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The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song

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The Black Church:  This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song is a moving four-hour, two-part series from executive producer, host and writer Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the...
Frederick Price

Apostle Frederick K.C. Price Dies at 89 from COVID-19

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Apostle Rev. Dr. Frederick K.C. Price, the founder of the historic Crenshaw Christian Center and the globally televised Ever Increasing Faith broadcast, died on Friday, February 12.  The legendary preacher and one of the world’s best known televangelists was...
Choose Healthy Life

Over 100 Leading Black Clergy Convene on MLK Day to Confront COVID-19 in the...

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On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of the nation's most renowned Black clergy, led by Rev. Al Sharpton and Rev. Calvin O. Butts III, hosted the Choose Healthy Life Black Clergy Conclave. The virtual conclave brought together over 100 of the nation's leading Black...
YouVersion

YouVersion Names 2020 Bible Verse of the Year

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In a year marked by uncertainty and turmoil, more people than ever turned to the Bible for hope. In fact, the YouVersion Community completed nearly 600 million searches within the app in 2020, an 80% increase over the previous...
Biden Inauguration

“Christian” Leaders Respond to the Inauguration of President Joe Biden

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Christian leaders across the nation voiced their congratulations and prayers for peace Wednesday as President Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist...
amanda gorman

Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman’s upcoming books have rocketed to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers...

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The Twitter world was on fire Wednesday after a stirring poem presented by 22-year-old Amanda Gorman, who became a household name by the time her roughly 5-minute rendition was over.......Read More
David Dinkins

Shame on The New York Times: Dinkins Deserved Better

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The New York Christian Times is publishing this rebuttal to a very biased and racially charged article that appeared in The New York Times following the death of former Mayor David Dinkins at the age of 93.  Professor Wallace...

1st Black Astronaut Arrives at Space Station for Long-Term Stay

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:  Victor Glover, the 44-year-old pilot of the first operational flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon to the International Space Station, is a born again believer.  A commander in the U.S. Navy and a graduate of the US Air...
josiah dicarlo

Jamaican Elementary Scholar Already Qualified for College

He is only 9 years old but young Josiah Dicarlo has already aced the Caribbean College entrance exam – and he’s done it twice, starting at age 7 when he became the youngest person ever to take and pass...
Harlem Food

Food Insecurity is Growing

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Food Insecurity is Growing......READ MORE
Cardinal Gregory

US Catholics Get First Black Cardinal

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US Catholics Get First Black Cardinal........READ MORE
leaders thru crisis

LEADERS THRU CRISIS

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It takes a village to secure a community and its residents. Often times many of the leaders and institutions who play a significant role in sustaining the endurance and aspirations of communities like Harlem seldom receive the acknowledgement or...
lloyd williams GHCC

Architect of the New Harlem Renaissance

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On March 1, a healthcare worker in Manhattan tested positive for the coronavirus.  Two days later, a Westchester lawyer with strong ties to New York City tested positive, along with his entire immediate family.  In a matter of weeks,...

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An open letter to White Evangelical leaders

I write this letter to Louie Giglio, Rick Warren, Charles Stanley, James Dobson, Paula White, Tony Perkins, Luke Barnett, William Donohue, J. D. Greear,...
"An American President and the Holy Bible"

An American President & His Pulpit of Hypocrites

There is a man in Washington who behaves just like a troubled kid with a mild mental disability –  a brash, bombastic brat who...

Racism Is Not Getting Worse, It’s Getting Filmed!

On what was probably one of New York’s quietest Memorial Days, a soft spoken birdwatcher sat in the calmness of The Ramble in Manhattan’s...

UNDER-COUNTED and on the FRONTLINE: BLACKS IN AMERICA

Undercounted and On the Frontline I may be stuck out here in a world all by myself, but I am not the least bit surprised...

A Message of Hope

In this new world of coronavirus, our lives are turned upside down, but us humans possess such great powers that we have turned all...

I SEE DEAD BODIES ALL OVER AFRICA: Did She Say That?

Pepped by his desire to regain his sight, a blind man went to Jesus and asked for His help.  The healing Savior placed His...

Seeing The Good Thru All Of This

I cling tightly to my two cell phones, apprehensively jumping at every ring, uncertain as to whether it will bring me good or bad...
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5 Unbiblical Lies That Advance Systemic Racism

Throughout the years, Christians have unfortunately used the Bible to justify racist practices and attitudes. However, any person who understands the biblical narrative can...
David Saunders-Scott

Black Lives Matter: It does not go without saying

June 19th (Juneteenth) 1865 marks the day enslaved Black people were finally free in America. Some White Americans say, including my well-meaning and good neighbors,...

Let Your Voice Be Heard … There is no place for an apathetic response

The Bible unequivocally condemns racism in every form. Racial prejudice is a sin resulting from the Fall.  Christ died to redeem and free us...
Earl Graves Jr

I Am Tired … the Pandemic of Racism Must End

Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr., president and CEO of Black Enterprise magazine, is speaking out due to civil unrest in the wake of the George...

Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis – by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

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Martin Luther King Jr., when he felt he could not breathe, came to Jamaica. When the threats to his life were constant and closing...

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Cardinal Gregory

US Catholics Get First Black Cardinal

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Harlem Children’s Zone Raises $26 Million Towards COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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For 20 years, Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) has been the global leader in fighting poverty and racial inequities.  As the pioneer of a holistic...

IBW Introduces the Community Cares Listening Line

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The Institute of the Black World 21st Century Black Family Summit (IBW/BFS) has developed a culturally responsive helpline to address the impact of the...

Carver Bank Receives $14.6 Million Grant from Morgan Stanley

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Grant enables Carver to buy back shares and bolster its capital position to help weather the economic impact of COVID-19 in the wake of...

Archbishop of Canterbury says portrayal of Jesus as White should be reconsidered

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Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, has said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as...

Marcus, Martin, and Minneapolis – by Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

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Martin Luther King Jr., when he felt he could not breathe, came to Jamaica. When the threats to his life were constant and closing...

Bishop Jakes: Church Leaders Must Drive National Conversation, Action Plan

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In the wake of the recent killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Bishop T. D. Jakes is calling for a national conversation on policing and race...

Notable Women In Faith: Past & Present

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Notable Women In Faith: Past FRANCES JANE CROSBY “Pass Me Not”, “Blessed Assurance”, and “To God Be the Glory” are among the more than 800 hymns...

Top 50 New York Influencers

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Imagine New York in 1920 … … the birthing of the Harlem Renaissance and a mass migration of African descendants from the south and the...
Those we Lost - Local

THOSE WE’VE LOST – National Notables

The Men and women we've lost during this COVID-19 season. Jonathan Adewumi This Nigerian-American restaurateur and entrepreneur was the co-owner of popular Brooklyn restaurant Amarachi. Throughout...

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