Real Talk, For a Change

We’ve all heard of ‘Christianese’ but do we ever think about the damage it does not only to ourselves but our community? One writer analyses the epidemic and offers some solutions. Read more

By Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts 

The Roof is on Fire: Dismantling the Juvenile Justice System

A conversation With Nell Bernstein, journalist and author of Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison Read more


Black Christian Women Now: Where Do We Stand?

An introduction to a multimedia series exploring the intersection of faith and lived experience for black Christian women. Read more


7 Misconceptions About People Who Go to Seminary

There are many misconceptions about people who go to seminary and Bible schools, here are a few, explained and debunked. Read more


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The 30th Annual Stellar Awards: A Reminder That Gospel Music Matters

The gospel music industry’s preeminent awards show celebrated not only the accomplishments of its best and brightest but illustrated another way in which Black Lives Matter Read more


#blacklivesmatter in Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s ‘A.D.’ series​

“A.D. The Bible Continues,” has a more multicultural cast than its predecessor “The Bible,” and a black publishing house will help viewers connect the holy book to Africa. Read more

By Adelle M. Banks and Kevin Eckstrom 

Revisiting “The Gospel Sound” 40 Years Later

On this 40th-anniversary year of Anthony Heilbut's book, reflecting on the connection and disconnect between gospel and popular music is as relevant as ever. Read more


Daily Direction

Urban Faith's Dr. Melvin BanksDaily Direction featuring Dr. Melvin Banks, is the two-minute daily radio program  based on the themes found in UMI's annual commentary Precepts for Living. To find a radio station near you that airs Daily Direction click here. Miss a Daily Direction? Click here to view all.

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