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‘12 Years a Slave’ prompts calls for racial reconciliation

WASHINGTON — The new movie “12 Years a Slave” may depict a bygone era in American history, but religious leaders … Continued

COMMENTARY: Somebody else’s problem

RNS () — IBM’s decision to cut loose 110,000 retirees from its company health plan continues a disturbing trend toward … Continued

After Trayvon Martin, African American pastors vow to be more than worship leaders

Hamil Harris Normally when Bishop Samuel Kelsey talks about sodas and candy in July it is in the context of … Continued

Let’s not just have another ‘conversation’ on race

President Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington … Continued

Chris Matthews shows us how to talk about race

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Is anyone noticing the remarkable journey Chris Matthews … Continued

Chris Matthews shows us how to talk about race

We can’t bring Trayvon Martin back from the dead. But those of us who are white can begin to have these conversations with people of color about what life is like in “colored” America.

Young black men are created in the image of God, too

Trayvon Martin was created in the image of God, and should not have been killed. Ever since our culture replaced … Continued

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

NAACP’s William Barber emerges as leader of Moral Monday protests

RALEIGH, N.C. — The throngs of demonstrators who flock to the grassy knoll outside the North Carolina Statehouse each Monday … Continued

Obama to use Martin Luther King’s Bible at Inauguration: Remember MLK the preacher

RHS AP Dr. Martin Luther King speaks before the credentials committee of the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City on … 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

Q&A with hip-hop expert Monica Miller

PORTLAND, Ore. — Hip-hop’s all the rage at universities and seminaries these days. Scholars parse its angry and often violent … 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

Will Mormons’ racial history be a problem for Mitt Romney?

Marvin Perkins says God led him to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — but friends advised otherwise. … Continued

Americans intrigued but wary still of Mormon beliefs

When Mormons call themselves “a peculiar people,” they mean it in the biblical sense — set aside by God, chosen. … Continued

Jeremiah Wright challenges church with MLK’s message

The war is still on to be fought – the war for freedom, justice and equality for all. And fighting … Continued

Romney’s Mormonism up for debate?

George Frey GETTY IMAGES A statue of the founder of the Mormon Church Joseph Smith sits outside the historic Salt … Continued

Martin Luther King Jr., the preacher

The Associated Press AP The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks in Eutaw, Ala., in this June 1965 photo. … Continued

Americans want their president to be ‘one of us’

With former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney both believed to be gearing up for a … Continued

Conviction of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper/rapist a victory for secular feminism

The conviction last week by a Utah jury of the man who kidnapped 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002, forced her … Continued