Archives

Oakland, CA — Following a white nationalist, Ku Klux Klan-sponsored “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Black church faith leaders and denominations, today joined other clergy in announcing a “Weeks of Righteous Resistance” initiative to push back on hate and racism. Prompted by the hostile treatment of fellow faith leaders — Rev. Traci Blackmon, […]

Continue Reading

“There are mothers, like Mary, who cradle their sons at night while fearing that their boys are destined to die. How do we minister hope in a world that disproportionately robs black and brown mothers of a lifetime with their sons?” – Yolanda Pierce

Continue Reading

By Jamye Wooten, It’s not news to say that this has been a crazy, rancorous election season—perhaps the most ugly in modern history, many pundits claim. Maybe. But when I reflect back on earlier election cycles, there seems to have been plenty of media-infused hostility that we tend to mute in our nostalgic remembrance. The […]

Continue Reading

July 13th marks the one year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was pulled over and accused of failing to use a turn signal. Bland was arrested and later found hanged in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas.

Continue Reading

How do we use these tools to move #BeyondReActivism, beyond the tweeting and protest of #blackdeath to a sustained movement #OrganizingForPower, or holistic community development where the end goal is not reform or rights, but power.

Continue Reading

The use of social media and the democratization of communication have provided opportunities for new and marginalized voices to be heard and amplified. . . . Might social media platforms provide new entry points for women to launch their ministries?

Continue Reading

Jamye Wooten speaks to Rev. Ronald A. Nathan, Chief Executive Officer of the Black Caucus Movement of Trinidad and Tobago, at the 2016 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference.

Continue Reading

  Released November 26, 2015

Continue Reading

By Jamye Wooten On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, DeRay Mckesson, a protester and Teach for America alum – who identifies himself as a Black Lives Matter activist, entered the crowded race for Mayor of Baltimore City. While I have been critical at times of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, overall I’ve been supportive.  I think it is […]

Continue Reading

 Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference holds vigil for Sandra Bland. #ITooResist

Continue Reading