In 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. challenged the black church to “answer the knock at midnight” and progressively engage in public life. As part of its annual tribute to the memory of Dr. King, native Houstonian Tamelyn Tucker-Worgs, Ph.D., will address faith-based community development in today’s churches—where it works, and where it fails, and how gender plays a role, particularly in the megachurch phenomenon.
Social media networks have been ablaze this week following a recent announcement by President Obama. Black clergy who have been in a prophetic slumber since the election of the President have begin to speak out.
Indeed African Americans utilize social media differently than their white counterparts. While African Americans represent approximately 12 percent of the U.S. population, 25 percent of blacks online used Twitter in May 2011. Recent numbers indicate that as many as 40 percent of Twitter users are African American.
A Who’s Who of Clergy from across Maryland filled The Forum on Monday to endorse C. Anthony Muse: from conservative-leaning, Bishop Harry Jackson, to Hispanic Pastor, Bishop Angel Nunez, to African Methodist Episcopal Presiding Elder Goodwin Douglas of Harford County, to Baptist Minister’s Conference of Baltimore President, Dr. John Lunn and a host of others including Pastor Haywood Robinson of Montgomery County, Bishop Reginald Kennedy, Bishop Monroe Saunders, Jr., Bishop Larry Lee Thomas of Baltimore County and so many more too numerous to list.
On yesterday the Rev. Alvin J. Gwynn Sr., president of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance and pastor of Friendship Baptist Church continued this pattern by making a formal announcement endorsing Senator Cardin.
This is a recording of a brunch sponsored by Fuller Theological Seminary, which took place on February 25, 2011. The conversation features Dr. Ralph C. Watkins, lecturing on the topic, and Dr. Carolyn Gordon responds.
Until we build the proper institutions blacks will always be faced with voting for the lesser of two evils. We must make a commitment to build strong families and strong communities and prepare to lay the foundation for future generations.