From Ferguson to Baltimore, Black America’s Faith Is Tested

A Q&A with Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, author of the new book “Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God.” Read more

By Adelle M. Banks 

10 Reasons I’m Glad I was a Virgin When I Married

One man shares why he’s happy he maintained abstinence until marriage in hopes encouraging young people to think carefully about sex and inspire those remaining abstinent until marriage. Read more


On Baltimore, Righteous Indignation, and Responsibility

A reflection on the current situation in Baltimore with practical steps that people in and outside of the city can take to help. Read more


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 

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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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