Raphael Warnock is focused on Georgia

In these final days before the U.S. Senate runoff election on Jan. 5, 2021, voters across the state of Georgia are being bombarded with phone calls, mailings and knocks on their doors. As the candidates’ images flash across their television screens, Georgians are told by their neighbors, friends and other elected officials to make the […]

Raphael Warnock: Ready for leadership

On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020,  in the heart of southwest Atlanta at the C.T. Martin Natatorium, early voting kicked off with a crowd. The night before, torrential rain had threatened to impede those eager to cast their ballots. However, as the polls opened, a line snaked out the door and the sun appeared. When U.S. […]

Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock says God can handle our tough questions

The Rev. Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock is the senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Warnock is married to Oulèye Ndoye Warnock and the couple has two children. When did you know that God was calling you to be a messenger of the gospel? Honestly, […]

Georgia politician hijacked MLK celebration with ad, sparking response

In the city of Atlanta, the annual celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a sacred and cherished event at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Each year hundreds pack the sanctuary to hear comments, speeches and tribute to Dr. King by politicians and celebrities.  Last week’s commemoration has now been marred by a […]

The forgotten assassination of Dr. King’s mother

Alberta Williams King

Every American student knows that Dr. Martin L. King Jr. was assassinated by James Earle Ray, but very few are aware of the murder of his mother, Alberta Williams King. On Sunday June 30, 1974, church service was being held at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church. Mrs. King was acting as the church organist and had just […]

Legendary business mogul Herman J. Russell funeral update

Herman J. Russell, founder and CEO emeritus of H.J. Russell & Co., a construction and real estate firm which was founded in 1957 and is one of the largest minority-owned companies in the United States, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at the age of 83. Russell’s wake will be held Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m. at […]

Watch Night services 2013: Atlanta

Watch Night services have been held in African American communities for over a century. The tradition can be traced back to New Year’s Eve 1862, which has also been called Freedom’s Eve. During that time African Americans gathered in churches and homes throughout the country bringing in the New Year as they awaited news that […]

‘Get Financially Fit’ at Ebenezer Baptist Church with Wells Fargo

First 30 adults to register and complete course will get $25 gift cards The “Get Financially Fit” seminar moves to the most famous church in Atlanta – Ebenezer Baptist Church – on Saturday, April 6. Topics will include home buying, as the market heats up and millions of dollars are available to help buy in […]

Night watch services in Atlanta

Night watch services have been held in African American communities for over a century. The  tradition can be traced back to New Year’s Eve, 1862, which has also been called Freedom’s Eve. During that time African Americans gathered in churches and homes throughout the country bringing in the New Year as they awaited news that […]

Black Women of the Church Smashing in Hats

Black Women of the Church Make Hats Crowning Glory Church ladies and matrons of the church  are icons of  African American culture. These are the women who set the standard for proper decorum and provide guidelines to live by.  Just consider their Sunday morning regiments, their regal appearances and stately comportment  — it says a […]

Atlanta MLK Events 2012

Check out the events happening in your city! A King Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1280 Peachtree St. NE) Thursday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Atlanta Symphony’s tribute concerts to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma takes the stage.  Performed annually at Dr. King’s […]

Baseball and the Civil Rights Movement: Community Leaders Converge at Ebenezer

The Civil Rights movement played a major role in the integration of baseball. Thirteen years before the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, Jackie Robinson became the first black baseball player to integrate Major League Baseball. During this weekend’s annual MLB Civil Rights Game, several community leaders spoke about the race issues in America […]