African American History Culture : Priests, Poverty, and Popular Culture:Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou on Generation X a

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    Tupac Shakur : Priests, Poverty And Popular Culture: Priests, Poverty And Popular Culture

    Reverend Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou on Generation X and the crisis in the African-American church I wouldn’t have religion I couldn’t feel sometimes! -African-American Spiritual In an all Afr…
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    In an all African-American male Sunday school class, we were supposed to be discussing Abraham's near sacrifice of his son Isaac. Tupac Shakur became the pertinent ram in the bush. I was overcome by the intensity of these adolescents as they talked and even yelled about the life, death and possible resurrection of Tupac. Their fervor for Tupac surpassed any conversation we had about Jesus. In an attempt not to the make the same mistake of other clergy who had demonized Tupac for every drive-by shooting that has taken place during his brief career, it dawned upon me to ask a different kind of question. "Why is it so important to you that Tupac is still alive ?"

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