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The National Black Church Initiative With Its 34,000 Churches Supports Rep. Dr. Andy Harris and the Republican Party To Kill the DC Assisted-Suicide Law

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, with over 800 local churches in the District of Columbia congratulates Jason Chaffetz, Rep. Dr. Andy Harris and the other Republicans in the House Committee on Oversight and Government

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Has the Black Church Lost Its Power Due to Preachers Not Frankly Discussing the Issues We Face, as They Did In the Past?

White dresses, white hats, black suits, black ties, big colorful robes, big chairs, long pews, choirs swaying, mothers and deacons with reserved seats up front, pastors and preachers jumping up and down with charismatic speeches, and people everywhere you turned! (more…)

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Pastor and Author Efrem Smith: “We Cannot Surrender the Outposts of God’s Kingdom To the Ways of Our Nation. Christians Are Here To Transform.”

Over the past several years, cultural divisions of race, class, politics and faith have become starker than any time in recent memory. While it would be easy to only think of American politics here, it is a worldwide phenomenon, one that requires a quiet, global response of love and reconciliation

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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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LISTEN: Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean, Part 3; An Arena of Political Life; Crime (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #47 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-47 Our Scripture Verse for today is Matthew 4:4 which reads: "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Our History of Black Americans and the Black Church quote for today is

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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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What Young Black Women Need From Black Men—And the Church—In the Realm of Relationships

African American women still face significant challenges in their relationships with men. (more…)

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LISTEN: Colonial Enterprise in the Caribbean, Part 2; An Arena of Political Life; Crime (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #46 with Daniel Whyte III)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-46 Our Scripture Verse for today is Proverbs 14:34 which reads: "Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." 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, "Yet

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WATCH: Oldest Black Church In Jefferson County, Alabama Celebrates 160 Years

The oldest African-American church in Jefferson County is celebrating its 160th year. Mt. Joy Baptist Church was recently recognized by lawmakers in a resolution signed by Governor Kay Ivey. It is one of a handful of churches in Alabama founded by slaves that continue to operate as a pillar in

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Birmingham’s Oldest Black Churches Face Struggle of Adapting to Changes in Surrounding Communities After 100+ Years of Ministry

Many of metro Birmingham’s oldest black congregations stay together partly because of theology, sociology, and genealogy, said retired Auburn University History Department Chairman Wayne Flynt. To last for decades, and sometimes longer than a century, however, the ability to “negotiate change” is more important than doctrine, community, and family. (more…)

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Anyone involved in urban ministry can benefit from the annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 17 -21 in Ridgecrest, N. C., organizer Mark Croston told Baptist Press. (File photo by Russ Rankin)

Organizer of Upcoming Black Church Leadership & Family Conference Says it’s Not Just for Black Christians, but Anyone Who Wants to Improve Urban Ministry Outreach

Anyone involved in urban ministry can benefit from the annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, July 17-21, in Ridgecrest, N.C., organizer Mark Croston told Baptist Press. (more…)

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LISTEN: How the Black Church Revamped Pastor and ‘Pass the Mic’ Host Tyler Burns’ Faith

For the pastor and 'Pass the Mic' host, embracing his calling meant unearthing his spiritual roots. For many young Christians, the goal of a diverse local church seems like a given: What socially conscious millennial believer wouldn’t want to worship alongside people of every color, country, and culture under heaven—right? (more…)

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‘Greenleaf’, OWN’s Megachurch Drama, Gets Season 2B Premiere Date

It’s been more than nearly two months since the midseason finale of OWN’s Greenleaf, and now the cable net has set mid-August for its return. The drama starring Merle Dandridge, Keith David and Lynn Whitfield focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous

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Annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference Aids Urban Ministry, Says LifeWay’s National Director for Black Church Partnerships

Anyone involved in urban ministry can benefit from the annual Black Church Leadership and Family Conference July 17-21 in Ridgecrest, N. C., organizer Mark Croston told Baptist Press. (more…)

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The National Black Church Initiative Wants To Put the Nail In the Coffin of a Potential Third Run For President By Hillary Clinton: Organization Puts Former Senator on Notice, Says the Black Church Will Not Support her If There’s a Next Time Around

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 Churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, will not support Senator Clinton’s third run for the Presidency. She has lost twice and that is more than any man has done. Hillary is way too liberal and

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Rev. Henry Lyons, Former Head of National Baptist Convention Sentenced To Prison In 1999 For Stealing Millions From Organization, Is Accused of Church Fraud Once Again; Florida’s New Salem Votes To Oust him As Pastor

The Rev. Henry J. Lyons, who once headed the National Baptist Convention U.S.A., the largest and oldest black religious convention in the United States before he was convicted of swindling money from the organization in 1999, was recently ousted from a Florida church after being accused of committing similar crimes. (more…)

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WATCH – Like Father, Like Son: Black Activists and Pastors, Rev. Otis Moss Jr. and Rev. Otis Moss III Tag-Team Preach on Father’s Day

About 15 years ago, the Rev. Otis Moss III invited his father, the Rev. Otis Moss Jr., to tag-team preach with him on Father’s Day. (more…)

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New Study Documents the Experiences of African American Christian Counseling Students with LGB Clients

A new study looks at the experiences of African American Christian counseling students from the Black church as they seek to balance their faith and ethical responsibilities in working with lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) clients. (more…)

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