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Love Letters to the Family

OHF WEEKLY, VOL. 5 NO. 6: Editor’s Letter, “Is God Love?,” “My Journey into Blackness,” “On Icons and Justice,” ”Respect and Love,” and “When Confronting Racism, All You Need Is Love. Well, Sort Of”

When There’s Skin in the Game

OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 48: One of the main reasons Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are skeptical of allyship is because we have seen that plot line played out too many times, and rarely does it vary. The plot unfolds something like this . . .

Afrophobia. Yes, It’s a Thing.

What makes some folks think it’s acceptable to treat Black people with contempt ranging from the veiled to the brazenly naked? And why do other folks treat us as the peers we are? You know, with genuine conviviality and all? After living in Black skin every day for well...

When “Nurture” Is Anything But

OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 35: Sherry Kappel on the ways we form our identity and how racism negatively impacts that development; William Spivey with a retrospect about Black Americans’ ongoing fight to secure voting rights; Clay Rivers on nurturing advocacy in others; and a quote by Simone Biles.

The Mayor of the Magic Kingdom

I will always remember my friend with red hair—not because of his red hair, or because he could be the most infuriating person I ever knew at times, or even because he was the first gay activist I ever knew; but because he is part of the reason I’m a whole person.

Rebuilding Safe Harbors

OHF WEEKLY, VOL 4 NO 22: Stephen Matlock on Buffalo and the work of justice; Consuelo G. Flores on creating an inclusive and diverse future; a call to action by Clay Rivers; and the ongoing work of antiracism by Madison Pattin

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