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St. Paul United Methodist Church receives Texas historical marker

Rooted in African American traditions of worship, St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 1816 Routh St. in the Downtown Arts District, received a historical marker from the Texas Historic Commission on Nov. 22, 2014.

Black churches pray in protest of police slayings

Congregants in African American churches across the country wore black to Sunday services and prayed over the men in attendance in a symbolic stand against fatal police shootings of unarmed Black men.

Joy to the World

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency will offer donors the chance to purchase Christmas gifts for those in need, an action that can be life-changing for recipients and provide a sustainable source of income to feed a family or send ...

Striving to develop an attitude of gratitude

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can sigh a deep, well-deserved sigh of relief. Being thankful for everything is very hard work

Bowie given huge ‘Community’ welcome

“A star has risen on the spiritual horizon of our city in the person of Dr. Michael Bowie Jr.,” said Rep. Helen Giddings for Texas Dist. 109 during a gala reception to honor a new pastor in the city of ...

Black pollster: Democrats got their ‘butt’ whipped

Even with overwhelming support from Black voters, Democrats still lost control of the United States Senate in the midterm elections and President Barack Obama will have to compromise with the GOP-controlled Congress in order to get anything done in his ...

Freedom Sunday: The role of Black churches

During the summer, the African American community commemorated the historical movement known as Freedom Summer or the Mississippi Summer Project.

CBC joins Black churches for ‘Freedom Sunday’

If the Democrats lose the United States Senate and more seats in the House of Representatives in the upcoming midterm elections, Marcia Fudge, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said that the Republicans would impeach President Barack Obama.

Celebrating 60 years of unity, love

Bishop Otis and first lady Violet Reed celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Christians should work together, uplift Black community

Religious leader Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr., the retired pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago and former mentor to President Barack Obama, urged Christians to unite and work together as the Body of Christ, during his speech at ...

The Journey - Pain, Fear & Faith

“Why is this happening to us?” gospel singer Anita Jarrell-Robertson would angrily pray as her 1-year-old daughter Jessica struggled through leukemia treatments. “What did we do?” she would demand of the heavens above. “Where are you? Where are you?” she ...

Lutheran group hosts education forum

The Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America will host a “Restorative Justice in Public Education” forum on April 26 at Marriott Quorum Hotel, 14901 Dallas Parkway.

Task force to revitalize the Black community

Rev. R.B. Holmes, a civil rights leader and pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Fla., is heading up a task force of 40 ministers to undertake a 12-point action plan to revitalize the Black community, taking on ...

John Lewis highlights power of prayer

American politics and American history are virtually indistinguishable at times. A political decision may ignite a social movement, or an activist spirit may grow that, over time, alters the laws of the land.

Preserving history: African American churches

A place of worship, a source of strength, a warm refuge from the cold world, church is, and always has been, the nucleus of the community. It is well regarded in the African American community as a place of healing ...

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