Stop Using God to Terrify and Punish Black Children

Stop Using God to Terrify and Punish Black Children

by Jazz Keyes

By happenstance, I found myself in a rather peculiar position. I could feel her little hands shaking. I kneeled down, stared my distressed child... Read More

Kwanzaa

On 50 Years of Kwanzaa: Why the Journey Continues

by Dr. Maulana Karenga

The 50th anniversary of the Pan-African holiday, Kwanzaa, of necessity brings added focus and emphasis on its customary call for remembrance, reflection and recommitment.... Read More

Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It

Montell Jordan: This Is How He Does It

by Brooke Obie

“All they said was 6’8” he stood / and people thought the music that he made was good …” It was July 2012, and... Read More

Marching With God: Missouri Reverend Putting Faith in Action

Marching With God: Missouri Reverend Putting Faith in Action

by rev-traci-blackmon

As told to Lori L. Tharps At its core, ministry is about service, and I’ve always been in some form of ministry, even before... Read More

EBONY Magazine July 2016 Let’s Talk About #BLACKCHURCHSEX

Addressing Sexuality, Faith and Identity Through #BlackChurchSex

by Brooke Obie

In May 2015, Ahmad Greene-Hayes challenged people on Twitter to think critically about sexuality, abuse and the Black church using the hashtag #BlackChurchSex. It... Read More

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Jesus Was Not American:
How Politicizing Christianity Fuels Hatred

by Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts


The hostile words that Franklin Graham recently posted on his Facebook page, encouraging the banishment of all Muslims from the country because of their... Read More

The Black Church:
Under Attack and Guilty of Assault

The Black Church:
Under Attack and Guilty of Assault

by Ahmad Greene-Hayes

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell... Read More

Why Pastors Should Talk About Contraception from the Pulpit

Why Pastors Should Talk About Contraception from the Pulpit

by Emma Akpan

As a member of the clergy, I’ve heard many sermons on a wide range of social and political topics, from voting and the problems... Read More

Freedom H. Weekes, founder of H.E.L.P Ministries preaching to a crowd.

H.E.L.P. Ministries Bring Young People Back to Church

by Jervelle Frederick

Young Christians in New York City have united to bring the world a progressive ministry, one where members work tirelessly to spread the importance of... Read More

Dr. Jasmin Sculark and Pastor Lawrence Robinson - Sr. Associate Pastor of The Potter's House

Has Ferguson Changed the Hearts of Megachurch Pastors?

by Mame M. Kwayie

Dr. Jasmin Sculark takes a holistic approach to ministry, knowing that as the recently appointed senior pastor of the Jericho City of Praise in... Read More