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[Content Note: Death; police brutality; racism.]"Michael Brown's funeral is underway at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Mourners made their way into the chapel today with their hands up."—Aura Bogado at Colorlines,...Show More Summary

Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Thousands of Mourners

As Michael Brown’s life was celebrated on Monday at a packed ceremony at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, the audience and speakers never lost sight of the reason they were there: Justice.

Hundreds Gather to Mourn Michael Brown in St. Louis

Hundreds attended Michael Brown's funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis today, weeks after he was gunned down by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson. Brown's step-mother, Cal Brown, who called him "Mike-Mike," told the crowd, "He just wanted so much. He wanted to go to college. To be a good father." Read more...

Some journalists choose not to live-tweet Michael Brown’s funeral

A St. Louis Cardinals baseball at rests on top of Michael Brown’s casket before the start of his funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/New York Times, Richard Perry, Pool) For...Show More Summary

Michael Brown Funeral Draws Thousands, Including Celebrities [Video]

Michael Brown’s funeral took place on Monday morning at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. The temple seats approximately 2,500 people. The eulogy at the funeral was delivered by Reverend Al Sharpton, who is also a MSNBC television personality. Sharpton has been accused of “race baiting” by some who have watched his

Family, community gather to mourn Michael Brown at funeral

Thousands are expected to gather today for Michael Brown’s funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event, which is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. EDT. The parents of Michael...Show More Summary

Live Updates: Michael Brown's Funeral in St. Louis

Mashable is following the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager who was fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo. by a police officer on Aug. 9 The funeral begins at 11 a.m. ET at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. Watch...Show More Summary

Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jefferson, Texas

A featured site on Preservation Texas' Most Endangered Places list in 2012, the Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jefferson, Texas is not the original church that stood on the spot, but the historic building has survived its fair share of violence and turmoil. Show More Summary

Florida Church Cancels Man’s Funeral During Wake After Realizing He Was Gay

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

A pastor at Tampa’s New Hope Missionary Baptist Church became a hot contender for Worst Person Ever this week, calling a mother attending her deceased gay son’s funeral to let her know that the services were being abruptly canceled. The church’s reason? The deceased, 42-year-old Julion Evans, was gay. Evans’ mother Julie Atwood tells WFLA […]

Church Canceled Funeral Because Deceased Son Was Gay, Family Says

The day before Julion Evans' funeral was scheduled to happen at Tampa, Florida's New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Evans' mother reportedly got a phone call from a pastor. Because the deceased was gay, he said, the church would have to cancel the funeral. Read more...

Media Silent on Allegations that Cochran Campaign Engaged in Cash-For-Votes Scheme

Reverend Steve Fielder, a pastor at the First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, is accusing Senator Thad Cochran's campaign of violating election laws by giving black Democratic voters cash in exchange for votes in the recent GOP runoff. Show More Summary

Baptist Pastor Charges Thad Cochran Campaign With Illegally Paying For Black Votes In His Mississippi Primary Win

Reverend Steve Fielder, a pastor at the First Union Missionary Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi, has accused Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran’s campaign of engaging in an illegal and criminal campaign scheme to purchase the votes of black community members. The suspect votes were cast during Cochran’s successful effort to defeat Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel [...]

South Korea Urges North to Release Baptist Missionary Sentenced to Life of Hard Labour

South Korea has urged North Korea to release the Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook, who was sentenced last month to hard labor for life on charges of spying and trying to set up underground churches.

Donald Sterling Attends African American Church Service

Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling attended services at a largely black church in South Los Angeles on Sunday. Sterling went to Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church and commented that the service was "beautiful." KNBC-TV reported that Pastor J. Show More Summary

Donald Sterling Attends Black Church Service

Soon-to-be former LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling obviously thought going to a black church would clear him of racism charges. According to the Associated Press, he went to a service at the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles and received a “warm welcome” from the congregation. I think the guy on the […]

Donald Sterling Attends Black Church Service

3 months agoSports : Deadspin

For some reason, Donald Sterling thought it would be a good idea to attend a black church service on Sunday. According to the Associated Press, he went to a service at the Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles and received a "warm welcome" from the congregation. I think the guy on the right in this photo might disagree with that assessment. Read more...

North Korea Sentences South Korean Missionary, Kim Jung-wook, to Life in Prison

North Korean media has reported that South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook has been sentenced to hard labor for life on charges of spying and trying to set up underground churches.

Sterling's latest move: go to church in South LA

Embattled (and possibly former) Clippers owned Donald Sterling headed down into the 'hood on Sunday and attended a morning service at Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church on San Pedro Street.

N. Korea sentences S. Korean missionary to hard labor for life on spying charges

North Korea said Saturday it has sentenced a South Korean Baptist missionary to hard labor for life for allegedly spying and trying to set up underground churches, the latest in a string of missionaries to run into trouble in the rigidly controlled North.

Paul Ryan To Churchgoers: ‘Usually When I Get Up This Early I Get To Kill Something’

Paul Ryan tells churchgoers,”Usually when I get up this early, I get up to kill something” (via FreakOutNation) Rep. Paul Ryan had an awkward moment at the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, when he told ex-convicts and reformed drug dealers, recovering addicts and at-risk youth, “Usually when I get up this early, I get up […]

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