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Black Church Leaders Encourage Congregants to Vote with ‘Souls to the Polls’ Initiative

Black Church Leaders Encourage Congregants to Vote with 'Souls to the Polls' Initiative Souls to the Polls is encouraging Black churches to vote in the presidential election.Family, this is the most important vote of my lifetime. And this Sunday, October 25th, is an early voting Sunday. Were asking everyone to leave church. Leave virtual or in-person... Read more

Black History: 1963 Birmingham to Present – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Collin Hansen: The problem is, historically in America, and especially the South, preaching the gospel has coexisted perfectly fine alongside segregation and racism and White supremacy. I mean that descriptively, I don’t mean... Read more

Black Panther Star Letitia Wright Starts Production Company to Be a Light in Hollywood

Black Panther Star Letitia Wright Starts Production Company to Be a Light in Hollywood Letitia Wright, who starred in Black Panther, the highest-grossing movie in the U.S., is starting her own production company titled, Threesixteen Productions, to bring light to Hollywood, The Christian Post reports.The companys name, Wright said, is based on John 3:16, which... Read more

Black Panther star Letitia Wright’s new production company is inspired by God

Letitia Wright as Shuri in "Black Panther."MarvelBlack Panther star Letitia Wright has set up a new production company and the name for it is inspired by her Christian faith. The 26-year-old told Porter, the magazine of Net-a-Porter, that the company's name, Threesixteen Productions, is rooted in the Bible verse John 3:16. The Bible verse is... Read more

Black History: Reconstruction to Early Civil Rights – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Ligon Duncan: It’s not about we’re good and everybody else in the past is bad or we’re trying to make bad guys of all the heroes. It’s just owning up to the realities... Read more

The First Trailer for Chadwick Boseman’s Final Film ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Is Here | RELEVANT

Netflix’s upcomingMa Rainey’s Black Bottomis bound to get a lot of attention for featuring Chadwick Boseman’s final role before his shocking death. But the movie’s got plenty to recommend it besides an adaptation of an August Wilson play, produced by Denzel Washington, directed by George Wolfe of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The story... Read more

Black History: 1619 to Civil War – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Ligon Duncan: But that’s what really starts it, is friendships with Godly Christians with whom I share a complete commitment to the gospel and to the Bible and even to reform theology, but... Read more

Why it has taken so long for black lives to matter

(Photo: Unsplash/Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona)During the years since this book was first published, I have been struck by how little has changed. As I write this, I am reflecting on the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement. In writing this piece against the backdrop of the upsurge in direct action led mostly by young people... Read more

The Black Bell Curve and Confirmation Bias on Race and Justice

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Darryl Williamson: If I’m looking for people to just back up my position, I’m not someplace where I should be as a Christian. It’s just, I can’t grow. I can approach the Bible... Read more

VeggieTales Creator Breaks Down the History of Why White Christians Vote Republican, Black Christians Vote Democrat

VeggieTales Creator Breaks Down the History of Why White Christians Vote Republican, Black Christians Vote Democrat Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales, says history is a major reason why Black Christians vote Democrat and White Christians vote Republican.What do we see when we look in the rearview mirror? Vischer says in a 15-minute video posted... Read more

Nothing Seems Quite Real in the Trailer for ‘Black Bear’ | RELEVANT

Few actors are as careful or interesting with the roles they pick as Aubrey Plaza has been over the last few years, eschewing the big comedies she cut her teeth on for slyer, slightly darker fare. In movies like Ingrid Goes West and Safety Not Guaranteed,Plaza’s twisty deadpan is deployed towards black comedic effect, with... Read more

Chadwick Boseman’s Family Opens Up about the Importance of God in the Late Black Panther Star’s Life

Chadwick Boseman's Family Opens Up about the Importance of God in the Late Black Panther Star's Life Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as Marvel's Black Panther, recently passed away of cancer, but there was so much more about his life that few ever knew until his friends and family began to speak out.Now,... Read more

Black Lives Matter is a ‘Profoundly Theological Statement,’ Hillary Clinton Tells Pastor

Black Lives Matter is a 'Profoundly Theological Statement,' Hillary Clinton Tells Pastor On the first episode of her new podcast You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Pastor William J. Barber II of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, spoke about justice and racism.According to The Christian... Read more

The black minister behind a famous revival that transcended race and class

J John 05 October 2020 | 11:08 AM William SeymourWilliam Seymour was at the heart of the Azusa Street Revival that reshaped Christianity across the world. If you are one of the half a billion Christians who are now a Pentecostal or a Charismatic then your roots lie in that revival, and even if you... Read more

Black Pastors Denounce Kamala Harris For Praising ‘Brilliance’ of Black Lives Matter Co-Founders

Black Pastors Denounce Kamala Harris For Praising 'Brilliance' of Black Lives Matter Co-Founders On Friday, a coalition of African American pastors criticized Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris for celebrating the Black Lives Matter organization as the most significant agent for change within the criminal justice system.According to The Christian Post, Harris made the remarks during... Read more

CDC: Almost Every Child and Teen Who Has Died of COVID-19 Has Been Black or Hispanic | RELEVANT

As you’ve probably heard, the coronavirus is far less dangerous for younger people than it is for elderly folks, but “less danger” isn’t the same as “no danger” and a few cases, children and teenagers have died from COVID-19 complications. According to the CDC, about 0.03 percent of coronavirus cases in people under 21 have... Read more

10 Ways the Church Can Speak Love to Black and Brown Brothers and Sisters

As I sat in a home Bible study with two other couples, I wrestled with the question the host asked.He read an article that stated a certain percentage of people say they experience discrimination. He posed the question: How do they know? I pondered why he asked. Was this question a result of ignorance? Was... Read more

Review of Reading While Black

Go and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19, NIV) Jesus is the manifestation of Gods love for the ethnicities of the world. (Reading While Black, p106) For all the emphasis often placed on the Great Commission, the underlying message of Gods love for the ethnicities of the world has been repeatedly obscured throughout American... Read more

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Rejects Pat Robertson’s Claim That the Movement Is ‘Trying to Destroy Christianity’

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Rejects Pat Robertson's Claim That the Movement Is 'Trying to Destroy Christianity' Last Saturday, one of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter organization spoke out against televangelist Pat Robertson for rendering the group as anti-Christian, Newsweek reports.Robertson, who hosts the 700 Club, made the remarks on Thursday's broadcast as... Read more

Black Lives Matter: No, We’re Not Trying to ‘Destroy Christianity’ | RELEVANT

Over the weekend, Black Lives Matter released a statement addressing some comments from Pat Robertson, who claimed the BLM movement is “anti-God.” Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of the organization, denounced Robertson’s comments in no uncertain terms. “To insinuate that our movement is trying to destroy Christianity is disgraceful and outright offends our Christian siblings who are... Read more

Protests Engulf Rochester After Video Shows Police Suffocating a Detained Black Man | RELEVANT

On March 30, a Rochester, New York man named Joe Prude called 911 out of concern for his brother, Daniel, who was behaving erratically. When police arrived, Daniel Prude was naked in the street, but he complied when officers told him to sit down and allowed himself to be handcuffed without resisting. Video shows officers... Read more

Police Let Pro-Lifers Paint ‘Black Preborn Lives Matter’ Outside Planned Parenthood in Baltimore

Police Let Pro-Lifers Paint 'Black Preborn Lives Matter' Outside Planned Parenthood in Baltimore Students for Life of America partnered with two other pro-life groups Saturday to paint Black Preborn Lives Matter on a street outside a Baltimore Planned Parenthood clinic, saying the abortion provider targets minority-dense neighborhoods and that the unborn need a voice.Police did... Read more

Planned Parenthood Aborts Black Babies ‘Strategically and on Purpose,’ Kanye West Asserts

Planned Parenthood Aborts Black Babies 'Strategically and on Purpose,' Kanye West Asserts In a candid interview on Nick Cannons Cannons Class podcast, Kanye West continued to attack the abortion giant for its mass killings of black infants each year.In 50 years, theres been 22 million over 22,500,000 black people aborted strategically and on purpose. Planned... Read more

‘Lack of desire’ among black people to join the CofE

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades)Black people are reluctant to join the Church of England because of concerns around racial injustice, an Archdeacon has said.  The Ven Elizabeth Adekunle told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme that there was frustration over "injustices" experienced by black clergy and a "lack of understanding" about racial issues.  She said this lack of... Read more

Black Christian Commentator, Bible Teacher Claims BLM Founders Practice Witchcraft, Summon the Dead

Black Christian Commentator, Bible Teacher Claims BLM Founders Practice Witchcraft, Summon the Dead Black conservative Christian and host of The Hamilton Corner podcast recently said the Black Lives Matter movement is associated with witchcraft and Marxist views.According to The Christian Post, in an Aug. 19 podcast episode called The BLM Connection to Witchcraft, Abraham Hamilton... Read more

Was Chadwick Boseman a Christian? Prayed to land Black Panther role, urged to ‘enjoy simplicity of God’s creation’

Actor Chadwick Boseman at the premiere of Marvel superhero film 'Black Panther' in London, Britain February 8, 2018ReutersMovie fans around the world are mourning the death of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, who played King T'Challa in the hit Marvel movie. Just months before his death, the Christian actor had sent a message to his... Read more

Review: Reading While Black by Esau McCaulley

Nearly every book is a part of an ongoing conversation. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope steps into the dialogue around a question that has raged since enslaved Africans arrived on North American soil: to what degree is the Bibleand its messagereally good news for black people in this... Read more

Current, Former Black Employees of Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America Say They Faced Racism at Their Jobs

Current, Former Black Employees of Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America Say They Faced Racism at Their Jobs Current and former Black employees at Planned Parenthood and the NARAL Pro-Choice America say they faced racism, pay inequity and lack of upward mobility at their jobs.According to CBN News, Some 26 employees of Planned Parenthood affiliates and... Read more

North Carolina Bishop Argues That Kamala Harris ‘Ain’t Good for Black Folk’

North Carolina Bishop Argues That Kamala Harris 'Ain't Good for Black Folk' On Sunday, Bishop Patrick Wooden Sr. delivered some scathing remarks about Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris in an impassioned sermon at his church, Upper Room Church of God in Christ, in Raleigh, North Carolina.Wooden called Harris out on her criminal justice record during her... Read more