Four preeminent Black leaders in America addressed the challenges and celebrated the success stories of the African-American community, during a “State of Black America” forum at the 2018 National Newspaper Publishers Association annual Mid-Winter Conference in Las Vegas. [read more…]
It’s a forgone conclusion that the men and women who accept the call to ministry in the Black Church often have to do a lot more than preach and teach, in part due to the often daunting needs and challenges their congregations face. [read more…]
WASHINGTON — Leaders of the nation’s major Black churches — representing nearly 13 million African-American members — presented over 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The leaders said they are making the effort to push forward the bill, which has a goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030.
By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice June 17 for their [read more…]
Samuel L. Freedmen, THE NEW YORK TIMES CHICAGO (The New York Times)— Just before the Passover festival, the same point in the calendar when Jesus gathered his closest followers in the Upper Room, the Rev. Neichelle Guidry [read more…]
By Pernessa C. Seele NNPA Guest Columnist African American pulpits across our nation are standing steadfast in condemning the continuous brutality and injustice against Black lives, as it plays out on American streets [read more…]
By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Whenever there is a steady series of public questions being raised about the “power” of Black Americans, you should always first consider the motive and purpose of [read more…]