Israeli Apartheid, Arizona Prison Labor, Google’s Caste Controversy
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Before we get started, we are thrilled to announce the birth of Sy’s baby girl! Both baby and mama are doing well. While we miss having Sy around, we are grateful to support him in this season of adjusting to his newest role as #girldad. Congratulations, Sy and Gabrielle!
Now, let’s get to it.
Jayland Walker was unarmed when 60 bullets cut through his body in Akron, Ohio a few weeks ago. He was laid to rest last week and this song from Grammy-nominated Sweet Honey in the Rock is one that rings true as much today as it did in the 1960’s when it was released. The lyrics begin with “we who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes” and verse one ends, “until the killing of Black men, Black mothers’ sons is as important as the killing of white men, white mothers’ sons.” Members of this all-female, African-American acapella group sang behind Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and their songs push us forward today. This song presents both a depressing dichotomy and a prophetic call to action that things are not as God intended, yet we must press on until the fruit of His Kingdom comes in full.
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