AME Zions Elect 4 New Bishops

(Updated 07/28/2016) The Rev. Staccato Powell, pastor of Grace AME Zion Church in Raleigh, N.C., was the first bishop elected during the General Conference...

Bishop Frank Reid Continues Family AME Legacy

Newly elected African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Bishop Frank Madison Reid III is ready to assume his position as part of the leadership team of...

The National Black Church Initiative Condemns the North Miami Police Department for a Bad...

50,000 Protesters are Ready  Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7...

The National Black Church Initiative Stands with Black Lives Matter, Calls Sheriff David Clarke’s...

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans,...

AME Zion Bishop Richard Thompson Dies at 73

Bishop Richard Keith Thompson, a longtime religious leader in Washington, D.C., and in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church, has died. He was...

AME Zion Church Set to Hold 50th Quadrennial Conference in Greensboro, N.C.

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church will hold its 50th Quadrennial Conference at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel & Koury Convention Center in Greensboro,...

The Six New AME Bishops Get Assignments

The six newly-elected bishops in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church recently received their assignments and they will be administering to members of their...

United Methodist Church Elects 4 Black Women Bishops

(Updated 7/16/2016)  Four African-American women were recently elected as bishops at quadrennial meetings of the United Methodist Church, further removing the glass ceiling for...

Rev. Jamal Bryant Jokes About Open Marriages on New TV Show

Rev. Jamal H. Bryant, pastor and founder of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple AME Church, has come under fire for his remarks seeming to support open...

The National Black Church Initiative Calls the BREXIT Vote Shocking, Destabilizing and Racist in...

Washington, DC – The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans,...

Southern Baptists Repudiate Confederate Flag

The Southern Baptist Convention, which was founded as a pro-slavery denomination and is the largest Protestant church in the United States, recently passed a...