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Religions 2017, 8(11), 255; doi:10.3390/rel8110255

#BlackBabiesMatter: Analyzing Black Religious Media in Conservative and Progressive Evangelical Communities

Religious Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30331, USA
Received: 1 August 2017 / Revised: 11 November 2017 / Accepted: 14 November 2017 / Published: 19 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Race and Religion: New Approaches to African American Religions)
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This article explores how conservative and progressive black Protestants interrogate the theological theme of the sacrality of black life through digital media. The innovations of religious media in black evangelical communities remain an understudied phenomenon in African American religion, making this an apt arena for further discovery. This current intervention into the study of African American Religion examines digital activism through examples of religious media produced by blacks for black audiences. This article begins its interrogation of the sacrality of black life by juxtaposing those who contend that Black Babies Matter as pro-birth-oriented, religiously motivated activists with those religious opponents asserting Black Lives Matter who present an intersectional pro-life approach. The comparison of views relies on womanist cultural analysis as its main methodology to analyze and interpret digital media and explore its ramifications for African American Religion. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital religion; digital activism; Black Lives Matter Movement; sacredness; black religious media digital religion; digital activism; Black Lives Matter Movement; sacredness; black religious media
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Moultrie, M. #BlackBabiesMatter: Analyzing Black Religious Media in Conservative and Progressive Evangelical Communities. Religions 2017, 8, 255.

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