In Response To Ruling In North Carolina, The National Black Church Initiative Vows To Register 5,000,000 Unregistered African Americans As An Answer To Those who Would Deny Our Right To Vote

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, vow to register 5,000,000 unregistered African American voters as an answer to those who would deny our right to vote. The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear North Carolina’s appeal of a court ruling that found its legislature intended to discriminate against minorities in enacting one of the toughest voter ID laws in the nation. In a blistering decision in July, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said the North Carolina legislature explicitly set out to discover what kind of accommodations minority voters use most often and then to roll back or eliminate them, targeting African Americans “with almost surgical precision.”

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of The National Black Church Initiative says, “I hope that people have been listening to us over the last few years. We are in no one’s pocket neither Democrats nor Republicans. I must warn the Democrats that just because we are Black Churches does not mean we will vote for Democrats. I must also warn the Republicans that just because some of us are conservative churches does not mean we will vote for Republicans. We will vote our moral conscience going forward and we will do it in record numbers. We will vote according to our moral teachings given by the Lord Jesus Christ and we will protect and preserve our new economic plan which will be revealed over the next year after having worked at it for the past 2 years. We plan to also use the vote to send a message to those who wish to suppress the Black vote and holler voter fraud. And we plan to use our legal department to challenge anyone who challenges our right to vote. We are not a part of the NAACP, we are only the Black Church and we will stand alone and powerful. We will pick our allies based off righteous public policy in line with our faith.”

The only smart way to answer the Court’s decision of not entertaining the North Carolina appeal is to register African Americans in record numbers, less than 200 days into the Trump Administration. We want to make sure that this is the last time that any State Legislators try to roll back a right that our forefathers and foremothers died for, and allowed their blood to fertilize the streets and the fields of this country. We want everybody to know, both Democrats and Republicans, when you vote against our interests we plan to pray for you and then vote against you and kick you out of office. We have a targeted campaign that will last from the issuing of this Press Release to the next Presidential Campaign 2020. With these 5,000,000 voters we will be able to determine State Legislators, City Council Members and the Presidency.

This is not a political vendetta, it is only to underscore the importance that the Black Church holds to its civil duty of voting. Here are the states that we plan to target and their number of unregistered voters:

Georgia – 484,231

California – 240, 695

Alabama – 234, 732

North Carolina – 409, 323

Ohio – 256,000

Virginia – 268, 091

Texas – 381, 916

Florida – 398,710

Louisiana – 287, 402

Illinois – 229, 834

Mississippi – 255,910

Michigan – 239, 433

Pennsylvania – 204,036

We plan to provide them with voter education, voter education and voter registration. Let it be very clear that this is not some Democratic or Republican push. This strictly comes from our moral indignation of those who would deny God’s children of their right to vote after we have bled to secure that right. The National Black Church Initiative is not a partisan organization. We will vote according to our interests and we plan to register every Black faith voter going forward. We do not have a political agenda, what we do have is a strong will that no one is going to deny our right to vote while we sit back and allow it to happen.

The reason why we are registering all of these unregistered voters is because we have declared our political independence from Al Sharpton, the Black Caucus, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. We will vote as Black faith voters pertaining to the ethics and teachings of Jesus. We will hate no one because of their political affiliation or vote against anybody because of their political affiliation. We will vote our moral conscience. No one will ever tell the Black Church how to vote from the last election to any election in the future.

About NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com

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National Black Church Initiative Issues A Stern Warning To Attorney General Sessions and The National Fraternal Order of Police Over Police Consent Decrees… Justice Will Prevail

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, sternly warns Attorney General Sessions, the National Fraternal Order of Police and local Police Departments across the country that we will not allow a dumbing down or a watering down of the already weak Consent Decree reached under the paper tiger of Barack Obama’s Justice Department. Our public stance in the past has made it abundantly clear that we will use the nth of moral force to make sure that every single Police Department lives up to those Consent Decrees. We will never allow you or the National Fraternal Order of Police to cheapen the lives of Black people in this country period!

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative declares, “We would like to let the attorney general know that it is imperative that he find common ground with the Black Church as we move forward in what we believe is a highly volatile atmosphere where police will be considered the villain and not the good person. The Black Church in its finer traditions will use all of its moral authority to help our police become America’s finest. But if they shoot us indiscriminately, steal, lie and break the law themselves then the Church will have nothing for them other than our prayers, because as the law will throw them in jail we will throw the moral book at them. But, if they are sincere and they live and treat others humanely, and they do everything in their being to help humanity we will be the first organization to protect their human dignity. Let there be no mistake about it, if they try to water down any of the Consent Decrees we have an arsenal of 6 moral weapons at our finger tips to be employed and we are not afraid to use them on behalf of all humanity. That includes the police and those who love them. If they choose to make the Black community a target then we and God will make them a target.”

The National Black Church Initiative two years ago has appointed a Minister in the 14 Police and Sheriff Department Consent Decrees across the country in Albuquerque, Cleveland, East Haven, Connecticut, Ferguson, Missouri, Los Angeles County (Antelope Valley), Maricopa County, Arizona, Meridian, Mississippi, New Orleans, Newark, Portland, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Seattle, the Virgin Islands and Warren, Ohio, in the 4 out of court agreements in Alamance County, North Carolina, Miami, Suffolk County, New York and Yonkers, New York and in the 6 open and continuous investigations in Baltimore, Chicago, Ville Platte, Los Angeles, Orange County, California., D.A, Orange County California., Sheriff and Evangeline Parish, Los Angeles.

This is how we know that the National Fraternal Order of Police, NOBLE, Amherst Police Club, Arizona Corrections Association, Arizona Conference of Police and Sheriffs, Association of Santa Clara County, Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association Inc., Boston Police Superior Officers Federation, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Calibre Press, Captains Endowment Association of the NYPD, Careers in Criminal Justice, Center for Domestic Preparedness – Homeland Security, Chandler Law Enforcement Association, Chicago Police Association of Nevada, City of Hollywood Police Officers’ Retirement System, City of Poughkeepsie PBA, Save Time and Money on Your Criminal Justice Education!, Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT), Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., Concord Police Patrolmen’s Association, Concord Police Patrolmen’s Association Dade County PBA, Cops and Firefighters in Business, Inc., Cheektowaga Police Club, Clark County Deputy Sheriff Guild, Criminal Justice School Info, Dade County PBA, Dallas Police Association, Defending Childhood Initiative of the U.S. DOJ, Detectives’ Endowment Association of New York City FDLE Agents Association/Fla PBA, Detroit Police Officers Association, Detroit Police Lieutenants & Sergeants Association, Drive for Life: The National Safe Driving Test & Initiative, Drug Enforcement Administration, East Hampton Town PBA, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Freedom Award, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Flight Deck Officers Association, Florida Police Benevolent Association, Fort Worth Police Officers Association, Freeport P.B.A, Fremont Police Association, Friends of Safe Schools, Go Law Enforcement (Jobs), Goodyear Police Officers Association, Greenburgh Police Association, Greece Police Uniformed Patrolmen’s Association, IBPO, International Conference of Police Chaplains, Iowa State Police Association, Keene Police Officer’s Association, Law Enforcement Forum, Las Vegas Police Managers and Supervisors Association, Las Vegas Police Protective Association, Las Vegas Police Protective Association Metro, Inc., Law Enforcement Jobs, Longmont Police Officer’s Association, Lynbrook Police, Benevolent Association, Massachusetts Coalition of Police Mesa Police Association, Mesa Police Association, Monroe County Sheriff PBA, Nassau County Detectives Association, Nassau County PBA, Nassau Police Conference , National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, National Criminal Justice Reference Services (NCJRS), National Institute of Justice, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Nationwide Retirement Solutions, NJ Lawman, NYPD Football Team, Newark Police Superior Officers’ Association, New Bedford Police Union, New Hampshire Police Association, New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association, New York City Lieutenants Benevolent Association, NYC PBA, New York State Troopers PBA, North Las Vegas Police Officers Association, Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, Old Brookville PBA, Palm Beach County PBA, Patrolman’s Benevolent Association of Southampton Town, Peace Officers Research Association of Nevada (PORAN), Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, Police Association of New Orleans, Police Benevolent Association Of Hempstead, Police Conference of New York, Policemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois, Police Officers Labor Council (POLC), Police One, Port Authority PBA, Port Authority Detectives Endowment Association, Portland Police Association, Port Washington Police Benevolent Association, Postal Police Officers Association, Project54, Protection 911, Queensland Police Union of Employees, Riverhead, NY PBA, Rochester Police Locust Club, Rockville Centre Police Benevolent Association, San Antonio Police Officers’ Association, Retired Heroes, State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers, St. Louis Police Leadership Organization, Stamford Police Association, Suffolk County Detectives Association, Suffolk County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association, Suffolk County PBA, Suffolk County Police Conference, Suffolk County Superior Officers Association, Suicide Prevention Lifeline Treasury Department, Suicide Prevention Lifeline Treasury Department, Superior Officers Association – Police Department of Nassau County, True Blue Flu  Awareness and Treatment for Law Enforcement Professionals for Drug and Alcohol Abuse, TrueCopStories.com, United Public Service Employees Union | C.O.P.S. Division, U.S. Marshals Service, Washington State Troopers Association, Watertown Police Benevolent Association, West Seneca PBA, Wisconsin Professional Police Association Yorktown PBA, Yorktown PBA and others are not in the best interests of the Black community because, when the attorney general proposed such an outrageous review they did not speak up for the sake of justice and decency. They simply held their racial tongue.

The Rev. Anthony Evans was present at the confirmation hearing of the attorney general and saw firsthand how the quid pro quo happens. The president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Chuck Canterbury was there to testify in favor of the attorney general’s confirmation and as a payback for Mr. Canterbury’s favorable testimony the Justice Department tries to roll back the Consent Decrees. We should let them know that the National Black Church Initiative hears everything and sees everything and was not going to allow this quid pro quo to occur. That we have Ministers across this country watching everything the police do and we will not be too shy to support them in any way we can including a lawsuit against their behavior. And this goes for Black policemen too, a police is a police.

About NBCI
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science. 
NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.

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Despite Disapproval of Trump’s Healthcare Bill, The National Black Church Initiative Condemns Members of the House Freedom Caucus Who Blocked It From Passing, Calling Their Actions a ‘Great Threat To Democracy’ and ‘White Tyranny’

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, believes that the House Freedom Caucus poses one of the greatest threats to our democracy by letting approximately 36-40 individuals thrust the will of the reasonable majority. What makes this political situation so unbearable for everyday Americans is the ‘my way or the highway’ mandate that comes from this Freedom Caucus. The Bible says that all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God and that no man has the actual answer to the right path or the right way. Only with God’s help is man able to figure out his direction in life, so how is it that 40 white males in the Congress of the United States hold the whole country hostage to their narrow and narcissistic attitude and interpretation of our Constitution.

On the face of it, when you look at the Freedom Caucus’ goals, every reasonable American including African Americans would support their objectives. More broadly, the caucus wants power shifted away from the leadership to the rank-and-file (by, for instance, giving committees more leeway on which bills move forward and allowing more amendments to come to floor votes). The whole point of the House of Representatives is that they represent the people and three or four people in leadership should not determine the course of action of 435 members of the House and the millions of Americans that they represent. But we know differently. This is what they say they are about but this is not what they have done. What they have done is to form a Caucus and agreed that they would block any legislation that benefits the vast majority of hard working Americans because they have determined that government should play a meager role in a person’s life and not serve the people that formed the government itself.
Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative, says, “No one is under any illusions about the aim of the Freedom Caucus to do the very same thing they are accusing the House leadership of doing. They want to control the lives of millions of Americans and to do all that they can to limit their opportunity to freedom, justice and the pursuit of happiness. The Black Church will not sit by and allow 40 white men to determine our destiny after we have spent 400 years in this country fighting white tyranny like what the Freedom Caucus is all about. God has given me a vision that the Freedom Caucus will come to an end because of its own evil morality because a lie cannot endure forever.”
The Freedom Caucus want to determine for every poor and middle-class American exactly what the government will do for them and what the government will not do for them. Here are 40 arrogant white males again trying to enslave the balance of the American public, other than the rich. If you find out who funds them then you find out their agenda. It is easy to call them racist and narcissistic and arrogant, that they are, but also, they represent something more sinister that this country will come to dread in years to come. They represent one of the worst attributes of tyranny that we the American public have ever been subject to—enslavement.
Let us explain. We send our taxes and our representatives to Congress to represent our interests and to spend our money according to our will and our need and these 40 white males say we do not have a right to determine anything about our livelihood and our money and our own personal treasures. They say that we have appointed ourselves with the backings of other white rich male, who will be our master in what we will get and what we will not get because they have honed a Caucus and made a pledge, not to God, not to country, not even to their children but to themselves that they will limit our right to liberty, to freedom, to economic well-being and to the services of our own government. This is why they represent the worst characteristics of any American character ever cloaked in the flag of this great country and say that they are trying to serve humanity and God.
As an example, though they represent less than a sixth of House Republicans, by acting as a bloc (decisions agreed to by 80% of the caucus are supposed to be binding on all) and choosing their fights carefully, the Freedom Caucus has certainly made an impact since its formation. The group’s defiance of Speaker John Boehner, over issues such as fast-track trade authority and defunding Planned Parenthood, contributed to Boehner’s decision last year to quit the job. And the group’s decision not to back House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy prompted McCarthy to pull out of the race and positioned the Freedom Caucus as a kingmaker. Just recently they killed the Healthcare Bill. NBCI did not support it, but this represents another example of how they are holding the country hostage to their narcissistic interpretation of democracy. We disagree with portions of Obamacare as well and we do believe that it will eventually collapse under its own weight of over-regulations, but for 40 white men to tell us that we do not deserve healthcare, is in itself our point of departure in disagreeing with their notion of democracy.
They are what the Black Church will call white spiritual evil. They represent a new form of slavery that even goes beyond race by trying to control the soul and the people of America because they believe that our government is not supposed to guarantee us a right to liberty, a right to education, a right to healthcare, a right to economic development, and a right to be left alone by a government that overpowers the soul at every turn. They believe that we should live our lives as Americans, vicariously through the poor by applauding them for limiting our opportunities. In the words of the great Preacher of Detroit, Charles Adam and Apostle Paul, “How foolish.”
ABOUT NBCI
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.
NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.
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The National Black Church Initiative and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Enhance Myeloma Knowledge and Access to Latest Treatments To Address Health Disparities in African American Communities

 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) together with the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) announce the launch of a church-based initiative addressing striking health disparities among African Americans with multiple myeloma. Black Americans have twice the incidence of multiple myeloma as white Americans, and recent studies show black Americans are significantly less likely to receive the newest treatments or combination therapies, and are more likely to experience treatment delays, including transplant delays.

The multifaceted program, called Myeloma Link: Connecting African American Communities to Information, Expert Care, and Support, will improve access to novel therapies and quality of life among African Americans with myeloma, by providing tools and resources to navigate the treatment landscape more effectively and cope with the disease. It is the first collaboration between the NBCI and a major health advocacy organization to heighten awareness of myeloma. The goal is to increase knowledge about multiple myeloma and available treatments, provide critical information and resources, and encourage patients and caregivers to use a new, sustainable support infrastructure.

“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is committed to increasing access to education and treatment for multiple myeloma in the African American community, and breaking down barriers to clinical trials,” commented Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, LLS president and CEO. “We look forward to an ongoing collaboration with the National Black Church Initiative to have a positive impact, particularly in low-income communities, through this unique church-based approach.”

The 18-month pilot program to be rolled out in key churches across metro Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, GA, will:

  • Create local networks of Myeloma Ambassadors (patients or caregivers) to provide support and information
  • Feature Myeloma Sundays consisting of a “health sermon” by respected healthcare professionals and Health Alert fact sheets placed in church bulletins.
  • Conduct additional in-depth, healthcare provider-led education programs
  • Develop church-based support groups
  • Create a directory of national and local resources
  • Connect patients and caregivers with master’s level oncology professionals at LLS – a free service for blood cancer patients and caregivers providing answers to their disease and treatment questions as well as offering additional support.

LLS and NBCI will use learnings from this pilot to bring the program to scale nationally in rural, suburban, and urban areas throughout the country.

In addition, LLS is supporting a large portfolio of research seeking to understand better the mechanisms of multiple myeloma, help approved therapies work better and support novel approaches to treatment.

“There have been many new therapies approved by the FDA for multiple myeloma this past year alone, and they are changing the treatment paradigm for patients diagnosed with the disease, an incurable blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow. We want to ensure that all patients benefit from these advances,” added Dr. DeGennaro.

Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, noted, “We are deeply honored to join with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to address this critical area of health regarding multiple myeloma and we look forward to a very rich relationship.”

“It is important for African Americans to be aware of the resources available to help them with a multiple myeloma diagnosis,” continued Rev. Evans. “Our congregation members can become better-informed patients and caregivers by calling or emailing LLS Information Specialists, masters-level oncology professionals who work one-on-one to help blood cancer patients navigate the best route from diagnosis through treatment, clinical trials and survivorship.”

About The National Black Church Initiative
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact LLS Information Specialists at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

Contact:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Linda Heaney
914-821-8208
[email protected]

SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Related Links: http://www.LLS.org

Source: PR Newswire

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The National Black Church Initiative Joins CVS Health and the American Lung Association to Help Black Communities Live Tobacco-Free

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, has joined with CVS Health and the American Lung Association to help African American Communities in Miami live tobacco-free.

As part of a grant received from CVS Health, NBCI facilitators in Miami have been certified to become American Lung Association (ALA) Freedom from Smoking trainers able to conduct local FFS workshops. These workshops will occur over eight weeks to help provide smokers in the Miami area with the tools they need to successfully quit smoking.

“We are honored to receive a Tobacco Cessation grant from CVS Health in support of local efforts to help members of our community live tobacco-free,” said Rev. Anthony Evans, President of NBCI. “We look forward to hosting our FFS workshops and providing smokers with the resources they need to quit for good.”

The American Lung Association’s Freedom from Smoking program is designed for anyone who wants to quit smoking and takes participants through modules containing tips and lessons on how to quit smoking. The resulting collaboration will help empower faith-based communities and help more individuals live tobacco-free.

“CVS Health is committed to supporting programs that increase the opportunity and ability for African Americans nationwide to lead healthier lives, regardless of where they live, their economic circumstances or cultural background,” said David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer for CVS Health. “We’re proud to support the dedicated work of NBCI, who shares our commitment to providing African Americans and faith-based communities with the resources they need to live tobacco-free lives.”

In September 2014, CVS Health became the first, and remains the only, national retail pharmacy to eliminate the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products from its stores.With NBCI’s overall

Health Emergency Health Model and Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation programs, NBCI and CVS Health can create meaningful outcomes in improving the lives of their shared communities.

Source: South Florida Times

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The National Black Church Initiative Strongly Denounces the Desecration of the Jewish Cemetery and the Continuous Threat Against Our Jewish Brothers and Sisters

This is despicable in the sight of God!

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is loaning its moral voice in the denunciation against those who have visited violence against the Jewish cemetery and Jewish communities across the country.

Antisemitism does not have any place in our growing and diverse society. We can disagree on policy, but the Black Church will not tolerate any violence toward our Jewish brothers and sisters. We wholeheartedly condemn those who are responsible for the desecration of Jewish cemeteries across the country. An act against the Jewish community is an act against the Black Church and Black Community We stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters shoulder to shoulder and we will not tolerate any violence in either words or deeds against the Jewish community.

Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the NBCI, says, “We are speaking out forcefully against the environment that allows individuals who are not of good will to threaten bodily harm against our Jewish brothers and sisters across the country. We will not tolerate such behavior. The National Black Church Initiative, with its 34,000 churches, wants everyone to understand that our Jewish brothers and sisters are God’s chosen people to interpret the holy Torah, and without their interpretation humanity could be lost.”

He went on to declare, “By touching or harming any of our Jewish brothers and sisters, you are interfering with the will of God. Therefore, all of God’s people, Christians as well as Muslims, condemn these present threats and negative actions against the Jewish community. African Americans are also a part of God’s chosen people and the Jewish community has the same sacred obligation to protect the dignity and the godhead of Christians and Muslims as we are to protect Jews.”

ABOUT NBCI
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science. 

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.

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The National Black Church Initiative Declares Independence From the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, Moving Forward In Light of the Challenges That Face the Democratic Party

The Black Church will focus on its issues in developing its religious power base and policy positions

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is well aware of the political transformation that is taking place in our society as a result of the election. We will not be considered from this day forward, a part of the Democratic Coalition which has been traditionally associated with the Black Church. Neither will we be a tool of the Republican Party going forward. The Black Church will no longer pick sides, for we have seen the damage that has come from close association with either party. We will remain politically active in the areas of educating ourselves about public policy issues and making our own judgments according to Scripture, tradition and the condition of Black Christians all over this country.

When one speaks of coalition politics we want to make it very clear that we will not be a part of any coalition based on tradition or history. We will only be a part of a coalition based on issues. NBCI continues to hold these issues as its primary pillars of concern, that is healthcare, education, housing, economic development, financial literacy, immigration and religious liberty. What we have found in the past two elections is that neither of these parties adequately represents our interests. This is why we are reiterating our independence.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “This is why we are not concerned who becomes the chair of the Democratic Party because it will not affect us one bit whatsoever. We will determine our own fate and we will not look to the DNC to do so. The Black Church is determined not to be anybody’s water boy. We will make our determination through prayer and revelation and understanding what is decent and moral to the core of the historic soul of the Black Church. We do not need the Black Caucus to teach us about theology, neither Al Sharpton. And we also do not need them to teach us about social activism. We are capable ourselves of coming up with a strategy to deal with the Trumps of the world and the Sharptons of the world.”

During the last election we issued a press release declaring our independence form the political interests of the Congressional Black Caucus and Rev. Al Sharpton because both of these organizations rejected our claim to religious liberty and told us to shut up as a Church, accept the principles of the religious coalition, and follow without question. This is why we did not join the march against Trump, even though we denounced him. We asked Al. Sharpton a basic question, after we march then what? Do we have a strategy moving forward? The National Black Church Initiative has a strategy moving forward for African American Christians and the African American community.

The first thing we must do is pray, that is why we have launched the one million prayer warriors. The second thing we must do is register to vote in every district there is. The third thing is to not accept the arguments of the traditional liberal organizations as if they have the solutions to our problems. The National Black Church Initiative has written Crime Prevention plans for the cities of Chicago, Baltimore, Milwaukee, New Orleans and Memphis. In other words we have the solution to our own problems and we do not need Al Sharpton or radical Republicans and their liberal coalitions pushing unethical teachings like gay marriage and unprotected sex down our throats as if we are children.

Another issue that we will not tote any of the liberal waters on, is the comprehensive immigration plan. We will out rightly reject a comprehensive immigration plan because of its effect on African American economics, especially the poor and uneducated. But we will also fight against President Trump’s deportation plan of brown people and breaking up families. We will not accept this as an either-or proposition. Again we will come up with an intelligent plan to address the issues that confront the Black Christian community.

ABOUT NBCI
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science. 

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com

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The National Black Church Initiative Is Appalled At The Way Ms. Omarosa Manigault Was Treated By Some Rude and Disrespectful Customers In Nordstrom

The Black Church will not allow this to happen again

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is appalled at the way that Ms. Omarosa Manigault was treated while shopping for wedding gowns for her upcoming marriage. The Black Church apologizes on behalf of those rude customers to this wonderful human being who represents the Black community with dignity, respect and intelligence in representing our people as the Assistant to the President and director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison focusing on issues such as community outreach.

The National Black Church Initiative and 34,000 churches are proud of her and what she has accomplished in her lifetime in front of the TV cameras. One can only respect how she has handled the current situation and how she has handled one of the roughest, nastiest political campaigns ever waged in this country. She really is one of our heroic African American women who has demonstrated poise and the ethics and teachings of Jesus.

Rev. Anthony Evans, President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “Again I am ashamed of our people and how they treat one of our own who has went through pure hell in this past campaign and has been a victim of harassment and bullying. The Black Church will not allow this to happen to this sister. I must tell you with all pride and indignation, take your hands off this woman. She is the person that God has appointed at this time to represent our interests in the White House under the current Trump Administration.”

“God has placed her there and I am happy to be among the supporters of this young woman and very proud of her forthcoming biblical marriage. One of the things that the public does not understand, and some of our people have failed to recognize is that this young lady is a called Minister of the Gospel. Let me echo the Scriptures, how beautiful are the feats of those who preach the Gospel. Let it be clear from this day forward that she has the unabated support of 34,000 Black Churches as she seeks to carry out her job on behalf of Christ and Black people. Amen.”

This is why she should not ever be treated in the manner visited upon her and her wedding party during their trip to Nordstrom. To the young ladies who felt compelled to heckle her and to call her names unbecoming of any Christian character, the Church publicly and loudly denounces their behavior towards this sister. Regardless of your politics she has represented African Americans with a sense of grace and respect that we can all be proud of. We can never stay silent when one of our own is treated in such a manner. This is the second incident that the Church has had to speak out on regarding the behavior of some African American women towards African American leadership in a public forum.

The last time we lifted our pen in indignation was against some African American females who threatened the lives of Tavis Smiley because he had an opposite perspective to our then President Barack Obama. These women who have heckled Ms. Omarosa and the women who threatened Tavis’ life do not represent the dignity and grace of Black women who understand how to address themselves in public dressed in the African American history, pride and our community.

ABOUT NBCI
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.

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34,000 Black Churches of the National Black Church Initiative Calls D.C. Death with Dignity Act Purely Evil

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, with over 800 local churches in the District of Columbia congratulates Jason Chaffetz and the other Republications in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform who voted to block the implementation of the District of Columbia’s Death with Dignity Act.

Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, states with passion that “The African-American Church would like to thank the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform for standing up for those who are frail, vulnerable, and should only die per God’s grace and mercy. The Church will never support self-suicide even if it is law. We believe that Mary Cheh, the D.C. councilperson who sponsored this bill, sponsored it to put a political feather in her hat. She is a woman without any moral dignity at all according to the Church. She wants to force her views on self-suicide and call it dignity. However, her real motives, we believe, are political and evil. She is a proponent of death in the opinion of the Church.”

Here is a perfect example of why the Black Church can no longer consider certain political parties in moving forward with any coalition politics. The Black Church can neither trust the Democrats nor Republicans because they both will sell the Church’s ethics down the drain if given the chance to do so. In this case, the Democrats are asking us to ignore our biblical faith around death and dying and support a bill that protects the District of Columbia government’s self-autonomy but ignores our own personal faith.

The Church will never do that under no circumstances for either political parties. In this case, we join with the Republican party in the House and Senate. The Black Church does not care about the District of Columbia’s sovereignty over and against its own faith.

ABOUT NBCI
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.

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The National Black Church Initiative Will Join With AME Church Leadership, the ACLU, and Other Organizations to Oppose President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration; Say They Will Stand With the President When he Is Right, But Will Not Defend him When he Is Wrong

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, will join with Civil Rights groups and the ACLU and the Board of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) to oppose President Trump’s executive orders eliminating the entry into this country based on geography, race and religion. Our Constitution, which once made reference to race concerning its African American citizens as 3/5 is no longer a document that has a dark history on declaring who is human and who is not. The same Constitution has corrected itself with the blood, sweat and tears of its African American citizens. We can no longer allow it to be used against our brothers and sisters from the designated 7 countries that were banned by the President’s order.

It is obvious that the way this order was written and administered is unconstitutional and this is why we have had 2-3 federal judges block the implementation of this order, mainly on our Muslim brothers and sisters. The Black Church is well aware of the tactics of portions of the white community when they want to use the Constitution to mask their evil intent. Therefore, we will not allow the Trump Administration to single out, discriminate or to undermine their humanity by not saying anything at all.

Rev. Anthony Evans President of the National Black Church Initiative says, “I would like to commend the ACLU, the State Attorney Generals, members of Congress of both parties who are standing up against the tyranny offered by this Administration within fifteen days of his new Presidency. Let it be clear to President Trump that the Black Church will use the full weight of its power to defend the destitute, the outcast, the untouchables, the disinherited against anyone from this day forward. But if the President is ever right, we will stand and use this same moral power to defend him. In this case he is morally wrong and reprehensible. This is a systematic policy of exclusion and we will have nothing to do with it.”

This executive order is racist in its intent and application and therefore we will meet good with evil and oppose that. NBCI is prepared to offer a friend of the court brief if this law is appealed to the Supreme Court. It is our moral obligation and sacred duty, even to protect those who are not of our faith but are members of the human race.

ABOUT NBCI

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) is a coalition of 34,000 African American and Latino churches working to eradicate racial disparities in healthcare, technology, education, housing, and the environment. NBCI’s mission is to provide critical wellness information to all of its members, congregants, churches and the public. Our methodology is utilizing faith and sound health science.

NBCI’s purpose is to partner with major organizations and officials whose main mission is to reduce racial disparities in the variety of areas cited above. NBCI offers faith-based, out-of-the-box and cutting edge solutions to stubborn economic and social issues. NBCI’s programs are governed by credible statistical analysis, science based strategies and techniques, and methods that work. Visit our website at www.naltblackchurch.com.

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