Joe Lockett

Joe Lockett, Popular Black Alabama Radio Host, Says Racism ‘Goes Both Ways; Judge People...

In an interview Friday on Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson’s “Scoop B Radio” podcast, Alabama radio host Joe Lockett discussed race relations in America, saying that racism...

Atlanta’s Rev. Wilbur Purvis III Hosts “Just Do It Sunday” to Encourage Youth to...

An Austell, GA. pastor wants to teach young members to “Just Do It.” The Rev. Wilbur T. Purvis III set aside Sunday as “Just Do...

Stephon Clark’s Family Seeks $35 Million In Wrongful Death Claim Against City of Sacramento

Stephon Clark’s family is seeking $35 million from the city of Sacramento. A lawyer representing the family filed a wrongful death claim against the city earlier...

BET Co-Founder Bob Johnson Denied Check-In Over Sunglasses at Florida Five-Star Hotel, Johnson Says...

BET co-founder Bob Johnson said he was denied the right to check-in at one of Florida’s five-star hotels and because of it, he’ll never...
In this Sept. 6, 2018, photo, Michelle Jagodzinski, left, and Mary Reczek, right, of the West Rutland Historical Society in Vermont stand next to a new historical marker honoring Lemuel Haynes, first ordained black minister in the U.S. in West Rutland, Vt. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Town of West Rutland, VT, Honors Lemuel Haynes, America’s First Black Ordained Minister

WEST RUTLAND, Vt. – More than 220 years after the first ordained black minister in the U.S. became a pastor in a small, predominantly...
Singer Aretha Franklin sings at civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks' funeral Nov. 2, 2005 at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. (Credit: Bill Pugliano / Getty Images file)

Aretha Franklin Funeral Opens Dialogue About Female Leadership in the Black Church; Most African-American...

A black pastor’s controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral laid bare before the world what black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism...

The National Black Police Association is in Full Support of Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Ad...

When Nike tapped Colin Kaepernick as the face for the 30th Anniversary of their “Just Do It” campaign, it sent shock-waves across America. Kaepernick’s detractors took to...

Black Families and the Black Community Must Foster Traditional Marriage

The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., pastor of Salem Bible Church in Atlanta, Ga., ignited a cauldron of controversy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral by that...

Pro-Abortion Billboard in Dallas Targeting Black Women Sparks Outrage

Sheer outrage exploded in the world of social media Wednesday, September 5, surrounding this Afiya Center billboard targeting black women. The abortion billboard in...

WATCH: If You Missed the National Baptist Convention’s 138th Annual Session, You Missed a...

If you didn't attend the National Baptist Convention in Minneapolis, MN, this week (and don't have friends who did), chances are you'll have to...
(Photo: Daymon Hartley, Detroit Free Press)

In Light of Aretha Franklin’s Funeral, Rev. Kevin Johnson Says Black Church Must Ask...

"The Black Church is dead." --Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. These words first penned by Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr., professor of Religion and Chair of the...
At one point, a uniformed officer tackles the man in the red shirt to the ground while two other officers have their guns drawn.

Montclair State University Campus Police Accused of Using Excessive Force, Drawing Guns to Break...

Officials at a New Jersey college say campus police were justified in using force and drawing their guns on students in order to break...
George Zimmerman / Beyonce

George Zimmerman Called Beyonce a “Broke Whore,” Threatened to Feed her and Jay-Z to...

George Zimmerman allegedly made menacing threats aimed at both Beyoncé and Jay-Z during the filming of “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” the...

Pastor Rudolph McKissick Jr. Encourages Church Members to Wear Nike Clothing to Service to...

A Jacksonville pastor is encouraging his congregation to wear Nike to church in support of the company’s new "Just Do It" ad, narrated by...
Lincoln Congregational Temple was slated to celebrate its 150th anniversary in January 2019.

Black Washington D.C. Church Congregation, 150 Years Old, to Dissolve as Neighborhood Gentrifies

After 150 years, a black DC congregation will meet for one last church service in late September. Lincoln Congregational Temple United Church of Christ sits...
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Black Unemployment Rate at Second-Lowest Level Ever

The midterm election is about "safety and jobs," President Trump told a campaign rally in Montana Thursday night. He said the economy is "booming...
Bishop Talbert Swan, the leader of the Church of God in Christ’s Nova Scotia jurisdiction, addresses a summit of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 21, 2018. (RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks)

Twitter Restores Account for COGIC Bishop Talbert Swan After it Was Suspended for ‘Hateful...

Twitter has restored the account of an African-American bishop of the Church of God in Christ that was suspended after he used a racially sensitive term. Bishop...

Black Church Networks Seek More Voters Ahead of Midterm Elections

The months ahead of midterm elections, often a time of lower turnout among African-Americans and others, have become a focus of passionate activity by...
Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr (Credit: Roberto Carlos Sánchez)

Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr, a Black Woman, Becomes Vice-President of Costa Rica

The busiest woman in Costa Rica today (and possibly the hardest working) is the indelible, Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr, the country´s first Black Vice-President and...

Essence Magazine: Aretha Franklin’s Epic 9-Hour Funeral Reminded Me of Why I Love the...

by Britni Danielle I skipped church on Sunday. But as a friend told me when I mentioned feeling slightly guilty about it, we’d already spent...