Over the past couple of years, there has been increased public outrage over police violence against African-Americans.
Entities like the "Black Lives Matter" movement and many liberals argue that such violence is pervasive and requires major reforms within police departments across the country.
Others, including police unions and many conservatives, argue that these concerns are based on misinterpreting statistics and are fomenting anti-police sentiment in many cities. more >>
Stunned, I contemplated what I had read. Just days after Sergeant Owen in Lancaster, California, was brutally killed, a young high schooler was photographed at a local high school wearing a shirt that read, "Shoot the Police."
Emotions surfaced from anger to sadness. How can we allow this? How can the school allow this? We'll remove Bibles from our schools but allow this! No wonder America is crumbling from within.
The picture was quickly removed from Facebook but many saved the image. I found myself hoping that it was photoshopped by someone inciting violence versus a high schooler wearing this shirt as the school turned a blind eye. more >>
WASHINGTON — Over 200 millennials participated in the Q Commons telecast Thursday night to discuss the touchiest of subjects among them: race relations and the presidential election.
In an age when tensions are running high, many are deeply cynical about what good yet another "conversation" will do. But such attitudes are not deterring the founder of Q Ideas and local pastors hosting their forums.
"I'm a cynic myself," said Dave Schmidgall, a staff pastor with National Community Church in the District of Columbia who facilitated the event, in an interview with The Christian Post. more >>
A prominent African-American evangelical leader is saying this week that even if tapes emerge where Donald Trump is uttering racial slurs, as is rumored, the candidates' platforms matter more than the candidates' personalities.
In the aftermath of tapes surfacing on October 7 of Donald Trump's comments about groping women, the Sun (UK) and others are reporting that crew members from Trump's TV show "The Apprentice" say that other audio recordings of Trump exist that are "much worse."
Yet even as some leading evangelicals withdraw their support for Trump — perhaps most notably theologian Wayne Grudem who had previously argued that the Republican nominee amounted to a "morally good choice" — others are opting to vote based on the policies not the candidates themselves. more >>
There's a battle being waged that does not involve guns or bullets — the battle over history.
A striking example is found in the news story declaring that in a new Smithsonian Museum dedicated to African-American history, Anita Hill is a more important figure than Clarence Thomas. That museum is in a corner of the "mall" in D.C., close to the Washington Monument.
In the article "New Smithsonian hails accuser Anita Hill, barely mentions Clarence Thomas" (circa.com, 10/3/16), Raffi Williams writes, "Thomas disputed Hill's allegations and won confirmation, but his side of the story is mostly ignored in the exhibits. Museum officials acknowledged that Thomas has 'very little presence' in any of the exhibitions." more >>
Popular hip-hop artist and Reach Records founder Lecrae sat down with CNN after his passionate plea for social justice at the 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, to discuss faith and politics in relation to being a successful black man in America.
"Christian is a noun; Christian is a person. I function, I live life as a Christian and me living life as a Christian does not mean I'm a sanitized person. It means that I readily admit that I'm a jacked up person and I need a savior," Lecrae said on a CNN Politics segment.
"Issues are homogenized and so to be a Christian, I'm either this staunch conservative Republican or I'm this tree hugging liberal," Lecrae continued, speaking of his faith. "I think I have to embody it, employ it and live it and hopefully they'll get what I'm saying." more >>