Black pastors vs. COVID-19

By: Roy Douglas Malonson

 HOUSTON – For decades, the Black Baptist church has been leading the Black communities when it came to matters of race, community issues and – yes – politics. But this time around, there was more silence than support for candidates in the 2020 election season. What made Black Baptist preachers ease their endorsements, lowering the boom of voices they began establishing in America more than 200 years ago?

The revolution came from evolution.

In the 1780s, a slave named Andrew Bryan was arrested and whipped after preaching to a small group of slaves in Savannah,


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