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, ...

Black pastors: Be aware and beware

Rev. John R. Jenkins Jr. looked out at the congregation of First Baptist Church of Glendarden and sighed.

Tracy Randall, the man behind the Grammy

Tracy Randall has tackled many milestones before the age of 40. He’s been an entertainment attorney, a sports agent, a producer, and is currently a Grammy-nominated songwriter.

Seventeen arrested at prayerful protest

Seventeen people, including eight ministers, civil rights leaders and students, were arrested for a prayerful protest at the state Legislature in Raleigh on Monday.

Who matters?

Who matters? Who counts? Who is worthy? Who is important? These are arguably some of the most fundamental questions that any society can answer. Remarkably, I believe a nation’s answers to these questions can best be evaluated through the lens ...

Its Up to You

Though some were unhappy with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s presence, their efforts and weak protestations were drowned out by overwhelming support from student organizations, and prominent religious and political leaders here. Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford set the tone for ...

A man of God called to become a Jesuit priest

Lorenzo Herman is a man dedicated to serving his community. He has traveled the world as a U.S. Air Force in-flight refueling specialist, served as a community activist working with African American and Latino HIV and AIDS patients, and has ...

United as One

The saying goes that when praises go up, blessings come down. The Spirit of the Lord was without a doubt in the building, and the verbal praises, tears, shouts, clapping and grateful faces were all indicators of his presence on ...