Urban & Youth Ministry

We Shall Overcome? When? The Unpreached Modern-Day Slavery

By Ify Ike 

Human trafficking is not just an international or an other issue, it is happening in and to the black community and it's time for the black church to stand up. Read more

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Can the Church Get ‘Turnt’ Up? On the Hymns & Hip Hop Conference

By DeAnna Daniels 

The Hymns & Hip Hop Conference at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta showed that the church can be both sold out for God and turnt up for hip hop. Read more

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Church “Mans Up” to Address Black Youth Crisis

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Writer Wil LaVeist goes behind the scenes at a church to see how its mentoring programs worked to restore young, black positive men. Read more

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Attention Christmas Shoppers: Angel Tree Needs You!

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Angel Tree shares the true meaning of the season with incarcerated men and women and their children by providing Christmas gifts and financial support. Will you help? Read more

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Puritans and Propaganda

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Is criticizing the racist cultural roots of Puritanism out of bounds? That’s what some Calvinists are debating following Christian rapper Propaganda’s scathing indictment of Puritan history. Read more

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Is the Black Church Misapplying Its Power?

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OPINION: Are black clergy wasting energy on opposing gay marriage and calling for a boycott of the presidential election when other more pressing issues confront our communities? Read more

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Lord, Deliver Us from Smartphone Stupidity

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As the Internet goes mobile, phones and tablets have become symbols of our personal identity. But this latest digital divide could be bad for our souls. Read more

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Interrupting the Bloodshed

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With a new documentary as their focal point, anti-violence activists are working to reverse the epidemic of senseless youth violence in Chicago. Read more

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Dajae Coleman Had a Reason to Live

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The 14-year-old Evanston, Illinois, student was regarded as ‘a model citizen.’ His life proves the power of family and community. His senseless murder reminds us that not all youth have experienced those gifts. Read more

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The Genius of ‘Gangnam Style’

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What can Christian artists learn from the overnight viral hit? Look deeper than the goofy guest appearances and fan spoofs, and there’s plenty. Read more

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