African Americans

Adam Hamilton 11-12-2008
Watching Barack Obama's victory speech and reflecting upon the significance of his election as the next president of the United States left me profoundly moved.

Brian McLaren 8-28-2008

I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. Not with any messianic hopes, but with a deep sense of moral responsibility as a shareholder or steward of the richest, most dominant, and most well-armed nation in the world. I had another long talk with a friend a couple weeks back who, on religious grounds, is passionately against voting. He had read my earlier posts on the [...]

The Carolina Chocolate Drops keep an America tradition alive.

More than 150 leading African-American clergy, scho­lars, government officials, and health experts joined in October with the National Black Leadership Commis­sion on AIDS to respond to HIV

Alexis Vaughan 12-01-2007

Thousands of protesters marched through Jena, Louisiana, on Sept.

Molly Marsh 9-01-2007

Race Matters

True to Our Native Land, edited by Brian Blount, describes itself as the first African-American commentary on the New Testament.

Members and associates of Holy Family Catholic Church in Natchez, the first African-American parish in Mississippi, played an integral role in the civil rights movement.

Song leader and scholar Bernice Johnson Reagon on what music teaches us about democracy, leadership, and the meaning of 'we.'

It's hard to imagine a noteworthy book about the civil rights movement that doesn't include the powerful ingredients of religion and faith. 

Franklin D. Raines 9-01-2002

Recently a newspaper in Washington, D.C., carried a four-part series titled "Black Money."

Larry Bellinger 9-01-2001

Cornel West is nothing if not prolific.

Larry Bellinger 7-01-2001
On Spirit of the Century, the Blind Boys bring their strong and gritty harmonies to traditional gospel tunes as well as rock and roll.

A recent survey of political involvement by black churches, conducted by Morehouse College’s "Public Influences of African-American Churches Project"...

Bob McLalan 3-01-2001
A conservative Republican makes the case for reparations for African Americans.
Rose Marie Berger 3-01-2001

Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church's new building demonstrates how architecture can incarnate the history, strength, and spirit of a people.

Elizabeth Newberry 9-01-2000

Affrilachian Poets claim the space between two worlds.

The African-American church and AIDS.
The unique experience of black America.
A call to address the black church leadership crisis.