Black History Month has ended for 2021. This year during Black History Month the Public Broadcasting System aired a four-hour documentary, produced by Henry Louis Gates, about the Black church. Across the nation, people paid tribute to the contributions by…
Pastor, judge, activist, agitator: As he strives for justice, Wendell Griffen stretches the lexicon of adjectives
Wendell Griffen, 66, is all of these things. But his persona is so large, his reputation so loud, his “rightness” so locked in and eagerly defended, that the man’s depth can be lost in the shallows in which he must wade.
Racially diverse church occupies campus where Baptist pastor once proclaimed racist views
In one of life’s delicious little ironies, New Millennium Church now meets on the campus associated with one of Little Rock’s most ardent racists of the 1950s.
Photo Gallery: Wendell Griffen
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At the center of Arkansas Delta’s fight against poverty and division: an 85-year-old swimming pool
Every June, that work culminates in the wildly-popular Swim Camp, where children and teenagers not only learn to swim but learn to pursue leadership through lifeguarding, volunteering and interning with Together For Hope.
Imagination is the greatest threat to Delta poverty, Together for Hope Arkansas says
With a precise focus on literacy and leadership development, Together For Hope continues to build children’s imaginations for what is possible beyond the limited view of poverty.
Phillips County, Arkansas: Backwater Rising
Like the muddy shores of the Mississippi, the Delta’s storied African American communities have always confronted both the abundance and the peril of life in the Delta, hoping to God that the levee holds.
Photo Gallery: Arkansas Delta
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Video: Janee’ Tisby on Poverty
Watch a video with Janee’ Tisby talking about poverty.