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Dave Tell, from left, the Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. and Theon Hill participate in the “Remembering Emmett Till: A Conversation on Race, Nation and Faith” event at Wheaton College, Oct. 25, 2022, in Wheaton, Illinois. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller

WHEATON, Ill. (RNS) — The Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. still remembers clearly the moment as a teenager he thought he was going to die.Parker was 16 years old, visiting family in Mississippi, when he woke in the early morning hours to the sound of v

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The only criminal trial to arise from the botched police raid that left Breonna Taylor dead began on Friday, as hundreds of potential jurors gathered at a Kentucky courthouse in what activists see as a chance for some measure of justice. Individual questioning of jurors is scheduled to start next week.

The former Louisville officer facing trial, Brett Hankison, was not charged in Taylor’s shooting death but is standing trial on three lower-level felony charges for allegedly firing his s

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The Denver Broncos have named their season-long diversity coaching internship the Marlin Briscoe Diversity Coaching Fellowship, the team announced Tuesday.

“I feel very humbled,” Briscoe said. “It’s a great honor to be recognized after all these years.”

Briscoe made pro football history in 1968 when he became the first Black quarterback in the Super Bowl era.

Nicknamed “the Magician,” Briscoe was drafted in the 14th round by the Broncos and switched positions from defensive bac

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Minnesota’s first Black-owned juice bar was broken into overnight, forcing it to close just days after its grand opening.

Catiesha Pierson, the owner of The Dripping Root, had to do what no small business owner wants to do on Friday, sending customers away as she focused on cleaning up after an early morning break in.

“I’m not going to let something like that ruin my shine or happiness for the amazing thing that’s been built and surrounded by community,” Pierson told FOX 9.


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Mawa Theatre Company, left to right: Gabrielle Brooks, Maisey Bawden, Danielle Kassaraté and Jade Samuels. Photograph: Gabriel Mokake Photography/Mawa Theatre Company

The team behind the UK’s first all-black, all-female Shakespearean theatre company say it is planning to re-examine some of the Bard’s most famous works from a black female perspective and make him accessible for a new generation.

The Mawa Theatre Company was launched by actors Maisey Bawden, Gabrielle Brooks, Dan

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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 Wednesday (March 10) in a virtual news conference.

He said the lawmakers are focused on reducing effective strategies Black churches have historically emp

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The NAACP – the most prominent interracial civil rights organization in American history – published the first issue of The Crisis, its official magazine, 110 years ago, in 1910. For almost two and a half decades, sociologist and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois served as its editor, famously using this platform to dismantle scientific racism.



An advertisement for The Crisis, circa March 1925. W.E.B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312). Spe

Read more… Firefighters work to put out a fire at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Mass., on Dec. 28, 2020. Springfield Fire Department via Twitter

A “highly suspicious” overnight fire at a Black church in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday is being investigated by local and federal authorities.

Firefighters responded to a call at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church at about 5 a.m. on Monday morning, according to Springfield Fire

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34640070-8884199-Kentucky_Attorney_General_Daniel_Cameron_pictured_has_acknowledg-a-14_1603806264642.jpg Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron (pictured) wants a court to seal evidence against the only police officer charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor as her mother is now demanding a prosecutor be appointed to review the case

Kentucky’s attorney general wants a court to seal evidence against the only police officer charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor as her mother is now demanding a prosecutor be appointed to review the case.

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34911328-8884621-image-a-4_1603815291341.jpg Javier Ambler, 40, died in police custody in Austin last year while TV show Live PD was filming

The family of a black man who was killed in police custody while being filmed for a cop reality TV show last year is suing a Texas county over his death, claiming officers used.


Javier Ambler, 40, died in March 2019 after he was chased by Williamson County sheriff’s deputies for failing to dim his headlights to oncoming traffic.

The deputies pursued the father-of-two for 22 minutes into d

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This photo shows a bronze statue called “Raise Up” as part of the display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, on April 23, 2018, in Montgomery, Alabama. The national memorial aims to teach about America’s past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The first of Frederick Douglass’ three autobiographies, “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave,

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Serena Williams has told how she loves representing ‘beautiful dark women’ as she discussed her thoughts on body confidence and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The tennis champion, 39, appears on the front cover of British Vogue’s November issue and told the publication how she feels she has been ‘underpaid’ and ‘undervalued’ in the past in comparison to her male and white female counterparts.

She said: ‘I’ve never been a person that has been like, “I want to be a different

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A member of the grand jury in the Breonna Taylor case filed a motion Monday in Louisville, Kentucky, to have the sealed grand jury transcripts and records released “so that the truth may prevail.”

The motion, filed in Jefferson County five days after the jury’s decision was announced, also asks that the jurors be allowed to speak about the case as a matter of public interest.

In the petition, an attorney for the anonymous juror notes that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Ca

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Demonstrators participate in the Get Your Knee Off Our Necks Commitment March in Washington D.C. on Aug. 28. 2020. | The Christian Post

White, self-identified Christians in the United States have become less motivated to address racial injustice and are less likely to believe that the country has a race problem compared to last year, according to a new report by the Barna Group.

In findings made public on Tuesday, Barna reported that 33% of white self-identified Christians believe that

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by Olawale Ogunsola  

"Wisdom is the principal thing"
Therefore get wisdom. " Proverbs 4:7 a-b. New King James Version. (NKJV)
Since creation, the roles of wisdom in the affairs of mankind cannot be over-flogged. Both in the life of a man and a woman who are created in the image and likeness of God their Creator. Confirm this in Genesis 1:26.

As a woman, it is not a difficult thing to know whether or not you are wise. You only need to look at yourself closely well and ask yourself salient quest

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Michelle Obama is continuing to reflect on her time as First Lady, especially in a current moment when racial justice has reached an international spotlight. Ms. Obama particularly recounted her experience with racism, both inside and outside of the White House.

The “Becoming” author and public speaker gave details on the latest episode of The Michelle Obama PodcastOn the episode, she chatted with her longtime friends — Kelly Dibble, Denielle Pemberton-Hea

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On a court emblazoned with the words ‘ Black Lives Matter ,’ players wearing BLM warmups knelt and locked arms in a demonstration that technically violated a 39-year-old league rule requiring everyone to stand for the American and Canadian anthems

It hardly resembled the league that abruptly adjourned its season at the onset of the pandemic 141 days ago, but the NBA made its return inside the Disney World bubble on Thursday night as every member of the Pelicans, Jazz, Clippers, and Lakers p

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WASHINGTON – Perry Green doesn’t believe that Joe Biden is listening to what young, Black Americans want right now.

Across the country, young people are protesting systemic racism and calling on political leaders to reallocate funding from local police to other community resources. Green, who is Black, criticized Biden for not supporting the “Defund the Police” movement that many activists support.

“You got Black youth across the country, calling for defunding the police and thinking dif

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Monique W. Morris is the author of “Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls,” and “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.” She serves as executive director of Grantmakers for Girls of Color.

As someone who has written extensively about how Black girls are criminalized in our schools and communities, I am pleased to see the drive for police-free schools gain new traction. Recently, the public school district Oakland, Californi

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