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  • NY names 2 streets for Baptist pioneer Samuel Simpson

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018 (8 days ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- New York has renamed two streets to honor the late Samuel Simpson, noted as a pioneering African American Southern Baptist pastor and community revitalizer.

    "Reverend Dr. Samuel G. Simpson Way" marks the corner of 187th Street and Tiebout Avenue outside Bronx Baptist Church, and the corner of Strang and Murdock Avenues outside Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church, two congregations Simpson founded. Read More

  • Making the Bronx 'a better city' through discipleship

    by Mark Kelly, posted Wednesday, September 07, 2016 (one year ago)

    Photo courtesy ABC Church
    THE BRONX, New York City (BP) -- You've seen the pictures: burned-out buildings, junk cars littering vacant lots, drug dealers loitering on street corners. You've seen the news: In a single sweep recently, police arrested dozens of gang members accused of multiple murders, including the slaying of a 92-year-old woman.

    But the police can't fix the Bronx. Social workers can't heal the New York City borough, located north of Manhattan. Politicians? Read More

  • N.Y. mayor renews pledge to churches

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3 years ago)

    NEW YORK (BP) -- Churches can continue to worship in New York public schools, at least temporarily, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to review a lower court decision barring worship services in schools there, Mayor Bill de Blasio said March 30. Read More