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Atlanta Attorney Robert Patillo Asks: Why Did Democrats Abandon Their Base?

The Democratic party’s “Coalition” for the last 50 years has been built on a big tent of ideas. A broad coalition of Black Christians particularly in the South; Latinos, Catholics and Immigrants; Jewish voters, Women’s Issues voters, the LGBTQ community, Labor Unions, the Poor and Young People. This coalition was

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Joshua L. Lazard, Inaugural C. Eric Lincoln Minister at Duke Chapel, Is Not Going to Pray for Trump; Calls Out Tina Campbell, Donnie McClurkin for Telling Black Christians to Pray for Him

Following the massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston I wrote here in RD about embracing a theology of anger. This was a reflective response to the ways in which there was a sustained call by the family of victims of Dylan Roof’s rampage, and other clergy, to forgive Roof

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BCNN1 Editors to Publish the “100 Most Influential Black Christian History-Makers” On the Last Day of Black History Month, February 28th, 2017

Previously: 70 Most Influential Black Christian History-Makers Previously: 50 Most Influential Black Christian History-Makers We believe that black history is important. But we also believe that making history today is more important. We cannot rest on the laurels of great luminaries such as Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, George

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The Black Church Is Not Dead, but “The Ground Has Shifted”: Boston University MLK Professor Walter Fluke Challenges Dr. Eddie Glaude’s 2010 Essay

In April of 2010, Eddie Glaude wrote “The Black Church is Dead,” an essay that incited conversation and debate about contemporary black Protestantism. [Read RD’s numerous responses, including Glaude’s own response to the responders.] In opposition to entrenched assumptions about the black church, Glaude argued three points: the black church

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Barna Research Study Shows How Black and White Christians Differ In Their Approach to Discipleship

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o’clock on Sunday morning.” Progress is slow on racial reconciliation in this country, particularly given recent events. But why do lingering divisions exist in the Church, the very communities built on

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Project 21 Member, Derryck Green says Black Church Leaders Need to Stand Up and Take Responsibility for Issues in the Black Community and Not Outsource the Correcting of Moral Problems to the Government

Prior to the November election, a group of black clergy led by Jackie Rivers of the Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies delivered a letter to Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters. (more…)

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The Next Iteration of the Black Church: Why Black Pastoral Leadership Matters

The Church needs Black pastoral leadership. (more…)

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Pastor Thabiti Anyabwile says, ‘I’m a Black Christian, and Guess What? Donald Trump’s America Is My America, Too’

For most of the election season, we’ve been regularly treated to pundits telling us that “America is divided.” Indeed, this campaign provided repeated evidence of division, alienation and resentment. The balkanization of the United States seemed real. (more…)

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LISTEN: Slavery & the New World, Pt. 7; the Negro Church, Pt. 8; the Reconstruction Period, Pt. 8 (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #39 with Daniel Whyte III)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/historybabc/HBABC-39.mp3 Our Scripture verse for today is Psalm 119:93 which reads: "I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me." Our History of Black Americans and the Black Church quote for today is from Lee June, a professor at Michigan State University and the author of the book,

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Why White Christian Leaders Must Say ‘Black Lives Matter’

We’ve been saying “White Lives Matter” ever since the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, says a Baptist pastor in Dallas. It’s past time for white Christians to acknowledge the ongoing sin of racism, confess our own biases, and seek to create new patterns of thought and behavior. (more…)

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LISTEN: Slavery & the New World, Pt. 6; the Negro Church, Pt. 7; the Reconstruction Period, Pt. 7 (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #38 with Daniel Whyte III)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/historybabc/HBABC-38.mp3 Our Scripture verse for today is Psalm 138:2 which reads: "Jesus saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." Our History of Black Americans and the Black Church quote for today is from

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LISTEN: Slavery & the New World, Pt. 6; the Negro Church, Pt. 6; the Reconstruction Period, Pt. 6 (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #37 with Daniel Whyte III with Daniel Whyte III)

Our Scripture verse for today is Colossians 2:9-10 which reads: "For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:" Our History of Black Americans and the Black Church quote for today is from Lee

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Undecided Evangelicals Discuss How Trump Can Win Them Over; Bishop Harry Jackson Says Trump Hasn’t ‘Burned Too Many Bridges to Earn Black Christians’ Votes’

Donald Trump will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday with hundreds of the nation’s most prominent Christian conservatives — megachurch pastors, religious media personalities, theological writers, heads of social conservative organizations and more. (more…)

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