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The First Trailer for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Is Two Minutes of Pure Adrenaline | RELEVANT Magazine

Daniel Kaluuya is electric Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton and Lakeith Stanfield is the friend who betrayed him in the fantastic first trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah. The movie, a debut studio feature from Shaka King, follows one of the strangest and most tragic stories of the Civil Rights Movement, chronicling... Read more

Activist Bevelyn Beatty Explains Why She Defaced a Black Lives Matter Mural in New York

Activist Bevelyn Beatty Explains Why She Defaced a Black Lives Matter Mural in New York The woman who went viral last month for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural in New York City is addressing her actions as well as her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter organization.In an interview with CBN... Read more

‘Captain Marvel 2’ Will Be Directed by Nia DaCosta, Marvel’s First Black Woman Director | RELEVANT Magazine

Nia DaCosta first landed on the map with Little Woods, which turned an incisive eye on the opioid crisis. That propelled her to new highs with this year’s upcoming Candymanremake with Jordan Peele, which is getting strong early buzz as a piece of timely, socially conscious horror. Now, she’s nabbed one of the richest... Read more

2 Pro-Life Activists Arrested in D.C. for Drawing ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ Outside of Planned Parenthood Clinic

2 Pro-Life Activists Arrested in D.C. for Drawing 'Black Preborn Lives Matter' Outside of Planned Parenthood Clinic Two representatives of Students for Life of America were arrested Saturday by Washington, D.C. police while writing black preborn lives matter in chalk outside a Planned Parenthood, even though the group says it had permission from... Read more

Ryan Coogler’s Fred Hampton Biopic Has a New Name: ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ | RELEVANT Magazine

Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and Charles D. King (Just Mercy) have been behind some of Hollywood’s most stirring movies about the Black experience in recent years, and now they’re teaming up for a new biopic that promises to be every bit as interesting.Judas and the Black Messiahwill tell the true story of the Fred... Read more

Cardinals’ Wainwright Says Christian Faith Led Him to Wear Black Lives Matter Shirt

Cardinals' Wainwright Says Christian Faith Led Him to Wear Black Lives Matter Shirt One of Major League Baseballs top pitchers says his Christian faith and his love for his teammates compelled him to wear a Black Lives Matter shirt as a show of unity.St. Louis veteran Adam Wainwright and the rest of the... Read more

Henry Louis Gates Is Making a Documentary About the Black Church for PBS | RELEVANT Magazine

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a literary critic and academic who’s become well known as the host of the popularFinding Your Rootsseries, in which public figures and big names explore their ancestral histories often to surprising results. Now he’s turning his attention to a new documentary for PBS calledThe Black Church, which will study... Read more

SF Giants’ Sam Coonrod refuses to kneel for Black Lives Matter: ‘I’m Christian and will only kneel before God’

Sam Coonrod and the San Francisco Giants players prior to their season opener.TwitterSan Francisco Giants pitcher, Sam Coonrod, has said that he will not kneel for Black Lives Matter because he is a Christian and will only kneel before God. The baseball star was the only MLB player who remained standing as players from the... Read more

‘Jesus Matters’: Black Activists Paint over Black Lives Matter Murals across New York

'Jesus Matters': Black Activists Paint over Black Lives Matter Murals across New York Two black Christian women are standing up against the Black Lives Matter organization by covering up its murals that have been painted in several New York City locations.The Christian Post reports that on Saturday, activists Bevelyn Beatty and Edmee Chavannes... Read more

Here’s the Full Trailer for Beyonc’s New Visual Album: ‘Black Is King’ | RELEVANT Magazine

The best thing by far about Disney’s bigLion Kingremake was Beyonc’s The Gift an album of songs inspired by the music. Featuring contributions from the likes of Childish Gambino, Major Lazer, Tierra Whack and her daughter Blue Ivy, the album featured some songs that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on any of the... Read more

25 Black Faith Leaders Everyone Should Follow | RELEVANT Magazine

When it comes to faith, it can be easy to silo off into one or two specific lanes online, where all you ever see is your own opinion bounced back at you. That’s no way to manage a spiritual journey. For all the bad things about social media, one of the good things is... Read more

Why John Onwuchekwa, A Black Pastor and Rising Star, Gave Up on Southern Baptists

Why John Onwuchekwa, A Black Pastor and Rising Star, Gave Up on Southern Baptists (RNS) For years, John Onwuchekwa was a rising star in the Southern Baptist Convention.He attended a Southern Baptist seminary, spoke at the conventions national pastors conference, was befriended by SBC leaders, started a new SBC church in the west... Read more

The Little Black Dress of Faith – Girlfriends in God – July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020The Little Black Dress of FaithGwen SmithTodays TruthThe wisdom from above is first of all pure. (James 3:17a, NLT)    Friend to FriendAll throughout the Bible, we see that wisdom is the real deal when it comes to spiritual must-haves. I like to think of it as the little black dress of faith. An... Read more

A 15-Year-Old Black Girl Was Sentenced to Juvenile Detention Because She Didn’t Do Her Homework | RELEVANT Magazine

ProPublica has put together an infuriating look at the case of a 15-year-old in Michigan named Grace, who is currently serving time in the Childrens Village juvenile detention center in suburban Detroit. Grace has ADHD and a history of behavioral issues that had led to her fighting with her mother and getting put on... Read more

Children of Blood and Bone and the Importance of the Black Imagination in the West – Christ and Pop Culture

Every other Tuesday inStoried,K. B. Hoyleexplores the ways our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as a whole. In Tomi Adeyemis best-selling YA Fantasy story, Children of Blood and Bone, seventeen-year-old Zlie discovers shes been chosen by the gods to restore magic to the maji, her oppressed people from whom an evil... Read more

Black ministers look to Church of Scotland to challenge racist attitudes

(Photo: Church of Scotland)The Church of Scotland has been urged to do more to stand up to racism after hearing the experiences of black clergy.  Rev Mandy Ralph, a minister in Ayrshire, was born into a mixed-race family in Glasgow and grew up in the small town of Largs, west of the city.   She recalls... Read more

Police Respond to Clash between Black Lives Matter Protesters, Churchgoers in New York

Police Respond to Clash between Black Lives Matter Protesters, Churchgoers in New York Police were called in after a clash on Sunday between Black Lives Matter protesters and churchgoers at a church in Troy, New York.Its unclear why protesters targeted Grace Baptist Church for demonstrations, but activists reportedly harassed church members.According to the... Read more

Terry Crews under Fire for Criticizing Black Lives Matter Movement

Terry Crews under Fire for Criticizing Black Lives Matter Movement Well-known actor, TV host and professing Christian Terry Crews has become a polarizing figure amid rising racial tension in the U.S.Late last month, the 51-year-old Americas Got Talent host was met by widespread backlash on Twitter after he expressed concerns over the Black... Read more

‘Jesus was a black man,’ says Stephen Cottrell

Stephen Cottrell(Photo: Lambeth Palace)The new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has spoken of his desire to advance racial equality in the Church of England after his confirmation this week.  Cottrell, speaking to The Sunday Times, said the Church of England's leadership was "still too white" and that he wanted to see the same change happen... Read more

Abbey’s ‘black Jesus’ stirs up a storm but is that so bad?

A Last Supper by Lorna May WadsworthA large-scale painting of the Last Supper depicting Jesus as a black man has sparked controversy and heated debate in the UK and around the world. I reckon that's no bad thing. In fact, it could be really positive. St Albans Cathedral, 20 miles north of central London in... Read more

Dr. Voddie Baucham Speaks Out against the Black Lives Matter Organization

Dr. Voddie Baucham Speaks Out against the Black Lives Matter Organization Dr. Voddie Baucham, the Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, recently gave some words of warning regarding the Black Lives Matter organization on Glenn Becks radio program.According to The Blaze, Baucham cautioned against the organization noting that people... Read more

Black Jesus painting installed at St Albans Cathedral in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

A Last Supper by Lorna May WadsworthJesus is depicted as a black man in a painting being installed at St Albans Cathedral in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. 'A Last Supper' by Lorna May Wadsworth is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper and depicts a black Jesus with his arms outstretched.  Ms Wadsworth... Read more

‘Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,’ Black Lives Matter Leader Says

'Jesus Christ Is the Most Famous Black Radical Revolutionary In History,' Black Lives Matter Leader Says In an interview with Fox News, Hawk Newsome, the head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, claimed Jesus was the most famous black radical revolutionary in history.On Wednesday evening, Fox News Host Martha MacCallum had... Read more

‘America Has a Sin Problem,’ Black Police Officer Explains to White Protester

'America Has a Sin Problem,' Black Police Officer Explains to White Protester A White Black Lives Matter protester argued with both black and white police officers in Washington, D.C. this week.A Black police officer told a white Black Lives Matter protester that America has a sin problem after the activist said at least... Read more

Due to COVID-19, Small Black Churches Are Concerned about Long-Term Stability

Due to COVID-19, Small Black Churches Are Concerned about Long-Term Stability COVID-19 has already influenced the future trajectories of businesses and organizationsthe church is no exception. And specifically, predominately African American churches have been impacted in different ways. Our recent data show that over nine in 10 Black Church churchgoers (92 percent)that is,... Read more

What it Takes to Mother Black Boys

When I thought about becoming a mother, I knew that I wanted to find out the gender of each child as early as possible so that I could plan for his or her arrival. There were names to select and a registry to createdreams of cribs and mobiles danced in my head like sugar-plum fairies.... Read more

25 Essential Black Voices on Mental Health and Wellness | RELEVANT Magazine

A June 12 study found that in the weeks following the killings of George Floyd, the mental health of black Americans took a stunning toll. 41 percent of screenings found black people testing positive for depression or anxiety, soaring five full percentage points over just the previous week. It’s another burden for black Americans,... Read more

Democrats May Boot Official Who Implied Planned Parenthood Targets the Black Community

Democrats May Boot Official Who Implied Planned Parenthood Targets the Black Community The Democratic auditor of the third-largest county in Ohio could be booted from his own party after posting a tweet alleging that Planned Parenthood targets black communities.Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes whose opinions over the years often have diverged from the... Read more

The Book on Black America That Couldve Been Written in 2020

Editors’ note:  Taking the advice of C. S. Lewis, we want to help our readers keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, which, as he argued, can be done only by reading old books. To that end, our Rediscovering Forgotten Classics series surveys some forgotten Christian classics that remain relevant... Read more

Black but Not Broken – Encouragement Café – June 22

Black But Not Broken By Maria DraytonLove does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:10As I sat studying, there was a knock on my door. I lived by myself and wasnt expecting any visitors especially at this time of night. Hesitantly, I walked to the front door and... Read more