Black History Month: John Handcox’s Songs of Resistance

Delta gospel, blues, and labor songs sprang from the fields where pain and resistance, strength and sorrow coexisted. The music that came from this place speaks to the land of milk and honey and the valley of dry bones. It speaks to the place where riches abound and poverty prevails. It speaks…

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Christmas Dreamin’

By Andrea Price a_price1 I recently listened to a message by Rev. William Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan AME Church, entitled “I’m Dreaming of a Scandalous Christmas”. His sermon title is a play on words made famous by Bing Crosby who sang, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones…

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Silence is Not Your Mission

Opinion Piece by Andrea Price For at least 9 generations, my paternal lineage has worshipped Christ at a small African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in rural Arkansas. My 5th great grandmother Louisa Chavers’ grave is the oldest grave in the cemetery located at this church. For generations, my family even attended camp…

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