing insight on anti-racism and social change. Andre is also is an award-winning singer-songwriter. He has a Master of Arts in theology, with an emphasis in biblical languages from Fuller Theological Seminary. Andre is currently writing a book with Convergent Books!