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Prescriptions vs Prayer:Why Are Some Christians Choosing Between God & Good Health?

The debate over the validity of faith and prayer-facilitated ‘healings’ has taken place for centuries. The Christian church, arguably the pillar of most Black communities, is a place where support is given to the ailing and their families. However, some parishioners take the faith-driven words of their pastor and translate hopeful messages into ultimatums, i.e.

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News & Politics

Is The Southern Baptists’ 1st Black President is More of the Same?

Only one day after the Southern Baptist Convention unanimously elected the Reverend Fred Luter as their first Black president—described as an “historic move that strives to erase its legacy of racism”—the nation’s largest Protestant denomination passed a resolution denouncing same-sex marriage. Thousands of delegates at the denomination’s annual convention in New Orleans   “were nearly unanimous in their

Boko Harum Terrorist Attacks
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Nigeria Plagued by Boko Haram Terrorist Attacks

Hardly a Sunday has gone by in recent months without reports of churches being attacked in Nigeria. Militant terrorist group Boko Haram is said to blame for the rising death toll, having declared an unofficial war on the central government. Since the beginning of the year they have killed over 450 people, largely focusing on

Love & Relationships

Single, Saved —and Having Sex

Yolanda Jordan* remembers the moment she decided to have sex for the first time. She was 27, fresh out of grad school, in a committed relationship—and horny. She was also raised in the Baptist church and had taken a vow of abstinence. “I was curious,” says Jordan, now 34, a graphic designer in Columbus, Ohio.

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Northern Nigeria Christians Attacked

Bayero University's campus in Kano, Nigeria was the site of a deadly attack Sunday morning. According to reports, small explosives were used to draw out and gun down Christian worshippers from surrounding buildings in the northern city; killing 16 people and leaving six more in serious condition. Boko Haram, the militant group responsible for several

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