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Sheryl Garner: Urban school teacher and Mormon

“When people find out I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints…they say, ‘No way….I’ve never met a black Mormon.’ Yeah, we exist.” Mormon.org recently posted a new profile and video for Sheryl Garner: “I’m a social butterfly. I’m a mama’s girl. I love to dance. I’m an urban school teacher. …

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Sierra Leone water project

Tribal communities work together to improve health Hygiene training helps 123,000 in 150 villages By Howard M. Collett LDS Philanthropies Published: Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58851/Sierra-Leone-water-project-Tribal-communities-work-together-to-improve-health.html

Review of “Blacks in the Scriptures” in Provo Daily Herald

The Provo Daily Herald reviews “Blacks in the Scriptures,” a DVD produced by Darius Gray and Marvin Perkins to educate Mormons and non-Mormons alike on some of the difficult questions related to race, the priesthood, and Church history: Perkins, 44, thinks the DVD has value for people who are not LDS but have questions about …

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Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life – A Glass Half Full

A new poll done by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows that three percent of American Latter-day Saints (Mormons) are Black. The poll showed higher percentages for Jehovah Witnesses, Evangelicals, and Orthodox Christians and lower percentages for Catholics and Mainline Protestants. You can look at the entire survey here: Pew Forum Research Poll …

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Marvin Perkins on Mormon Miscellaneous Talk Radio Show with Van Hale – Sunday, March 23, 5-6 pm MST

This Sunday, March 23, 2008 from 5-6 pm MST.  Marvin will be on the air with Van Hale for one hour discussing the new Blacks in the Scriptures DVD series that he and Darius Gray produced.  Here are details on how to listen and or call in to the show:    Radio Station: KTKK 630 AM, Salt …

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Review of Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons

This excellent review article, posted on the Juvenile Instructor blog site and titled “I Was Told That It Was True And It Was A Marvelous Day,” provides personal insights to viewing the new film. Additionally, there are several comments as well. Review of Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/i-was-told-that-it-was-true-and-it-was-a-marvelous-day/

Mid-Atlantic African American Genealogy Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ (April 2008)

This spring, nationally renowned specialists will join community members to discuss the genealogical resources and techniques available to members of the African American community who want to research their ancestors. Sponsored by the African American Genealogy Group, Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Chick-fil-A, National Archives and Records Administration Mid-Atlantic …

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Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons to be shown in Ogden

On Saturday, March 8, at 11:00 am, the new film “Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons” (You Tube Overview)will be shown at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd. The ticket price is $10. Information on the film is as follows: Using interviews with scholars, Civil Rights workers, clergy, and Black Mormons and former …

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