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Written in Protest

Why Black artists are essential freedom fighters

By Andre Henry — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — Art is more than just a companion for activism.
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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.

When Christians won’t acknowledge racism, protest becomes church

By Andre Henry — June 8, 2020
(RNS) — I was told by classmates, mentors and friends in the evangelical world that my advocacy for black lives was hateful, heretical and a distraction for Christians.

White evangelicals’ attacks on James Cone are about power, not truth

By Andre Henry — January 9, 2020
(RNS) — A specter has been haunting white evangelicalism, in the shape of the late James Cone, a founder of black liberation theology.

Why Trump — not Jesus — is at the heart of white Christian love for Kanye

By Andre Henry — October 30, 2019
(RNS) — White supremacy has always been on the lookout for black spokespeople. From the moment he donned that red hat, Kanye became their great black hope to endorse their white nationalist messiah.
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