The labor

The woman in the bed was pale. Not just her ashen skin but her presence, her being, seemed translucent. As we approached the bed, her eyes opened to reveal the child she had been once, expectant but uncomprehending.

“Tell It Anyway”

In 1974, Katie Geneva Cannon was the first Black woman to be ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament in the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, an antecedent denomination of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

The Longer Lure

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for  tomorrow will bring worries of its own.” — Jesus of Nazareth The sparrows keep their vigil without regard..

Trust your voice

I come from a family of hard-working, God-fearing women. Several of my grandmother’s sisters were domestic workers — daytime housekeepers and caregivers..


On Sunday, I clocked a window. I whirled around and slammed it with the back of my fist. My right fist. The..