Black churches in Oakland are being asked to moderate their worship voices after neighbors have made noise complaints to the city about the volume of the gospel that is reaching beyond the church walls.
African American churches in West Oakland are responding to a neighbor’s complaints to police that worshipers at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church are being too loud. Elder Ron Rosson, a minister at Pleasant Grove, [...]
By Friends of Negro Spirituals It seems that slavery born Negro Spirituals have an almost human will to live. You Better Mind, There’s a Brightside Somewhere, and Down by the Riverside are among songs that [...]
Pope Francis has departed, but his words and his presence linger. He had an electric effect on those who saw him or heard his words. He served the highest purpose of faith by offering [...]
I am thankful to Pope Francis for speaking out in favor of justice, and lifting up of the oppressed. During his recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis, by his words and his [...]
Pastor Michael McBride has been appointed to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, designed to bring together faith and neighborhood leaders and experts.
Asha Wilkerson, Esq., president of The Wilkerson Law Office, will be one of the speakers training faith-based and other nonprofit leaders in the upcoming workshop, “Faiths, Nonprofits and the Law: What You Must Know Now,” [...]
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Although it was not part of his formal program, Pope Francis took time after Sunday Mass to visit Cuba’s ailing former leader, Fidel Castro.
Courtesy of NPR and news reports Pope Francis, fresh from a historic speech before a joint meeting of Congress, had lunch with homeless and low-income people at Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C. on Sept. [...]
The Alameda County Care Alliance (ACCA) hosted a Caregiver Recognition Celebration and Health Expo, Sunday, Aug. 30 at Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ in Hayward to celebrate the work of caregivers, who give [...]