Dr. Obery Hendricks

Obery Hendricks, Jr.


Treat the people's needs
as holy.

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“What Would Jesus Do? Developing A Political Economy of Justice” – Faith & Politics in the 21st Century

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Why Martin Luther King Had to Die

On February 12, 1968, Martin Luther King and his staff completed the master plan for what they dubbed the “Poor People’s Campaign.” The purpose of the campaign was to mobilize masses of impoverished Americans of all races and regions to descend upon the nation’s capital to “place the problems of the poor at the seat

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Mitt Romney and the Curse of Blackness

What concerns me is this: the Book of Mormon, the book that Mitt Romney and all Mormons embrace as divinely revealed scripture that is more sacred, more true, and more inerrant than any other holy book on earth, declares that black people are cursed.

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The Pope, the Bible and Trickle-Down Economics

Conservatives since Reagan have continued his pugnacious quest to institutionalize trickle-down as the government’s dominant economic philosophy. Largely as a result of their efforts, the chasm between rich and poor today is the widest on record and getting wider.

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The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus' Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted

In addition to being labor capital, black women were also desirable for their reproductive labor. Having children increased the population for work purposes and/or increased plantation profits if sold in the future. Noted in the book is what is characterized as the “third flesh,” the master who sometimes took it upon himself to provide that increase, which black male spouses were powerless to prevent.