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Adelle M. Banks

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Posted by Adelle M. Banks 1 hour 45 min ago
Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon once best known for separating conjoined baby twins, is expected to announce May 4 that he will pursue a GOP candidacy for U.S. president. Carson is now known as...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 2 days 19 hours ago
Douglas, author of the new book Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, writes about the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the acquittal of George Zimmerman in his...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 2 weeks 4 days ago
African-American women of faith joined other women and political leaders in a “pray-in” on April 15 to call on Republicans to quit delaying the confirmation of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 2 weeks 5 days ago
First lady Michelle Obama hosted a discussion with musicians and students on gospel music at the White House on April 14, praising gospel’s role as “a ray of hope” in American history.“Gospel music...
Posted by Adelle M. Banks 3 weeks 5 days ago
President Obama turned both personal and preachy April 7 during his annual Easter Prayer Breakfast, which he has hosted at the White House six times since he was elected.The long list of Christian...

Articles by Adelle M. Banks

I've been a religion reporter for more than a decade, and I still find that many
misunderstand my title—journalists included.