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2 Black Pastors File Lawsuit Against Coca-Cola Claiming Company Deceives Consumers of Soda Health Risks

Two pastors filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association, claiming the soda manufacturers knowingly deceived customers about health risks through its advertisements.  (more…)

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LISTEN: Pastors Sue Coca-Cola and the American Beverage Association (UCNN 07/15/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/pastors-sue-coca-cola-and-the-american-beverage-association-ucnn-071517 1. WashPost - William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. So on Thursday, he and another prominent African American pastor filed suit against Coca-Cola and the American Beverage

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Workers unload bottles of Coca-Cola from a truck. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Pastors William Lamar and Delman Coates Sue Coca-Cola: Say Black Community is ‘Losing More People to Sweets Than the Streets’

William Lamar, the senior pastor at D.C.’s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, is tired of presiding over funerals for parishioners who died of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. (more…)

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Prominent D. C. Black Churches Disagree With City’s Proposed Protected Bike Lane

Pastor Robert Price III made it very clear Saturday afternoon: His position had not wavered, and he would still not support a protected bike lane that could jut into his church’s parking spaces and make the streets more congested for his congregants. (more…)

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Rev. William H. Lamar IV Talks About his Vision for the 176-Year-Old Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC

For more than 175 years, Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington has made history. It is believed to be the oldest continuously black-owned property in the original 10-square-mile parcel of the District of Columbia, and for decades it was one of the largest places where an integrated audience could

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