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US Agency Offers Webinar to Help Places of Worship Prepare for Emergencies

The regional office of the US Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a webinar to help churches and houses of worship prepare for emergencies, including deadly incidents like the recent killing of nine [...]
One of those killed was Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a high school track coach and reverend at the church.

Obama Condemns Killings at Historic AME Church The killer allegedly said: “You rape our women and you’re taking over the country. You have to go.”

By Post Staff and news reports   President Barack Obama responded Thursday to killings at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina.     “Any death of this sort is a tragedy, [...]
Some of the faith leaders who are at the Vatican this week to meet with the advisors of Pope Francis are (left to right): Rev. Alvin Toussaint Herring, Joanne Drayton, Rev. Michael McBride, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews, and Bishop Dwayne Royster.

Bay Area Faith Leaders Visit Vatican, Meet Pope’s Advisors About Racism in America

More than a dozen faith leaders and organizers with the PICO National Network from across the U.S. including Berkeley Pastor Michael McBride, are at the Vatican in Rome for a series of meetings this week [...]
Left to right: Dr. Paul M. Martin, President of ABSW, Pastor Henry Washington, and Rev. Dr. H. James Hopkins, Chair of the Board of Trustees for ABSW.

Pastor Henry Washington Graduates from American Baptist Seminary of the West

Pastor Henry Washington, pastor of The Garden of Peace Ministries in Richmond, recently graduated from the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) receiving two master’s degrees, one in Community Leadership and the other in [...]
Willie Shannon, LaSonda Robinson, Mark Holmes, Carol Macon and local youth work in the Davis Chapel A. Moore Community Garden.

Davis Chapel A. Moore Community Garden Beautification Project

By Marena Brown   Volunteers, community partners and members of the Davis Chapel CME Church collaborated on Saturday, May 23 to rebuild the Davis Chapel A. Moore Community Garden, located at 369 Chesley Ave. in [...]
Lee Hildebrand and Pebbles, 1987. Photo by George Livingston Jr.

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Pebbles Turned to Religion After R&B Success

By Lee Hildebrand “I’ve always been pretty determined,” San Francisco-born singer and songwriter Perri Arnette McKissick, known professionally as “Pebbles,” told England’s Blues & Soul magazine in 1988. Her debut single, “Girlfriend,” written and produced [...]
(Left to right) Reverend Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Senior Pastor, First African Methodist Episcopal Church; Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingraham, Episcopal Supervisor, First Episcopal District, AME Church; Carolyn Russell, Executive Director, A Safe Place, holding her Women of Distinction Empowerment Award; and, First Lady Mary Mayberry. Photo by Conway Jones.

Carolyn Russell receives Women of Distinction Empowerment Award

Carolyn Russell, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recently received the Women of Distinction Empowerment Award from First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) in Oakland for her over 30 years of service to victims of [...]
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New Reality TV Show Starring ‘Major Prophetess’, Or Major Witches, Makes Mockery of True Prophetic Ministry

By William G. McCray, ObnoxiousTV   Everything Is Going Down, But The Word Of God…   Lifetime is rolling out a new docuseries called Preach in June. Core Media Group is producing the series, which [...]