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Juneteenth: A Commemoration of Black Independence

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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the actual ending of slavery. Read more

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The Faith of Our Fathers: Reclaiming the (North African) Church Fathers

By Jason O. Evans 

Many African-Americans, don’t realize that some of the most influential theologians originated from northern Africa. Find out who they are and how they have influenced Christianity as we know it. Read more

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Because of Rosa Parks…We Can

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Photographer Eunique Jones Gibson introduces her latest portrait in celebration of Black History Month, “Because of Rosa Parks…We Can.” Read more

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Five Reasons To Celebrate Black History Month

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Jemar Tisby, co-founder of the Reformed African American Network, makes a case for the relevance and importance of Black History Month. Read more

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President Obama becomes a Morehouse Man

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President Obama delivered the commencement address at Morehouse College last Sunday – encouraging graduates to be examples of civic, professional, and familial excellence. Read more

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42: A Review

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The movie 42 offers a compelling but conventional view of Jackie Robinson’s story. Read more

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Lessons from an Anthem

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Chris Broussard, ESPN analyst and president of the K.I.N.G. movement, explores the contemporary relevance of Lift Every Voice and Sing. Read more

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In Memoriam: Chinua Achebe

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UrbanFaith honors the legacy of Chinua Achebe, a founding father of modern African literature and the internationally renown author of Things Fall Apart. Read more

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Gospel Throwback: Hezekiah Walker, “Christ Did It All”

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Part two of the Gospel Throwback, a three-part series examining the emergence of contemporary gospel music. Read more

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Mary Lou Williams: An Evening of Sacred Jazz

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Mary Lou Williams, a musical pioneer, married the beauty of jazz with the grandeur of liturgy. This Wednesday evening, UrbanFaith contributor Deanna Witkowski will lead a symphonic tribute to her musical legacy at Park Avenue Christian Church. Read more

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