Rev. Richard Sibert stands at the pulpit of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church which was vandalized in September. Photo by Ashley BenkarskiPhoto by Ashley Benkarski

Punishment Accepted for Desecrating Local Black Church

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Four teenage boys who pleaded guilty to vandalism and burglary of a predominantly black church have started their probationary periods as handed down in juvenile court recently. […read more]


Emmanuel AME and the Buoyancy of Hope

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Rev. Clementa Pinckney and his fellow congregants of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. gathered as usual in the historic edifice June 17 for their Wednesday evening prayer service. They came, as always, to refresh Read More

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The Power of the Black Press

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist   Whenever there is a steady series of public questions being raised about the “power” of Black Americans, you should always first consider the motive and purpose of the questions. Such was the case recently when Richard Prince Read More