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Can Chandra Williams Become the First Female President of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention?

The Rev. Chandra I. Williams is running to become the first female president of the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention because she wants to make sure that women have a say in making decisions at both the state convention and local church levels, along with making the Black church strong again. (more…)

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The New Testament ‘Female’ Attribute Every Christian Needs to Learn

The virtue of endurance was a 'female' attribute in New Testament times. (more…)

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University of Pittsburgh Program Celebrates the Enduring Strength of Faith and the Role of the African American Church Throughout History

The University of Pittsburgh held its annual K. Leroy Irvis Black History Month Program, Feb. 9, at Alumni Hall on the University’s campus. Hundreds gathered to celebrate the enduring strength of faith and the role of the African American church throughout history, from slavery to present day, via spoken word,

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How Revival Preaching Helped Birth the Independent Black Church

The African Methodist Episcopal and other black churches were born partly as a result of revival preaching, partly because of white segregation. Christian History asked Wesley Roberts to give us a glimpse into the beginning of the African-American church, especially the role played by Methodist Richard Allen. Dr. Roberts is

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‘Be the Bridge’ Founder Latasha Morrison Believes the Church Is the ‘Only Place Equipped to Do Racial Reconciliation Well’

The founder of Be the Bridge reveals her vision for solving America's race problem. (more…)

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Dylann Roof Ruled Mentally Competent for Sentencing Phase

A federal judge ruled Monday that Dylann Roof, convicted of killing nine people inside an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, is mentally competent to represent himself at the sentencing phase of his trial. (more…)

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Alfred Street Baptist Church in Virginia Makes Largest Faith-based Donation to Smithsonian’s National African American Museum

Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, has committed $1 million in donations to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., which opened Saturday with a dedication ceremony presided over by President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush and others. (more…)

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Dallas Pastors George Mason and Frederick D. Haynes III Urge Baptists to Walk Together In Battling Injustice

Two Baptist pastors—one from a historically African-American church in South Dallas and the other from a predominantly white church in North Dallas—told the New Baptist Covenant about their journey together. (more…)

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Black Church, Central Seventh-Day Adventist, to Host Meeting and March with City Mayor and Police Chief In Honor of Slain 13-Year-Old, Tyre King

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Police Chief Kim Jacobs will answer questions “to facilitate healthy dialogue during a painful community tragedy.” (more…)

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Ben Carson Walks Off Live CNN Interview After Realizing That He Forgot His Luggage

It is a feeling we all know - the sudden, stomach-dropping moment you realize you've forgotten something important, from locking the door to turning the oven off. (more…)

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Tim Kaine Heads to Church to Be Prayed Over and to Sing in the Choir

Less than 24 hours after making his first appearance as Hillary Clinton's running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine walked through the doors of the Richmond church he's been part of for more than 30 years to applause so loud it could be heard from outside. (more…)

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African-American Church in Charlotte Rallies Behind Donald Trump

Sunday afternoon at Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries, Earl Phillip stood at the podium and told a story from his time in the Army to illustrate why he supports Donald Trump. (more…)

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President Obama and George W. Bush to Speak at Dallas Memorial for 5 Police Officers Killed in Ambush

President Barack Obama visits Dallas on Tuesday to address a memorial for five police officers killed at a protest against police violence, as he seeks to mend divisions inflamed by the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement in almost 15 years. (more…)

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Hampton Ministers Conference Marks 102nd Year; Vashti McKenzie, Charles E. Blake Sr., Jamal Harrison-Bryant, and Rudolph W. McKissick Jr. Set to Speak Among Others

The 102nd Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and the 82nd Choir Directors’ and Organists’ Guild Workshop will convene June 5-10 at Hampton University. Rev. Dr. Dwight S. Riddick Sr. of Chesapeake is the conference president. Dr. Geoffrey V. Guns of Norfolk is the liturgist. Under the direction of Rev. Debra L.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson Talks the 2016 Elections, the Democrats and the Importance of the African American Church In this Election Season

Two decades after he ran for president, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, 74, is still shuttling across the country, speaking and registering people to vote. Shortly after he got off a flight from Los Angeles to Washington on Friday, Jackson spoke with The Washington Post about the 2016 elections, the Democrats

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Newly Planted Vision of Hope Baptist Church Partners With Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to Renew God’s World In Philadelphia

With a name like Strawberry Mansion, it would be easy to assume one of Philadelphia’s most notorious neighborhoods is full of lavish abodes and Lamborghinis. But Wayne Weathers, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church starter and pastor of Vision of Hope Baptist Church, will tell you the opposite is true. (more…)

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In an Unusual Allusion to Bill Clinton’s Sexual Affair, Hillary Clinton Speaks of Forgiveness

Taking her cue from a minister who praised her public grace "in the face of adversity," an apparent reference to former president Bill Clinton's dalliance with an intern, Hillary Clinton likened her husband to the prodigal son in the often-cited Bible story. (more…)

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Long-Standing Black Orthodox Church In San Francisco Faces Eviction Amid Gentrification

A long-standing and unconventional African American church in what was once the heart of San Francisco's thriving black population is just days from eviction, marking the latest example of the region's ongoing renting crisis and the city's decades-long black exodus. (more…)

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