The ancestors are dancing in Harlem… I feel them, I see them, they are calling to us to make right what they left wrong and to manifest their destiny in this great city within a city. They are calling to us to drum, dance and defund even when all seems dark, because the sun will always rise in the east and set in the west. The ancestors are dancing in Harlem and their dancing shoes are love & joy.
On Tuesday June 19th the Southern Baptist Convention made history when 7,700 ministers unanimously supported the vote for Rev. Fred Luter, Jr. to become the first Black president of the predominately White denomination. The Southern Baptist Convention is the world’s largest protestant denomination and some would say the whitest. The vote is extremely historic in light of church history, because the Southern Baptist denomination became a separate denomination in 1845 after a regional split with northern Baptist over the issues of slavery. After the Civil War a second split occurred when most Black Baptists in the South separated from white churches and set up their own congregations.