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My Childhood in Rio

When I first arrived in the United States in the summer of 1998, my mother and I lived in my uncle's house in Berkeley, California. He had sponsored our tourist visa. After picking us up from LAX, he took us to Disneyland and Universal Studios, before we made the six hour drive to his home.… Continue reading My Childhood in Rio

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The God In You

The world around you is falling apart. People that look like you are being killed over and over by those appointed to protect us. Our brothers and sisters have been found hanging in trees and it's being labeled as suicide. Your government not only supports your demise but is evolving and coming up with new… Continue reading The God In You

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The Bible on Collective Activism

As I become more and more attentive to current events and the horrors of marginalized communities, I’ve needed to reach back to my roots more. Those roots deeply seated in God and the Bible. The truth seeker in me understands the weaponization of Christianity against Black people. I know the lies of a white Jesus.… Continue reading The Bible on Collective Activism

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Following Divine Signs

It’s a crazy, surreal, indescribable feeling when you realize that life is not random -- that it has purpose. When you realize that there are signs everywhere of choices you should make, directions to take, validations of your gut instincts, it can feel overwhelming. It can be confusing, but I’ve found that the more you… Continue reading Following Divine Signs

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The Bible on Reparations

Although I have three different bibles on my bed side table and the bible app on my phone, I'd be lying If I said I didn't go weeks without reading the bible at all. In fact, I cannot tell you the last time I as much as touched any of my physical bibles. But, the… Continue reading The Bible on Reparations