Prayer is essential to the life of a believer, and this spring United Cry DC16 is an event that hopes to inspire 30,000 believers to come together to pray for the well-being of the nation.
Just as there is strength in numbers, there is strength in those who come together to pray and seek Christ, as evidenced by Matthew 18:20: "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
That biblical principle is one of the driving forces behind United Cry DC16, a gathering intended to move people to pray for America's future. more >>
Christian basketball player Jeremy Lin has spoken out against comedian Chris Rock regarding a racial joke he made during the 88th Academy Awards Sunday.
Lin, who plays for the Charlotte Hornets, took to Twitter Monday to criticize one of Rock's jokes that targeted Asians.
"Seriously though, when is this going to change?!? Tired of it being 'cool' and 'OK' to bash Asians smh," Lin, who is Chinese-American, asked his 1.51 million Twitter followers. more >>
A group of about 30 African-American students were escorted out of a campaign rally for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump at Valdosta State University in Georgia on Monday, even though the students claim they were not causing any disruption.
While there are conflicting reports as to why the group of black students were escorted out of the PE Complex, the Des Moines Register initially reported that the African-American students were ejected from the facility "at the request of the candidate" or his campaign team.
According to one student, the group attended the rally with the plan of sitting quietly in protest and did not plan on disrupting the event in anyway. Before the event could start, the students were standing at the top of the bleachers when they were told they had to leave and then were escorted out by local police. more >>
I am a black female with four degrees, including a Doctorate of Education and Masters of Public Administration. I coached basketball for 18 years at many fine collegiate institutions and have experienced many things in my life. The blessings that surround my life have been numerous, indeed, but I would not be the leader I am today without the strength and guidance of two women who understood the value of what they didn't have.
My grandmother only had about an eighth-grade education. My mom didn't earn her undergraduate degree until she was 50 years old. Growing up under their watchful eyes in Arkansas, there was never a doubt that I would attend — and graduate — from college.
They instilled in me a love of learning and helped me to understand how an education could open doors that otherwise would remain locked. I didn't fully appreciate that until I was in graduate school when I began to understand being exposed to education doesn't just happen in the classroom. Classrooms and teachers are vital, but the most important thing is exposing children to education from their earliest years. That exposure can happen walking through a campus or traveling the world or through that mainstay of African-American culture, our churches. more >>
Few authors have impacted the American literary and public consciousness as much as Harper Lee and her widely read and acclaimed novel, To Kill A Mockingbird.
Published over a half century ago, it continues to be widely read and sends powerful messages to American society regarding race, morality, and conscience.
With Lee's recent passing at the age of 89, many are recalling the many great statements and declarations that she put to paper. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said that Barack Obama was "raised white" and cannot truly identify with the typical black experience in America.
"He's an 'African' American. He was, you know, raised white," Carson said to Politico Tuesday regarding President Obama. "I mean, like most Americans, I was proud that we broke the color barrier when he was elected, but … he didn't grow up like I grew up … Many of his formative years were spent in Indonesia. So, for him to, you know, claim that, you know, he identifies with the experience of black Americans, I think, is a bit of a stretch."
Carson, who grew up on the southwest side of Detroit, once lived in a Boston ghetto and was raised by a single mom who could not read and juggled three jobs, feels that his background makes him more representative of the struggle of many blacks. more >>