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 →

Friends And Fans Honor Rudy Dee At Riverside Church In Harlem

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Photographs and text by Rudy Collins

The Riverside Church was packed as friends and fans of Ruby Dee paid tribute to the legend on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rev. Renee Celebrates 10th Pastoral Anniversary in Harlem

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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 →

Riverside Church Announces Rev. Michael Livingston as its New Executive Minister

Michael_LivingstonThe Riverside Church announced today that Rev. Michael Livingston has joined the staff of the 87 year-old church as Executive Minister.  Continue Reading →

The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, First Woman To Lead The Riverside Church in Harlem

Rev Amy Butler (small)Marking the start of a new era at The Riverside Church, The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler — Riverside’s seventh senior minister and the first woman ever to hold the position — 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 →

Rev. Dr. Amy Butler First Woman To Lead Riverside Church

Rev Amy Butler (small)Marking a historical milestone, on Sunday, June 8, the congregation of The Riverside Church called the Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, “Pastor Amy,” as the seventh senior minister of the historic Church—making her the first woman to lead the church in its 87-year history.  Continue Reading →