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The Black Church Part ONE

Written & Published by Lamont Jack Pearley   ​For as long as I can remember, and as far back as I have researched, ​the Church, the Black Church, has been the helm of the Black community and it’s heritage here in America. We can go back to 1773 where the First African American Baptist church was established in Savannah, Georgia, by former slave George Leile. We can talk about Providence R.I. which is on record of establishing a Black church as early as 1774. According to Walter Henderson Brooks, the…

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HIP HOP LEGEND EXPLAINS THE IMPORTANCE OF PRESERVING OUR CULTURE

Published and written by: Lamont Jack Pearley   “The Blues was Robert Johnson, and Eddie Son House…..Now it’s Eric Clapton” — Scarface   I find myself too often making disclaimers, or always saying, “I’m Not Being Divisive” when I’m talking about my heritage and the tradition…..the musical and cultural traditions of my people. I also find that when other musicians, historians or folklorists that are, like me…African American, Black…..express or explain about our traditions…they too are spewing disclaimers. I’ve never heard any other ethnicity have to do that, maybe they…

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