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5 Lessons Trump's Meeting With Black Pastors Taught Us

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 12.08.2016 | Detroit
David Alexander Bullock

There have been apologies, criticisms, denials and optimistic responses to the Donald Trump meeting; however, in the end the congregants lose.

The Majority of Black People Will Not Vote for Donald Trump

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 12.04.2016 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

Trump remains convinced that blacks will turnout for him heftily in the general election. Here's why he's wrong: On the issues that matter most to black people--the economy, violence, education and healthcare--Trump is consistently on the wrong side of the debate.

So What You Sold Dope and Pimped Ho's? I Never Had the Privilege!

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 06.18.2016 | Religion
David Alexander Bullock

Turning your life around after dope selling, pimping and being institutionalized may make someone an expert on personal piety and individual transformation. However, if we are going to end poverty, fix failing schools, lower incidents of urban violence and police brutality we are going to need more than experts in personal piety.

Bishop T.D. Jakes May Be The Healer America Needs Right Now (PODCAST)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.22.2016 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

I recently had a conversation with a black pastor who expressed surprise that Bishop Jakes had addressed the Black Lives Matter movement. Bishop Jakes' response to that is, "well, he must not know me."

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Coalition Of Black Pastors Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.16.2014 | Religion

A coalition of black pastors have condemned gay marriage, saying it's incorrect to compare the fight for equal marriage rights to the civil rights mov...

African American Churches and the Neglected Public Minister

Billy Honor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Billy Honor

Today, given the myriad of social issues that plague African-American communities we are desperately in need of more pastors who are committed to the public theological and intellectual tradition.

Is Preachers of LA Representing Preachers the Right Way?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Sadly, this show is about lavish living and we will likely not see one that displays the many sacrifices made by every day preachers and ministers. Producers wouldn't care to show how clergy (often barely paid) help people in many ways. They wouldn't find a show about that kind of preacher exciting and worth watching.

A Desperate God

Alisha L. Gordon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Alisha L. Gordon

In light of the monstrous storm battering the northeast, many have said that the storm is a "sign of judgment" from God. We need to "get right!", they say.

The Mis-Education of the Negro Pastors Urging Congregants Not to Vote

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 12.20.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

The fact is neither party truly cares about Christian morality, certainly not based on Old Testament scriptures. What seems instead to be driving both is power and control. Republicans care about power and control for the wealthy, while Democrats care about power and control for the not-so-wealthy.

Black Pastors Move To Counter New Voter ID Laws

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 09.07.2012 | Religion

(RNS) African-American clergy are joining forces with civil rights groups to push for increased voter registration ahead of the November election, spu...

Why Obama's Support For Same-Sex Marriage Won't Hurt Him Among African Americans

Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion
Robert P. Jones, Ph.D.

Despite the fact that there is some dissonance between Obama's position and where black Americans are overall on this issue, there is simply no evidence it is driving a wedge between Obama and black voters.

Black Pastors, Marriage Equality and NOM's Money

Alvin McEwen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alvin McEwen

I have been amazed at how quickly and conveniently these coalitions between NOM and several black pastors and leaders have come together; I have also been alarmed by the rhetoric.

Has Christianity Become A "Get Out Of Jail Free Card" For African Americans?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 03.18.2012 | Religion
Dr. Boyce Watkins

There's nothing more awkward than to be the one southern black man in the room who says that he's not quite sure about Christianity. No one attacks you for asking questions, they just "pray" for you.

Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Both Herman Cain and Eddie Long are birds of a feather. Their narcissistic disregard for the pain they've caused so many others should perhaps force us to ask ourselves why we gave these men so much power.