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Adelle M. Banks

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Posted by Adelle M. Banks 1 week 4 days ago
African-American women of faith joined other women and political leaders in a “pray-in” on April 15 to call on Republicans to quit delaying the confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 1 week 5 days ago
First lady Michelle Obama hosted a discussion with musicians and students on gospel music at the White House on April 14, praising gospel’s role as “a ray of hope” in American history.“Gospel music...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 2 weeks 5 days ago
President Obama turned both personal and preachy April 7 during his annual Easter Prayer Breakfast, which he has hosted at the White House six times since he was elected.The long list of Christian...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks, Kevin Eckstrom 3 weeks 4 days ago
When The Bible miniseries premiered two years ago, controversy swirled around its depiction of a dark-skinned Satan who some said resembled President Obama, as well as its portrayal of...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 5 weeks 3 days ago
By her own count, Bishop Yvette Flunder has officiated at 149 funerals for victims of AIDS and HIV. Her office in Oakland, Calif., contains the ashes from some of those funerals after family members...

Articles by Adelle M. Banks

I've been a religion reporter for more than a decade, and I still find that many
misunderstand my title—journalists included.