These composers and singers of the faith championed a musical style that crosses denominations and transcends race: black gospel music.
It’s time to restore real black history: recognition of achievement and overcoming obstacles as citizens integral to this great nation.
First Baptist has always had strong members whose faith, tested and tried with slavery, Jim Crow segregation, intimidation, violence, and even a devastating tornado, triumphed over all.
‘Things Fall Apart’ by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is an exceedingly even-handed account of the cultural clash between the Africans in Nigeria and the English who descended on them in the late 19th century.
William Cooper Nell’s innovative approach of collecting oral records passed down from Revolutionary War veterans showed what these unsung heroes did for their country and why they deserved equal rights.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas faced down a ‘high-tech lynching’ by the same people who now claim to be America’s arbiters of racial justice. He has every reason to be vindictive and chooses not to be.
Considering the obstacles they had to overcome, it was relatively quickly that African-American women, rising out of the evil chains of slavery, attained distinction as brilliant and notable scholars.
Madam C.J. Walker and Annie Malone succeeded by developing brilliant business models and strong work ethics at a time when many doors were closed to them.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s America is one where citizens act as the best possible representatives of their respective cultures and traditions.
Our senior choir sings spirituals year round, because we love the expression of praise and worship of Christ, the sharing of a gospel, reflected in sweet poetry and lush melody.
You might not have heard of these less celebrated Black History Month heroes, but their lives of faith and service are worthy of recognition.
Human chattel slavery is found throughout history. The slave trade uniquely embodies Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s view that we all share ‘a single garment of destiny.’
By conscientious study and reflection, Frederick Douglass acquired a strong and proud American patriotism that he would retain for the rest of his life. Two Harvard professors say otherwise.
A property owner, abolitionist, renowned veteran, and promoter of education for blacks, Primus Hall was always busy promoting ‘truth and good.’
While many overlook Crispus Attucks’ contribution to American history, he still provides a powerful example of moral courage we should follow.
As he fought to free Americans from foreign tyranny, George Washington also set a quieter example to his countrymen of what it means that ‘All men are created equal.’
Rep. Gwen Moore uses the abortion industry’s bad statistics in an attempt to absolve Planned Parenthood of its crimes against poor, black women.
Intellectual diversity opens minds and behavioral diversity presents alternative options for lifestyle comfort and happiness.
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