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Blog Archive

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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Mon, 26.10.2015

Hymn “We Shall Overcome” published

*On this date in 1901 we celebrate the song We Shall Overcome. “We Shall Overcome” is a protest song that became a key anthem of the African American civil rights movement during the 20th and 21st century.

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Sat, 24.10.2015

Louise Jarrett Shropshire born

*Louise Shropshire was born on this date in 1913. She was an African American composer for her religion and the church.

Born Louise Jarrett, the granddaughter of slaves and sharecroppers, she was born in Coffee County, Alabama. In 1917, her family relocated to Cincinnati, Ohio. As a young girl, Jarrett demonstrated a gift for music and composed many hymns as a member of the Baptist Church. Sometime between 1932 and 1942, after marrying Robert Shropshire, she composed a gospel hymn entitled, If My Jesus Wills.

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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be... HOMAGE TO MY HIPS by Lucille Clifton
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