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The 40-day Lenten season, when many Christians observe fasting, began in mid-February. But how did the practice emerge?
Half of Black church attendees — defined in the study as African Americans who attend a majority Black church — agree “strongly” that faith is a crucial dimension of the Black experience. Additionally, almost 4 in 10 (38%) agree “somewhat” about that.
Anti-Black bias and lack of teacher referrals are keeping Black students out of gifted school programs, a scholar suggests.
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Gates’ book, “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” will be released Tuesday (Feb. 16), the same day the four-hour documentary will begin a two-day run on PBS stations. Musicians John Legend and Yolanda Adams are featured in the series.
At the turn of the 20th century, with few children’s books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to ‘Let us make the world know that we are living.’
When you first see the Black History 365 curriculum book, it looks like any other textbook. But take a peek inside and that’s where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.