African-American Baptists Donate $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity for Housing in Haiti

This is the Largest Gift Given to Habitat from a Faith Community for Recovery Efforts in Haiti

ATLANTA, June 10 — The African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration (AABMC) presented a check for $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity International in Atlanta, GA., as a part of their commitment to help Haitians rebuild their lives and communities. This contribution is the largest single donation given to Habitat by a faith community for its Haiti earthquake-recovery efforts.

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Bishop Ernestine Cleveland Reems, Center of Hope Community Church (Oakland, CA)

Bishop Ernestine Cleveland Reems has an unusually charismatic, fire baptized and provocative preaching style that is uniquely and intensely her own. Truly anointed of God, her approach to the gospel of Jesus Christ beckons the soul of the lost and speaks to the heart of people from all walks of life.

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Berkeley Congregations to Gather for Prayer Vigil & Press Conference

Supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform and a Berkeley Vehicle Release Resolution

May 1st is going to be another big day of action in support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform across the nation.

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A Response to Professor Glaude’s:”The Black Church is Dead”

This is my response to the article by Professor Glaude (See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eddie-glaude-jr-phd/the-black-church-is-dead_b_473815.html) :

Not since Joseph Washington, Jr.’s 1964 text, Black Religion: The Negro and Christianity in the United States, have I encountered such a misreading of the Black religious experience. There are five critical points in this conversation as I understand it: First, as a scholar I would assume that Professor Glaude took account of three basics factors when he wrote his article: 1) In what publication will it appear? 2) Who is my target audience(s)? 3) What are the essential points that I am attempting to communicate? As such, who is Glaude reaching via The Huffington Post? Who is his target audience and how would they understand his points? Many well meaning white liberals have not the intellectual background to dissect Professor Glaude’s article with historical and sociological precision. Hence, the very title sends a message that is dangerous!

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Just Announced: Free Sample Sunday at Edible Arrangements!

Sunday, March 14, 2010 Edible Arrangements is hosting Free Sample Sunday in its stores nationwide. Stop by during operating hours and try a piece of delicious dipped fruit for FREE! The celebration is all part of Edible Arrangements’ new 7-day store schedule.

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