Category Archives: Religion

Black Minister Leaves Southern Baptist Convention Over Its Support of Trump, Alt-Right

In a scathing open letter published in The New York Times this week, an African-American minister announced his departure from the Southern Baptist Convention over the church’s reluctance to denounce white supremacy and its outward support of President Donald Trump. Lawrence Ware, who serves as co-director of the Center for Africana Studies at Oklahoma State… Read More »

To Fight the HIV Epidemic, We Need the Black Church

Dr. Marjorie Innocent – Black Churches are more than places of worship. They are the vibrant hearts of the African-American community that bring the Gospel into our lives, inspire faith, grace, love and mercy and foster a deep commitment to service. For centuries, Black Churches and faith leaders have been at the forefront of the… Read More »

AME bishops’ timely message to NAACP

The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is right in calling for the NAACP to restructure and redefine its mission. The bishops should be commended for raising concerns about the future and relevance of the NAACP. The bishops raised their concerns in a candid, but constructive open letter to the 109-year-old civil… Read More »

Arabs and African Americans: A complicated relationship between solidarity and bigotry

Arabs and African Americans appear to have a common struggle against white supremacy. But when former State Rep. Rashida Tlaib participated in a protest demanding accountability for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a Dearborn police officer in December 2015, she received disparaging messages from prominent members in the Arab American community.… Read More »