African-American, Christianity, Church, Culture, Explanatory Journalism, Health, Mental Health

Podcast: Depression and the Black Christian (Part 1)

In Search of Healing and Hope Drs. Ural H. Hill and Miranda M. Hill The Harvest Magazine contributors   *This is the first installment of a series about the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental health disorders in the Black faith community. LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST HERE:   Introduction Life can sometimes pose challenges… Read More Podcast: Depression and the Black Christian (Part 1)

African-American, Christianity, Church, Civil Rights, Culture, Current events, Race Relations, Social Media

The Rise of The Reconciled Church 50 Years after Montgomery

  MONTGOMERY, ALA. –  On the 50th anniversary of the world-altering Civil Rights march into Montgomery and Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech from the statehouse steps, The Reconciled Church movement–Christian leaders, nationally, from across denominational and racial lines, armed with a seven-point plan–continues the march to racial equity, peace and justice. “The Church sparked… Read More The Rise of The Reconciled Church 50 Years after Montgomery

African-American, Christianity, Culture, Current events, Religion, Science

Survey: Majority of Evangelical Christians See No Conflict Between Science and Religion

A recent AAAS conference brought together about 200 scientists, clergy, environmentalists, public health specialists, journalists, and people of faith for a wide-ranging discussion on how to improve the conversation between the religious and scientific communities. From: Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER), a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)  WASHINGTON,… Read More Survey: Majority of Evangelical Christians See No Conflict Between Science and Religion

African-American, Civil Rights, Culture, Current events, Selma

President Obama Speaks in Selma on “Bloody Sunday” Anniversary [LIVE STREAM]

March 7, 2015 Morgan Winsor Displayed with permission from International Business Times   President Barack Obama will speak at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the civil-rights march from Selma to Montgomery, during which police brutally attacked 600 unarmed demonstrators. It’s Obama’s first trip to Selma since he took… Read More President Obama Speaks in Selma on “Bloody Sunday” Anniversary [LIVE STREAM]

African-American, Church, Culture, Current events, Faith, Faith Community, Religion, Scripture, Spirituality

He Maketh Me to Lie Down In Green Pastures: The Church and Domestic Abuse

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor   One out of the four women who reads this article has been abused or assaulted by a spouse or significant other in their lifetime, or she will be according to the centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every nine seconds a woman is beaten or assaulted — that… Read More He Maketh Me to Lie Down In Green Pastures: The Church and Domestic Abuse

African-American, Church, Culture, Current events, Explanatory Journalism, Faith Community, Faith-based Organizations, Health, Healthcare

Why African-Americans Are Less Likely to Get the Flu Vaccine and How the Church Can Help

Kimberly N. Alleyne Instances of U.S. influenza (flu) activity have reached the epidemic threshold for the 2014-15 flu season according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). Annually there are 15 to 61 million cases of influenza are in the United States; each year 36,000 U.S. deaths are caused by flu. The CDC… Read More Why African-Americans Are Less Likely to Get the Flu Vaccine and How the Church Can Help

African-American, Bible, Church, Culture, Essay, Mental Health

There Is Light at the Other End — Hold On

Pastor Cheryl Mitchell Gaines, J.D.; M.Div. The Harvest Magazine contributor Reflective Essay If my life can be used to bring you glory Lord Jesus, use me.  If you can use anyone Lord, use me.  O, Lord.  I give you me again, and again, and again. After Robin Williams’s suicide, many African-Americans began to admit how… Read More There Is Light at the Other End — Hold On

African-American, Church, Commentary, Culture

This Seat Is Taken

Kimberly N. Alleyne The Harvest Magazine Commentary I witnessed something many years ago that continues to stay with me. I’ll likely always remember it because it was an incredibly appalling experience. The year was 2002, and the event was a Black History celebration at the Memphis church where I worshipped. The church’s annual event never… Read More This Seat Is Taken