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Nativity Features Trayvon Martin Instead Of Jesus

The nativity scene on the lawn of the Claremont United Methodist Church — which shows Martin in a hoodie, slumped over and bleeding — was created by 57-year-old congregant and artist John Zachary.

A Century Of African American Islam

The year 2013 marks the centenary of the reported founding of the Canaanite Temple in Newark, N.J. That was the very earliest form of an indigenous African-American Islam, one completely distinct from normative Islam, the 1,400-year-old religion from Arabia founded by Mohammed.

Joyce Alexander Walker, Cherry Hill’s First African American Councilwoman, Dies

Joyce Alexander Walker, 60, the first African-American elected to the Cherry Hill Township Council, died Saturday, Dec. 28, after battling cancer, according to local officials.

Redefining Philanthropy: How African Americans Give Back [Audio]

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation released a study in 2012 showing that African-Americans give a larger share of their income to charities than any other group.

Beyonce Talks Body Image, Sexuality In New Music [Video]

Anyone who listened to Beyoncé’s new self-titled album is well aware of the prominent sexuality on the record. And that’s something the superstar isn’t ashamed of, according to part four of her behind-the-scenes documentary. But the singer has also drawn some controversy because of a sample included in her song, “XO.” Read more about it here.

Dwyane Wade is a Dad…Again

It’s no secret that the Miami Heat star is a proud papa. But the rumor mill has it D. Wade fathered a child while he was on a break from now-fiancee Gabrielle Union. According to People magazine, Union was aware of the child before she accepted his proposal and has known the baby’s mother for years.

Isiah Thomas’s Son in “Out” Magazine

The NBA legend’s son, a deejay, talks about coming out in 2008 and how he has dealt with racism and homophobia in his career.