Category Archives: Urban Culture

  1. Christ in Middle Neighborhoods: How Churches Can Reach These Forgotten Communities

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    August 27, 2017 by Kyle

    In an article authored by my district’s congressional representative, he discusses the idea of “middle neighborhoods.” Northwest Philadelphia is one …
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  2. Trashin’ the Hood; A Thought Piece on Litter in Urban Space

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    August 3, 2017 by Kyle

    Growing up in North Philly you quickly realize that there’s a lot of trash around. No doubt Philly has a …
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  3. I thirst

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    July 4, 2017 by Kyle

    I thirst… There is something about suffering that creates an awareness that something is missing. Thirst is unlike any other …
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  4. Reflections on ‘Get Out’

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    March 18, 2017 by Kyle

    I love the movies. I love a good narrative. Last Thursday I took the rare open afternoon to venture to …
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  5. Reflection on ‘Birth of A Nation’

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    October 8, 2016 by Kyle

    My wife and I saw ‘Birth of a Nation’ last night within a predominantly suburban white community. The theater was …
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  6. “My black friend agrees…”

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    April 9, 2016 by Kyle

    “I have a friend…who is black and they agree with me” This is one of those lines that I have …
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  7. Walk and Chew: Black Obligation to Multi-Task Issues of Injustice

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    March 21, 2016 by Kyle

    In my lifetime, I have sat through sermons, discussions, Sunday school lessons centered on stopping violence within the black community. I have been to funerals of young victims and have had family who’ve been victims of violent urban crime. As unsettling as all this has been, what is equally unsettling and off putting is hearing chastisement from those within and outside of the black community regarding issues of external oppression.

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