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Oklahoma State University Diversity Coordinator Lawrence Ware Writes Op-Ed In ‘New York Times’ on Why He Is Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention

The first time I was called a nigger to my face was by a fellow camper at a Southern Baptist Convention retreat near Oklahoma City. I was 13, and it was 1995. Devastated, I complained to a counselor who suggested I pray for the ability to turn the other cheek.

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2017 Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference To Be Held November 14-17; Bishop Paul Morton, Actress Tina Lifford, and 16th Surgeon General of the U.S. David Satcher Among Featured Speakers

A NATIONAL, MULTI-PLATFORM INITIATIVE Bringing Faith & Public Health Together To Help Eliminate Health Disparities Affecting African-Americans (more…)

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LL Cool J on Video Showing Former Co-star Maia Campbell Begging For Drugs: ‘You Can’t Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Your Help’

LL Cool J has a word for would-be videographers seeking to exploit down-on-their-luck celebrities: Instead of pulling your phone out, try offering a hand instead. (more…)

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Council of Bishops of the AME Church Calls for NAACP to Restructure and Define Its Vision

The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is calling for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization to restructure and define its vision. (more…)

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The National Black Church Initiative Issues Its Own National Health Plan To Counter House and Senate Versions

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, sent to Senator McConnell and the entire senate its own health care plan that restores the 800-billion-dollar Medicaid cut. NBCI’s plan is called Innovative Health Policy Plan for Our Nation.

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Alaska to Honor Segregated Black Soldiers Who Helped Build Famed World War II Highway

Leonard Larkins and nearly 4,000 other segregated black soldiers helped build a highway across Alaska and Canada during World War II, a contribution largely ignored for decades but drawing attention as the 75th anniversary approaches. (more…)

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WATCH: Omarosa Accuses Congressional Black Caucus of ‘Showboating’ For Refusing To Meet with President Trump a Second Time

"The Honorable" Omarosa Maigault seems upset that the Congressional Black Caucus turned down an invite to meet with Trump a second time, and is having a temper tantrum. It must've hurt to come to the realization that she has about as much pull with African Americans as Trump does...LOL. -

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Theon Hill of ‘Christianity Today’ Interviews Melvin Banks

His name may not be familiar to those outside Christian publishing, but few have impacted the church as much as Melvin E. Banks Sr., the founder and chairman of Urban Ministries Inc. (UMI). On May 2 in Colorado Springs at its annual Leadership Summit, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA)

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Congressional Black Caucus Declines Invitation to Meet With Trump

Months after agreeing to regularly meet with the White House, the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday declined its latest invitation to meet with President Trump and other administration officials, saying that its concerns "fell on deaf ears." (more…)

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WATCH: African-American Pastor, Rev. DeForest B. Soaries, Preaches Financial Literacy as Gospel To the Black Community

Rev. DeForest B. Soaries promotes financial planning as a way out of poverty The Rev. DeForest B. Soaries is more than the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. He shares a personal financial curriculum with black churches nationwide, believing that a way to solve poverty in black communities involves

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Jesse Jackson Blasts NFL For Failing To Find Colin Kaepernick a Job

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson blasted the NFL on Wednesday for failing to find a role for Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who sparked debate last season with his sideline protest over police violence against African-Americans. (more…)

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National Black Church Initiative Urges All Black People to Stop Spending Their Time Hating President Trump and Spend Their Time in Prayer, Register to Vote, Spend Time on Their Families, and Developing Economic Opportunities for Their Communities

We must have a strategy 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, urges Black people everywhere to stop wasting their time on President Trump and instead spend their time cleaning their souls, restoring their

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After Meeting with Georgia Pastors and Faith Leaders For Upcoming ‘Night of Hope’ Event In Atlanta, Joel Osteen Discusses his Prayer For America Following Trump’s Election

Texas megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen has a prayer for America. (more…)

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A Challenge for the Church: When Will We Step Up on Lessening America’s Racial Divide?

As the Golden State Warriors prepare to host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA championship playoffs, police are investigating a "racially motivated slur" directed at LeBron James. (more…)

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Controversial Pastor Claims Slavery Saved Black People From ‘Bone In Nose, Fighting Lions’ In Africa

Pastor Keith Gomez, leader of the "old-fashioned, independent" Northwest Bible Baptist Church in Elgin, Illinois, argued in a recent sermon that if it wasn't for slavery, black people "would still be in Africa with a bone in their nose fighting lions." (more…)

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