I know that you and Mr. Clinton have been considered real friends of the African American community to the point that, before President Obama's election, your husband was jokingly referred to as the nation's first black president.
I also know that you have identified proudly as an "old fashioned Methodist" and that you warmly welcomed a contingent of African American pastors who laid hands on you and anointed you as the next president. more >>
WASHINGTON – Popular emcee and Reach Records founder Lecrae hit the stage early Saturday morning at Together 2016, the millennial-focused prayer and worship gathering held at the National Mall, and led an impassioned prayer that called for the people of God to come together and cease being passive towards injustice.
In his prayer, Lecrae started off by reading Isaiah 58 from verses 1 through 8. Towards the end of his reading, which emphasized fasting, the Texas native began to recite the scriptures below with great conviction.
"Is not this the fast that I choose: more >>
The children's television network Nickelodeon plans to introduce a biracial, same-sex couple into one of its newest cartoon shows.
According to the entertainment news outlet Variety, Nickelodeon is on the midst of introducing the network's first-ever married same-sex couple in the cartoon series "The Loud House," which premiered this May.
The cartoon couple, Harold and Howard McBride, are voiced by comedian Wayne Brady and actor Michael McDonald and will debut in the series when the new episode "Overnight Success" airs on Wednesday. more >>
Protests by Black Lives Matter around the country has increased lately, directed at the police over perceived mistreatment of black suspects.
On July 6, police fatally shot Philando Castile in Minnesota. His girlfriend filmed him after he was shot and uploaded the video live to Facebook as he was dying, sparking an outrage. As is becoming part of a disturbing pattern, Black Lives Matter rioters immediately jumped to the conclusion that Castile was treated brutally by law enforcement simply because he was black. It happened a day after the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, another black man who was shot by law enforcement in Baton Rouge.
Although the shooting of Castile occurred in St. Paul, the worst reaction took place in Dallas, where five police officers were shot and killed in retaliation. On Sunday, three officers in Baton Rouge were fatally shot in revenge for the shooting of Sterling, with three more injured. more >>
Kirk Franklin apologized Sunday to some of his Twitter followers who were offended by his call to support police after the targeted shooting of officers in Baton Rouge that left three dead and four others seriously wounded.
"I want to apologize. I feel that my tone explaining my view was defensive," Franklin wrote on Twitter. "People are hurting and want to feel that they matter. I understand. People are hurting and I need to be more sensitive to that."
The 46-year-old veteran gospel music artist and record executive's post followed his previous message on the same day, in which he said: "I need for my community to be as loud as possible about how killing men and women in uniform is a crime, a sin, and an act of terrorism." more >>
Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement protesting Chick-fil-A company President Dan Cathy's support of the Blue Lives Matter campaign were recently shown some love by a Tennessee Chick-fil-A franchise.
Members of the Tri-Cities Black Lives Matter movement had been protesting in front of a Chick-fil-A in Johnson City when the franchise owner reached out to them with a kind gesture, according to a report from WJHL. The owner and restaurant employees served lemonade to protesters on both sides of the debate on racial justice.
The Black Lives Matter protesters gathered because they wanted to "send a message" to the national Chick-fil-A chain for its open support of Blue Lives Matter, a pro-police movement started to counter Black Lives Matter after NYPD officers were ambused and killed in 2014. more >>