Tag Archives: Black History Month

7 February 2020

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Go Down, Moses – Paul Robeson
I Can’t Breathe – Garner Family
Brown Skin – India. Arie
One Mic – Nas
Eyes on the Prize – Mavis Staples
Americans – Janell Monae
i – Kendrick Lamar
Formation – Beyonce
Wake up Evertbody – Keb’ Mo’
Penitentiary Philosophy – Erykah Badu
Brotha – Angie Stone
No Knock – Gil Scott-Heron
I’m Gonna Land on the Shore – Fannie Lou Hamer
Sandra’s Smile – Blood Orange
Say My Name – Maimouna Youssef

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5 February 2020

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Don’t Believe the Hype – Public Enemy
Renegades of Funk – Afrika Bambaata & The Soul Sonic Force
Colors – Ice-T
Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman
Control – Janet Jackson
Proud to be Black – Run-DMC
Lavi Difisil – Our Native Daughters
He Loves Me – Brittany Howard
I’m on My Way to Freedom Land – Sweet Honey in the Rck
Stand Your Ground – Pharoahe Monch
Super Life – Chaka Khan
Rest in Power – Black THought

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4 February 2020

Walking. Morningside Gardens.
Sister Rosa – The Neville Brothers
Rosa Sat – MUSE, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir
Rosa Parks – Outkast
I Should Be Proud – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
Ball of Confusion – The Temptations
Black Man – Stevie Wonder
Machine Gun – Jimi Hendrix
Black Is – The Last Poets
Give More Power to the People – The Chi-Lites
Be Real Black for Me – Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
Black Maybe – Syreeta
I Stand Accused – Isaac Hayes
Precious Lord – The Blind Boys of Alabama

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3 February 2020

Treadmill. Stretching. Blink.
People Get Ready – The Impressions
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
James Brown – Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud
Think – Aretha Franklin
Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
The Klan – Richie Havens
Friendship Train – Gladys Knight & The Pips
Shadows of Society – Diana Ross & The Supremes
The Ghetto – Donny Hathaway
Alabama – John Coltrane Quartet
Freedom – Charles Mingus
Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone
Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Polly Ann’s Hammer – Our Native Daughters
Virtuoso – Black Violin
Run Mourner, Run – Fannie Lou Hamer
Stille Tränen, Op. 32, No. 10 – Marian Anderson

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Humble folk

St. James Presbyterian Church extended to me the privilege of preaching today. The congregation began their observance of Black History Month.

As I worked on the sermon, I thought of a prayer that I had remembered and included in the worship service for the Presbytery of New York City’s worship service celebrating the life, ministry, and witness of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Rev. Dr. Otis Turner, one of my mentors, wrote the prayer. It reads in part:

We thank you for apostles, martyrs, leaders, and saints
And for humble folk whose names were never in the news.
But are recorded in your book of life.

God has blessed me. I have known many humble folk who have tirelessly pursued justice for all God’s children, loved courageously, and witnessed boldly. I know many who do so today. I give thanks to God.

See you along the trail.

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