Blog : BlackLivesMatter

The Rev. James Lawson is a United Methodist pastor and recognized leader of the civil rights movement in the United States. Lawson was an advisor to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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July 13th marks the one year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was pulled over and accused of failing to use a turn signal. Bland was arrested and later found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas.

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The use of social media and the democratization of communication have provided opportunities for new and marginalized voices to be heard and amplified. . . . Might social media platforms provide new entry points for women to launch their ministries?

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By Jamye Wooten On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, DeRay Mckesson, a protester and Teach for America alum – who identifies himself as a Black Lives Matter activist, entered the crowded race for Mayor of Baltimore City. While I have been critical at times of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, overall I’ve been supportive.  I think it is […]

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By Jamye Wooten, thebtscenter.org In July I was invited to speak about the #BaltimoreUprising at the Duke Summer Institute for Reconciliation. My presentation focused on “Why We Cry, How We Cry and Who Can Cry?” in response to state violence. “Why We Cry” dealt with the systemic and structural violence in Baltimore City—the years of neglect, […]

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Download: BLACK LIVES MATTER LITANY for BLACK LIVES MATTER Sunday

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Nicole Lee and Jamye Wooten sit down with St. Louis Rapper and Activist, Tef Poe.

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Let us not speak of reconciliation without speaking of reparations and restoration, or how we can repair the breach and how we can restore the loss.

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