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Which Black Lives Matter to the Black Church?

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By Diamond 1:32 pm February 24, 2015 By Olivia Smarr When I came home from college for winter break I noticed a flyer on my church’s Facebook page that said December 14th was designated as “Black Lives Matter” Sunday. It was a couple weeks after the Grand Jury decision to not indict the killer of […]

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Is The Black Church Brainwashing Black People With Homophobia?

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A powerful NewsOne article from writer Terrence Jermaine Starr asks if the Black Church is brainwashing our community with homophobia. But is our community any more or less homophobic that American society at large? Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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A Hole in My Head: A Life Revealed—The Story of Vertus Hardiman

By Fallon 9:17 am April 8, 2011 Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. I beseech you, before reading my blog post please watch the video above for it tells the story of Vertus Hardiman a black man whose  name means “virtue.” I know many of you are wondering, “Who is […]

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Nuance: Are “Liberals/Radicals/Progressives” to blame for Eddie Long’s Misuse of Power?

By Fallon 8:40 am September 24, 2010 It’s six in the morning and I am asking myself the question, “How do you have a more nuanced conversation about Eddie Long’s sexual indiscretions and misuse of power without demonizing the Black Church or silencing the three young men’s stories by wholeheartedly denying the acts ever happened?” […]

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The Sky Ain’t Falling: Black Youth, Gen-Yers, “Ain’t Leaving the Black Church”

By Fallon 8:38 am July 30, 2010 Some of my closest friends are gay, but the pastor is telling me that “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” AIDS is the leading cause of death for African-American women between the ages of 25 and 34, but the pastor tells me that using condoms […]

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A Misguided Attempt to Empower: Deborrah Cooper’s Lonely Black Church Woman Blames Black Women for their Singleness

By Fallon 8:26 am July 2, 2010 I am single black church woman. I go to church on Sunday morning because I need to hear a word from God. I need to know that there is hope in the world. I need to know that when “my body is ailing” as the old folks say […]

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