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Church, Edibles, Georgia, Marijuana, News, Video -

  Two Georgia women have found themselves in a world of trouble after attempting to help church goers get in touch with “the most high” in the literal sense. According to WJLA, last Friday, Ebony Cooper and Leah Pressley attended an event hosted by a Savannah, Georgia church, which was intended to feature local entrepreneurs […]

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Beyoncé, Bible, Church, Entertainment, News, San Francisco, Video -

San Francisco's Grace Cathedral Church is inviting parishioners "to sing your Beyoncé favorites and discover how her art opens a window into the lives of marginalized and forgotten — particularly black females."

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AR-15, Church, News, School Shooting -

A Pennsylvania church is holding a blessing ceremony for AR-15 assault rifles not far from a local elementary school. The blessing will take place at the World Peace and Unification Sanctuary in Newfoundland next Wednesday morning, and around 600 people are expected to attend. The church is known for its pro-gun stance, and for their […]

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Assault, Church, LGBT, News -

A woman has been charged with beating a fellow church parishioner in order to “expel homosexual demons,” and she has also admitted to “starting” the mass assault. Sarah Anderson is one of five people currently on trial for assaulting Matthew Fenner, who was beaten at church. It was a staggering 30 people who reportedly attacked […]

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#raisethewage, #yeswecan, Barack Obama, Chicago, Church, Economy, Farewell, Gerren Keith Gaynor, Hidden Figures, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Janelle Monae, Kim Burrell, Minimum Wage, Natasha Alford, News, Pharrell, sermon, Video -

On the first 2017 edition of the Grio News Update, Grio editors Natasha Alford and Gerren Keith Gaynor talk President Obama’s big farewell address, Janelle Monae calling out Kim Burrell after her controversial sermon and news about $$$ that black America will want to know!

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Church, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, GoFundMe -

On Nov. 1, members of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church were devastated to learn that their place of worship, a church that had been a beacon of hope for 111 years in rural Greenville, Mississippi, had been set ablaze and vandalized with the words “Vote Trump” spray-painted in white on the side of its beige brick […]

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Alabama Pastor, Black Children, Church, Fired, Leadership, News, Vacation Bible School -

Jonathan Greer used to be a pastor at the Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Butler, Alabama, but he was unanimously voted out after the church leadership became upset with him for inviting black children to Vacation Bible School and told him to stop. –Black pastor invites Glenn Beck to Birmingham for MLK ‘Dream’ speech anniversary “There was […]

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black lives, Charleston Shooting, Church, Death Penalty, Dylann Roof, Gun Violence, Murder, News, Race War, South Carolina -

Dylann Roof, who killed nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, is facing the federal death penalty.  But CNN reports Roof’s defense lawyers have filed a legal challenge to the punishment, saying it’s unconstitutional. –Justice Department seeks death penalty for church shooting suspect Dylann Roof Roof admitted to attempting to incite a race war and has been […]

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Angry, Church, Dallas Shooting, Deputy, Drunk, Fired, Micah Johnson, News, Shooting, Texas Officer -

A Texas deputy was arrested after firing his service weapon at a church in Ellis County, Texas, Texas officer upset over Dallas shootings gets drunk, fires gun at church after he got drunk and was upset over the recent shooting in Dallas. –Dallas shooting suspect identified as 25-year-old Micah Johnson Sommervell County Sheriff’s Deputy William Cox […]

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Bedside Baptist, Church, Get Lifted -

Everyone has experienced a time when they just couldn’t wake up for church. Right? Many get their Sunday uplift from preachers all over the world via the Internet. According to Urban Dictionary, it’s the church you go to when you decide to sleep in. It’s also referred to as “Pillow Presbyterian.” This church is one […]

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Black Couple, Church, Discrimination, First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, News, Phil Bryant -

PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi (AP) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday it is 'unfortunate' that a predominantly white church in the state wouldn't allow a black couple to get married in its sanctuary...

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Church, Health, HIV Test, HIV/AIDS, Living, NAACP, Religion -

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the pastor of a mostly African-American Baptist church near Houston, Timothy W. Sloan has known for years that he needed to talk about HIV and AIDS with his congregation...

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African Methodist Episcopal Church, AME Church, Barack Obama, Black Church, Church, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, LGBT, Politics, Religion -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The African Methodist Episcopal Church is condemning a false online report that the denomination withdrew support for President Barack Obama over his support for same-sex marriage...

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Africa, Attack, Church, Kenya, Nairobi, News, Terrorism -

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen killed two policemen guarding a church, snatched their rifles and then opened fire on the congregation from inside and out on Sunday, killing 15 people and wounding 40...

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Church, congregation, Fire, Gateway Church of God in Christ, Hit And Run, Memphis, News, WMC -

A Memphis congregation is dealing with lost of their church, Gateway Church of God in Christ was destroyed by a fire after it was struck by a passing vehicle in a hit and run accident.

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Baptist, Bethel, BIMBC, Church, Gilfords, Houston, Louisiana, News, Pastor, Texas, Theft -

A Houston pastor and wife were jailed for allegedly swindling their congregation out of approximately $430,000 for gambling trips to Louisiana...

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Antoine Johnson, Church, Mentor, Molestation, MySpace, News, Sexual Abuse, Summer Camp, Teenage Boys -

Antonie Johnson, 29, a former church mentor and camp counselor, posed as 14 year-old girl named 'Kristen', who never existed, on Myspace...

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Christian, Christianity, Church, Fred Luter, Fred Luter Jr, Inspiration, Religion, Southern Baptist Convention -

theGRIO REPORT - The predominantly white Southern Baptist denomination made history and headlines late Tuesday when they elected Fred Luter, Jr. their first African-American president...

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Chicago, Church, Crime, Mother Jones Food Pantry, News, Stolen, Truck -

CHICAGO - A local food pantry scheduled to make a big delivery Wednesday no longer has its new food truck to transport it...

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Church, Faith, Fred Luter, Inspiration, New Orleans, Religion, Southern Baptist Convention, Southern Baptists -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Southern Baptists may elect their first African-American president when they meet Tuesday as the nation's largest Protestant denomination...

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Baptist, Church, Fred Luter, Nashville, News, Politics, President, Religion, Southern Baptist Convention, X Rev. Fred Luter Jr. -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Four months ago, two African-American pastors stood in a hallway of the Southern Baptist Convention's Nashville headquarters looking at a row of white faces...

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Church, Dallas, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Gay Marriage, Gay Rights, LGBT, Marriage Equality, News, Pastor, Religion, Rev. Frederick Haynes III -

A Dallas megachurch pastor recently gave a sermon that supported President Obama's same-sex marriage stance and blasted fellow African-American leaders...

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Church, Florida, George Zimmerman, Law, News, Self Defense, Shooting, Stand Your Ground, Task Force, Trayvon Martin -

LONGWOOD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida task force will hold its first public meeting just miles from where 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was killed to examine a state self-defense law being used by the man who shot him...

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Arrest, Assault, Atlanta, Christianity, Church, Creflo Dollar, Daughter, Domestic Violence, Megachurch, News, Pastor, Religion, Televangelist -

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar has been arrested after authorities say he slightly hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at his metro Atlanta home...

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Church, Gay Marriage, Grace Community United Church of Christ, LGBT, Marriage, Marriage Equality, Minnesota, News, Pastor, Religion, Rev. Oliver White, St. Paul -

Rev. Oliver White received criticism from his former members following his support for marriage equality...

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Church, Fred Luter Jr, Nashville, News, Richard Land, Southern Baptist Convention, The Washington Times, Trayvon Martin -

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) - The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics chief was reprimanded Friday and his radio show canceled after he made inflammatory comments about the fatal shooting of unaramed black teenager Trayvon Martin...

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