4:49 AM / Sunday May 19, 2019


For Black women at church, it’s more than the Aretha eulogy

September 14, 2018

By Corey Williams ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT — A Black pastor’s controversial eulogy at Aretha Franklin’s funeral laid bare before the world what Black women say they have experienced for generations: sexism and inequality in their houses of worship every Sunday. In eulogizing the beloved artist known as the Queen of Soul, the Rev. Jasper Williams…

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One night only: David Banner and Romeo Miller star in “Never Heard”

September 7, 2018

Premieres in select theatres nationwide, November 1   Los Angeles – Webber Films, Riveting Entertainment and Fathom Events have come together to present an exclusive, one night only, debut event for the movie premiere of “Never Heard”. The film, starring David Banner, Romeo Miller, Robin Givens, Karrueche Tran and Dijon Talton will be in more…

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Civil rights icon and former presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to Bright Hope Baptist Church congregation

August 17, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO: Rev. Jesse Jackson addresses the congregation at Bright Hope Baptist Church during the PNBC Convention.  (Photo: Bill Z. Foster) Although Jackson — in town for the recent Progressive Baptist National Convention (PNBC) — has visited the church on several occasions during his over five decades of activism, it was his first return visit in many…

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An Open Letter to Trump’s Preachers

August 10, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  President Donald Trump meets with pastors last week.  (Latest World News Updates/YouTube)   President Donald Trump met with inner city pastors last week from around the nation to discuss his administration’s efforts at changing the prison system and other criminal justice issues including prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation and workforce training programs. The letter below is…

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Beech Scholarship Fund Supports African-American Students in STEM

July 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Dr. Kenneth Scott, president of Beech Companies, and Christine Brown, director of Beech Community Services pictured with scholarship recipients. Students receiving this scholarship currently attend Temple University, Lincoln University, Cheyney University and Community College of Philadelphia.   PHILADELPHIA – The Beech Scholarship Fund recently provided more than $20,000 in scholarships to students attending local…

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Carnival De Resistance introduces performances through Aug 3 & 4 in Philly at Arch Street United Methodist Church

July 27, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  (Photo:  Tim Nafziger) The Carnival de Resistance is proud to announce their upcoming residency in Philadelphia until August 7th, 2018. More than 30 artists and activists from across North America will build and animate this traveling arts carnival, eco-village demonstration, and community engagement initiative. They will have two hubs of activity, and are…

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AME church and Black banks launch new partnership for Black wealth

July 20, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  AME Church Bishops pose with Black bankers and business leaders after announcing historic partnership.  (Photo: Klarque Garrison/Trice Edney News Wire)   By Hazel Trice Edney TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM The Black church, among the most prosperous institutions in America, has long led movements for the spiritual, social and civic uplift of Black people. When the Rev….

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Progressive National Baptist Convention seeks return of moral values and civil rights during the 57th Annual Session in Philadelphia Aug. 6-10

July 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (PNBC), led by President Dr. James C. Perkins, will hold its 57th Annual Session on August 6-10, 2018 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia. Over 5,000 representatives from the denomination are expected to gather for weeklong events of preaching, Christian education, and social justice strategizing….

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Career coach Tana Session to host one-day masterclass in forgiveness

July 4, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Tana M. Session   Black PR Wire ATLANTA – Self-proclaimed Queen of “From Foster Care to Fabulous,” Tana M. Session, a career coach, international speaker and author, will host a one-day master class titled “Stop Being the Best Kept Secret” in Atlanta on Aug. 11. “It will be a full day of empowerment,…

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