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Black Lesbian Minister Becomes Dean of Vanderbilt's Divinity School

Black Lesbian Minister Becomes Dean of Vanderbilt’s Divinity School

by Jamilah King on October 9 2013, 10:50AM

But some in the religious community aren’t happy about it.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

New Film on Homophobia in the Black Church Makes NYC Debut

New Film on Homophobia in the Black Church Makes NYC Debut

by Jamilah King on June 20 2013, 11:29AM

‘The New Black’ may be coming to a theater near you.

Topics: /NOW

Report: NYPD Spy Program Traumatized Muslim Communities

Report: NYPD Spy Program Traumatized Muslim Communities

by on March 12 2013, 8:48AM

A new report documents the human impact of the NYPD’s sprawling Muslim surveillance program. Though there’s no evidence that the spying stopped acts of terrorism, the report found that it has stoked fear and mistrust in schools, neighborhoods—and mosques.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Spying, Wealth Gap

Harlem Woman Becomes Episcopal Church's First Female Korean-American Priest

Harlem Woman Becomes Episcopal Church’s First Female Korean-American Priest

by Jamilah King on October 3 2012, 11:49AM

Christine Lee is breaking down barriers for Asian Americans in Harlem.

Topics: /NOW

The Ballot and the Bible: How Voting Can Be a Sacred Act

The Ballot and the Bible: How Voting Can Be a Sacred Act

by Aura Bogado on September 25 2012, 9:48AM

People across the country are organizing their religious communities ahead of this year’s presidential election.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Southern Baptists Poised to Elect First Black President

by Jorge Rivas on June 19 2012, 1:19PM

The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to elect its first black president at its annual meeting on Tuesday

Topics: History, /NOW

Black Churches Welcome New Latino Communities

Black Churches Welcome New Latino Communities

by Jorge Rivas on May 24 2012, 4:10PM

There are 80,000 fewer blacks in South LA than there were in 1990.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Group Files Paperwork to Find Out Who Gave NYPD Money To Spy

Group Files Paperwork to Find Out Who Gave NYPD Money To Spy

by Jorge Rivas on February 24 2012, 11:19AM

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund has submitted Freedom of Information Law requests to obtain public information regarding the sources of funding for these NYPD initiatives.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Muslim Students Reeling From Shocking News of NYPD's Spying

Muslim Students Reeling From Shocking News of NYPD’s Spying

by on February 24 2012, 9:01AM

On campuses all over the Northeast, horrified students are discovering they were targets of surveillance, simply because they joined a Muslim student group. But domestic religious profiling is now routine for both NPYD and the FBI.

Topics: Criminal Justice, National Security, Spying

Growing Numbers of Latinos Convert to Muslim Faith

Growing Numbers of Latinos Convert to Muslim Faith

by Jorge Rivas on August 25 2011, 5:21PM

The American Muslim Council estimates that in 2007 there were 200,000 Latino Muslims, a significant jump from 40,000 in 1997.

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Muslim Community Center Rumbles Ground Zero in NYC

by Michelle Chen on May 25 2010, 8:50AM

Nearly nine years after the Twin Towers collapsed, Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan is still smoldering. The public response to a proposal to build an Islamic center near the site has reignited the embers of anti-Muslim animosity. The right-wing blogosphere…

Topics: Mosque Mania

Reflections on Jimmy Carter’s Departure from the SBC

by Guest Columnist on July 28 2009, 10:05AM

By Darlene Pagano I was quite taken by former President Jimmy Carter’s announcement that he has left the Southern Baptist Convention as his faith home, because of their yet-again-affirmed statement that women may not serve as deacons, pastors or military…

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Wal-Mart, When Pushed, Agrees to Respect Muslim Worker’s Rights

by Guest Columnist on July 23 2009, 11:01AM

By Miriam Leshin Freedom of religion for all? Not quite. Earlier this week, Wal-Mart rehired a Muslim employee in Minnesota, whom the store had initially fired for disobeying a ban on prayer during work breaks. The Minnesota chapter of the…

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Singh: Reclaiming My Roots, And My Name

by Guest Columnist on April 10 2009, 7:00AM

photo credit: Amy Touchette by Sonny Singh (Editor’s Note: We received this submission from Sonny, a RaceWire contributor, just in time for Vaisakhi, which is being celebrated this year on April 14.) My whole life Singh has been my…

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My Hijab, My Right

by Julianne Hing on November 3 2008, 1:27PM

via ACLU blog San Bernardino County agreed today to institute policies that accommodate the First Amendment right to wear religious head scarves in jail. The agreement was reached after the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Southern…

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A Dangerous Nexus of Racial Hate and Religious Persecution

by The News on October 10 2008, 11:44AM

By Chris Crews For several years now I have worked with Muslim friends trying to raise awareness about anti-Islamic rhetoric and the dangers of demonizing a growing population of American citizens. Sometimes that took the form of interfaith dialogues with…

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Hijab or Job Says McDonald’s

by Megan Izen on July 25 2008, 10:00AM

Two Muslim women in Dearborn, Michigan filed suit against McDonald’s for not hiring them because of their hijabs. The young women were told by McDonald’s management that they had to choose between wearing their hijab or working at the…

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Understanding Black Liberation Theology: A 40-Year Retrospective

by Jonathan Adams on May 12 2008, 10:03AM

With the Rev. Wright media dust-up settling, the foremost Black liberation theologians are gathering in Harlem to discuss the significant of liberation theology to the Black church tradition. Understanding Black Liberation Theology: A 40-Year Retrospective Monday, May 12, 2008…

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Rev. Wright Talks Back

by Jonathan Adams on April 28 2008, 10:50AM

Over the weekend, Reverend Jeremiah Wright finally began making appearances speaking out against the attacks made on him and his church. After YouTube clips of Wright’s sermons stirred such a controversy that Barack Obama had to formally distance himself from…

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Queer Africa

by Almah LaVon Rice on May 16 2007, 12:00PM

Despite state repression and persecution, LGBT organizing has taken off across the continent and diaspora.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

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