For a half century the Rev. Dr. Melvin Girton has been a spiritual and moral force in Indianapolis and its African-American community.  From the days of the civil rights era to the 21st century, Rev. Girton has pastored the Christ Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis UNWA neighborhood.  For several terms, he served as leader of […]

In a united front, several of the city’s key Black ministerial organizations and associations and coalitions came together to speak out about the the twin problems of youth violence in Indianapolis and the lack of positive activities for the vast majority of the city’s Black law abiding youth. During a special Afternoons with Amos, leaders […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 14 Minutes ©2011 Baptist Ministers Alliance of Indianapolis. Famed author, professor, preacher and commentator Rev. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson visited Indianapolis Sunday to speak at the Rally 4 Change sponsored by the Indianapolis Baptist Ministers Alliance. Dyson, a Professor at Georgetown University, and commentator on CNN, MSNBC and NPR, spoke […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 35 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Leaders of the Baptist Ministers Alliance of Indianapolis came to Afternoons with Amos to express concerns that the mainstream Indianapolis media and the Mayor’s Office was causing Black Expo to be caught up in perception of violence. Pastors Stephen Clay, Ray Ware, Michael Jones and […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 15 Minutes. ©2010 WTLC/Radio One. City-County Councilman and Democratic Mayoral candidate Jose Evans, Baptist Ministers Alliance President Rev. Stephen Clay and Brandon Johnson’s mom all appeared on Wednesday’s (August 25th) Afternoons with Amos. Evans rebutted Ballard Administration’s criticisms of Evans’ charge that Mayor Greg Ballard plans to eliminated IMPD’s take […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 3 Minutes. ©2010 WTLC/Radio One. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is still refusing to meet with Indianapolis Black ministers concerned over issues of police brutality and police training, recruitment and promotion. Baptist Ministers Alliance President the Rev. Dr. Stephen Clay said on Afternoons with Amos (Tuesday, July 20th) that a scheduled […]

Speech Length 58 Minutes. Audio ©2010 Eastern Star Church. Used by permission. Above is the entire address by Rev. Al Sharpton, President of the National Action Network, delivered at Eastern Star Church, Sunday, July 11th. Rev. Sharpton was invited to Indianapolis by the Baptist Ministers Alliance. His sermon addressed the issues concerning police brutality in […]

A wide coalition of Indianapolis African-American leaders and institutions has issued a strong response to IMPD’s investigation into the beating of 15-year-old Brandon Johnson. Spearheaded by the Baptist Ministers Alliance, community leaders called for the firing of all officers involved in the beating incident, a civilian oversight of Internal Affairs, Federal Monitoring of the IMPD […]