NEW YORK — Al Sharpton called Republican 2016 presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's pending meeting with a group of black pastors on Monday a "smart thing" but warned the clergymen not to be "trumped by Trump."
"It's a smart thing he's doing to meet with black ministers 'cause the majority of black voters still go to church and that's why we are conveniently Democrats. But the question is, now that you're in the room with them can you fill the room with answering real questions," said Sharpton.
The civil rights activist and Baptist minister revealed at a press conference at the National Action Network's Harlem headquarters in New York City on Monday that he has spoken to a number of the ministers scheduled to meet with Trump in the now controversial meeting and he urged them "don't let him off the hook." more >>
A coalition of about 100 African-American pastors are scheduled to meet with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday and are reportedly going to announce their support for the real estate mogul's presidential bid.
The New York Times reports that Trump's campaign announced this week that the Republican frontrunner will meet with the group of black pastors at 1 p.m. Monday at the Trump Tower in Manhattan.
According to the Times, the meeting will precede an announcement from the pastors that they will be endorsing Trump for president. The event will be televised on the Now Network's Roku channel, mobile app and website. more >>
Members of a New York church were surprised to find a newborn baby placed in the congregation's nativity scene.
The baby was found in the manger scene display at the appropriately named Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill in Queens. A full-term newborn, according to the New York Daily News, was found with the umbilical cord still attached.
"The Breakfast Club," a morning show created for the hip hop listening audience in New York, has become quite the go-to spot for preachers and christian artists lately. In a recent interview with Hillsong NYC's leader, Carl Lentz, co-hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne Tha God, questioned the pastor about his modern day approach to christianity and what causes him to be linked to A-list celebrities.
Lentz was invited to the popular Power 105.1 studio after Kirk Franklin mentioned his name while visiting previously. The team was intriqued by how much Franklin respected the pastor and decided to invite him to be a guest on their show.
During Lentz's appearance, a normally vulgar Charlamagne asked him questions about his unique appearance as a pastor, his ministry and his thoughts on fornication. They inquired about his brand of preaching, and his relationship with global music star Justin Bieber. more >>
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton asserted on Thursday that Muslims are "peaceful and tolerant people" and have "nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism."
In a speech given at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, the former Secretary of State and First Lady discussed how she feels the United States should be doing more to combat the Islamic State terrorist organization. She also criticized Republicans who often claim "radical Islamic terrorism" is America's biggest threat.
"The bottom line is that we are in a contest of ideas against an ideology of hate, and we have to win. Let's be clear, though. Islam is not our adversary," Clinton argued. "Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism. The obsession in some quarters with a clash of civilization or repeating the specific words, 'radical Islamic terrorism' isn't just a distraction." more >>
NEW YORK — A new propaganda video released by the Islamic State terror group on Wednesday makes threats against New York City. Officials say they aren't credible, and that if any attempt of an attack is made the city is ready.
The 26-second video, a copy of which can be found on YouTube, shows a number of scenes from Manhattan such as Times Square, a Gap store in Herald Square, T.G.I. Friday's and yellow taxi cabs moving along city streets. Images of terrorist sharpshooters and others wearing suicide belts are also depicted.