When I was seven years old, I prayed the “sinner’s prayer,” asking Jesus to “come into my heart” to save me from sin and death. If you grew up in a conservative Christian household, maybe you did the same. 824 more wordsAre We Saved or Traumatized by American Christianity? — KAITLIN B. CURTICE A blog post… Continue reading Are We Saved or Traumatized by American Christianity? — KAITLIN B. CURTICE (Reblog)
"Something just clicked for me, and now, I have this desire to read more stories."
A couple years ago, in the wake of the death of a prominent hip-hop figure, I wrote about the divergent reactions from the public to this sudden and devastating event -- grief and sympathy vs. relief and apathy -- as well as the importance of looking at people's lives holistically and not engaging in the… Continue reading Grief & Revisionist History, Part 2
Billie Eilish's recent comments about hip-hop were disappointing, but not surprising.
The albums, EPs, songs, and music videos that kept me going in January 2020
When tragedy strikes, how do we react? What goes through our mind? How do we cope? The passing of legendary basketball icon Kobe Bryant earlier this week made me reflect on this. As my mind raced, trying to process the magnitude and devastating nature of this loss, I kept asking the same question -- "Why,… Continue reading When We Cope with Grief, It's Okay to Not Understand "Why" (A Word from Candice Benbow)
Hip-hop can do without the egotistical Eminem clones who feel they need to "liberate" Black culture from the clutches of Auto-tune