By now there's a good chance you've heard of the disturbing study from Princeton economists showing that middle-aged white Americans are the only demographic showing increasing death rates.
Only the 45-54 age segment, and only in the United States. Worse yet, the rise in deaths is due to suicide and substance abuse. One of the study's authors described it: "Only H.I.V./AIDS in contemporary times has done anything like this."
It's impossible to draw a simple line of direct causation to a tragedy of this magnitude, but there are some compelling correlations. more >>
Is white privilege causing the problems at The University of Missouri? The simple answer is no. Let me explain why.
Anger and frustration over "marginalized students' experience" had been brewing on campus for quite a while, dating back at least to the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, just over a hundred miles away. Tension escalated with incidents of racial name-calling on campus, and the vandalism of a dorm with a swastika made of feces.
I think opponents of the protestors (and the subsequent resignations) would do well to recognize several things. more >>
A historically African-American denomination whose president recently took part in a summit on racial unity hopes the event will be a beginning to many conversations on reconciliation.
The National Baptist Convention, USA took part in a summit on racial reconciliation last week in Mississippi alongside the Southern Baptist Convention.
Serbian soldiers are receiving free Bibles as part of an effort to promote moral transformation in the ranks and prevent future war crimes.
The London based Telegraph reports that 4,000 copies of the New Testament have already been sent to soldiers with funding coming from the British arm of the Bible Society.
Notable British politician and abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833) is one of the founders of the society that promotes the distribution of Scripture but not a specific faith or denomination. More funding for Bibles for soldiers in Serbia will come from church members across the U.K. more >>
For billions of people, Starbucks is synonymous with overpriced caffeinated products, free Wi-Fi, and mainstream hipsterdom.
However, some — mostly people who have way too much free time — say the company is serving up a grande cup of scolding hot racism.
Leaders of the nation's two largest Baptist denominations gathered in Mississippi for a summit centered on racial unity and reconciliation.
Sponsored by Mission Mississippi, the Wednesday event featured Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention, USA President Jerry Young.
NBC, USA is a historically African-American denomination and the SBC was originally founded by pro-slavery whites. more >>