Pastor, editor, liberation theologian, disrupting food apartheid, D. Min. @ Memphis Theological Seminary #PTSBTLI17

Texas, USA
Joined September 2009
The newly minted Reverend Doctor Yvette. The girl from the hood of Oak Cliff got hooded this weekend! #threebars #doctorofministry #foodjusticescholar #memphis
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Mayor Monique Owens of Eastpointe, MI, speaking at @ptseminary about women in leadership. “Everyone might not be ready when you are, but you still have to lead, move forward, even being the first…even if it’s scary.” #ironsharpeningiron
I *finally* got around to going through a box that has been at the back of my closet for a while. Turns out it’s more like a time capsule. This relic was in there.
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I like big onion bulbs and I cannot lie. 🎶 You other buyers can’t deny. #funkytown #southside #fresh #locallygrown #foodsecurity #FortWorth #Polytech
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As a child, walking up to a gum ball machine, putting in a quarter, and turning the thingy until four gum balls rolled down that chute into your hand, was a sign of independence. It was the first “purchase” many of us made on our own. Gen X business skills.
I met with my examining committee today. It’s official. I am now Rev. Dr. Yvette. The Y is not silent as I take up space in these food justice conversations with a womanist theological lens of liberative praxis that disrupts food apartheid. @MemphisSeminary #foodjustice 🙌🏽
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You gotta love the Church Mothers. In the midst of a conversation I was having with one of the Mothers, she said: “oh you know…people just be high-siding.” I laughed for a good minute and a half because she pulled that out the slang archives. 😂
“Prior to the mid 19th century it was common for maps to use the term “negroland” for what would later be known as Africa.” ~Yanga: Journeys to Freedom exhibit at the African American Museum in Dallas.
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I bring my matriarch ancestors with me when I show up! If it wasn’t for the women🙌🏽#honoringmyancestors
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Yvette Blair retweeted
How we treat people is the spiritual evidence of our relationship with God. ~ @oberyhendricks #GNL2022 @abcedu1924
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Even if I’m not leaving the house today (I’m on writing deadline) or only making a quick run to the post office, I’m gonna wear my cute jewelry. My mom used to say, “Y, you gotta look good for yourself!”
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I was driving through a shopping center and saw this. There’s a lot to offer here. I don’t know what to make of it.
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When you’re standing right by the oven and still burn the bread because you’re distracted listening to music. This is why I turn down the music in the car when I’m looking for an address. I get caught up in music and obviously distracted.
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Wordle 269 5/6 ⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟨 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 If I was paying attention to the gold letter on line 2, I would have guessed correctly on line 3. But I’m half sleep. And I don’t Wordle this time of night. So there’s that.
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It’s a good long line to vote at Friendship West in Dallas on this last day of early voting. We love to see it. #ourvotematters #OurVoteOurFuture
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I continue to be amazed at the response of some people when I tell them my name is “Y”vette, that the Y is not silent, and they say: didn’t your parents mean to name you Evette? Why do we do that?
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Me: I’ll go to Target early while there’s no crowd (Get to Target and there’s a crowd). Target: it’s Presidents Day. School is out. Many people are off today. It’s 80 degrees in Dallas. Everybody is shopping. Did you find what you came here for? 😂
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As of today the minimum wage in Texas is still $7.25 per hour. A lady I know who works at a learning center just rejoiced that her salary increased to $10 after three years at minimum wage. And she went from working 6 hours a day to 4 because student enrollment is down.
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That day I ran out to my front yard - in my housecoat and scarf - to get my phone charger out the car, and my neighbor’s grandkids saw me. A few days later they see my husband and say: hey neighbor, where’s your grandmother? That lady the other day.😭
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I bought gum earlier and asked for a bag. Old habits are hard to break. When my siblings and I were younger, my mom taught us to ALWAYS get the receipt and ask for our purchases to be placed in a bag,lest someone thought Black kids were stealing.
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