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217 Today: An in-depth look on the Black church’s impact on Black culture in Black America

December 7, 2023 Today’s headlines: It appears highly likely Illinois will miss its 2025 goals for decreasing nutrient pollution into state waterways. Planners of next year’s Democratic National Convention are casting a wide net as they look for diverse vendors and contractors. One Illinois researcher is helping preserve the akikiki bird species as it nears extinction. […]

The Black Church: An in-depth look on its impact on Black culture in Black America

The series The Black Church: This is Our Story, this is Our Song explores how the Black church has served as a nurturing ground for the major institutions that help define Black America for centuries. On December 15, Illinois Public Media will host an episode of the series at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.  […]