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West African religions are on the rise in Maryland as practitioners connect with roots | The Washington Post

Jonathan M. Pitts, The Washington Post Iyanifa Oyadele Ogunsina, known as Olori, tosses shells in a divination ceremony on the banks of the Scotts Level Branch in Pikes­ville, Md. She is a practitioner of Ifa, an ancient West African faith. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun), Featured Image County — They gathered in a clearing by a stream in Baltimore County one chilly early-spring day, some in the colorful African head ties known as geles, others wearing bracelets trimmed in shells or carved in wood. names. One by one, they stepped forward to toss offerings into the Gwynns Falls — a pineapple, four […]

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The Jonestown We Don’t Know | The New York Review Of Books

Gaiutra Bahadur , The New York Review Of Books Matthew Naythons/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images. The Evans family, who survived the Jonestown massacre by walking out of the camp on the morning of November 18, saying they were going on a family picnic, United States, November 30, 1978. Featured Image past November marked forty years since Jonestown, shorthand for the collective suicide of more than 900 Americans in a South American jungle settlement named for the pastor who led them there, Jim Jones. As the greatest loss of American life in a single incident before September 11, 2001, it deserves a […]

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West Baden ‘Colored Church’ Taken Off Endangered List | Indiana Public Media A historic all-black church in West Baden is being taken off a list of endangered landmarks after the West Baden Springs Town Council voted to sell the white-frame building to an association of 18 church congregations.

A historic all-black church in West Baden is being taken off a list of endangered landmarks after the West Baden Springs Town Council voted to sell the white-frame building to an association of 18 church congregations.

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William Barber II, Legendary Civil Rights Leader, Steps Down From NC NAACP Leadership Role – The Root When the words “black liberation theology” are spoken, several names immediately come to mind: the Rev. James Cone, who coined the term; the Rev. Sojourner Truth; the Rev. Nat Turner; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; Dr. Cornel West; the Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon; and the Rev. Dr. William Barber II.

When the words “black liberation theology” are spoken, several names immediately come to mind: the Rev. James Cone, who coined the term; the Rev. Sojourner Truth; the Rev. Nat Turner; the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; Dr. Cornel West; the Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon; and the Rev. Dr. William Barber II.

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The Procession of the Black Nazarene – The Atlantic

Alan Taylor | The Atlantic On January 9, hundreds of thousands of Catholic devotees in Manila, Philippines, took part in a barefoot procession lasting 22 hours, carrying a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ through the streets as worshipers climbed over each other to kiss, touch, or rub bits of cloth on the statue. The Black Nazarene is an ebony statue of Jesus Christ brought to the Philippines in 1606, and is believed to have miraculous powers. Organizers said that events related to the annual festival were expected to draw about 15 million people to Manila this year. CONTINUE READING | […]

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