Tag Archives: racism

Offensive sorority shirts ‘abhorrent, disrespectful,’ says Samford president

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — Samford University in Birmingham issued an apology today for “the offensive image” that appeared on T-shirts produced by one of its sororities. The Kappa chapter of Alpha Delta Pi produced a shirt for its spring formal that … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Floyd, Young urge racial unity in CNN editorial

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention (NBC) President Jerry Young authored a joint CNN editorial Nov. 9 urging pastors to proclaim racism a sin and initiate conversations on racial unity. “We lead … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

New Erwin brothers film tells true-life story of revival, reconciliation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Martha Simmons) — Can faith and football heal a racially divided community? Absolutely — according to a new movie made by and about Alabamians. Due in theaters nationwide Oct. 16, “Woodlawn” tells the true-life story of revival and … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Riots about more than Gray’s death, pastors say

BALTIMORE (BP, TAB) — As Baltimore experiences the first calm after the April 25 funeral of an unarmed black man who died of injuries sustained when police arrested him, local black Southern Baptist pastor Ryan Palmer recalls when the riots … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Breaking News — Carter comments on issue of race in prison reform

ATLANTA, Ga. (ABP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says the disproportionate number of African-Americans who are incarcerated is a remaining vestige of racism in the United States. “When the black Baptist leaders speak out and say what do Baptists need … Continue reading

Posted in Home | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment