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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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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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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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‘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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