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WATCH: Iconic Bridgeport Church, Founded and Led By the Late Bishop Kenneth Moales, to Shut Down Due to Foreclosure; Church Officials Blame Bank’s Predatory Lending Practices and Targeting of Regional Minority Churches;;playerWidth=630;playerHeight=355;isShowIcon=true;clipId=13796797;flvUri=;partnerclipid=;adTag=News;advertisingZone=;enableAds=true;landingPage=;islandingPageoverride=;playerType=STANDARD_EMBEDDEDscript;controlsType=overlay Religious leaders in Bridgeport announced Saturday that one of the biggest churches in the city is shutting down next week. Parish officials say the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Union Avenue is in foreclosure and the bank will... Continue Reading →


LISTEN: Thoroughness, Part 2 (The Man in the Mirror #59 with Daniel Whyte III) Thoroughness is carrying out each task in preparation for God’s personal inspection and approval. When David prayed, “Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin,” he used the Hebrew word "rabah," which occurs 74 other... Continue Reading →

The National Black Church Initiative Launches Boycott Against AT&T Over Rotten Customer Service and Overcharges

The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is calling for a nationwide boycott against AT&T for their rotten services and high prices, especially through their new... Continue Reading →

Cheryl Fortune, Former Wife of James Fortune and Domestic Violence Survivor, Celebrates Release of Debut Album ‘Simply Cheryl’

Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter, Cheryl Fortune, celebrated the release of her debut album, “Simply Cheryl” (LuDawn Music/Tyscot), with a special album listening performance on Friday October 13, 2017 @ 8 PM CT. “Friday the 13th will never be the same,”... Continue Reading →

Corey Long, Black Man Who Wielded Flamethrower at neo-Nazi Rally in Charlottesville, is Arrested, Charged With Assault

Corey Long, the black man who wielded an improvised flamethrower against white nationalists two months ago at a violent far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va. — an incident captured in a photo that went viral — has become the second black... Continue Reading →

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald Selected to Paint the Obamas’ Official Portraits; First-Ever for Black Artists

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced that two black artists will be painting the official portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The couple apparently hand-picked Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to do the paintings, the... Continue Reading →

Sons of Confederate Veterans Make Roadtrip Through Virginia to Honor a “Black Confederate”

Early on a Saturday, a man with sunken cheeks and a beard put in his breakfast order at Dennis’ Spaghetti and Steak House. If Michael Armistead was going to make it from Chesapeake to Petersburg by 11 a.m., he and... Continue Reading →

Kevin Blackistone Says Trump is Using Black NFL Players as Political Pawns

by Kevin Blackistone In a few short years, a crime-fighting idea born at the Glenarden Community Center in Prince George’s County became a national sensation. It was called Midnight Basketball. A retired government worker turned town manager, G. Van Standifer, started... Continue Reading →

LISTEN: Why Many Black Christians Agree With Evangelicals Theologically, but Feel Left Out Culturally

Several weeks after Lecrae dropped his latest album, the biggest name in Christian hip-hop joined the podcast Truth’s Table. The topic of conversation: the rapper’s musical and personal transformation since his last album, a three-year period during which Lecrae become increasingly... Continue Reading →

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