Life & Culture

Helen Prejean’s “Dead Man Walking” and Race

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Over 20 years later, Helen Prejean's discussion of racial disparities in the death penalty is still relevant and affirms that black lives matter. Read more

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

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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

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

By Adelle M. Banks and Kevin Eckstrom 

“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

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Revisiting “The Gospel Sound” 40 Years Later

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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

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The Most Honest Wedding Vow You’ll Ever See

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P4CM artist Janette…IKZ’s divinely-inspired wedding vow is taking the web by storm with its raw honesty and beauty. Read more

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Coloring Science Fiction with Diversity

By Noah Berlatsky 

Online feminist activist and writer Mikki Kendall talks about diversity in science fiction and its intersection with social justice, feminism, and race. Read more

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Five Things We’ve Learned From Preachers of Detroit

By Amber Travis 

Oxygen’s latest offering in the Preachers franchise focuses on some of the influential pastors in the Motor City, here’s what we’ve learned from them thus far. Read more

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The Next “God’s Not Dead”: A Christian “Crash”

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Principal creators of hit Christian film aim for urban audiences with ensemble film scheduled for release this month. Read more

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The Road from Selma was Paved with the Blood of Four Unsung Martyrs

By Adelle Banks 

On the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery, a Baptist deacon, a minister, a Unitarian laywoman and an Episcopal seminarian are being remembered for sacrificing their lives. Read more

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Preachers of Detroit’s Atypical White Pastor

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Pastor Timothy Alden is not the first white pastor in the Oxygen Preachers franchise, but he is holding his own as one adopted and influenced by a black family in Detroit. Read more

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