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 ...

Lyrical Testimony

The padded pews at Friendship West Baptist Church neared capacity as young and old, decked out in their casual best or their Sunday morning finery, came to enjoy the concert “An Evening of Thanksgiving” on Nov. 22.

Empowered to Win

“I call myself a let-me-get-it-right … sinner,” Minister Sherry Bronson told the crowd gathered for her Empowered to Win fundraiser at Theatre 166 in Carrolton. “When I was living my life for me, in my sin, my sister called me ...

Prayer conference on women’s well-being

St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church will sponsor a National Prayer Conference on Saturday, aimed at empowering women to realize emotional and physical health, spiritual growth and financial security. The conference will combine worship and prayer sessions with workshops conducted ...

The 50th anniversary of the Birmingham church bombing

Hundreds of people Black and White, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the White supremacist Ku Klux Klan 50 years ago Sunday to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed four little girls and ...

Oprah Winfrey, Bishop T.D. Jakes tackle fatherlessness during Oprah's Life Class

Oprah Winfrey and Bishop T.D. Jakes tackled the issue of fatherless households before thousands of people in two episode tapings of Oprah’s Lifeclass, which was held at the American Airlines Center on Aug. 29 during Jake’s three-day MegaFest festival.

Woman Thou Art Loosed empowers, inspires during MegaFest

Thousands of women gathered for the Woman Thou Art Loosed conference held during MegaFest, Aug. 28 through Aug. 31 at the Omni Hotel and the American Airlines Center at the Dallas Convention Center.

ManPower, a message to ‘mighty men’ during MegaFest

“Our Father and our God, we are your sons,” Bishop T. D. Jakes prayed, speaking before the thousands of men assembled for the ManPower Opening General Session as part of the three-day long MegaFest event. “We have no agenda but ...

Memorial fund for Birmingham bombing nearing financial goal

Planners of a memorial to honor the four girls killed in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham say they are nearing their goal of raising $250,000. Four Spirits Inc. on Sunday announced that collections and ...

Expo features fitness, faithfulness

Former track-and-field world-champion athlete Marion Jones will be the guest speaker at the Second Annual Fit and Faithful Living Expo on Sept. 21. The event will be held from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center/Theater at ...

A Traditional Message of Deliverance

“Marquinn Middleton and his choir are the next generation Kirk Franklin and the Family but on steroids,” said M. Legend Brown, a Dallas screenwriter and director. “Marquinn is unique, is fresh, and has you holding your breath until the end.”

Black clergy stand their ground against Zimmerman verdict

Just as they did during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, last Saturday’s demonstrations in more than 100 cities around the nation to protest the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman on charges that he murdered 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, ...