Also, the NAACP's Alabama chapter calls for the rebel flag to be removed from state troopers' vehicles and uniforms while Republicans fight back on the long-awaited nuclear deal.
A federal law enforcement says the fire was not arson, yet there are concerns that the church was racially targeted.
Writer/director Jeremiah Camara called into Praise 102.5 / 102.9 and spoke with KD Bowe about his new, controversial documentary, “Contradiction.” The documentary follows Camara as he travels the country examining the paradox of black neighborhoods saturated with churches while plagued with powerlessness and poverty. In doing so, Camera seeks to find if there is a […]
Is the pulpit brain-washing blacks against supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgendered (LGBT) people? It depends on who you ask. LGBT advocates have different perspectives on why blacks do not align themselves with gay rights causes. To varying degrees, many LGBT rights advocates say that the church is the singlemost influential factor in black opinion […]
CHARLESTOWN, SC — The Charlestown Post And Courier in South Carolina is reporting about a rising trend of females taking senior positions in black churches across America. These women, and many others throughout the Lowcountry coastal region of South Carolina, are part of a trend in the black church. Increasingly, women are seeking ordination and […]
The foreclosure crisis has touched everyone, including the church. A predominantly African American church in Atlanta is speaking out about its foreclosure, saying the bank is not doing enough to help. Pastor Dexter Johnson, Higher Ground Empowerment Center leader, has been given until Aug. 31 to pay up or leave the grounds. He says the […]
From the Chicago-Tribune: On a recent Sunday morning, the Rev. Stephen Thurston stood on the pulpit before a packed New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago while a health care worker swabbed his upper and lower gums. After his sermon, she announced the results: Thurston had tested negative for HIV. It was an unusual scene […]
From CNN: President Barack Obama and his family chose a historically African-American church in southeast Washington, D.C., for Easter observances Sunday, entering a few minutes late to the sounds of “Alleluia,” which opened the 11 a.m. service. Congregants at the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church broke into cheers and applause, snapping cell phone pictures […]
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch: ST. LOUIS — “Dear Pastor,” the letter began. “The U.S. Census Bureau needs your assistance, as community leaders, to help us fill crucial positions in order to carry out a fair and accurate count in the 2010 Census.” The March 10 letter was sent by the Rev. James Morris, pastor of […]