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Pastors now more skittish to preach on race

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Pastors seem more reluctant to address issues of race in their congregations today than four years ago. According to a LifeWay Research study, 74% of pastors agree their congregation would welcome a sermon ...

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From cotton to Congress, Sen. Tim Scott shares a positive vision

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Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is offering a message of hope despite the contentious political climate in the United States. “I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and my savior, ...

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I am a free black woman. Why I won’t vote Democrat this year

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While growing up south of the Mason-Dixon Line during the 1970s, there were a few things I could count on seeing inside all of my family members’ homes: pictures of Jesus, Abraham ...

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California would pay reparations under new plan

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California will pay reparations to descendants of slaves under a new plan supported by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Newsom has thrown his support behind a bill sponsored by the Democrat-controlled California legislature.  Bill ...

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Trump unveils economic plan to provide opportunities for black communities

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President Donald Trump is expanding his 4-year effort to help black Americans prosper. The Black Economic Empowerment Platinum Plan commits $500 billion to inner-city areas. It is a follow-up to policies instituted ...

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Clergy of Color group slams Harris for praising Black Lives Matter organization

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Not all African Americans support the Black Lives Matter agenda. Conservative Clergy of Color, a coalition of African-American pastors who say they were called to bring a new perspective to the nation’s ...

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Republican voters twice as likely to conceal presidential preference from pollsters

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Are Trump supporters punking the pollsters? Probably, as Presidential polls may be undercounting Republican and independent voters, who are twice as likely as Democrats to conceal their preference, a recent survey found. ...

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Nikki Haley, Herschel Walker wow viewers of Republican Convention

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‘America, Land of Promise’: Republicans Celebrate Trump’s Achievements on First Republicans celebrated President Donald Trump’s first term achievements, and praised American ideals and freedoms on the first night of the Republican National Convention. From ...

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Bipartisan network of Christian groups launches police reform initiative

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A network of more than a dozen Christian groups is launching an initiative to address police reform. The Prayer & Action Justice Initiative — bringing together Black, Hispanic and Asian organizations along with groups ...

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Kansas City Awakening schedules two citywide prayer rallies

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Christians in the Kansas City area are invited to attend two upcoming prayer rallies. The Plaza Pray Rally will be held at 6 p.m. this evening, Aug. 13, at the Mill Creek ...

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Biden chooses Kamala Harris who once called his policies ‘racist’

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Joe Biden announced Thursday that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will be his running mate for the 2020 Democrat ticket for president. The Democrat convention is expected to make it official even as ...

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Black Seattle police chief resigns after Democrat city council defunding vote

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After months of animosity from the Seattle City Council and mayor, the city’s police chief says she is stepping down. The announcement was made public the same day the City Council approved shrinking ...

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AP news service politicizes capitalization of ‘White’ and ‘Black’

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In a move that may have even English teachers scratching their heads, the Associated Press said Monday it will not capitalize the word “white” in stories when referring to race and culture. ...

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Inner city pastors seek solutions as murders spike

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Pastors in the inner city continue to pray against violence as the murder toll climbs in Kansas City. Two more people were shot and killed over the July 4 weekend as the ...

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Learning about race from other voices in Black America

What can we learn about race from other voices? Many generations ago the Jewish King Hezekiah was in the midst of a successful reign when he was threatened with invasion by King ...

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Black Lives Matter leader calls Jesus “the most famous black radical revolutionary”

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Part of the fallout from the current social unrest is an attempt by some to redefine the message of Jesus. Hawk Newsome, head of Black Lives Matter of New York, told Marth ...

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Former Princeton professor: Black Lives Matter using blacks to advance ‘cultural Marxist agenda’

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Respected former African American Princeton Carol Swain, is denouncing the Black Lives Matter movement and the politicians who support the group. “It’s part of the cultural Marxist agenda against America, and many ...

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Pew Poll: 80% of Americans say media favors one political side

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A recent Pew poll found that almost sixty percent of Americans believe news organizations “don’t understand people like them” and eighty percent believe the media are biased. “Overall, 59 percent of Americans ...

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Friday’s ‘Pray on Troost’ event seeks racial unity and restoration

Troost Avenue traditionally has been the stark dividing line between black and white communities in Kansas City. Local leaders hope it can become a bridge that builds unity through the power of ...

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‘Nothing short of historic for black America’: black roundtable discusses Trump policies

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As President Trump’s approval rating remains high among African Americans, he is not shy when it comes to reminding Americans what he has done for the black community. Neither are young black ...

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Editor of “Christianity Today” calls for churches to make slavery reparations            

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The simmering debate over slavery reparations has moved from government to the church. The president and CEO of “Christianity Today” in an editorial is calling on churches to consider making “biblical restitution” ...

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“Violence is not the answer,” T.D. Jakes and Carl Lentz discuss racism

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Bishop T.D. Jakes joined Carl Lentz, lead pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City, for a powerful online discussion about the violent protests over the death of George Floyd. Lentz said ...

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Reopening is especially challenging for Missouri’s black churches

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African Americans are the most religious ethnic group in the country, with nearly half attending religious services at least once a week. Black churches also have a disproportionately higher death rate from ...

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VIDEO: Biden claims “You ain’t black” if you support Trump

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Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden made an extraordinary claim to the black host of The Breakfast Club radio show. Biden, who has remained in seclusion in his Delaware basement for the last ...

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COVID-19 has greater impact on African American community

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Traditionally African American churches may face greater challenges in helping members address the coronavirus threat. The virus is affecting the black community at a disproportionately higher rate than the general population across ...

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