‘The Best of Enemies’: What Happens When a Klansman and an Activist Talk it Out?
The Best of Enemies is a film that arouses a range of emotions but leaves the audience feeling hopeful. It’s a story of expected and unexpected courage, civility and camaraderie in the plight to desegregate Durham Public Schools in 1971.
Where Faith and the NBA Intersect
In a nation where pro sports are the most socially acceptable form of religion, what happens when a pastor’s other job is shepherding NBA fans over the Internet? An interview with Portland Trail Blazers beat journalist David Deckard.
Films Bring Jesus to Cinema in a Powerful Way
There have, in fact, been hundreds of films about Jesus produced around the world for over 100 years. These films have prompted devotion and missionary outreach, just as they have challenged viewers’ assumptions about Jesus.
“Now with Natalie”: An Ode to Identity and Self-Worth
The series is a fresh, relevant, and necessary examination into the depths of the Christian millennial experience.
Mahershala Ali on ‘Green Book’: ‘It’s a legitimate offering’
“It was challenging, especially being the lone black presence in the film and feeling responsible to address that publicly,” says Ali. “There’s a difference between racist and lacking awareness.”
A TV God for the age of anxiety
This fall, a new CBS hourlong dramedy “God Friended Me” premiered to such impressive ratings that the network gave a full-season order for it after only three episodes.
Tauren Wells wins 4, including new artist, at Dove Awards
Christian artist Tauren Wells won four awards including new artist and contemporary Christian artist of the year at the 49th annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.
Fans mourn Aretha Franklin at gospel-infused public viewing
Video Courtesy of Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV Mourners began pouring into Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on Tuesday to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin. They approached her gold-plated casket to the sounds of her gospel...
‘Black Panther’ costume designer celebrated in retrospective
For more than 30 years, costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s creations have brought the African-American experience to life on the big screen, from 19th century slave ships in “Amistad” to 1980s Brooklyn in “Do the Right Thing,”
A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of the ‘Queen of Soul’
Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.
Review: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is daring and essential
An exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years.
Honoring James Cone, founder of Black Theology
We would like to hear how Dr. James Cone influenced you. We invite you to share 200- to 250-word tributes on UrbanFaith.com. Send your tribute with your first and last names, city, state, and church affiliation (if desired) to [email protected]
The Death of a King
On this day we remember the death 50 years ago of Martin Luther King Jr., a husband, a father, a pastor, a drum major for justice. Our world is better because of...
Faith and [email protected] by Southwest (SXSW)
Faith and [email protected] by Southwest (SXSW) By Sederia Gray [email protected] AUSTIN, Texas--South by Southwest, known for its music festival and hailed as one of the most well-attended gatherings in the world, has introduced the...
‘A Spiritual B-12 Shot’: Why Churches Are Buying Out Black Panther Screenings
By Adrienne Samuels Gibbs [email protected] Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ did it. Virginia’s Alfred Street Baptist Church did it too. And even in Memphis at New Direction Christian Church and in Los Angeles at Hill City Church, the pastors approved of...
Jekalyn Carr: A Force To Be Reckoned WIth
Jekalyn Carr is a force to be reckoned with. Known for her chart-topping single Greater Is Coming, Carr is also a Grammy-nominated and Stellar Award-winning gospel artist, minister, and songwriter who unapologetically proclaims her love for...
‘Greenleaf’ Returns Tuesday with All-New Episodes
Finally! The wait is almost over. Many of us were disappointed last spring when we discovered "Greenleaf" was not returning for three months. However, the OWN series’ two-night, mid-season premiere finally begins August 15 at 10 p.m. ET. "Greenleaf" was also renewed...
Kendrick Only Half Right About God’s Judgment
Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar is one of the most popular music stars in the nation today, with multiple songs on his new album charting in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 songs. His single “Humble.” drew praise and critique from all sides of the Black...