Archive for October 2013

The Black Church, Obama, and Gay Marriage

*This article and the variety of opinions expressed therein originally appeared on URBAN FAITH, a site dedicated to black church life and culture. Julian was asked to give his opinion when President Obama offered his thoughts on same-sex marriage. The original article, and comments, can be found here: http://www.urbanfaith.com/2012/05/the-black-church-obama-and-gay-marriage.html/ Black Christian leaders speak out on President…

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What Kendrick Lamar Can Teach Christian Hip Hop

*This piece originally appeared on RAPZILLA* View the original and the comments here: http://www.rapzilla.com/rz/features/story/5248 Kendrick Lamar’s album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City”, is brilliant, period. If for nothing else, it fully encapsulates the sound of an emerging (here!) Cali – artists who grew up with (but not as) the bangers, and possess the acumen to convey without…

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The Non-Runners Guide to Running

The Non-Runners Guide to Running The Chicago Marathon in October 2012 was my first, and a behemoth of an experience. I trained roughly 30 weeks, using Hal Higdon’s program (www.halhigdon.com). I needed 12 extra weeks on the front end simply to get ready for the 18 that actual training requires (that’s how nervous I was).…

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