Black Lives Matter Wants to Turn Rio Athletes Into Activists -An iconic moment in Olympic Games history is the 1968 image of Tommie Smith and John Carlos, the gold and bronze medalists in the 200-meter dash, raising their black-gloved

Faithfully Podcast 10: What The Media Got Wrong About Charleston, Black Pain and Forgiveness

Waltrina Middleton, founder of Cleveland Action and an ordained United Church of Christ minister, appeared on Faithfully Podcast to discuss how forced narratives of forgiveness dominated media coverage of a racist

Activists invoke lessons from ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests while planning for Republican National Convention in Cleveland

By Andrew J. Tobias, CLEVELAND, Ohio — Demonstrations sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement are informing local activists’ plans for the upcoming Republican National Convention in Cleveland, according to

16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016

The convergence of social justice movements and the upcoming 2016 elections has put an intense spotlight on injustice. This has placed growing pressure on politicians to address a range of

A Response to Gov. Nikki Haley

TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway has an exclusive interview with Rev. Waltrina Middleton, cousin of AME victim DePayne Middleton, about SC Gov. Nikki Haley’s State of the Union rebuttal.  

Cousin Remembers Reverend Killed In Charleston, S.C., Shooting

All Things Considered There have been a number of high-profile shootings this year, including several mass shootings. One of those happened in June at a historic black church in Charleston,

From Grief to Grace: Overcoming Pain With Forgiveness

By Kristal Brent Zook, Essense Magazine   The murders of nine church members during Bible study in Charleston, South Carolina, shook our nation and the world this year. Now the