My brother Maurice Broaddus has been plugging away with some great thoughts on ontological ‘blackness’ and nigrescence. Something I have been thinking about myself…especially in light of my involvement in the emerging church. There have been times in this journey with the emerging church my ‘blackness’ has been suspect by some (I ought to post some of the emails I have gotten…I probably need to post a picture of myself as exhibit A). It is a strange feeling to have one’s ‘blackness’ challenged….especially when it has never been ‘challenged’ or ‘questioned’ your whole life. I guess calling myself ‘postmodern negro’ doesn’t help. Maurice has penned some great thoughts on this subject. Thanks brother.