Posts Tagged ‘Trinity United Church Of Christ’

Your Black Hip-Hop: Rev. Wright Reflects On Hip-Hop

December 9, 2008 Leave a comment

New York-based Hip-Hop artist, NYOIL, pays a visit to the 2nd annual State of the Black World Conference, and engages Rev. Dr. Jeremiah E. Wright Jr. in dialogue about the present state of Hip-Hop. Featured are also, veteran Hip-Hop journalist,  DaveyD, X-Clan member, Paradise Gray, and Hip-Hop artist/news-anchor, Jasiri X:

Your Black News: Rev. Wright Preaches Forgiveness At TUCC Anniversary

December 8, 2008 Leave a comment

[Unaired McCain Rev. Wright ad]:

President-elect Barack Obama made a “bad decision” by distancing himself from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his church, Wright said Sunday — but that’s OK.

“He’s still my child,” Wright said in a sermon in which he expressed pride in Obama’s longtime association with Trinity United Church of Christ. [...]

Wright, speaking at Trinity on its 47th anniversary, said he was proud of “the only church that produced the first and only African-American president in the 211-year history of the United States. No other church can say that.”

“The hatred of the media and the haters in politics may have caused him to distance himself from us, but the love of Christ will never allow me to distance myself from him,” Wright said of Obama. “I can no more disown him than I can disown any other child of mine who makes [a] bad decision. He made a bad decision, but he’s still my child.”

Wright also compared the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib Prison to the abuses of old colonial powers [...]

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Your Black Politics: State Of The Black World Conference Outlines Black Agenda

December 6, 2008 Leave a comment

The 2nd annual State of the Black World Conference was held in New Orleans, on November 19-23, 2008. Amongst the many forums, was a “town-hall” meeting to outline what the Black Agenda is, vis-a-vis President-Elect Obama. Below are a few highlights from the event.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux:

Dr. Iva Carruthers (Part 1):

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Your Black News: Rev. Jeremiah Wright Speaks Out Following Obama Victory

November 7, 2008 Leave a comment

MILFORD — As protesters outside held a giant American flag and yelled words like “traitor” and “racist,” the Rev. Jeremiah Wright discussed his views on race and Christianity before an audience of hundreds Thursday night in Kingdom Life Christian Church.

Wright, President-elect Barack Obama’s former pastor, whose racially and politically charged remarks in sermons propelled him to notoriety in March, was invited to a forum on the Bible, race and American history by the Rev. John C. Rankin, an evangelical scholar and head of the Hartford-based Theological Education Institute.

A soft-spoken Wright, retired senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, told the diverse crowd his controversial remarks were taken out of context as media sound bites.

“They could care less what I preach,” he said in response to a question. “Their intention was to use me as a weapon of mass destruction to destroy that man’s candidacy. “¦ Perceptions of me are based on 10 seconds.”

The spotlight fell Wright when ABC News reported a review of dozens of his sermons found repeated denunciations of the U.S. and lists of its injustices to blacks and other minorities [...]

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