Since the Era of King, Has the Black Church Left its Religious and Biblical...

Even at the height of his popularity and visibility in the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. remained — at his core —...

National Black Church Initiative Launches Comprehensive Strategy to Combat ‘Education Emergency’ in African-American Community

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, declares an education...

LISTEN: “The Ramp” Course for Young Women (Class 44 from the MLK Senior Institute...

Listen to Class 43: "The Power of Reading" (Part 1) http://traffic.libsyn.com/therampclass/theramp-YBW-44.mp3 This course is for all young women, but especially for young black women and young...

Civil Rights Advocate Who Left Her ACLU Job Over Transgender Bathroom Issue Speaks Out

In the midst of a nationwide debate on public bathrooms, civil rights advocate Maya Dillard Smith says she has lots of questions about bathroom...

Historically Black Calvary Episcopal Church Explores Faith and Justice in Gentrified Washington, D.C.

The decision to display a Black Lives Matter banner above the parish hall entrance did not come easily for the leadership of Calvary Episcopal...

Black Church, Central Seventh-Day Adventist, to Host Meeting and March with City Mayor and...

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Police Chief Kim Jacobs will answer questions “to facilitate healthy dialogue during a painful community tragedy.” Columbus, Ohio, officials on...

Rapper T.I. Blasts Lil Wayne for Being Against Black Lives Matter

Lil Wayne recently said that he doesn't feel "connected" to the Black Lives Matter movement, and T.I. responded to those comments in an Instagram...

WATCH: Andrew Young says Problem With Black Lives Matter is They’re ‘Angry and Dangerous,...

Washington walk-on wide receiver Taelon Parson asked the question on many people's minds Tuesday night at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr....

LISTEN: Bronner Brothers to Hold Show in Atlanta Marking 70th Anniversary

The country's largest African-American beauty show turns 70 this weekend. The hair product company Bronner Bros. holds the show at Georgia World Congress Center...

Entrepreneurs Team Up to Take 100 Black College Students from HBCUs to SXSW

One hundred African-American college students are headed to the famed SXSW festival today courtesy of an Atlanta technology entrepreneur and his NFL-linebacker partner. The effort,...

For 18 Years, a White New York Woman Was Mistaken by the Justice System...

By the time the cop called “Lisa Davis”, I’d been sitting in the hard wooden pew in New York City criminal court for two...

LISTEN: “The Ramp” Course for Young Men (Class 56 from the MLK Senior Institute...

Listen to Class 56: “Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was Twelve” (Part 1) [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/319509467" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] This course...

WATCH: Texas Pastor Returns Home to Find 3 Children Dead in Tragic House Fire;...

A house fire took the lives of three young children and critically injured several family members, Montgomery County fire officials confirm.  There were eight people...

Kevin Hart Wants to Be the Oprah of Comedy: Actor and Comedian Opens Up...

Stop trying to get Kevin Hart to eat another french fry! It was an impulse order. Hart tried to change to a kale salad, only...

Tyler Perry to Play Pioneering African-American Filmmaker Oscar Micheaux In HBO Biopic

HBO is developing a biopic of pioneering African-American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux that has Tyler Perry on board to star. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are...

Lloyd Marcus, Author of “Confessions of a Black Conservative”, Says ‘On My 40th Wedding...

Sunday, July 23, 2017, was Mary and my 40th wedding anniversary. We celebrated at our favorite sushi restaurant. I enjoyed sashimi (raw fish without...

LISTEN: Be Authentic (The Brother’s Keeper #63 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/be-authentic-the-brothers-keeper-63 Dear Y.B.M., The people of your generation have come up with a term that embodies what this letter is all about -- “keeping it 100,”...
The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the Thousand Ministers March for Justice on August 28, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks)

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin says Al Sharpton has Some Apologizing to Do

by Jeffrey Salkin I admit it: for decades, I have been Sharpton-phobic. I am talking, of course, about Reverend Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist. I saw the...
Pastor Terry Turner

Pastor Terry Turner Reflects On Finding Out That Two of his Favorite Preachers, George...

by Terry M. Turner A local newspaper interviewed me for a special feature several years ago, asking me, "Who is your favorite preacher of all...

WATCH: Real-life Couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker Tackle Marriage, Family, and Divorce...

Premiere Marks the Television Debut of Made-For-TV Movie Written by TV One 2016 Screenplay Competition Winner Michelle McKissic TV One's original film Downsized, starring husband and wife duo Boris...