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Trayvon Martin: A son of America, a child of God

Rallies took place in Sanford on Feb. 5, which would have been his 18th birthday. Here, Sybrina Fulton, third from … Continued

Black pastors: Gun violence isn’t just a problem for white suburbs

WASHINGTON — Black clergy have launched a new coalition to fight gun violence, saying they are undeterred by the recent … Continued

Black pastors take gun control into their own hands

In the wake of Congress’ inability to pass a gun-control bill, a broad coalition of African American pastors has announced … Continued

Making black history for gay rights

Manuel Balce Ceneta AP In this Sept. 12, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the … Continued

Obama’s use of Scripture has elements of Lincoln, King

President Obama will publicly take the oath of office with Bibles once owned by his political heroes, Abraham Lincoln and … Continued

Farrakhan inspires crowd at Bowie State

Hamil R. Harris The Washington Post Minister Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader, speaking at Bowie State University, on Oct. … Continued

The Black Church is accepting LGBT people

Prevailing wisdom has it that the Black church is overwhelmingly negative on issues of justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and … Continued

Pastors: Battle to oppose Prince George’s County casinos isn’t over

Jonathan Newton WASHINGTON POST Gov. Martin O’Malley signs the legislation to expand gaming in Maryland along with Senator Robert Garagiola, … Continued

Anti-Obama black pastors group has deep conservative ties, records show

Since the Rev. William Owens launched his national campaign in May calling on African-Americans to withdraw their support of President … Continued

Why Obama’s support for same-sex marriage won’t hurt him among African Americans

REUTERS U.S. President Barack Obama talks about the need for Congress to ensure taxes don’t go up for the majority … Continued

Obama and same-sex marriage: Will his stance cost him the African American vote?

The performance by the Rev. William Owens at the National Press Club last week was enough to make a cynic … Continued

Mitt Romney: Strong traditional family structure will solve economic inequalities

“I’m hopeful that together we can set a new direction in federal policy, starting where many of our problems do … Continued

Black churches conflicted on Obama’s gay marriage decision

The pulpits of the nation’s black churches took measure Sunday (May 13) of President Obama’s decision to support gay marriage, … Continued

N.C. black pastor treads carefully on gay marriage

RALEIGH, N.C. — With only a few days remaining before North Carolinians vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban … Continued

Atheists rally on National Mall in show of political force

WASHINGTON — Atheists and nonbelievers gathered on the National Mall Saturday (March 24) in a bid to show politicians, voters … Continued

Minn. Church finds the high price of supporting gays

A small Minnesota church is finding out the high cost of standing up for same-sex equality — as well as … Continued

‘The Help’: Inspiring or ahistorical portrayal?

Dale Robinette AP In this film publicity image released by DreamWorks Pictures, Emma Stone portrays Skeeter Phelan, left, and Viola … Continued

Dreaming of ‘A Different World’

Today’s guest blogger is Nico Lang, an intern at Interfaith Youth Core and a senior at DePaul University. Lang co-founded … Continued

Who makes the history books?: Dorothy Height, 1912-2010

How do some figures enter a nation’s historical memory, and how and why are others excluded? My guess is that … Continued

CME Church helping black men in crisis

By Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt Jr.Christian Methodist Episcopal Church The plight of African American men is well documented. For centuries … Continued