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CAAP 24 Years

CAAP celebrates its 24th anniversary.

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Memphis, TN – A group of leading black clergy will hold a press conference in Memphis on Wednesday to coincide with the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage involving the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. Led by Rev. William Owens, ...

Celebrating Families

The Rev. Billy Owens, Chairman of the Coalition of African American Pastors, says that claims by the gay marriage proponents that they are fighting the same fight as the African American Civil Rights movement of decades ago are just...

Not one step

Homosexual ‘marriage’ endorsement has a cost When I was a little girl, we played a game called Simon Says. The person in the role of Simon would give a command, and we had to do exactly as Simon ordered or face elimination from the game. Interestingly, Simon Says is rooted...
Written by STAFF REPORT Sunday, 09 September 2012 MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Last week in Tampa the Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP) thanked the Republican Party for supporting traditional marriage in its party platform. This week the group is attending the Democratic National Convention in...
Assigned to cover both this year's political conventions, ESSENCE News Editor Wendy L. Wilson has been on the scene at the RNC in Tampa, speaking with African Americans in attendance to find out exactly why they aren't backing President Obama in 2012. Here, she catches up with the Rev....

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