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Darryl Walker Jr

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Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself: The Authoritarian View of Christ

I want to speak briefly about Jesus Christ's summary of the commandments and description of love in Matthew 22:37-40. He states: [37] Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with... Continue Reading →

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The Black Deadbeat: Debunking Myths of Fatherhood

Happy belated Father's Day! To celebrate, lets try to debunk the stereotype of black "deadbeat daddies." Keep the following points in mind:   1). Contrary to popular misconception, black men are involved in the lives of their children. A study... Continue Reading →

The Anti-Blackness of American “Love”

I hate the way American society conceptualizes romantic relationships. The notion of "love" is typically framed as a progress narrative - whereby "marriage" is the highest form and product. Intimate connections are reduced to linear equations. Whenever people speak of... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Unhappy Wife

After months of resistance, I finally purchased and read Dr. K E Garland’s The Unhappy Wife. My original thoughts about the text were a barrier to engagement. Based on the title alone, I assumed that only married women could extract... Continue Reading →

Impossible to Please You

When I wrote you a ballad and serenaded you beneath your window, you complained it was late and would rather be dreaming on your pillow. When I took you out on a date for a stroll beneath the stars, you... Continue Reading →

Architectural Terrorism: Parent-Child Adjoining Bedrooms

Across time and space, human beings have constructed taboos against sexual activity with close relatives. The most commonly stigmatized and legally prohibited incestuous relationships include parent-child and sibling-sibling unions. In the first part of this series, I argued that homes... Continue Reading →

Stop Saying You Are Independent

Since we all use language, we are automatically involved in a chain of connection. Language implies the existence of other people to communicate with. To learn a language is to become involved in a relationship.

Valentines Day: Love Jams

Today is a special day for all you lovebirds! But what would Valentine's Day be without love music?! In the spirit of Lady G's Love is in the Air, here is a short list of my favorite love songs. What... Continue Reading →

Stop Saying Everything Happens For a Reason

When a personal setback or national tragedy takes place, many people are searching for explanations. In the understandable desire to alleviate anxiety, a popular phrase is typically offered: everything happens for a reason. While uttered in a spirit of good... Continue Reading →

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