Life & Culture

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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Testifyin’ or Signifyin’?: Analyzing Choir Use at the Grammys, Pt. 2

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Black choirs abound at the Grammy Awards, but not every choir appearance carries the same meaning. Is your choir appearance takin’ it to church, or is it fakin’ the funk? Read more

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Testifyin’ or Signifyin’?: Analyzing Choir Use at the Grammys, Pt. 1

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Black choirs abound at the Grammy Awards, but not every choir appearance carries the same meaning. Is your choir appearance takin’ it to church, or is it fakin’ the funk? Read more

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Get Fit with These Black-Owned Businesses

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You’ve heard of buying black but do you know about working out black? Find out more about some of the most successful and fun black-owned fitness enterprises. Read more

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‘Revival: The Experience’ Brings An All-Black Cast to a Big Screen Biblical Story

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The musical retelling of the Gospel of John features a star-studded all black cast and looks like a much needed reprieve from white-washed biblical narratives. Read more

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Ralph Abernathy: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Overlooked ‘Civil Rights Twin’

By Adelle Banks 

The Rev. Ralph Abernathy Jr. is shown sharing a jail cell with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the new movie “Selma.” Learn more about King’s civil rights colleague. Read more

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Avoid Being Overrated, Part 2: An Interview with Eugene Cho

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The Seattle-based pastor and author talks about specialization in church ministries, justice and reconciliation, and a few of his favorite things. Read more

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Avoid Being Overrated: An Interview with Eugene Cho

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A new book from the Seattle pastor is a reflection on activism, narcissism, and humility in the social media generation. Here’s the first of a two-part conversation. Read more

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Unbroken Suffers from Too Much Suffering

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Angelina Jolie’s by-the-book biopic bites off a little more than it can chew yet it is still worth the watch. Read more

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Is this Kwanzaa’s Moment?

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Could it be that the principles of Kwanzaa are more relevant now than ever as we struggle against renewed assaults on our very value, freedom, and right to exist? Read more

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