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 →

Christopher Johnson and Christopher Creaghan Recital At Riverside Church

Riverside-Church1As part of its long-running Christ Chapel Chamber Series, The Riverside Church is hosting organ duo Christopher Johnson and Christopher Creaghan for a music recital… Continue Reading →

Harlem’s James “Anti Gay” Manning Is At It Again

BisNQn2CcAAghNfThe Harlem anti-gay church on Lenox Avenue and 123rd Street in Harlem neighborhood greeted passersby with a horrifying, homophobic message: “Jesus would stone homos.” Continue Reading →

Anti-Apartheid Icon Dr. Allan Boesak At The Riverside Church

imageAs part of its new church-wide initiative to address the growing economic disparities hurting so many U.S. citizens and threatening the nation’s future, The Riverside Church will host anti-apartheid leader and President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak… Continue Reading →

Don’t Hate, Celebrate All Our Neighbors In Harlem

1969345_10152353613319047_121569995_nSTOP demonizing black LGBT people in Black Church Pulpits! The sad fact is more than half of the congregants in black churches aren’t married ANYWAY–and the kids in Sunday School live in single parent households. Continue Reading →

Reverend Major Jealous “Father” Divine in Harlem

Father Divine (c. 1876 – September 10, 1965), also known as Reverend M. J. Divine, was an African American spiritual leader from about 1907 until his death. His full self-given name was Reverend Major Jealous Divine, and he was also known as “the Messenger” early in his life. Continue Reading →

Queen Mother Delois Blakely: Harlem’s Street Nun

Delois BlakelyA woman of compassion and caring, Queen Mother Dr. Delois Blakely champions the aspirations of women, children and youth. She criticizes mankind for the economic injustice that has degraded billions of lives worldwide and champions’ education, basic business training, microcredit, entrepreneurship, and “heart” as potential solutions. Continue Reading →