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COMMENTARY: Black No More 
April 21, 2022
It is worth noting that recounting the horrors of slavery, remembering heroes of the civil rights movement, along with a few 19th and 20th century inventors, athletes and entertainers, in no way sufficiently pays proper tribute to the totality of our past. Only by passing down our complete stories and sharing the fullness of our heritage do we properly honor our ancestors and history, a history that long predates the 17th century in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. We were Africans long before becoming New Yorkers, Jamaicans, Brazilians, Haitians, Cubans or Puerto Ricans.  ... read more »
Becoming a People of the Resurrection in a Good Friday World – Part 1
April 13, 2022
When we decolonize the theology of White supremacy, resurrection can transform the United “Thief-dom” of America into the United “Kin-dom” of America. ... read more »
Op-Ed – ‘Taking the Long Road Home’
March 23, 2022
I want to see if there was any room for a queer Afro-Latino man to come back to the church and to have some fellowship. ... read more »
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Mitchell Uses Black Faith Project to Promote African Presence in Christianity
February 23, 2022
For centuries, historians and artists portrayed biblical figures as Caucasian, leading many to refer to Christianity as a “White man’s religion.”   But, that erroneous depiction is being vigorously countered through the Black Faith Project. ... read more »
Words of the Week: Epiphany, Ambiguity and the Quest for Beloved Community
January 12, 2022
January 6th on the Christian liturgical calendar is Epiphany! It marks a holy day of invitation to shine the light on the essence of Christmas message and the mission of Jesus. The coup attempt on January 6, 2021 introduced a dark and dangerous translation to this holy day. ... read more »
Last Parent of a Child Killed in 1963 Church Bombing Dies
January 4, 2022
Maxine McNair, the last living parent of any of the four Black girls killed in a 1963 Alabama church bombing, died Sunday. She was 93. ... read more »
World Mourns Passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
December 30, 2021
Condolences poured in from around the world in respond to the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a renowned theologian and civil rights activist who fought tirelessly to dismantle apartheid in South Africa. ... read more »
Words of the Week – Protests, Vigilantes, Guns and the Courts!
November 17, 2021
As a nation, we are sorely divided. Will America survive as a democracy? As it was with Moses in battle, who among us will help lift up the hands of “Lady Liberty?” ... read more »
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DeVon Franklin Produces ‘Breakthrough’ Inspired By True Story
April 11, 2019
Devon Franklin, actor and producer, latest movie hopes to bridge the gap between faith and entertainment. “Breakthrough” shares the incredible journey of one mother, Joyce Smith, who prays her son back to life after he falls through an icy Missouri lake. Her son eventually was revived despite being pronounced dead for several minutes. ... read more »
Ray Charles’ Daughter Sheila Raye Charles Succumbs to Breast Cancer
June 22, 2017
Sheila Raye was recognized by the Georgia General Assembly’s House of Representatives for helping to keep her father’s legacy alive and well ... read more »
Thousands take over the streets in San Bernardino and Rally for Peace
October 27, 2016
One of the largest marches and rallies in the history of San Bernardino was led by faith-based, political, business and community leaders ... read more »
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