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How black pastors resisted Jim Crow and white pastors incited racial violence
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
White lynch mobs in America murdered at least 4,467 people between 1883 and 1941, hanging, burning, dismembering, garroting and blowtorching their victims. Their violence was widespread but not indiscriminate: about 3,300 of the lynched were black, according to the most recent count by sociologists Charles Seguin and David Rigby. The remaining dead were
For 49ers' Matthews, locker room a place of ministry
Thursday, February 6, 2020
MIAMI – The impact of Jordan Matthews on the San Francisco 49ers isn't something that can be measured by his football performance. The wide receiver has spent most of the season on the inactive list, playing in only three games and catching four passes. But that's OK with him, because Matthews knows that the eternal impact he's having on the team is
What to do when you have more than enough
Friday, January 31, 2020
DURHAM – During the wilderness journey of the Israelites, God covered the ground every morning with bread from heaven. It was like He spread out Krispy Kreme donuts every morning and flipped on the "Hot Now" sign. There was so much of it that everyone could eat his or her fill. But here was the deal: The manna went bad every night, so if you tried to
Why we mourn celebrities we've never met
Thursday, January 30, 2020
ARLINGTON, Texas – If you were to venture into the deep recesses of my stairwell closet, you would find several boxes labeled "Jared's Basketball Stuff." In one of those boxes is a Kobe Bryant figurine still in its original packaging, one of many pieces of NBA memorabilia I amassed growing up. Bryant was no ordinary basketball player, and so his was
A sharp tongue cuts from the inside out
Thursday, January 23, 2020
I was never a student of the Bible growing up, even though I grew up surrounded by the best kind of Christians there were: the love-filled family kind. I believe I am now being constantly moved by the Holy Spirit to see the simplicity in the scripture I now study. As such, I am finding myself gravitating to ministers, pastors and saints as they dissect in
Deaf Christians find meaning in the richness of who they are
Thursday, January 23, 2020
For years, my husband would say after we returned from church, “I thought the sermon was good.” To that, I would reply, “I didn’t hear the sermon, as usual.” As a person with a severe to profound hearing loss, I nearly left the church out of frustration and anger. In addition to hymns, spoken readings and testimonies,

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EngageDurham Session

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Grand Opening

Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Venture X, the premier global


African American Quiz Bowl

Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students from elementary,

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