Last week Google honored a supporter of dictators and terrorists as a civil rights and social justice activist. But "Other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?"
Visitors to Google.com are used to their "doodles," the search engine's creative drawings commemorating important anniversaries and people in history. Google has marked Independence Day, MLK Jr. Day, Saint Patrick's Day, and last week, the doodle honored the birthday of Japanese American political activist, Yuri Kochiyama, who died in 2014.
At first glance it would seem that the Republican Party is determined to ignore the minority vote this election year. After all, its presumptive nominee is a man with unprecedented unfavorable ratings among Blacks, Latinos and other communities of color. Recent polls have indicated that as many is 91 percent of African Americans and 77 percent of Hispanic Americans currently view Donald Trump negatively.
It's hard to imagine a Republican victory in November, if an effective outreach strategy is not developed. To add insult to injury, many looked at post-election demographic analysis in the aftermath of the 2012 election and took note of about 7 to 8 million "missing" white voters. It seemed that — when compared to 2008 turnout and adjusting for population growth — a huge number of white voters stayed home.
As Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics explained, "The increased share of the minority vote as a percent of the total vote [in the 2012 presidential election] is not the result of a large increase in minorities in the numerator, it is a function of many fewer whites in the denominator." more >>
WASHINGTON — Peaceful Muslims who live outside the United States think American society "has gone completely insane" over LGBT issues, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf said on a Monday panel hosted by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
After discussing President Barack Obama's edict directing all public schools to base their bathroom use policies upon gender identity rather than biological sex, the moderator turned to Yusuf to ask how Muslims view the issue.
"Even to think about thinking about it is probably difficult for a lot of Muslims. In the Muslim world ... they think we're a society that's gone completely insane," said Yusuf, an American Sunni Muslim scholar. more >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a white man accused of killing nine black parishioners in a racially motivated attack at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last June, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.
"The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement.
Dylann Roof, 22, is accused of opening fire on June 17, 2015, during Bible study at Charleston's historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in a massacre that shook the country and intensified debate over U.S. race relations. more >>
Just like any deep and important friendship, your relationship with God requires attention and focus, pastor Rick Warren says.
Warren, who heads Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, one of the largest churches in the nation, said in a recent blog post that growing in your relationship with God requires you to slow down from your daily life and focus on Him.
"If you want to build a deep relationship with God, you have to slow down and be quiet," Warren explains. more >>
Mother's Day is behind us, but a mother's work is never finished. And as one author found out recently, comparing that work with a vacation is not the best idea.
If you're a working mother and you've taken maternity leave, you know what a blessing it is. Those first few days and weeks after the baby arrives are filled with joy, tears, and a lot of sleepless nights. But one thing new mothers aren't doing during baby's first days at home is taking "me time."
That's probably why a recent article in the New York Post upset so many. "I Want All the Perks of Maternity Leave," wrote Meghanne Foye, "without having any kids." more >>