‘Work Is Not Done’: Celebrating Black Catholic History

To commemorate Black Catholic History Month, an honorary Mass was celebrated at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick Cathedral on Saturday, Nov. 18, in recognition of the impact and future of Black Catholics in the Church. 

TMLA Club Fosters Pride in African American & Caribbean Students

Adrionna DaGuillard, a senior at The Mary Louis Academy, greatly admires black women who have made a difference in society, whether it be out front or behind the scenes. As a member of the school’s African Heritage/Caribbean Club, she has had the opportunity to learn about the contributions of many women.

Black Catholic History Month Mass Salutes Divine Nine

Celebrated every November, Black Catholic History Month was established in 1990 by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus to highlight the contributions of the black faithful to the Church in America. Our Lady of Victory Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant was the site of this year’s celebration in the Diocese of Brooklyn. 

Divine Nine Sororities, Fraternities Instill Pride in Black College Students

When Michaela Ivory was a freshman at Butler University, she wasn’t particularly interested in pledging to a sorority. But after meeting members of the Sigma Gamma Rho community and seeing the care and concern they had for others, she changed her mind and joined the sorority, which is one of the legendary Divine Nine.