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Victory Christian Center (VCC) released a statement today to advise that Senior Pastor Robyn Gool transitioned on yesterday, November 18th.  The statement on their website reads: “We wanted to inform you that Pastor Robyn Gool went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, November 18. While we are saddened by his passing, we rejoice […]

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According to Forbes, in 2012, 80 percent of Black beauty supply stores were stocked with products for chemically straightened hair and 20% of products for natural hair.  Today, the demand for natural hair products has reversed as Black women have transitioned back to natural hair.  Kline & Company, a market research firm, says that “sales […]

A new study published by the journal Cell Metabolism indicates that eating early helps with weight loss.  The research from two studies suggests that keeping meals within a 10-hour period could improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. According to Cell Metabolism, two studies were conducted.  Participants consumed the same meals, and the number of calories […]

A group in Hastings, Minnesota says they are on a mission to excavate the history and share information about Brown Chapels African Methodist Episcopal Church, established in 1891.  According to Rex Chapman, Black people worshipped with their white neighbors at a church on Vermillion Street but reportedly did not feel welcome.  They purchased a white […]

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has created a one-day training workshop to train Black clergy, staff, lay pastors and faith-based clinicians on issues related to mental health and suicide prevention. The workshop, Soul Shop for Black Churches, was created to train church leaders on the impact of suicide on their communities.  The workshop also […]

The University of Houston has released the results of a study that indicates Black men in their 50s and older, who attend religious services on a regular basis, may have lower mortality rates. The information was recently published in the PLOS One Journal in an article, ‘Religious Attendance and Mortality Among Older Black Men.’ Marino […]

The African Methodist Episcopal Church has partnered with Black Voters Matter to support church led ‘Get Out the Vote’ efforts in thirteen states.  The states are considered battle ground states and include Arizona, Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. The partnership includes $600 thousand dollars in grants […]

Bishop Grace, Pastor of First Baptist Hilltop Church in Frostproof, Florida, says the 100-year-old church was almost completed under water because of Hurricane Ian.  Grace says the flooding is the third time the church has been submerged in water because of natural disasters even though the building is not in a flood zone.  In 2016, […]

Black Church leaders from some of the largest Protestant denominations and state Baptist conventions are encouraging the National Park Service (NPS) to develop more memorials and historical markers that recognize the history of their community.  The clergy say that “memorializing such history is healing for the black community.” In 1991, a `burial ground with more […]

Homeowners have a greater chance of building generational wealth.  The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) says they have a ten year goal that will assist the Black community.  The plan increases Black homeownership to fifty-one percent.  NBCI says they will assist potential Black homeowners and will provide resources.  Reverend Anthony Evans, President of NBCI, says […]

The National Trust for Historic Preservation says that their program, the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund (AACHAF), distributed more than $3 million in grants to fund the protection and preservation of forty African American historic sites this year.  According to AACHAF, the fund is the largest U.S. resource dedicated to this effort. Since being […]

According to Newsweek, the number of religious groups implementing reparations programs for Black Americans are increasing. Rev. Ryan Marsh of the Salt House, a Lutheran Church located in a suburb of Seattle, says his church designates one percent of their budget, approximately $6000, to reparations efforts.  Members are also asked to donate to the fund.  […]