What is the 'black church' (Washington Post's "On Faith")

At the same time that President Obama was preparing to convene a meeting of black religious leaders at the White House, a debate had been brewing over the blogosphere, mostly among scholars of religion, regarding the significance of black churches in this historical moment. To attribute the cause of the former to the latter would be to overestimate the impact of scholarship on society, but the confluence of these conversations certainly appear serendipitous... continue reading at On Faith