Ike Ndolo | After Charlottesville is a lot like Before

August 18th, 2017 · 1 hr 50 mins

About this Episode

We bring back Ike Ndolo to create a safe space so he can blow us all away. We start with him WHINING about wedding planning, wildly inappropriate sex stuff and Ike bringing "The Drama", and then unleash Ike on Charlottesville.

Episode Links

  • Ike Ndolo: New Album on PledgeMusic — Hey everyone! Thanks for coming! It means a lot. If you haven’t heard I’m making a new record. I’ve been through a lot since my last full length came out and I didn’t know if I was gonna keep making music, but I’ve been writing again and I can’t wait to share these songs with everyone. I decided to use pledge music because these people care about music and getting that music to the people who want to listen! (That’s you)
  • Ike Ndolo Music — making new music for your ear holes
  • After Charlottesville. A Homily on Race — LayEvangelist — The urge is to make the same recurring denunciations and put distance between ourselves and the extremists. “I would never do that.” “I don’t think that way.” “This was a national disgrace and an outrage!” But that approach does not work anymore. Let’s look at history for a second. When African Americans from the South moved out of rural environments and into America’s cities in the 40s, 50s, and 60s, that gave birth to “White Flight” and the modern suburb. For 30 years the American suburb was functional segregation. The practice of Red Lining, literal red lines drawn on maps where banks wouldn’t loan money to poor minorities for housing, kept people of color on the outside, “in their place.” Then as economic barriers came down and the suburbs got a little bit more brown we witness “Gentrification”, a process where wealthier people, mostly whites, are moving back into the city, creating sky-high home prices and expensive retailers price the people out of their own neighborhoods. “Yeah, but we hipsters now have a new coffeeshop and a Trader Joes!” Psalm 85 should make us all uncomfortable but hopeful. “Kindness and truth shall meet; justice and peace shall kiss.” In Charlottesville, kindness and truth are not meeting and justice and peace are not kissing because the hurt, the past, collided. The crooked and sinful nature of our fallen humanity constantly raises barriers to the commandment of Jesus Christ to “love your neighbor as yourself.” AS MYSELF?! 
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