Installation of the 2013 Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity Set for Feb. 10 at First African Baptist Church
Religious leaders, pastors, clergy, lay leaders, elected and appointed officials and the community at large will be on hand for the second installation of Reverend Terrence Griffith as president of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity Sunday, February 10, 2013. All officers of the Black Clergy organization will be installed on Sunday as well.
The installation service will take place at First African Baptist Church, where the new President of the organization, Reverend Terrence Griffith, is the senior pastor. The installment service will start promptly at 5PM. The First African Baptist Church is located at 16th and Christian Streets in South Philadelphia.
At a time when the Philadelphia Police Department continues to search for three people who kidnapped and harmed a five year old little girl, to the concern for the Philadelphia public school system in particular and the slow progress of our children getting the best grades they can get on standardized test, to the continuing violence on our streets and more, the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity is needed more today than ever.
Reverend Terrence Griffith as leader of the Black Clergy group, over the past 12 months, has accomplished, with strong executive officers and dedicated members, many of the things he said he would do when he was installed last February. He said the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity would stay ever vigilant over what happens with the Philadelphia Public School System.
They’ve done that. He said they would be vocal about concerns related to political elections when need be, so when the photo voter ID Law went wrong last year, the Black Clergy helped to lead the charge to postpone the law going into affect before last years’ presidential election.
For the first time in the history of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, under Terrence Griffith’s leadership, they have established a professional office in center city Philadelphia for the Clergy organization to operate from. In past years, the Clergy headquarters historically has always been the church of whomever is president at the time. Rev. Terrence Griffith and his leadership team of the Black Clergy are making things happen.
+ Top Story
If there is one thing that defines the Morehouse man more than any other, it is that we dare to be eagles. When one reflects upon the behavior and ability of the more than 10,000 species of birds, one has to conclude that there is none like the eagle.
The graduation season is here and it’s off to a brand new life and career for students all over the country. Some will be nostalgic remembering their first day of their college journey and being away from their parents for the first time…well, some were left by their parents.
Urban Roundup Entertainment presents the first ever Faith Against Cancer Gospel Concert. This inspirational event is more than just an ordinary concert, as it will be an uplifting night of encouragement, entertainment and Faith for those affected directly and indirectly by this devastating disease.
At the same time that Black Romans controlled the world religiously with Victor and Tetullian, the Black Romans gained control of the world politically and militarily in 193 AD, when the Black Roman Israelite Septimius Severus became the Roman Emperor. He remembered his roots...
Last week, Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, in partnership with YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, kicked off the sustainable renovation of two eyesore properties located at 2006 and 2007 Wingohocking Street in Philadelphia’s Nicetown neighborhood.
“When it comes to death and funerals, African-American people, we have our own way,” Isaiah Owens says in the new documentary “Homegoings.” “It has worked for us throughout the ages; it has kept us balanced, sane. And everybody know[s] that it’s going to be a sad, good time.”
A child of a Holocaust survivor and a US Army officer, Aviva Kempner was born in Berlin after World War II. She was inspired by her heritage to produce and co-write “Partisans of Vilna,” a documentary on Jewish resistance against the Nazis.
The 1960s and early ‘70s, Contemporary Christian Music drew largely from Top 40 pop music, a genre fixated on the awakenings--especially the romantic awakenings--of adolescence. “I think we’re alone now,” “we’ll be together forever,” “I miss you so much” are nearly universal tropes, regardless of decade.