BET hosted an #AllVotesMatter livestream at the end of January that featured Louisiana rapper Dee-1 on the stage alongside GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson for a unique discussion on Carson's policies, faith, family and education.
Christian rapper Dee-1 made several appearances on hip-hop mainstream platforms last year with the release of his album 3's Up. BET then chose the outspoken New Orleans native to be a voice for the people during the #AllVotesMatter livestream event. Joining Carson and Dee-1 for the discussion was Chris Prudhome, president of Vote America Now.
While Dee-1 agreed with Carson on many of the points discussed throughout the unconventional sit-down, what they were at odds about was how someone can work toward financial independence. more >>
An anti-sexual exploitation group recently stated that "Super Bowl Culture" helps to enable sex trafficking, pointing to the recent detaining of a Denver Broncos player for his connection to a prostitution sting.
Days before Super Bowl 50, Broncos rookie safety Ryan Murphy was sent back home after the San Jose police brought him in for questioning in connection to a prostitution sting.
Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, stated Wednesday that the incident was indicative of a broader trend in commercial sex during the Super Bowl. more >>
Grammy-Award-winner-turned pastor Le'Andria Johnson admitted that she uses some unconventional methods to get people into the church.
"20 cigarettes, 20 people smoking them… they all came to church," Johnson told The Grio. "They're still coming to church. So it works. The method works."
The season three "Sunday Best" winner admitted that it will take unconventional techniques to reach people in this day and age. Besides passing out cigarettes, some of her other unique methods as seen in episode one include dressing promiscuously to minister to prostitutes and handing out condoms to those in need. more >>
Although the 50th Super Bowl is still a few days away, some folks like the kind people at the Heinz Ketchup company have already released their commercial for the occasion.
Their great ad features nothing short of a stampede. A stampede of wiener dogs. A stampede of wiener dogs wearing hot dog costumes. Your argument is now invalid.
With a classic love ballad in the background, the dogs rush toward a group of human beings dressed in various Heinz product costumes. more >>
Looks like somebody is placing strong in the best dad ever contest. And nothing says awesome like having a treehouse inside one's bedroom.
One father from Vermont decided that for a Christmas present to his daughter he would take normal bland generic beds and turn them into a sleeping adventure.
The Vermont father filmed his endeavor, which spanned the course of about two to three days, in a time lapsed video about 10 minutes long. more >>
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford will be a free agent this offseason but the NFL star knows that his help doesn't come from those who stand with him out on the field or in the front office but from the one who stands tall within his heart.
"I know that the Lord is out there with me," says Bradford in a video posted for I Am Second. "He's given me all the talent that I have and without Him there's no way that I would even step foot on a football field."
Keeping God first is a priority for the athlete, and — despite speculation about which team he will play for — Bradford is mindful to yield to God's will. "The minute that you start to think that you're first and He's second, and that what you think and what you have planned in your mind is more important than what He has planned for your life — that's the minute your life starts to go the wrong way … If it's not the way the Lord wants it to be, it's not the way it's going to be in my life." more >>