Valerie Elverton Dixon




Stories by Valerie Elverton Dixon
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The Broken Christianity of “12 Years a Slave”

Did the slave system break religion or did a broken religion allow the slave system?

Sin in Syria

Dec. 8, 2012Seven-year-old Walid, right, is comforted as he mourns a fallen Syrian rebel fighter taken away for burial in … Continued

‘The Butler’ shows the determination of unselfish love

The little boy watched his mother’s madness and his father’s murder. An old white woman takes him from her cotton … Continued

William Gray, a man on a mission

William Gray III was a preacher, pastor, teacher, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, chief executive officer, fund raiser, … Continued

For Jackie Robinson and Jason Collins, the freedom and grace to play as you are

(Courtesy of Sports Illustrated) When I saw the movie 42, a biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player in … Continued

Islam in Boston: Religion should be radical. It should not be violent.

People link hands to form a human chain from a makeshift memorial for fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier to … Continued