A historic church in the former capital of the Confederate States of America has announced that it will be removing the rebellion's battle flag from its building.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Richmond, Virginia, decided to remove the numerous Confederate battle flag images from its building after holding a congregation-wide discernment.
Sometimes you got to know when to fold them, know when to hold them, know when to walk away, and know when to sing a Christmas carol.
Kenny Rogers, along with some help from the talented singers of Home Free, sang a fast-paced version of the classic "Children Go Where I Send Thee."
The mixture of spiritual and country makes for an awesome rendition of the Christmas carol filmed at Houston Station in Nashville, Tennessee. more >>
You may remember her as "Tootie" from the hit '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life" or "Regine" from the '90s show about single life in the fast lane, "Living Single." But since then, aside from behind the scenes work as a television show director and some occasional bit parts and being in the "Vagina Monologues," Kim Fields has largely remained out of the spotlight. Until now.
The actress has joined the season 8 cast of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." In an episode that airs Sunday, Fields gets personal with the sobering admission "I've lost myself." Audiences might admit that, without the actress resurfacing to appear on the show, they had pretty much lost her too.
Fields' confession just might explain why an actress of her background and pedigree, known for her clean, no-drama image, would involve herself with a franchise celebrated for its gossiping, cat fighting, and back-stabbing personalities. Fields seems to be the antithesis of what "Housewives" is all about. more >>
Talk about a very intimidating group of kids! Imagine tens of thousands of youths engaging in martial arts.
That is not some action movie plot, rather that is the reality at The Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Academy in the People's Republic of China.
The largest fight school of its kind in the Asian nation, the Shaolin Temple incorporates a strict regimen for its students. more >>
The "Stop Bullying Christians Now" campaign in Toronto over the weekend brought together hundreds of protesters who stood up against the city's decision to ban a Christian music group from performing at a public square.
The campaign posted a thank you message to all of its supporters on its Facebook page, that read:
"We would like to thank each and every person for being at the rally and ask you to please support the movement of Christian Positive Space, the cause of Voices of the Nations, and Christ's Forgiveness Ministries as they continue to set up Gospel booths around the city. Please also support your local church and your pastor's who are standing for the Gospel daily." more >>
Thanksgiving. That word holds profound meaning for Americans, most of it nostalgic. I remember in grade school when our classes would present Thanksgiving pageants that retold the story of Thanksgiving.
We all know it by rote:
The pilgrims were persecuted in England (probably because the men wore buckles on their hats, culottes, and white stockings — who does that?). Anyway, in 1620, they got in a boat and sailed to America, where they met brown people in paper cutout, feathered headdresses and hand-me-down 1970s fringe vests and wrangler jeans. The pilgrims said "Hi!" and the headdress people (called "Indians," for no good reason) said "How!" When the pilgrims realized they didn't know how to cook the food in this "new world," the Indians showed them how to cook cornbread, cranberry sauce, and collard greens (or at least that's how the story went in my school). Turkeys were plentiful in the new world, so when the hat buckle people and the headdress people held a feast in November of 1621 to celebrate their new friendship, a turkey sat at the center of the table. more >>