Intersected: the summer of Black death

by MaLaysia Mitchell On January 20, 2020, the United States experienced its first confirmed Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) case. With it now being the beginning of July, the nation is still scrambling to attain some sense of normalcy and gain control over the pandemic.  As a health care worker, I have seen CDC recommendations and projected…

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Intersected: the great Black athlete

Why will fans root for athletes every week but question their experience as a Black person in their community?

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Intersected: Celebrating America’s real Independence Day

Juneteenth, America’s second and arguably more important Independence Day, takes place annually on June 19. Some of you have already hopped on the Juneteenth train and had a blast celebrating the Freedom Day this past weekend, but others of you may still be learning about it, and that’s why we’re here at Intersected today! Celebrations…

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Introducing a new project: ‘Intersected’

With the recent murder of George Floyd, race is on the front of many Americans minds. Protests have successfully created change, and new individuals are stepping into anti-racist work.  After 200-plus attempts, we are still trying to make lynching a federal crime, but racism is now being recognized as a public health concern in several…

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How to be anti-racist: a gracious guide

TLDR, tho this post is isn’t very long and is worth the read: It takes daily intentionality. ✊🏾✊🏽✊🏻

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Food for the soul | a recipe and activity

Skye’s Splendid Soup is best if set in multicultural bowls, with refugees and Congolese friends, and eaten with deeply thoughtful people. What’s your recipe??

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Maundy Thursday reflections: longing and hope

My heart is nearly broken with sorrow/ Remain here with me/ Stay awake and pray Tonight I shared in a remote Maundy Thursday service through the Anglican Diocese of the Upper Midwest’s Cathedral, which is sharing its social distanced Holy Week services with their many church plants due to COVID-19. Maundy Thursday is another name…

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You found WHAT in the library?!

Seven bizarre discoveries to make you smile during quarantine.

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God of justice, come again

“Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice.”

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What my boyfriend taught me about God this month

Being in a relationship helps me understand God in new ways. As I understand my boyfriend better, I am stretched to be more patient, observant, and thoughtful. I also see God in him, not only in how he treats individuals but also in the ways his personality differs from mine, highlighting fresh aspects of God’s…

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Honestly, why should you support Chicago teachers?

Because they care about your children’s present needs and future opportunities. And they work their butts off to secure those things.

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Photos from the Garfield Park Conservatory

Today I visited the Garfield Park Conservatory on the Westside of Chicago. It’s one of the city’s gems, this free green space. Local workers take lunch breaks there, and others come from around the city to explore the beauty of the cacti, ferns, flowers, and gardens. The sounds of water streaming physically relaxed and grounded…

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