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Actor Andra Fuller of Adult Swim's Black Jesus Talks About His Battle Scars and Scares

Ilana Rapp | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

I don't know how to cook food, but I have a new recipe called Andra Fuller. This guy is educated, good looking AND funny. I know, right? Where'd he come from?! Step aside, people! Yeah, that means you. I'm in line first.

'Black Jesus': Beneath the Drugs and Profanity, Is There a Message of Theological Reflection?

Christopher House, Ph.D. | Posted 10.09.2014 | Religion
Christopher House, Ph.D.

Rather than simply dismissing the show as being blasphemous, maybe we should continue to watch with an awareness of contemporary issues and a strong sense of irony. To do so, would ask us to consider what then does it mean to have a black Jesus living and moving in impoverished black spaces?

Mixed Reactions To Adult Swim's 'Black Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.08.2014 | Religion

"Black Jesus" made his debut on Adult Swim Thursday night with mixed reviews. Plenty of Christian groups around the country criticized the show fo...

Aaron McGruder's Latest Show Has Sparked Serious Outrage

Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices

As anticipation continues to build around Aaron McGruder's latest Adult Swim comedy series, “Black Jesus,” the show has already spawned criticism ...

Adult Swim Has A New Show Featuring 'Black Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion

The portrayal of Jesus as non-white has played an important role in black liberation theology for years, but Adult Swim's forthcoming show "Black Jesu...

'Boondocks' Creator's 'Black Jesus' Coming To Adult Swim

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 03.11.2014 | TV

Aaron McGruder has courted controversy since the beginning with his comic strip "The Boondocks." That sharp sense of satire and humor continued as he ...

Mini Me Jesus

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 04.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

Why not just let people make Jesus in the image they want -- the image that makes them feel the most comfortable? Reason 1: It's just wrong.

WNBA Star Works Out With 'Black Jesus'

OWN | Posted 02.07.2014 | OWN

Former WNBA star Pam McGee has had some pretty tough workouts in her day, but none has been quite as difficult as her group training session with a ma...

The Trifecta of Race in America

Marlene G. Fine | Posted 03.01.2014 | Media
Marlene G. Fine

As long as those of us who are in the dominant culture believe our thinking is natural and normal, we refuse to question it, even in the face of contrary evidence.

Festivals of the World: the Essence of Christmas

Mike Ghouse | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Whether we believe in God or not, we can certainly appreciate the efforts of these great men, and the women who taught us to get along with each other.

'Color' And Christ In America

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

Jesus became white precisely at the time when the contours of American citizenship were being defined. A white nation required a white God.

Why No One Cares About The White Jesus Of Mitt Romney’s Mormonism

Paul Harvey | Posted 11.09.2012 | Religion
Paul Harvey

Jeremiah Wright's sermons about a black Jesus killed by white Romans nearly derailed his former parishioner Barack Obama's candidacy. The white Jesus of Mitt Romney's Mormon culture, by contrast, has raised no cultural firestorm. It is hardly even noticed.

Church Famous For Black Jesus Turns 90

Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch | Ralph Ellis | Posted 11.22.2011 | Religion

Oakhurst Presbyterian, perhaps the most studied church in Georgia, celebrates its 90th birthday this weekend. Numerous national publications -– i...