CeCe Winans still finds it hard to believe that her goddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown died last July, three years after her mother, Whitney Houston.
Houston and Winans, the 51-year-old Grammy and Dove Award-winning gospel singer, had a long friendship and Winans was very close to Houston's family. Naturally, she was heartbroken when her goddaughter, Bobbi Kris, suffered a fate similar to that of her superstar mother.
Brown died at the age of 22 on July 26, six months after being found unconscious in the bathtub of the Georgia home she shared with her boyfriend Nick Gordon. more >>
Protesters turned out in hundreds of locations across the country Saturday to demand an end to government funding of Planned Parenthood and raise awareness of the popular abortion provider's practice of selling aborted baby parts.
David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress spoke at his local planned Planned Parenthood protest in Orange County, California, while Lila Rose of Live Action spoke at the protest in Pasadena, California. An estimated 70,000 protesters turned out across the nation to protest Planned Parenthood.
"I look forward to the opportunity to speak at my local Planned Parenthood Mega Center, which is one of the high-volume surgical abortion facilities across the country where they have been harvesting and selling aborted baby parts over the past several years," Daleiden said to rally organizers earlier in the week. more >>
Despite unified efforts to end racism and discrimination, colorism is a centuries-old issue that looms large within the African-American community, and among many ethnicities, causing friction and division among the races. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey recently recalled one of her first encounters with colorism as a child, and how the Holy Spirit helped her overcome the devastating ordeal.
At 6 years old, Winfrey was forced to leave the care of her maternal grandmother, who had raised her from birth in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to live with her mother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and there she would experience heart-wrenching neglect. The OWN network founder spoke about the experience in a promo video for her forthcoming "Belief" series, which premieres next week.
"I walked into that space feeling completely alone and abandoned with no explanation of why I was being sent away," Winfrey said of arriving at the home where her mother resided. "I remember the first night entering into that house and being told that I wouldn't be able to sleep with my mother and I wouldn't be able to sleep inside the house, but there was a little porch before you actually got inside the house and I was put outside to sleep there." more >>
Kim Kardashian West may have been praying for a second child with her husband and rap mogul Kanye West, but now she is admitting disdain for her pregnancy.
"I don't enjoy one moment of it and I don't understand people who enjoy it," the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star wrote on her website. "My mom and Kourtney clearly did! More power to them but I just don't relate!"
The 34-year-old is expecting a son with her husband on Christmas. However, she is doing anything but enjoying the process. more >>
A group of 64 legal experts and scholars have signed a statement calling on Americans to oppose the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide.
The Washington, DC-based American Principles Project posted the legal experts' statement Thursday on their website in which they denounced the 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
"The Court's majority opinion eschewed reliance on the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, as well as the Court's own interpretative doctrines and precedents, and supplied no compelling reasoning to show why it is unjustified for the laws of the states to sustain marriage as it has been understood for millennia as the union of husband and wife," declared the statement. more >>
Franklin Graham, the son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham and CEO of Samaritan's Purse, is calling out President Obama for what he deems as his failure to acknowledge the slaughter of Christians in the horrific mass shootings in Umpqua, Oregon, last Thursday.
While discussing Billy Graham's new book, Where I Am: Heaven, Eternity, and Our Life Beyond with Fox News host Todd Starnes, he [Franklin] was asked about last week's shooting at Umpqua Community College where gunman Chris Harper Mercer questioned students if they were Christians before shooting them dead.
"I don't understand the president. Christians were martyred! They were asked specifically, 'Are you a Christian?' And if they said 'yes,' he said, 'You're getting ready to meet your God now in one second,' and he pulled the trigger," said Graham. more >>