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‘Bloody Sunday’ Altered History of a Horrified Nation

By Marty Roney 

Images of that day 50 years ago, when law enforcement officers beat back peaceful civil rights marchers, provided the catalyst for passage of the Voting Rights Act. Read more

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Obama Condemns ‘Distorted’ Faith at National Prayer Breakfast

By Adelle Banks 

President Obama called for an emphasis on what is just about the world’s religions as a way to counter the ways faith has been distorted across the globe. Read more

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Focus on Africa’s Islamic Extremists has Diverted Attention from South Sudan’s Growing Crisis

By Fredrick Nzwili 

With all the attention on Islamic extremist Boko Haram, few have paid any attention to the two-year bloody conflict in South Sudan, a mostly Christian nation. Read more

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Real Talk, For a Change

By Tracey Michae'l Lewis-Giggetts 

We’ve all heard of ‘Christianese’ but do we ever think about the damage it does not only to ourselves but our community? One writer analyses the epidemic and offers some solutions. 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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Churches in Niger and Other Former French Colonies Torched Over Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

By Fredrick Nzwili 

c. 2015 Religion News Service NAIROBI, Kenya ( RNS) Cartoon depictions of the Prophet... 

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Mocha Moms Respond to National Unrest with #BlackBoysMatter

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The support group for mothers of color launched a social media campaign to attack what many believe is at the root of the problem – fear of black and brown males. Read more

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Black Churches Offer Scholarships to Students at Michael Brown’s Alma Mater

By Elisa Crouch 

Three historically black denominations are offering scholarships to students at the high school attended by Michael Brown. Read more

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On Nigeria Coverage: We Are Who We’ve Been Waiting For

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We can either continue to complain about the lack of mainstream coverage on Nigeria and other black and African issues, or we can step up and show the world what’s important. Read more

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Nigerian Archbishop Calls for Unity Marches Following Boko Haram Massacres

By Fredrick Nzwili 

Nigerian Roman Catholic Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama says his country needs a similar march to the one held in Paris to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks. Read more

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