Harlem’s Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond First Woman President Of NY Theological Seminary

New York Theological Seminary’s (NYTS) in Harlem has appointed Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond as its new president, the first woman and the first African-American woman to hold this position in the institution’s 119-year-old history. Continue Reading →

Harlem Church Pastor Says Believing Jesus Is The Only Way To Heaven Is ‘Insanity’

A source reports that Harlem’s Michael A. Walrond Jr. is a pastor who leads more than 10,000-members of First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Bill Cosby Uplifts Crowd At Funeral In Harlem

NY Post reports that Bill Cosby uplifted the crowd at the funeral for Tad Schnugg, the lifelong partner of Tony Award-winning choreographer George Faison, which took place at Harlem’s First Corinthian Baptist Church on Monday. Continue Reading →

Eric Garner’s Funeral At Church Draws Hundreds Of Mourners In Harlem

Hundreds of mourners lined up in the freezing cold Monday to bid a final farewell to Erica Garner, the daughter of police chokehold victim Eric Garner, but not all of the activist’s family members were able to get inside for the funeral service. Continue Reading →

Harlem Church Turns Into High-End Boutique

NY Daily News reports that a tres chic clothing drive was held Saturday at a Harlem church — offering high end duds for those in need. Continue Reading →

Harlem Church Holds Eric Garner’s Memorial

A Harlem church will hold a panel discussion and memorial service for Eric Garner on Monday night on the third anniversary of his death featuring speakers such as Rev. Al Sharpton and former NBA player and activist Etan Thomas. Continue Reading →

Congrats To Desireé Allen Pastor And Director Of Harlem’s The Dream Center

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Pastor Desireé Allen, who serves as the pastor of arts and spiritual formation of First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York City as well as the director of Harlem’s The Dream Center, revealed in a blog post that she discovered she was expecting in May on Mother’s Day while on vacation at Disney World. Continue Reading →

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