Edward Gilbreath is director of editorial for Urban Ministries Inc., editor of UrbanFaith.com, and the author of Reconciliation Blues: A Black Evangelical’s Inside View of White Christianity. He blogs at Reconciliation Blog. This article is provided through a partnership with Urban Faith.
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Black History Month Syndrome
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The Author of Time's Report on Race and Megachurches: Interview with David Van Biema
Time's Report on Race and Megachurches: The Backstory
Megachurches Make (Some) Progress on Crossing the Racial Divide
Deadly Viper Backlash: Doing the Right Thing is Only the First Step
Deadly Viper Blind Spots: When Uninformed Intentions Have Hurtful Outcomes
A Child's Prayer and a Parent's Predicament
Exorcising the Demons of a Church's Racial Divide
Chris Rock's 'Good Hair': A Humorous Deconstruction of Stubborn Beauty Standards
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: A Visual Feast with a Side of Social Commentary
I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much when I first took my seat in the theater to preview Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a 3-D animated comedy based on the popular children's book.
Does President Obama Want to Brainwash Our Kids?
More Than Beer-Bottle Diplomacy
Are we living in the golden age of racial debates? Every week seems to bring some new wrinkle in the national conversation about race, class, and ethnicity. And with the emergence of social media, we can now engage in these conversations with ever-greater frequency and intensity.