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Ann Brock of the blog Old Black Church writes that a Black family was driven off from attending the First Baptist Church in the majority African-American town of Forrest City, Ark., following racist remarks from white churchgoers. Despite an initial invite to the church, Donna Mac quickly felt unwelcomed as her family was denied entry

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Following the sudden firing of a Black administrator at the Columbia Theological Seminary, black students are protesting and pointing out that the firing of administration and faculty members of color has been going on since 2019. The Columbia Theological Seminary is a Presbyterian Church seminary located in Decatur, Georgia. Earlier this week, the Columbia community

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When President Joe Biden signed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act at the close of March, Southern Baptist leaders voiced their support for the measure. With the President’s signature, lynching is now classified as a federal hate crime, and anyone found guilty of conspiracy to commit an act of lynching resulting in serious injury or death

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A Ukrainian mother and her three children have been permitted to enter the United States after they were rejected at the Mexican border due to the nation’s widely controversial pandemic measures that deny asylum seekers arriving at the borders. The San Diego Union Tribune reports that the 34-year old mother and her offspring were initially

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Faith has long played an important role in African-American history. Hymns, in particular, developed into an important part of their religious culture. Such songs proved indispensable years before black education was common or even legal in much of the country, and many were illiterate. Diana Chandler of Baptist Press writes that hymns made it possible

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Officials in northeastern China recently detained Zhou Jinxia, a Chinese Christian woman,  for trying to share her gospel beliefs with President Xi Jinping, and his wife, Peng Liyuan. Jinxia has been arrested 50 times for previous unsuccessful attempts. Jinxia’s stunt had her arrested and put into detention for 10 days on a charge of “disturbing

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For JaCari Letchaw, a black, single mother in Birmingham, Alabama, an impossible cash bail assigned to her before she was ever convicted of a crime almost brought her entire life crashing down around her. A local non profit, Faith and Works, however, stepped in to provide bail through their In Defense of Black Lives cash bail program.

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For centuries Christians have, in one way or another, wrestled with the idea of reparations for oppressed and enslaved peoples. In the United States today, reparations for Black Americans is more talked about than it ever has been in recent history. In ancient Christianity and Judaism, there have long been conversations on the concept of

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The early spread of the sport of basketball had a religious connection. St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem first organized basketball in 1905. Black churches helped spread basketball across the Black community of New York in an era of segregation, entwining the sport with its Christian origins. Lessons of racial equality from early Black churches

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Rev. Willie McLaurin has been named interim President and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee. He is the first African American to hold this position in the church’s 175-year history. This is especially momentous considering that the Southern Baptist Convention is known as one of the whitest denominations in the United States, and

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Kendall Qualls, in the Federalist.com has written an article that stands as an example of calm, rational thought on the topic of racism in America. He paints a picture of America that is radically different from what the media shows us. This is not the dream King had in mind, and it has been a

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The U.S. government is continuing efforts to move the remains of Native American students who died at government-backed boarding schools dating back to the 1800s. Many of these schools had Christian administrations running them and were active across the United States as part of an effort to force assimilation. Kirby Metoxen, a councilman of the

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