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Tribeca Film Festival Audiences Love OWN's New Show, but will the Black Church?: Oprah Winfrey Talks Greenleaf
Actress, Curvy girl, Body Confidence Expert, & Entertainment A...
With a rash of shows like AMC's Preacher and Bounce TV's Sinners & Saint's turning to the pulpit to provide viewers with
Why Black Churches Don't Want You to Read 'Sidechickology'
Writer | Producer
It's the book that has tongues wagging. Sidechickology is the salacious story of two ministers and their steamy drama-filled affairs that some say are based on true events. The real question on everyone's mind is: Who is the author, Body of Work who co-wrote this scandalous book with Allison Hobbs?
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Why A Church Says Bike Lanes Could Violate Their Religious Freedom
The historically black church alleges the city is trying to run them out in the wake of gentrification.
Recent Rash of Hate Crimes in San Francisco
Industrial Hemp Advocate
As I passed Little Zion Baptist Church on the corner of Divis and Ellis, I noticed something on the sidewalk. A swastika.
Muslims Raised Over $100,000 To Help Rebuild Black Churches In The South
Three Muslim organizations have raised over $100,000 to rebuild black churches in the South. In the days following the
We Need to Pay Attention to the Burning of Black Churches
Norma Cook Everist
Senior Distinguished Professor at Wartburg Theological Seminary
Whites often fail to recognize the significance of the black church, tending to believe there is nothing racial about the fires today. The attack on black churches is an attack on the heart of the black community, its political, social, educational and spiritual center.
Who In God's Name Could Be Burning Black Churches?
“If there are no repercussions, they’ll continue,” Scott warned. “But if justice is swift and immediate, we may have some
It's My Job to Raise Children Who Are Not Only Not Racist But Actively Anti-Racist
Bereaved mother, cancer survivor, and recovering lawyer
It is my job to make my son understand that his privileges as a white male in this country are built upon those nearly three centuries of enslavement, torture, rape, and murder, and that with great privilege comes great responsibility.
Who is Burning America's Black Churches---And Why?
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst
The count of black churches in the South that have been torched is not the six that have been burned since the massacre of nine blacks at Charleston's Emmanuel AME Church, but 37. The church burnings occurred in a period of not two weeks but over 18 months.
Healing After Hate Crimes
Writer and teacher based in the Bay Area. Stanford University ...
Knowing that we are not given the same opportunity to ever fully rest, we must keep faith and hope in an ultimate peace. We must keep faith and hope that things can change.
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Predominately Black Churches In Four States Have Been Destroyed By Fire In The Past Week
At least four predominantly black churches have caught fire in the last week, including at least three that have been the
It's Not Just The Flag: Here Are The Other Confederate Tributes That Need To Go
Are there flags or other tributes to the Confederacy in your town? Take a photo and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We Are Better Than This: A Jewish Response to the Horror in Charleston
Rabbi Evan Moffic
The spiritual leader of Congregation Solel in suburban Chicago...
It has been said that the task of a rabbi is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. We are all afflicted. We are afflicted by the horrific murder of nine people gathered for a Bible study at a church in South Carolina
Grappling With Charleston: Are We Hardwired to Hate?
Wordsmith in Chief, Prime Prose LLC
After a massacre, so many difficult questions.
Black Churches Led The Civil Rights Movement. Can They Do It Again In Baltimore?
But keeping the conversation going may prove to be a challenge. Only one gang member -– a Blood -- showed for a follow-up
The Right's Urge to Kick Down: Doing Unto Others as Has Been Done Unto You
Andy Schmookler is an author, former Democratic nominee for Co...
It is not at all surprising that it is in those parts of America that conceive of moral requirements in the most harsh and absolutist terms that we find the strongest impulse to deal with those below them not with compassion but with punitive demands.
The Huge Role Black Churches Are Playing In Two Senate Races
Early voting on Sundays has been one of the biggest fronts in the voting wars of recent years. Some of this past Sunday’s
Joy Comes in the Morning?
Writer and PR pro with a background in film, non-profits, and ...
Church leaders have a unique opportunity to help people heal and find comfort. I wish they would use that power to encourage people to seek help, rather than making them feel that mental illness is something that should be given time and prayer alone
African American Churches and the Neglected Public Minister
Billy Michael Honor
Public Scholar, Faith Leader & Social Critic
Today, given the myriad of social issues that plague African-American communities we are desperately in need of more pastors who are committed to the public theological and intellectual tradition.
African-American Clergy Seek To Bridge 'Green' Gap In Congregations
By Religion News Service, Religion News Service
He and other experts — many who are in the younger generation that has followed civil rights veterans — say they are working
The New Pharaohs?
William H. Lamar IV
Pastor, Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church, Hy...
Here we are, Black American church folk and Shabbat observing Jews. We are the children of those who suffered in the sweltering house of bondage. And many of us have become Pharaohs.
The Boy Scouts of America: Another Closed Door for Black GBTQ Youth
Monroe’s a religion columnist, weekly commentator on Boston Pu...
The Boy Scouts of America's position on GBTQ scouts is unquestionably discriminatory, and its hesitancy to swiftly remove its ban dishonors the organization's goal and philosophy
Watch Night Service in the Black Church in America: 150 Years After the Emancipation Proclamation
Rev. Joan R. Harrell
Director of Public Communications, Trinity United Church of Ch...
One hundred and fifty years later, African American Christians continue the faith tradition of their enslaved ancestors and gather at a designated meeting space, the church, tonight, Dec. 31, 2012, to celebrate
Black Church Leaders In Florida Look To Circumvent Shortened Early Voting Days
content producer, blogger, news junkie
Though Florida remains one of 32 states that allows early voting, they only allow it up to eight days before election day
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