Jane Manning James was overlooked for much of Mormon history. Now she's finally getting her due in a feature film and a new biography by historian Quincy Newell.
"The Be One celebration is a step in the right direction for the LDS Church," says a young African American Mormon, one of three guest respondents today. But the bigger task is to take its message about countering racism to every single congregation.
June marks the 40th anniversary of the reversal of Mormonism's race-based priesthood/temple restriction, and the month is chock-full of events celebrating the importance of black Mormons.
The social media hashtag #DearWhiteMormons was supposed to give Mormons of color a chance to share their experiences. But some angry white Mormons blasted back.
Over the last two days, the LDS seminary lesson on prophets and revelation seems to have changed and then changed again, as the church apparently grapples with its understanding of race and revelation.
Ed Smart bears his testimony while Kate Kelly has a diva moment; Denver Snuffer represents the unorthodox right and and young transgendered Mormons speak to life on the left. It was all at Sunstone ... and I missed it.
Defending the priesthood ban as a righteous doctrine just so we can protect our need for to worship an idol that's predictable and in keeping with our own expectations is a violation of the first commandment.
The LDS Gospel Topics statement about race should have laid to rest the folk doctrines that once propped up Mormonism's racist priesthood ban. But convert Bryndis Roberts says racism still exists, and asks the Church to help more Mormons get the memo.
BYU professor Margaret Blair Young will speak in Cincinnati this weekend on black Mormon pioneers.
The LDS Church has anathematized racist justifications that once propped up a ban barring African Americans from priesthood ordination and temple endowments. However, the Church stopped short of a formal apology.
Last week, the LDS Church unveiled a new temple film to be used at 139 of its 141 operating temples around the world. Why a new movie? Why now?
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney. The matchup is both thrilling and complicated for one particular group - black Latter-day Saints. "I've been black my whole life and a Mormon for 30 years and never thought either of these (candidacies) would happen in my lifetime," says Utah attorney Keith Hamilton. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.