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ABOUT DR. REYNOLDS
The Reverend Dr. Barbara A. Reynolds is an award- winning journalist, activist and educator. She has more than 50 years of experience as a journalist/writer with some of the major media institutions in America, such as Ebony magazine, Essence Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and Playboy magazine. In addition, she was a Founding Start-Up Editor with USA Today where she was an editorial board member and columnist for more than 13 years. She has served as religion columnist for the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which reports a readership of 10 million. She was also an activist in the King Movement helping to register blacks to vote in 1965.
Reynolds is author of seven books, including NO I Won’t Shut Up: 30 years of Telling It Like It is; Out of Hell and Living Well, Healing From the Inside Out; Doing Good in the Hood, the Life, Legacy and Leadership of Bishop Alfred Owens; Jesse Jackson, the Man, the Myth and the Movement; And Still We Rise: Interviews with 50 Black Role Models. Her recently published memoirs of Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, my Legacy is a New York Times Bestseller and on April 4, 2018, she was cited by Time Magazine as one of the top historians in the country.
In 2018, her Coretta Book project took her on a tour to the UK where she spoke in Parliament in the Palace of Westminster March 14, 2018.; On March 19, 2018 at the University College of, London hosted by The UCL Culture & Institute of the Americas and at the University of Birmingham, Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion.
The Coretta Book earned her many accolades:
Named a Washington Post Book to Read
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
A USA Today “New and Noteworthy” Pick
A Read It Forward Favorite Read
A Parade Magazine Pick
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Time Magazines’ celebration of MLK week
Recently she was a columnist for the Washington Post Newspaper and presently writes for the Informer Newspaper and the Trice-Edney Wire Service. She is also chaplain for Black Women for Positive Change, a national progressive civil rights and humanitarian network and has for 20 years presided over the Harriets, a spirit-led mentoring movement at Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in Washington DC. The ministry is named after Harriet Tubman, the famed former slave who helped lead hundred of slaves to freedom.
In 2014, she was inducted into the Board of Preachers at Morehouse College, for her exemplary work emulating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of Morehouse’s most distinguished graduates.
Reynolds is also an educator. In 2009 she directed the Honors Program and taught journalism at Central State College in Wilberforce, Ohio. She has held the Jessie Ball DuPont Chair in Journalism at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA and was a Freedom Forum Scholar for the 1997 school year in journalism at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee and has taught journalism at the Howard University School of Communications. She has taught prophetic ministry at the Howard University School of Divinity and the Black Presence in the Bible and Eschatology at the Calvary Bible Institute. She is one of 12 founders of the Kingdom Building Equipping School headquartered in Norfolk, VA and teaches on eschatology (the end times) online. IN 2019, she introduced a new curriculum at the Calvary Bible Institute in Washington DC: TECHNOLOGY: Highway to Heaven or Pathway to Hell?
Born in Columbus, OH, she received her BA in journalism from The Ohio State University, her master’s degree from Howard University School of Divinity in 1992 and her Doctorate in Ministry from the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH in 1998. She also has been awarded honorary doctorates in humane letters from Shenandoah University and her alma mater, Ohio State University. Bishop Alfred A. Owens, Jr. ordained her an elder at the Greater Mt. Calvary Holy Church in 1995.
There is also plan B. Under martial law, the president can seize banks, seize control of the Internet and media to broadcast his emergency statements. He will have enormous power and since he believes whatever he does is in the public interest and the cowardly GOP will back him up, he can close down the polls and the elections to save the Republic because the Pandemic would make it too dangerous for large groups to go to the voting polls.
Before, we were too busy to call people–a hasty text would do, if at all, That book to write, well just didn’t have time, the books piled up we haven’t read, even for some the Bible. Time moving so fast didn’t have time to ask God, what He wanted us to do with our time.
At age 77, I maybe be old, but I am not about to sacrifice my life for the good of the economy . In fact, my great grandparents who were slaves have already sacrificed their lives for rich white folks and I will be darn if I would do it again.
Change your address to 91 Goshen PLACE. When the Pharaoh would not let the Enslaved Hebrews go, God sent plagues, flies, turned their water to blood, killed their first born, but none of the plagues hit Goshen, which was a place where his people the Hebrews lived. So in Psalms 91 promises believers, “A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand ..because you have made the Lord your refuge, the Most High your dwelling place. No Evil shall befall you nor shall any PLAGUE COME NEAR YOUR DWELLING. So let us live in faith as Goshenites.
How to travel: Put on your whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day..having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness and having the preparation of peace, and take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. Now go on your way, take normal precautions, but Go in faith and not fear, (Ephesians 6: 10-17 )
Trump has suggested that it might be alright for people with the virus to go to work, while the Centers for Disease Control and other public health agencies have cautioned people who believe they are infected to stay at home. While Trump downplays the virus and blames President Obama, the experts say the coronavirus seems more deadly than most strains of the flu, and while there are widely available treatments and vaccines for the flu, none are ready yet and it could take a year or long for a coronavirus vaccine.
The speech I gave this year at Taylor University, a predominantly white evangelical university in the Indianapolis suburb, was perplexing yet rewarding. I understood that white evangelicals voted more than 80 percent for Trump in 2016. I came there with a disdain for all who would dare vote for Trump as president, but I left feeling somewhat like Coretta King, my mentor, who could see the good in everyone.
Roadblocks were set up for us and we thought we would never see our parents again. We did make it, but many blacks and whites died fighting for that right to vote. So when I hear blacks say they are not going to vote, I hope they know that right was paid for in blood. To squander it or not use it gives that power to those who want to destroy us. And silence also speaks, one of the worst crimes of all when the good people do nothing.
Bernie is not even a Democrat, doesn’t have the history Biden does in supporting the causes of people of color and is talking about Medicare for all which instead of building on Obamacare would take some of the best provisions away . Whichever of the guys win it, I hope one picks Elizabeth Warren as v.p,. She is smart and tough enough to beat Trump, but sexism will prevent this. So what if Bernie does win the nomination, I will be calling on everyone to support him and just hold my breath and just pray that I was wrong about Bernie not being able to beat Trump.