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Scripture engagement slacked in pandemic
Thursday, April 8, 2021
PHILADELPHIA – Americans bought more Bibles in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, industry leaders said, but a major study shows Bible engagement during the pandemic was no greater than the previous year. Both Lifeway Christian Resources and Thomas Nelson Bibles saw increases in Bible sales, which a Thomas Nelson executive described as an increase
 
Most Black ‘nones’ believe in God or higher power
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
The vast majority of African Americans who are religiously unaffiliated say they believe in God or some other kind of higher power, the Pew Research Center reports. About half of Black “nones” say they pray at least monthly, but far fewer attend religious services. The findings, released March 17, are part of continuing analysis of Pew’s
 
Do your children make you curse?
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Kirk Dewayne Franklin is a choir director, gospel musician, singer, songwriter, and author. He is best known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property, and One Nation Crew. He is a beloved and influential figure in the gospel music world. Instagram exploded recently with an audio of the famed gospel singer berating
 
Atlanta suspect blamed women, so does ‘purity’ culture
Thursday, March 25, 2021
As details emerge about Robert Aaron Long, 21, the suspect in three Atlanta-area shootings, it seems that the man accused of killing eight people, including six Asian American women, is a committed Christian. Long was baptized three years ago at Crabapple First Baptist Church in Milton, Georgia, where his father was a lay leader, and gave a testimony that
 
Preacher and Gospel hip-hop artist promotes counseling
Thursday, March 18, 2021
NORFOLK, Va. — Southern Baptist preacher, influencer and Gospel hip-hop artist, Nigel “Legin” Anderson, was just entering counseling to deal with the decades-long pain of having lived without a father’s love when his grandmother died, COVID-19 hit and the nation began reeling over racial division. “I actually started going to
 
Faith leaders push back voting restrictions
Thursday, March 18, 2021
To the Rev. Fer’Rell Malone of Waycross, Georgia, the actions by his state legislators that could curtail Sunday “Souls to the Polls” activities are akin to a form of apartheid. “They are literally evil, and they’re coming from men and women who say that they are Christians,” the Black pastor told reporters last week in a
 

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Expansion of COVID testing in schools would slow infections

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Orgs. create first Black College World Series

A new chapter in the legacy of HBCU baseball will soon be written with the inaugural Black

How Black poets and writers gave a voice to ‘Affrilachia’

Appalachia, in the popular imagination, stubbornly remains poor and white. Open a dictionary and