Monday, May 16, 2022

Religion

by L. LaSimba M. Gray Jr., Special to The New Tri-State Defender (Editor's Note: The following has been updated from its original publication in November 2018) The term actualize means to make a reality by action. If we are to really...
There are pastors that will never be recognized with some great award or commendation. Still, they demonstrate resilience and dedication to duty despite a diminishing congregation. The Rev. James Short is just such a pastor and True Faith Baptist...
Now that Joris Ray has been named Shelby County Schools superintendent, an alliance of ministers is ready to step up to help him help the children. Two groups of ministers – the Memphis Baptist Ministerial Association and the Progressive Baptist...
By The Chicago Crusader We’ve heard the numbers. The statistics are alarming. African American and Latino communities suffer from a higher prevalence of preventable, systemic illnesses such as Hepatitis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity, and even certain forms of Cancer. Cases of...
by James A. Washington Jr. -- If I haven’t before, let me ask you now: Can somebody explain a “faith walk” to me?  I frequently refer to my own spiritual transformation that way and I’ve had others describe this “thing” that...
The Christian church, despite the separation of denominational lines, shares an essential, common reality:  Local congregations are comprised of fallible and imperfect people who may have very different ideas about how things should be run. Differences of opinion may become...
The Pew Research Center has issued what it hails as its "most comprehensive, in-depth attempt to explore religion among Black Americans." The centerpiece is a nationally representative survey of 8,660 Black adults (ages 18 and older), featuring questions designed to...
Saturday was a day of “firsts” and “new beginnings” for the Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital effort as the project’s board of directors honored 13 physicians and healthcare advocates in the first class of Collins Chapel Healthcare Legacy Awards. Hundreds of...
Cameron Nicholas Kuykindall, who recently “accepted his call to ministry,” brought “Today’s Word” at the Youth Day service held at Mt. Pisgah C.M.E. in Orange Mound. Kuykindall, who turns 15 on March 2, worked his way through the acronym P.R.E.S.S....
On the eve of the unveiling of Ida B. Wells’ statue in Memphis, local ministers laid bare their experiences and impressions about race and the ethnic divide that persists. A Minister’s Workshop, moderated by Pastor William A. "Bill" Adkins Jr....