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Black Members Of Congress Call For Voting Rights To Be A Priority

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Seen as a remedy for the damage caused by the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder, H.R. 4 is picking up more support. Some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are calling for the legislation to be the next priority. Rep....
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Here’s What The 2020 Census Results Mean For Black America

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The U.S. Census Bureau on Monday released the first round of data collected in 2020, showing a decrease in population growth as compared to the prior decade. The total population grew to 331,449,281, one of the smallest margins of growth in modern history,...
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NY Post Reporter Behind Fake Story About Kamala Harris Quits

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A fake news story has resulted in the resignation of a tabloid reporter who claims she was “ordered to write” lies about Vice President Kamala Harris in a story about her role leading immigration efforts at the southern U.S. border. It...

Derek Chauvin Juror On Mental Toll Of Murder Trial: We Had To ‘Watch A...

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One of the jurors who served on Derek Chauvin‘s murder trial is speaking out on mental toll of murder one week after he helped convict the former Minneapolis cop for killing George Floyd. Brandon Mitchell, juror #52 and one of four Black...
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Black Pastor Becomes Chairman Of The Board Running The World’s Largest Confederate Monument

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In a brief year that’s already seen a number of historic firsts for Black people, the country’s racist Confederate legacy is now getting in on the act. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has named a Black person to be chairman of the board...
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Nigerian teen gets 19 scholarship offers

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One Nigerian teenager must feel like she has the world at her feet after receiving 19 full-ride scholarship offers from universities across the United States and Canada. Victory Yinka-Banjo, a 17-year-old high school graduate, was offered more than $5...
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New documentary inspires more Black boys to become doctors

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The long-anticipated documentary Black Men In White Coats is taking the nation by storm in a grassroots fashion! The brainchild of Dr. Dale Okorodudu, a Dallas-based Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, the film tackles the issues pertaining to why Black men aren’t becoming medical...
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Melvin E. Banks, publisher of Black Sunday School curriculum, dies at 86

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Melvin E. Banks, founder of the largest Black Christian publishing house in the U.S, died last month at the age of 86.  Banks started Urban Ministries, Inc. in the basement of his home in Chicago in 1970 to provide...
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Top 30 Black Influencers

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Men and women are courageously blazing trails and dutifully serving communities in their vocations and avocations, and as Black America continues to rise and shine, they are helping to shape a powerful and progressive future. The power of a race...
The Black Church

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...
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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...
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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...

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I write this letter to Louie Giglio, Rick Warren, Charles Stanley, James Dobson, Paula White, Tony Perkins, Luke Barnett, William Donohue, J. D. Greear,...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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