In the Christian faith, Easter is this weekend, so we look at through the lens of African spirituality and the Black church with Baba Todd Jackson.
Easter is one of the major celebrations in the Christian church. Marking the story of Jesus, the son of God, resurrecting from the grave. In mainstream narratives, Jesus is portrayed as a white man who was passive. Yet, biblical scriptures describe him as a dark-skinned man with curly hair, and a revolutionary who hung out with persons who were the undesirables of society. We move away from the traditional spin to talk about African origins within Christianity, and ask the question, “Who would Jesus roll with if he were alive today? And, what would he say about today’s world?”