Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, joins a host of national clergy July 18 on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. Barber spoke on the failure of the current Republican-led Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act, criticized efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and called upon clergy to send a message to elected officials. (E Watson/EDI)

America’s Black Clergy Confront Congress, Trump

Dozens of faith leaders from across the country, all members of the centuries-old collective commonly referred to as the “Black Church,” converged on Capitol Hill Tuesday, sending a message of discontent and a prophetic word opposing injustice to President Donald Trump and the Republican-dominated Congress on behalf of the hundreds of millions of African-Americans who comprise the laity of America’s stronghold of the Black faithful. [read more…]