In 1922, six black families planted a church in Kearnes, Utah.  At the time of the church plant of New Pilgrim Baptist, US Census data shows African Americans were less than .5% of Utah’s population. Pastor Corey J. Hodges says the ministry was inspired by the traditional Southern Baptist style of worship.  New Pilgrim Baptist […]  During the early years and height of the Civil Rights movement, the black church was often considered the heartbeat of our communities. Rallies, protests,…

By Mashaun D. Simon At a time when it seems African-Americans are the worst hit in every category from unemployment to health care, and social and political representation, a group of black church leaders is re-emerging to help create a unified voice for the black community. The Conference of National Black Churches, a collaboration between […]

VIA: My girlfriends and I were recently talking about being single and 30+. With both of us recently single, she wanted to know what my experience was with dating. Long story short – it’s crazy. There will always be the debate about the best place to meet a man, and the overwhelming majority believe […]

VIA BLACK CHRISTIAN NEWS A Princeton University professor says the black church is dead. Whoa. Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod professor of religion and chairman of the Center for African-American studies at Princeton University, posted on the Huffington Post, “(The) idea of this venerable institution as central to black life and as […]