NEW YORK -- Team Bosh is gunning for a three-peat in the Degree Shooting Stars challenge even as Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, known to NBA fans as the "Splash Brothers," will face off in the Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout at the State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night at the Barclays Center.
The team of Chris Bosh, Dominique Wilkins, and Swin Cash will open the festivities in the Degree Shooting Stars as they will take on the trio of Curry, father Dell, and Sue Bird, the troika of Paul Millsap, Scottie Pippen, and Elena Delle Donne, and the squad of Russell Westbrook, Penny Hardaway, and Tamika Catchings.
Millsap took the place of Anthony Davis, who decided to skip the All-Star Weekend after injuring his shoulder last week. more >>
NEW YORK -- Kevin Hart will once again provide the hoops and the laughs in this year's Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night.
Hart, who will be making his fourth All-Star Celebrity Game appearance, will lead a group of 18 celebrities which included former NBA stars and current WNBA players according to the official release by the NBA.
Aside from the three-time MVP, the roster includes actors Ansel Elgort, Anthony Anderson, Common, Mo'ne Davis, Win Butler, Abhishek Bachchan, Michael Rapaport, and Chadwick Boseman. TV hosts Nick Cannon and Kirsten Ledlow also comprises the list of the players. more >>
The Academy Award-winning filmmaker directing the "Four Blood Moons" docu-drama has said he was drawn to the project because of his fondness for "Jews and the House of Israel." The film is based on the bestselling book of the same name written by Texas megachurch pastor John Hagee.
Keith Merrill, who won an Oscar for his 1973 documentary "The Great American Cowboy," made the remark in a statement emailed by Lovell-Fairchild Communications publicist Michael Conrad to The Christian Post.
He explained that he had "several" reasons for wanting to work on the "Four Blood Moons" movie project. more >>
Popular Brooklyn, New York megachurch pastor, A.R. Bernard is now grieving the loss off his firstborn son Alfonso R. Bernard Jr. who died last Wednesday after suffering an asthma attack. He was 39.
Pastor Bernard, who leads the Christian Cultural Center and is president of the Council of Churches of the City of New York made the revelation in a tweet last Thursday in which he pointed to his pain.
"Last night I lost my first born son to an asthma attack. It hurts... I love you forever, Fonz - Dad...," he noted. more >>
An iconic church in New York City has continued to apply pressure to the major retail company Wal-Mart over its sale of firearms in certain stores.
Trinity Wall Street Church, an Episcopal congregation founded in the early 18th century, has sought to get Wal-Mart to entertain a shareholder proposal aimed at curbing gun violence by reducing the retail chain's gun sales.
The church filed a lawsuit, which is in litigation, over the right of their shareholder proposal to be considered by Wal-Mart. more >>
NEW YORK — When 20-year-old Kalu J. Ogbureke first started the Ivy League's Columbia College in New York City three years ago, his conservative southern evangelical Christian sensibilities were left a little "shell-shocked."
It wasn't that the city or the college was hostile to his faith. They were far from it.
For Ogbureke and other Christian students like him who had come to the city from the South, it was mostly that Christianity isn't seen as such a big deal. Indeed, for many New Yorkers, Christianity is like an artifact that is no longer relevant for life in the modern world. more >>