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JESUS IN THE HOOD

How long would Jesus last in the hood. When I speak of hood I am talking about West Baltimore, Central LA, West Philadelphia, Atlanta and not gentrified cities like Washington DC. Would Jesus code switch between two or more languages such as Ebonics and the king's English to communicate.


What could he say to convince Black young brothers and sisters that he was God. In 1964 I had a Jesus moment. A white older gentleman came into the housing unit and gathered a few of us Black children together and literally told us about a white Jesus surrounded by white children in his book. That was the 1960s.


I was smart enough then to know something wasn't right to see no Black kids in his book. We were young children playing on the swings. Had there been older boys and girls, he nor a white Jesus would have come out of the projects alive unless he knew gang signs.