Racism is a sin, and we will not be silent

December 3rd is #GIVINGTUESDAY –   December 3rd is also the anniversary of the publication of Frederick Douglass’ publication “The North Star” in 1847. The North Star was known for its stalwart stand against racial injustice. Douglass was one of the major...

Words for the journey — November 2019

I belong to that part of the Baptist family — American Baptist Churches USA  (ABC-USA) — which takes great pride in its denominational racial ethnic diversity. Our denomination, with almost 1.5 million people and around 5,700 churches, is said to be the most racially...

Reflections on a trip to Elaine, Arkansas

By Aidsand F. Wright-Riggins  It was 100 years ago that the worst massacre in the state of Arkansas, and arguably the worst racial massacre in United States history, took place in the small, rural town of Elaine. More than 230 African Americans were brutally killed...

On Juneteenth, NBC staff visit Peace and Justice Memorial

Members of the New Baptist Covenant ministry team visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., on Juneteenth this year. The memorial was designed as a journey from slavery, to the terror of lynching and race-based horror, through the hard...

A word from our Co-Executive Director

I grew up in a home in Compton, Calif., where my grandmother lived with us. Mama and Daddy were pioneering vanguards in their families’ treks during the Great Migration of African Americans who journeyed from the southern United States to the north and west during the...

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