Category Archives: Martin Luther King

Four Little Girls

Every year, since 2012, I have posted this piece I wrote.  In light of today’s racial unrest, particularly from the campaign trail, we need to hear these words more today than  ever. By Vince Gonzales, September, 2012   Four little … Continue reading

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Ali! Ali! Ali!

“As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him and who helped as many of his people as he could … I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxing champion who … Continue reading

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Will We Overcome?

In keeping with the promise made at our meeting of the Racial and Social Justice Task Force, a vital part of Churches Uniting in Christ, it was decided to start sharing our stories of racial and social injustice each of us have experienced.  Here … Continue reading

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Kumbaya

A few weeks back, while attending the Dallas Faces Race Conference, The Reagon family, Bernice Johnson and Toshi, spoke about the phrase “Kumbaya moment.”  If there was ever a time for a Kumbaya moment, it is now. Not the pejorative … Continue reading

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Neighbors

Next Saturday, I will be representing The General Commission on Religion and Race of The United Methodist Church (GCORR) at the Kentucky Annual Conference’s Martin Luther King Day celebration.  The theme of this event is “Building Relationships.”  I will be … Continue reading

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