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Southeast Georgia church receives historical marker

A historical marker, the Civil Rights Trail historical marker, was unveiled for the First African Baptist Church, Savannah’s First African Church, the Savannah Morning News reported. The memorization took place June 14 outside the church, which is one of the ...

Kirk awarded first James C. Belt Life Time Achievement Award

Ambassador Ron Kirk, former U.S. Trade Representative under President Barack Obama – the first African American to hold the position – was presented with the inaugural James C. Belt Life Time Achievement Award Feb. 25. The ceremony took place during ...

East Texas church holds 100 years of history

For more than 100 years, the Union Missionary Baptist Church has stood proudly at 520 Houston St. in Jefferson, having sustained fires both literal and figurative throughout the tumultuous Reconstruction period following the Civil War.

Together We Stand: Faith leaders unite in South Dallas for citywide healing, understanding

Together We Stand was originally intended as a convening of area faith leaders to address the recent shooting deaths of Black citizens by White law enforcement officers.

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 ...

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