Indeed African Americans utilize social media differently than their white counterparts. While African Americans represent approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population, 25 percent of blacks online used Twitter in May 2011. Recent numbers indicate that as many as 40 percent of Twitter users are African American.
If you are just delving into the world of Facebook, it might seem intimidating to take on another platform. Aside from the fact that Pinterest integrates with Facebook, making it surprisingly easy to do both without too much extra work, I would also argue that Pinterest might be valuable starting point for the social media novice.
Race is also a factor in understanding new media utilization in congregations. Thumma says the data revealed that “white congregations utilize even the most basic email and website technologies at a greater rate than do black congregations for almost every size category.”
Easter brims with the fullness of incarceration and its implications. It celebrates the vindication of the life of a man who did the hardest of time in the shortest of time. It recognizes that the One whose life we celebrate understood the pain of incarceration. Easter brings to judgment our fear of the inmate, our stigmatization of the prisoner, our shunning of those who return for a second chance-or a third chance, or a fourth chance…Simon Johnson elicited a response from the man destined for incarceration of seven times seventy.
Holy Saturday is the silence of a period which straddles death and life; it is the silence of work done and yet unfinished. That silent and holy Saturday is the space between mourning and rejoicing; it is a time in which death has not yet been defeated, nor can victory be proclaimed. Holy Saturday is a time of doubt and unbelief. It is a time of a descent into hell.