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Day of Unity

All around the country this past weekend, black Christian leaders used their sermons to explore a taboo topic: HIV and AIDS.


The NAACP recruited more than 100 pastors to preach about HIV for a “Day of Unity”, hoping to raise the subject’s profile among those affected at a disparate rate – the African-American community.


“Historically, the Black Church has been instrumental in driving change on social justice issues, including voting rights and employment opportunities,” said Dr. Marjorie Innocent, senior director of health programs for the […]

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An image from the past: Thurgood Marshall and the Reverend M. Moran Weston

The New York Times, during Black History Month, is publishing images from its archives that have never been published before, and today’s captured a bit of Episcopal history as well.

Thurgood Marshall was a lawyer of heroic imagination, who led the team that brought school desegregation to the Supreme Court, winning an end to separate but equal. In 1967, he became the country’s first black Supreme Court justice.

But five years before that, on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 1962, he made […]

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