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Thu, 21.11.2019

Henry W. Botts Sr. born

*Rev. Henry W. Botts Sr. was born on this date in 1875.  He was an African American minister and community activist.    Henry Botts was born in Meadville, MO, one of six children of Thomas and Matilda Botts who were enslaved on a plantation in Meadville MO.  The children’s names were Thomas, Virginia, Margaret, William, Henry, and […]

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Mon, 11.11.2019

Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church holds its first service

*The first service at the 16th Street Baptist Church was held on this date in 1873. The church was organized as the First Colored Baptist Church of Birmingham, Alabama. It was the first black church to organize in Birmingham, which was founded just two years before. The first meetings were held in a small building at […]

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Mon, 28.10.2019

Joseph Endom Jones born

*Joseph E. Jones was born on this date in 1850.  He was a black Baptist minister, writer and professor.   Joseph Endom Jones was born a slave in Lynchburg, Virginia. At the age of six he started to work at a tobacco factory. Jones’ mother believed that the end of slavery was near and that her boy should learn to read and […]

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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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New Poem Each Day

Poetry Corner

and yeah, brothers, while white/America sings about the unsink able molly brown (who was hustling the titanic when it went down) I sing to thee of Shine the stoker who was... I SING OF SHINE by Etheridge Knight.
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