LISTEN: One Way Passage, Part 2; The Church & Education; Reconstruction and Retaliation, Part...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-41 Our Scripture verse for today is 1 John 1:9 which reads: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us...

LISTEN: One Way Passage, Part 1; The Church & Education; Reconstruction and Retaliation, Part...

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/the-history-of-black-americans-and-the-black-church-40 One Way Passage, Part 1; The Church & Education; Reconstruction and Retaliation, Part 9 (The History of Black Americans and the Black Church #40) Our...

What Dr. King Said About the King of Kings

When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was living, and even after he died, some people tried to discredit him by suggesting that Dr. King...

Mildred Fay Jefferson: A Doctor Who Broke Color Barriers and Championed Life

It’s good for us to remember the heroic faith of those who’ve gone before us. And then to go and do likewise. Glenn Sunshine is...

BCNN1 Editors Publish the “100 Most Influential Black Christian History-Makers” (View Now)

Click Here to View Now. If you are having trouble viewing the FlipViewer link above, click here to view the PDF version. Previously: 70 Most Influential...

The April Sunday When Richard Allen and Other Methodists Decided They Wouldn’t Tolerate Prejudice...

One April Sunday, Richard and fellow black Methodists decided they wouldn't stand for prejudice anymore. No major Protestant denominational family in post-Revolutionary America was immune...

George Washington Carver: A Brilliant Scientist Who Said he Was ‘Nothing’ Without Christ

He created over 300 products from peanuts that are useful in the home and on the farm. And he created over 100 products from...

The ‘Hidden Figures’ of African-American Pulpits: How Black Women Preachers Spoke Truth to Power

Each semester I greet the students who file into my preaching class at Howard University with a standard talk. The talk is not an...

The Underground Railroad to Heaven

Thank God for the Underground Railroad that delivered so many slaves from the horrors of slavery in the south. When we think about the...

Rosa Parks: A Woman Praised

Proverbs 31:30 states, “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised”. Rosa Parks was the...

How Revival Preaching Helped Birth the Independent Black Church

The African Methodist Episcopal and other black churches were born partly as a result of revival preaching, partly because of white segregation. Christian History...

Marching to Zion: The Origin of the AME Zion Church Is a Story of...

"When the first Methodist Episcopal Society was established in New York (whites), among whom were several colored persons, the two races found no difficulty...

Secret Religion: Slaves Often Risked Floggings to Worship God

By the eve of the Civil War, Christianity had pervaded the slave community. Not all slaves were Christian, nor were all those who accepted...

African-American Slave Christians Bore Witness to the Gospel Despite Threats of Punishment and Death

African American enslaved Christians bore witness to the gospel despite the threat of punishment at the hands of fellow Christians. Most of us would recall...

Why Pentecostalism’s Initial Racial Harmony Did Not Last

Racial harmony broke down, but the hope did not. The fact that Pentecostalism has two founders—one white (Charles Parham), one black (William Seymour)—did not go...

On the 199th Anniversary of His Birth, Remembering What Made Frederick Douglass a ...

This month of each year, we commemorate the great individuals and events in the history of African-Americans. Tuesday marked the 199th birthday of perhaps the...

William Seymour: Azusa Street Mission Pastor and Catalyst of the Worldwide Pentecostal Movement

What scoffers viewed as a weird babble of tongues became a world phenomenon after his Los Angeles revival. Of all the outstanding black American religious...

Spiritual Memories of Slaves Depict Black Christianity Before the Civil War

Spiritual memories of slaves in their own words. She'd Be A-Prayin' My mother, all de time she'd be prayin' to de Lord. She'd take us chillun...

South Carolinian Wayne O’Bryant is On a Mission to Tell Little-Known Stories in Black...

“Hidden Figures” is an award-winning movie about three African-American women whose work as mathematicians helped make this country’s space program a success during the...

Previously Undocumented Photo Shows ‘Beautiful, Resilient’ Harriet Tubman

Just in time for the grand opening of a visitors center celebrating her early life on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Harriet Tubman has a new...