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Benjamin Jealous of NAACP slams Senator Tim Scott; says Scott does not believe in civil rights

NAACP leaders such as Rev. Joe Darby and Benjamin Jealous have accused Scott of being insensitive to the needs of the Black cause in America ...

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The church in the Southern Black community

The church in the Southern Black community An introduction to the church in the southern Black community. By Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp  Associate Professor of Religious Studies University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - May 2001      The collection of documents brought together in this project begins to tell the story of the growth of Protestant religion among African Americans during the 19th century, and o ...

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Baptist Preacher Matthew Gaines, 1840-1900

Matthew Gaines, Black senator and Baptist preacher, was born on Aug. 4, 1840, to a slave mother on the plantation of Martin G. Despallier in Pineville, near Alexandria, La. ...

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Rev. Sharpton has been fearless and unwavering in his stand for civil rights in this country

Rev. Sharpton is there to do battle on behalf of those who are disenfranchised and powerless. ...

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Church People in the Struggle

Findlay reveals the widespread participation of the predominantly white churches in the efforts moving toward Black freedom that continued throughout the ‘60s ...

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The Black church

The term “the Black church” evolved from the phrase “the Negro church,” the title of a pioneering sociological study of African American Protestant churches ...

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Sojourner Truth, travelling preacher

[caption id="attachment_7602" align="alignleft" width="267"] Sojourner Truth[/caption] Sojourner Truth, travelling preacher Taking from Web     The woman we know as Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in New York as Isabella Baumfree (after her father’s owner, Baumfree). She was sold several times, and while owned by the John Dumont family in Ulster County, married Thomas, another of Dumont’s slaves. She ...

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Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Walcott; May 11, 1933) is the National Representative of the Nation of Islam.

He is an advocate for Black interests, and a critic of American society. ...

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Substance abuse fuels incarceration rates for Black men

A recent study reports that treating substance abusers, especially African Americans, could save the nation billions of dollars at a time when all eyes are glued to debates over how to solve the country’s national debt. ...

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King Center’s 2013 MLK Holiday Observance kicks off 50th anniversary of ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech with the Salute to Greatness Dinner

[caption id="attachment_7517" align="alignleft" width="144"] Bernice King[/caption] King Center’s 2013 MLK Holiday Observance kicks off 50th anniversary of ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech with the Salute to Greatness Dinner Focus on the need for world-wide peace and nonviolence in our local communities Submitted by Steve Klein      Atlanta, GA — The King Center has announced plans for the 2013 observance of the bir ...

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