Iyanla Vanzant discusses the new season and the controversial topic of homosexuality in the Black Church.

Muslim organizations have banded together to raise $100,000 in an effort to help rebuild Black churches in the South that were torched in recent months, the Huffington Post reports. Three organizations — the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, the Arab-American Association of New York and Ummah Wide — launched the “Respond With Love” campaign July 2 to raise funds, combating a false […]

NewsOne’s Top 5 takes a quick look at the stories trending on NewsOne.com that you are talking about. Today’s list includes: Baltimore Police Defend “Hold The Line” Tactic Used During Freddie Gray Protests Report: Most Victims Shot By Cops Are Mentally Ill Or In Crisis Fire At 7th Black Church In 10 Days Sparks Outrage & […]

It what may or may not be an organized effort by white supremacists, Addicting Info is reporting that three black churches have burned under mysterious circumstances since the senseless murder of nine African-Americans in a Charleston, South Carolina church last week. The website reports that since the Mother Emanuel AME church attack, four black churches […]

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 Law Louis Farrakhan: Blacks “Have Caught As Much Hell” Under American Flag “As The Confederate” Thousands Honor Sen. Clementa Pinckney At State House Viewing Police: Arsonist Deliberately Set Black Church […]

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, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the need for enhanced security at African-American houses of worship. Haynes told Martin, host of NewsOne Now, “The Black church has been […]

A tragedy still unfolding has thrust “Mother” Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina into the spotlight, as well as its pastor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Scroll down to see a video of Rev. Pinckney recounting highlights of the church’s amazing history. This historic congregation — one of the first A.M.E. congregations, has seen its […]

Black church attendance is suffering a generation gap. According to Pew Research Center, nearly one-in-five African-Americans under age 30 are unaffiliated with a religion, compared with just 7 percent of African-Americans who are age 65 and older. With this trend in mind, Onleilove Alston of PICO Faith in New York, and Rev. Tony Lee from Community of Hope, […]

NBC’s next live televised production will be The Wiz. The network will revive the classic film that made its debut in 1978, and starred Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross and Lena Horne. Production will be handled by Cirque du Soleil. Airing it on NBC is just the first step in the journey towards reviving […]

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 accepting of gay and lesbian members has risen from 44% in 2006 to 62% in 2012. 22% of Black churches reported being accepting of gays in volunteer leadership roles, up from 6.5% six years prior. […]

Dr. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, focused on the importance of the black church in today’s world as it relates to social media. The Black church, according to Bryant, was the first form of social media to get the word out to the masses. “The church continuously lends that […]

NEW YORK — The stern warning issued from the pulpit was directed at the tourists – most of whom had arrived late – a sea of white faces with guidebooks in hand. They outnumbered the congregation itself: a handful of elderly black men and women wearing suits and dresses and old-fashioned pillbox hats. “We’re hoping […]