Faith & Values

Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Pastor Recognized, Gives Speech During National 9/11 Memorial Gala

Reverend Eric S.C. Manning, pastor of Mother Emanuel A.M.E Church, was recognized recently at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum Benefit Dinner, held on September 4 in New York City. Rev. Manning attended the event alongside Michael Arad, the renowned architect credited with designing both the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan and the…

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Black Church Sends Message to Trump White House in Two-Day ‘Call to Conscience’

By Hazel Trice Edney and Hamil Harris As America prepares to return to the polls for mid-term elections amidst racial tensions, continued economic inequities and a President that appears to embrace racism and shun truth, thousands of Black church leaders and parishioners answered a “Call to Conscience/Day of Action” last week, intended to send a message…

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Bishop Vashti McKenzie and Stellar Award-Winning Recording Artist Kurt Carr to Headline Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Prayer Breakfast

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church’s first elected female bishop, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, and Stellar award-winning artist Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers, will headline the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Prayer Breakfast on September 15, 2018. The event, presented by The Coca-Cola Company, will be held from…

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Social Justice Sunday September 2 Pastors Asked to ‘Call the Nation to Its Conscience’

Sunday, September 2nd, has been declared as “Social Justice Sunday” in Black Churches across the United States. “Social Justice Sunday” will serve as the kick-off to the “Call to Conscience – Forward to Action” event to be held September 5th and 6th in Washington, DC. “Historically the Black Church has been the conscience of the…

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At 106 Marjorie Howard Remains A Lively Source Of Inspiration

By Barney Blakeney Sorority sisters, church family, relatives, former students and co-workers gathered Sunday to celebrate Mrs. Marjorie Hutchinson Howard’s 106th birthday. The 43-year veteran math teacher turned 106 August 21. After graduating Avery Normal School in 1929, Mrs. Howard, the daughter of the late educator Marie Aleata Palmer Hutchinson and carpenter John Pearson Hutchinson…

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