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Celebration of praise, Negro spirituals

“We are here today to celebrate the Negro spirituals and recognize the musical legacy of Miss Jowanda E. Jordan,” announced Monya Logan, minister of Worship and Arts at St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, as she raised her voice in ...

Mahalia: The Gospel Voice Musical

Andrea Wallace graced the stage as she portrayed Mahalia Jackson and moved the audience to a state of worship and praise. The two-day gospel musical, written and directed by Curtis King, was held at the Clarence Muse Café Theatre on ...

2016 Stellar Gospel Music Awards

It was the “Super Bowl” of gospel music … the 2016 Stellar Gospel Music Awards, a celebration of the most renowned artists of gospel music produced by Central City Productions Inc. In its 31st year, comedian Ricky Smiley and actress ...

Forum addresses the elephant in the church

“Speaking to the Elephant in the Room: the church's response to the ...isms,” was the lengthy title for a faith-based examination on subjects that have an equally lengthy negative history for many during the Zan W. Holmes Jr. African Heritage ...

Addressing the ‘isms

The Zan W. Holmes Jr.’s African Heritage lecture series kicked off with guest speaker Dr. Theodore Walker Jr. presented “Speaking to the Elephant in the Room: the church's response to the ...isms” at the St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church, ...

Key of Gospel Music & Ministry Awards

The Key of Gospel Music & Ministry Awards, hosted by the prestigious TEGMA

Churches, mosques focus on security

In Alabama, a Presbyterian church wanted to be able to hire its own police for protection. Mosque leaders around the country are meeting with law enforcement officials as an anti-Muslim furor fuels arson attacks and vandalism. And the Federal Emergency ...

Losing My Religion: Kirk Franklin returns with chart-topping hits

The seven-time Grammy Award-winner Kirk Franklin is back after his five-year hiatus. His 11th studio album entitled Losing My Religion hit stores on Nov. 13.

Black Methodist leaders organize for justice

Flanked by images of the nine men and women at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and the four little girls killed in the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, among other victims of racial ...

The 108th annual National Primitive Baptist Convention

Representing Primitive Baptist churches of African heritage in the United States, the National Primitive Baptist Convention, USA, will host its 108th Annual Session at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, located at 400 N. Olive St. The convention will begin on Sunday ...

MegaFest focuses on spirituality, health and family

MegaFest, the faith-based community event presented by Bishop T.D. Jakes, will make its return to the Dallas Convention Center from Aug. 19 to Aug. 23. This year’s festival will bring to the Metroplex spiritual guidance, programs on maintaining health and ...

New leader helps redeem Episcopal Church

The recent election of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the first African American to hold the denomination’s highest office to succeed the church’s first female presiding bishop, is expected to help atone for ...

Who is burning Black churches?

At least five Black churches burned overnight recently and three have been attributed to arson.

The Black Church and the strength to forgive

For many outside the Black community, they had never seen anything like it. Though suffering and deep in pain from the loss of loved ones at the hands of Dylann Roof at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, they ...

Women need P.R.A.Y.E.R.

If you say you are a Christian, then you should be having regular, interactive conversations with God.

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