Black Christian News Roundup

Black Christian News Roundup

New On Netflix: In Hampton Roads, VA, Pharrell Williams and his uncle Bishop Ezekiel Williams set out to build an inspiring gospel choir with one mission: to change the world.


  • This Black voter for Trump no longer feels alone (QCity Metro)
  • How Atlanta’s Black-Jewish coalition helps Warnock and Ossoff in their fight for the Senate (Forward)
  • After the election: Biden victory in hand, Black church get-out-the-vote workers assess the future (RNS)
  • The Unfair Attack on Raphael Warnock (Washington Monthly)

General Interest

  • This archbishop has become the first African American cardinal in Catholic history (CNN)
  •  Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Urban Faith) — David E. Talbert, Director of Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey, has written and directed a delightful musical with more black and brown faces than you typically see in a movie of its type.
  • The Quest to Unearth One of America’s Oldest Black Churches (Wired)
  • State marker notes AME church’s role in school desegregation fight (The Philadelphia Tribune)
  • Grave Is Found at Site of Historic Black Church in Colonial Williamsburg (The NY Times)
  • Research: Racial Minorities Were More Likely to Contract COVID-19 at Churches (Christianity Today)
  • Black Charlotte’s Holiday Gift Guide (QCity Biz)
  • Black Clergy, United Way to Launch Anti-Coronavirus Effort (AP)




Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy 10 Podcast Shorts on Mothers and Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy 10 Podcast Shorts on Mothers and Motherhood

Every mom’s journey to and through motherhood is a little different. That’s the beautiful thing about motherhood — there’s no perfect way to do it, yet most moms find their way to doing the best that they can with God’s help. So, today we’re celebrating each unique motherly experience with a compilation of 10 two-minute podcast shorts by Dr. Melvin E. Banks, founder of UMI. We’ve pulled them from Dr. Banks’ daily radio program called Daily Direction, which covers a variety of issues and topics.  Listen in and remember all of what you love (or loved) about your mom.

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The 7 Last Words of Christ

The 7 Last Words of Christ

WORD 3: Pastor Tajuan Kyles, Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church, Waxhaw, North Carolina

Looking for a dynamic way to get the Word this Easter weekend? Check out The 7 Last Words of Christ, featuring well-known pastors you love from all over the country, including Rev. Dr. William Curtis, Bishop  Sir. Walter Mack, Dr. Frank Thomas, Pastor Tajuan Kyles, Rev. Dr. Preston R. Winfrey, Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, Bishop Aaron Lackey, Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley, Dr. D. Darrell Griffin, Bishop C. Guy Robinson.


Celebrating UMI at 50 with Vintage Video and Images

Celebrating UMI at 50 with Vintage Video and Images

First Preschool Student Book

First Primary Student Book

First J.A.M. Jesus and Me Student Book

First Juniorway Student Book

First inTeen Student Book

First Young Adult Today Student Book

First Urban Faith Student Book

First Direction Student Book

First Precepts for Living Commentary

UMI Corporate Building

Groundbreaking in 1995 for Current Corporate Building

First UMI Location: Dr. Banks' home

Second UMI office location

Third UMI office location