Byron Wratee is a doctoral candidate in systematic theology at Boston College. His current research explores Howard Thurman's mystical theology and anti-Black violence against Black military veterans during the Red Summer of 1919. He received his Master of Divinity from Emory University's Candler School of Theology, a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a bachelor's degree in English from Stillman College.

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Music, journalism, slang, swagger — the Black prophetic tradition is all around us

Commentary: The rich Black prophetic tradition doesn't maintain a strict contrast between the sacred and secular. The prophetic often manifests in Black Christians' words and deeds outside the institutional church.