black churches

History of Charleston's "Mother Emanuel" A.M.E. Church as presented on its own site: http://t.co/qPJcEzbPz9 pic.twitter.com/GCOEaXRXU1 — Robert McNamara (@history1800s) June 18, 2015 A tragedy still…

Black church attendance is suffering a generation gap. According to Pew Research Center, nearly one-in-five African-Americans under age 30 are unaffiliated with a religion, compared with just 7…

NBC’s next live televised production will be The Wiz. The network will revive the classic film that made its debut in 1978, and starred Diana Ross,…

A new study released by Duke University has found that acceptance of homosexual members in Black protestant churches has recently surged.  The percentage of churches…

Dr. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, focused on the importance of the black church in today’s world as it…

Let me preface this article by unequivocally stating that this is not an attack on Christians. To paraphrase Dr. Maya Angelou, “people will forget what you said, but they never forget how you made them feel.” So, it is only in the spirit of intellectual debate and historical examination — not Jesus bashing — that […]

A group of pastors and preacher’s from a Los Angeles church are working to prevent the spread of STDs amongst African-American women in their community by encouraging them to take at-home STD testing. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia outbreaks have run rampant among the black female community in Los Angeles, reports YourBlackWorld.com Public health officials are giving […]

Writer Mashaun D. Simon wrote an article on TheGrio today focusing on the foreclosures many Black churches are facing as real estate agents don’t see them as lucrative businesses anymore. Read an excerpt of the article below: Gone are the days when a faith-based institution or church could simply walk into a bank and make […]

The Progressive National Baptist Convention, an organization that began to support and defend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s efforts during the Civil Rights Movement, has come to the defense of President Barack Obama. During the organization’s annual meeting in Washington D.C. this past Friday, members rallied behind the president, calling for the ouster of elected officials […]

CHARLESTOWN-The Charlestown Post And Courier is reporting about a rising trend of females taking senior positions in Black churches across America. These women, and many others throughout the Lowcountry, are part of a trend in the black church. Increasingly, women are seeking ordination and assuming senior leadership positions in the region’s AME, Presbyterian, Baptist and […]