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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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Citing “Major Moral Problems”, the National Black Church Initiative Expresses Support For the AME Council of Bishops’ Open Letter To the NAACP

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 Churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, agrees with the AME Council of Bishops in that the NAACP organizational structure, governance, the issues surrounding transparency, the infighting, its support of the cigarette and liquor industries and

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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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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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Obama’s Presidency Didn’t Lead to Black Progress – Here’s Why?

Since the 1960s, black leaders have placed a heavy emphasis on gaining political power, and Barack Obama’s presidency represented the apex of those efforts. The assumption — rarely challenged — is that black political clout must come before black social and economic advancement. But as JASON L. RILEY argues in

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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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34,000 Black Churches Express No Confidence In NAACP President Cornell Brooks’ Leadership, Say The NAACP Should Protect The Future of Black Children and Not Adopt a Homosexual Agenda

We must stop the NAACP from becoming a gay civil rights organization, they have their own The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 Churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, agrees with the unyielding 64 member board of the NAACP to not renew the

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Tulsa Officer Acquitted in Shooting Death of Black Man Will Return to Police Force Next Week

A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted in an unarmed black man's shooting death will be back on the force next week, even as jurors who declared her not guilty of manslaughter unanimously agreed she should never return to patrol. (more…)

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Mississippi African Americans Are Besieged By Illegal Searches From Madison County Sheriff’s Department, ACLU Lawsuit Says

Black people in a racially segregated county in Mississippi are living under a permanent state of siege, subjected to repeated unlawful and humiliating searches at police roadblocks, at pedestrian “checkpoints” and even in their homes, according to a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). (more…)

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Dwight McKissic Sr. Addresses the SWBTS Twitter Photo Featuring Preaching Professors Dressed as Hip Hop Artists and Says the Absence of a Diverse Faculty at the School Created and Enlarged the Current Cultural Chasm

By William Dwight McKissic, Sr. When the suggestion was made by one of the preaching professors at SWBTS to dress in “gangsta rap garb,” while brandishing a pistol and displaying gang signs—someone on the preaching faculty should have gently pushed back. Immediately and intuitively the inherent pitfalls in that idea should have

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Black Republicans Offer President Trump a Roadmap for Engagement With the African-American Community

‘African-American citizens have given so much to this country. They’ve fought in every war since the Revolution, and they’ve fought hard. They’ve lifted up the conscience of our nation in the march toward civil rights, enriched the soul of America — and their faith and courage. And they’ve advanced our

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Senators Tim Scott and James Lankford Launch “Solution Sundays” Initiative Encouraging Americans to Bridge Racial, Social Divides by Having Sunday Dinner With Families of Other Races

Can the racial divide be bridged with a meal? That's the very simple idea behind an initiative started by Sens. Tim Scott of South Carolina and James Lankford of Oklahoma: "Solution Sundays." (more…)

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Rev. James Keeton Jr. Settles In as Pastor at Charleston’s Historic Morris Brown AME Church, Looks To Expand Community Ties

He's young. He's new in town. He's got some clear ideas about the obligations of church. (more…)

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Some African American Voters are Rethinking and Changing Their Allegiance to the Democratic Party as Republican Leadership Rises

Some in the Republican party in the city of St. Louis are hoping the candidacy of Andrew Jones, an African American utility company executive, will cause other African Americans to rethink their allegiance to the Democratic party. (more…)

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