The 16th annual BET Awards aired live Sunday night from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and actor Samuel L. Jackson said God was to be thanked first for his lifetime of achievements.
The show, which is meant to honors artists, actors and athletes across 20 categories for their impact on black entertainment, awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to the veteran actor who has become the face of Marvel's character Nick Fury. The night also featured tributes to Prince and a surprise performance by Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar. Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams also delivered a passionate Black Lives Matter speech after winning the Humanitarian Award.
When Jackson received the Lifetime Achievement Award, he spoke directly to the audience. more >>
Monday's Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas law that requires abortion clinics to have sterilized surgical facilities and abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is a sign that the abortion industry is getting a "free pass" on critical medical safety standards, prominent pro-life activists are saying.
In Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-3 to strike down two key components of Texas' House Bill 2. The high court ruled that the law's requirement that abortionists have admitting privileges to nearby hospitals and abortion clinics be regulated as surgical centers was a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
"It sets a national precedent because it is a 5-3 decision," Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, told The Christian Post on Monday. "We think what it means is that states are not able to pass reasonable safety standards to regulate abortion facilities, to bring them up to the same standards of care that patients enjoy for similar procedures other than abortion." more >>
In what will be remembered as one of the most memorable moments in the history of the BET awards show, actor and civil rights activist Jesse Williams, best known for his role on "Grey's Anatomy," delivered an impassioned speech on race Sunday night.
Williams, 34, who has also been an active voice in the Black Lives Matter movement since 2014, was honored with the Humanitarian Award prior to making the speech. He spoke after a video featuring himself, Harry Belafonte, Nate Parker and Debbie Allen talking about using their fame to push for racial justice.
"Now, this award, this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country. The activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do. Alright? It's kind of basic mathematics. The more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize," he said after thanking his parents and wife. more >>
A year after the Microsoft Surface 3 was launched, the tech giant has decided to stop producing the low-cost tablet which is expected to be out of the market soon.
An exclusive from ZDNet revealed that the company will stop producing the Microsoft Surface 3 by December this year, but there is still no concrete news if a replacement is coming. But looking back, the Surface 3 has become a favorite for many users because of the following features.
1. Traditional Windows Applications more >>
I was among a group of hundreds of Christian leaders asked to attend a private event in New York City Tuesday billed as a "Conversation with Donald Trump." I'm glad I did.
While I maintain many of my original reservations, after Tuesday's meeting, and as I told CBN News in an interview immediately following the event, I can now count myself among other Christian leaders in attendance who have moved from the "Never Trump" camp, to the "Maybe Trump" category. more >>
After Dr. James Dobson, founder of the Colorado-based Focus on the Family ministry, asserted that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently became a born-again Christian, the billionaire's campaign manager, Paul Manafort, refused to address the claim on Sunday.
Speaking to Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Manafort declined discussing Dobson's claim but said he had never seen so much support from the evangelical community for one candidate in his 40 years of working in politics.
"I'm not gonna speak to Donald Trump and his embrace of religion. You have to talk to him about that," said Manafort, who was hired by Trump in late March to be the real estate mogul's convention manager. more >>