In 1967, when gospel great Edwin Hawkins converted the 1755 hymn, it became the “go to” for the then “negroes”. Today, we are African Americans, and “God is Good” is the replacement.

We have arrived at another December, with the adoptive birth month of Jesus. (Chronology puts it as October, for shepherds would not be out with their flock in December when its snow on the ground).

African Americans converted to Christianity are in celebration mood. Coming out of the pandemic, the voices calling on the name of Jesus are erupting like unexpected volcanoes. (a.k.a. Hawaii).

At the oldest black theater in America (Arena Players) African Americans are lining up to see Black Nativity. Here’s why:

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