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Blog Archive

Sat, 12.10.2019

Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford born

*Arnold Josiah Ford was born on this date in 1877.  He was an African American poet, musician, composer and the first black rabbi in America.   Ford was born in Barbados to Edward Thomas Ford and Elizabeth Augustine Ford.   He asserted that his father’s ancestry could be traced to the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria and his mothers to the Mendi tribe of Sierra Leone. According to […]

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Fri, 12.07.2019

African and Native Intersectionality in the United States of America, Joseph Flores

Joseph Flores, Apache educator (retired) professor and counselor offers some historic points of intersectionality between African Americans and Native Americans

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Fri, 03.05.2019

Islam & Christianity, a viewpoint, Rev. Mary H. Young

Minister, Author and Activist Rev. Mary Young shares her perspective on why Islam and Christianity in African America

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Mon, 13.08.2018

My Zion Baptist Work, African America and The Church, Clementine Pigford

Historian and author, Clementine Pigford shares insight on her work with Zion Baptist church and the relationship African America has with religion in general

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Fri, 18.05.2018

Phillips Chapel CME Church, Santa Monica, CA., Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson

Historian, Dr. Alison Rose Jefferson shares the story of how Phillips Chapel CME church came to Santa Monica, CA

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Fri, 04.05.2018

Black Love Black Critique, Carl Walker

Pastor Carl Walker shares some of his views on what and why he loves being black in America and what he would like to see more of in the African American community

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Wed, 06.12.2017

Audacious Hospitality, April Baskin

April Baskin, anti-racism Jewish activist describes “Audacious Hospitality” one of the progressive components of the Union of Reform Judaism

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Fri, 18.11.2016

What Youth Bring To Religious Society, Pastor Charles Dardin

Pastor Charles Dardin shares his religious observations of the value youth bring to congregations and communities and where more understanding may be helpful




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Thu, 13.10.2016

Abraham Lincoln Davis born

*Abraham Lincoln Davis was born on this date in 1914. He was an African American minister and Civil Rights activist.

Abraham Lincoln “A. L.” Davis was born in Bayou Goula, Louisiana and moved to New Orleans in 1930 to live with a sister and attend high school. Davis graduated from McDonogh 35 High School, received his B. A. degree from Leland College and his theological degree from Union Baptist Theological Seminary. He became the pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in 1935 where he became known as the Rev. A. L. Davis. He served as pastor of New Zion for forty-three years.

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Thu, 26.05.2016

Career Advice The Ministry, Rev. Cynthia Williams

Rev. Cynthia Williams shares her views and advice to anyone seeking a path in life to become a minister



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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

What happens when an old black man, Toothless and raggedy, Walks into a bank, catches Some young, white, middle-manager's ear With a slurred tale of coins Hoarded from his wife and kids (Who would only... THRIFT by Cornelius Eady
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