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NewsOne’s Top 5 takes a quick look at the stories trending on NewsOne.com that you are talking about. Today’s list includes: Supreme Court Upholds Health Care…

In the wake of the Emanuel AME massacre, African-American churches need to review their security protocols. Dr. Freddie Haynes, Sr. Pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church,…

A new study released by Duke University has found that acceptance of homosexual members in Black protestant churches has recently surged.  The percentage of churches…

Let me preface this article by unequivocally stating that this is not an attack on Christians. To paraphrase Dr. Maya Angelou, “people will forget what you said, but they never forget how you made them feel.” So, it is only in the spirit of intellectual debate and historical examination — not Jesus bashing — that […]

A group of pastors and preacher’s from a Los Angeles church are working to prevent the spread of STDs amongst African-American women in their community by encouraging them to take at-home STD testing. Gonorrhea and Chlamydia outbreaks have run rampant among the black female community in Los Angeles, reports YourBlackWorld.com Public health officials are giving […]

Writer Mashaun D. Simon wrote an article on TheGrio today focusing on the foreclosures many Black churches are facing as real estate agents don’t see them as lucrative businesses anymore. Read an excerpt of the article below: Gone are the days when a faith-based institution or church could simply walk into a bank and make […]

The Progressive National Baptist Convention, an organization that began to support and defend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s efforts during the Civil Rights Movement, has come to the defense of President Barack Obama. During the organization’s annual meeting in Washington D.C. this past Friday, members rallied behind the president, calling for the ouster of elected officials […]

CHARLESTOWN — The Charlestown Post And Courier is reporting about a rising trend of females taking senior positions in Black churches across America. These women, and many others throughout the Lowcountry, are part of a trend in the black church. Increasingly, women are seeking ordination and assuming senior leadership positions in the region’s AME, Presbyterian, […]

Michigan– The oldest African-American church in Michigan is celebrating its 175th anniversary this month with a series of events and services that kick off Sunday. Founded in 1836, Second Baptist Church of Detroit has a long, storied history: It helped hide runaway slaves, fought for civil rights and today continues to battle for social and […]

LITHONIA, Ga. — Under a sparkling blue sky, thousands of worshipers in cars and SUVs streamed into the mall-like parking lots at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a sprawling campus just off I-20 in this suburb of Atlanta.