Bishop Martin D. McLee, leader of The United Methodist Church’s New York Area, died Sept. 6. He had been on leave of absence due to illness since July. McLee would have been 59 years old Sept. 10.
By Pamela Crosby African-American spirituals, also known as Negro spirituals, are a familiar, precious part of American history. Today their melodies are an integral part of worship services. Often sung as part of Martin Luther King Jr. birthday and Black History Month celebrations, oppressed people worldwide continue to use them as protest and liberation songs. […]
47th Meeting, March 28-29, 2014, St. Louis, Missouri We are only a few weeks away from the 2014 Special Meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal. We have much work to do and we have much to celebrate in the life of the church and by way of what we are endeavoring to do in […]
For a decade Bishop Forrest C. Stith, has led the AAMHC in assembling a trove of Black Methodist archival treasures. The Center celebrated both its own 10 year history and the service of its unpaid President and CEO at a December 9, 2011 Washington, D.C., gala that featured a concert of revered African American sacred […]