Hammond B-3 Church Musicians – Please Help!

Mar. 10, 2018 by

Hello, I am Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and African American and African Studies at University of Virginia. My research is in Black Religious Practice and Performance. I am researching

On Loneliness from The Lonely Letters (Excerpt)

May. 21, 2017 by

Dear Moth, […] I’d been lonely as a kid and teenager just trying to figure out my relation to church and life and love. I’d prayed and cried and searched

Kim Burrell and Feeling Ugly

Jan. 11, 2017 by

Tears formed in the corners of my eyes. I tell my friends that the older I get, the more emotionally raw and vulnerable and available I seem to be. It’s

#FreeBresha: Anti-black Racism and Anethical Blackness

Oct. 6, 2016 by

**The following brief notes were delivered at the Anti-blackness and Christian Ethics Roundtable at Boston College, September 14, 2016. I reproduce the remarks here, particularly, to be in solidarity with Bresha

#BlackpentecostalBreath: The Aesthetics of Possibility is Now Available

Sep. 27, 2016 by

  “In this profoundly innovative book, Ashon T. Crawley engages a wide range of critical paradigms from black studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance

#NotYourMule Thoughts

Mar. 1, 2016 by

[this is a really brief note, some ideas, that i’ve been thinking about for some time. i’m not interested in it being right nor wrong as much as i’m after a

Young Bernie Images

Feb. 20, 2016 by

I’ve been pretty weirded out by the search to show Bernie Sanders was a progressive youth, particularly through images. I was hella self-hating, hyper conservative, homophobic and transphobic, pro-capitalist and imperialist

Deformation, Information, On Formation

Feb. 10, 2016 by

Noise matters. Ever tried to have a conversation on a phone with poor reception, snaps, crackles and pops interrupting your ability to hear? It’s a Wednesday and you’re waiting for

Against Islamophobia (A Black Christian* Response)

Dec. 8, 2015 by

Silence will not protect… There are times of laughter and frivolity. There are times of tears and melancholy. But these are not those times, or not those times only. These

(What I Mean When I Say) Neoliberalism

Dec. 4, 2015 by

Remember Blackplanet? Remember how you wanted to add swag to your page by animations and images, changing the background from the standard selections to personalized HTML possibilities? Remember the animated