Does Bishop Joseph Walker have the key to reviving the Black church?

Bishop Joseph Walker of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee, has built a faithful congregation of 30,000 over the past 24 years. He is now trying to channel congregants’ current anger about police violence into something productive. The prominent minister has formed a political action committee aimed at voter turnout among millennials and minorities. […]

ICYMI: The Black church is dead

In a powerful editorial piece, and perhaps with a wink to Common’s brilliant 1994 song “I Used To Love H.E.R.,” Michael Harriot over at NegusWhoRead announced the death of the Black church last week. “…the Black church was born before the founding of America during a time where her parishioners could be killed if the […]

Selena Gomez pushes past The Game to land atop the Billboard Top 200

The race for number one album on the Billboard chart was a close one but singer and actress Selena Gomez managed to narrowly outpace Compton rapper The Game to take the top spot for the week. Powered by her top five pop hit, “Good For You” featuring A$AP Rocky, Gomez’s Revival garnered a total of […]