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Why African-Americans Need A “Big God” Theology

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To address the manifold ills that plague African-American communities, we need to recover a more expansive view of God’s glory and purposes in the world. Read more

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Why I Hate The Term First Lady/Gentleman

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In adopting the term First Lady or First Gentleman, the Black church may be in danger of creating a hierarchical structure that is unbiblical. Read more

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Lift Every Voice and Sing: A Conversation about the Voices Project

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Leroy Barber, President of Mission Year and director of the Voices Project, discusses how the Voices initiative highlights African-Americans exercising leadership across a wide range of vocations Read more

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Inauguration Prayers, Black History, and the Homosexual Agenda

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Myrile Evers-Williams, wife of slain civil rights icon, was set to share bookended inauguration prayers with Pastor Louie Giglio until Giglio decided to withdraw from the ceremony. Has a potentially historic African American event been usurped by the gay rights agenda? Read more

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What Is Black Community?

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A scholarly survey of how African Americans struggled for a community identity before the Civil War — and how it affects us today. Read more

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Food for the Soul

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During this season of thanksgiving, gathering around the table for soul food reminds me of the profound African American story of which I’m a part — but also of how that story is tied to God’s greater story of redemption. Read more

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If Obama Wins, If Romney Wins …

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What can we expect if President Barack Obama is re-elected? What if Mitt Romney triumphs? Our panel of scholars prognosticates. Read more

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Getting ‘Souls to the Polls’ in Florida

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Throughout Florida, thousands of marchers from black churches followed up their Sunday worship services with get-out-to-vote rallies to promote early voting. Read more

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Is a Black President Bad for Race Relations?

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According to a new poll, racial attitudes in America have deteriorated during President Obama’s first term. What happened to our post-racial optimism? Read more

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Pink Ribbon Warriors

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Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women — and their most common cause of cancer death. Here are tips for reducing your risk and winning the fight. Read more

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