The more I read the Scriptures I find an overwhelming case of Scriptures being concerned with the poor, outcast, widow, foreigner and marginalized.— Sho Baraka
The most whopping Sho Baraka quotes that are little-known but priceless
I'm in love, with a higher love!
The Bible cares about the systems that create oppression.
We see this in the Exodus all the way to Jesus' interactions with Zacchaeus and the prostitute in John 8.
Joy and pleasure is at the end of the justice.
A right understanding of who God is and who we are in His creation.
God gave us creation to enjoy it. I believe this is the reason we fight against injustice so that all of creation can experience the beauty of God's goodness and grace.
I understood my personal responsibility in putting Christ on the cross and the implications of how the Gospel impacts every area of life. It informs my identity as a human, as an artist, and as a citizen of this country.
Hip-hop, you're close to 50. When can we grow up?
I grew up in a loving household that taught me how to respect others and love God.
You can be a dreamer, but don't live in your bed.
I keep my eyes and heart bent toward Jesus, therefore no human response can distract me from the Kingdom agenda.
I keep people around me that have the freedom to challenge my heart and motive.
I wanted it to live in all the diverse neighborhoods I've lived in.
I wanted to create an album that spoke all the musical languages I loved.
I grew up having great awareness of who I was in regards to racial identity and socio-economic status. This caused me great frustration until I was about 19 years old at Tuskegee University. My brother became a Christian along with my father and they shared the Gospel with me on occasion.
Keep compassion close to your chest at all times.
I love that Jesus showed He cared while at the same time telling the truth.
We think everyone but us need the unadulterated truth.
It's true that PC culture has created very little honest dialogue.
Everyone wants to be truth tellers today while never thinking we are the ones who need the truth told to us. It's quite amusing.
Make sure you don't become the very thing you find yourself fighting against.
I have two boys on the autism spectrum.
I don't always know what's best for them. However, I know there is grace for me in this area. I know there are parents in a similar space.
I pray daily for wisdom on how to serve my kids without words.
I don't spend too much time attempting to defend myself against people who seem to have zero desire to have a substantive conversation.
Get a team of like-minded individuals around you. Understand this is hard work.
I wanted to create a story that would address America's history, successes, and problems while pointing to a hopeful resolution. I wanted it to be told from the perspective of an "Everyman" point of view.
My mom used to get involved with the Black Panther activities in Los Angeles.
For me it was more about how to view my consciousness on these issues with a biblical framework.