Civil Rights & Social Justice

Black homeownership is increasing throughout the nation, but it still has not reached the high of 1980.

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 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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Ten days after a self-proclaimed white supremacist killed ten black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, nineteen children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Law Enforcement officials say that 18 year old Payton Gendron drove for three and a half hours from Conklin to Buffalo to commit […]

Early last year, Black Farmers were rewarded $4 billion in federal funds.  The money has not been distributed due to a lawsuit for reverse discrimination filed by white farmers. National Black Farmers Association President Dr. John Boyd, Jr. says the money is a ‘do or die’ situation for some of them.  Last March, President Biden […]