Dr. Melvin E. Banks, founder of largest African American religious publishing company, has died


“Dr. Banks was the first to create contextualized content that portrayed positive images of African Americans in the Bible,” — Jeffrey Wright, UMI CEO
CHICAGO — UMI (Urban Ministries, Inc.) announced today that its founder Dr. Melvin E. Banks, Sr., died on Saturday, February 13, at 86. Dr. Banks launched UMI in 1970 to provide …..


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