Pastor Gardner Celebrates 10th Anniversary In Harlem

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First Female Pastor to Lead Historic Harlem Church 

By Keith Forest

On October 11, Family, friends and spiritual leaders throughout the tri-state area collectively came together to honor a jewel in the ministry, Pastor Renee Francis Washington Gardner who celebrates her 10th Pastoral Anniversary as Senior Pastor of Memorial Baptist church in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rev. Renee Celebrates 10th Pastoral Anniversary in Harlem

Rev  Dr  Renee Washington Gardner

By Keith L. Forest

Reverend Dr. Renee Frances Washington Gardner is a woman of many firsts. When Harlem’s renowned Bishop Preston Washington, Sr. passed away, she became not only the first woman elected Pastor of an historic Baptist Church in Harlem but the first wife to succeed her husband and Memorial Baptist Church’s first female Senior Pastor. Continue Reading →

Community Day Of Unity & Free Family Fun! In Harlem

hcci event in harlemCommunity Day of Unity! Day of Free Family Fun at Jackie Robinson Park, Jackie Robinson Park,148th Street & Bradhurst Avenue Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hempstead African Americans Unite For Inclusion

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Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State

Dear Governor Cuomo:

Mobilizing Preachers & Communities (MPAC) is writing you today to express our deep concern about how the SUNY Board and its chairman, H. Carl McCall, have managed the sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH). Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: David V. Goliath in Harlem

samuel church templeBy Renae Francis & Tyrone Holmes

If you’ve ever walked along 125th Street between Park and Madison Avenue in the center of Historic Harlem,  New York you are apt to feel yourself entering a whole new world. Continue Reading →

Black Churches Have Collected $420 Billion?

churchLiveSteez research shows that Black churches, in aggregate, have collected more than $420 billion in tithes and donations since 1980. With a Senate investigation into the finances of several mega churches underway, the “Prosperity Movement” has been the target of mounting criticism from inside and outside the Black Church. Specifically, the affluent ministries of The Reverend Creflo Dollar, Bishop Eddie Long and others have drawn the attention – and ire – of some clergy and laypeople alike.

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