Spirit of Blackness: Finding Joy during Difficult Times

When people live in a world that devalues them because they are black or brown as well as dismisses their contributions to the larger society, Black Joy is and has been an effective tool that has allowed individuals and groups to shift the impact of negative narratives and events in their favor. Finding positive nourishment […]

Spirit of Blackness: Being the Change We Seek

Change is an inevitable condition of living. Like the caterpillar physically changing its condition completely into a being, it could not have imagined it would become from its current state; we also can change completely from one state of being to another spiritually. Unlike the butterfly, while doing so, we influence others around us to […]

Spirit of Blackness: Black and Family Culture

For as long as history can record, we've developed bonds with others anchored in the belief that blood has never been a prerequisite for family. Join us in this episode as we explore the power of this inclusionary aspect of the Black family and culture as a contribution toward bringing humanity together. If you registered […]

Spirit of Blackness: The Power of Storytelling in the Black Community

Since the beginning of time, storytelling has been an important event in the African and African American communities. Through storytelling, questions were answered, history was conveyed, and lifelong lessons were taught and learned. Join us as we explore the benefits of storytelling in our own healing and in becoming strong spiritual advocates for the healing […]

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Spirit of Blackness: The power of telling our own story.

The Black cultural experience is as different from the White dominant culture as it can get. We must tell our own stories for White people will never know the souls of Black folk. If you are a person of African descent and have not registered before, please register by email to suestclair@partnersinracialjustice.org to receive a […]

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Spirit of Blackness: Pupil of the eye, Qualities of the heart.

African Americans have a unique contribution to make in America, fulfilling a destiny to lead the world spiritually‚Ķ If you are a person of African descent and have not registered before, please register by email to suestclair@partnersinracialjustice.org to receive a Zoom link to join. If you registered before, your email is already in the database […]

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Spirit of Blackness: Black Worship in White Space

Being a Black body in a predominantly white worship space often means being treated like you are invisible in plain sight. Also, it feels like the majority doesn't want to hear what it feels like to be Black. If you are a person of African descent and have not registered before, please register by emailing […]

Spirit of Blackness: Black Community, Mixed Community, White Community

The conventional wisdom on racial integration in the United States is that there are three kinds of neighborhoods: The all-white, the all-black, and the exceedingly rare, highly unstable, racially mixed community. But is there more to this story to be revealed? If you are a person of African descent and have not registered before, please […]

Spirit of Blackness: Building Spiritually-Based Community

The idea behind these is to forge ties of genuine friendship -- based on a common understanding of our lives - among participants of diverse backgrounds. The social barriers that often divide people are broken down by sharing meaningful conversations on spiritual issues. If you are a person of African descent and have not registered […]

Spirit of Blackness: Cooperation vs Competition

Nature is a collaborative act. As humans, we have developed the most advanced ways of working and playing together. But, we've been conditioned to believe the myth that evolution is about competition: The survival of the fittest. If you are a person of African descent and have not registered before, please register by emailing suestclair@partnersinracialjustice.org […]

Spirit of Blackness: Standing for Justice

What is true justice, and how do we develop it? What conditions are needed for justice to be an integral part of community life? We will discuss true justice and the need for spiritual justice. If you are a person of African descent and have not registered before, please register by emailing suestclair@partnersinracialjustice.org to receive […]

Spirit of Blackness: Equity or Equality for Just Communities

What is equity versus equality? Is there a spiritual awareness and understanding needed in the effort to build an equitable society? If you are a person of African descent and have not registered before, please register by emailing suestclair@partnersinracialjustice.org to receive a Zoom link to join. If registered before, your email is already in the […]