Opinion

Why are black churches so loud? No seriously, has anyone ever asked you that?  I know I’ve gotten the question before and after pondering it I realized that is a pretty accurate statement. Think about it.  Have you ever been to a historically African American church? The choirs can sing and they sing loudly.  The preachers […]

The smell of barbecue in the air means only one thing, summer is in full affect and your kids are likely enjoying time spent with friends and less about school. Who didn’t enjoy time off from school, being able to roam the streets knowing that tomorrow Mrs. Wallace wasn’t going to be asking you for […]

What do drugs, drinking and driving, and downloading music have in common? By law, they are all illegal, yet people indulge in them anyway. So, what if abortion was illegal? Help PraisePhilly Get To 50, 000 Likes On Facebook!  The Pennsylvania legislation would be wasting their time to attempt to outlaw abortions statewide. As the already instated abortion […]

Photo: Brooke Anderson, IndyBay To Protect and Serve” is the common slogan associated with police officers, yet, if you were to poll many African Americans on the police, protecting and serving wouldn’t be their first answer to describe them. Regardless of the relationship between the two, its almost easy to say, Black people don’t trust the […]

Each year thousands of men and women are incarcerated in America. For those given life sentences or assigned to death row, prison will be all they know for a very long time. Most would think for those involved there can’t be anything to look forward to in prison but many inmates seem to find something that they have been […]

In this exclusive opinion piece, noted Baltimore-based minister Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant responds to President Obama’s recent declaration of support for same-sex marriages. ———— The African American community has beamed with tremendous pride at the work of the first Black President, Barack Obama, in his first term: Bringing the troops home; creating jobs.; doubling the […]

PraisePhilly.com:  During the early years and height of the Civil Rights movement, the black church was often considered the heartbeat of our communities. Rallies, protests, and community meetings were held in places of worship to discuss current social and sometimes political issues that affected neighborhoods on a local, state, and national level. In 2012, can […]

August of 2010 in Louisiana, six African American teenagers ages 13 to 18 all died drowning trying to save each other. There were other people present during the tragic drowning including adults, and not one of them could swim either. Unfortunately, this brought up the common stereotype about Black people: Why Don’t Black People Swim? […]

On November 4, 2008, history was made. The glass ceiling shattered beyond what was previously imagined as the most powerful man in the world was of African descent and could identify with the often forgotten population, African Americans. It seemed like the country had undergone an intense race relations course and the years of historic […]

  By now we all have heard the tragic story of Trayvon Martin, and if you haven’t it’s safe you are most likely living under a rock. One of the most spoken facts about this case has been that when the young man was shot all he had on him was a bag of Skittles […]

Stuart McDonald a blogger from Elev8.com wrote an article an interesting article about why he hates dating Christians. We are sharing this with you because we believe this is a great read for anyone in a relationship. McDonald talks about the undue tension, drama, and stress that are brought upon a relationship when dating a […]

A blogger for Global Grind wrote a letter blaming black people and their “suspicious” clothing for the brutal murder of Trayvon Martin. He claims that its black people’s fault because they choose to wear hoodies and other clothing associated with crime. He believes Racism had nothing to do with George Zimmerman stalking and killing Trayvon […]