Christian rapper Amisho "Sho" Baraka Lewis recently led a discussion with fellow recording artist Kareem Manuel and minister D.A. Horton in which they offered Biblical responses to racial and social injustices for an online panel organized by the Urban Youth Works Institute.
Baraka, covered by The Christian Post earlier this year for controversial tracks on his new album Talented 10th, kicked off the hour-long live chat that touched on disparities in the public education system and the U.S. prison system.
"When we talk about racial injustice, the first thing I want to clarify is that race is not a scientific term, a lot of people know that, a lot of people understand that," said Baraka before delving into the discussion. "When we talk about identity one of the things we have to be clear about is that God has communicated that we're all His children. In Peter, how we see that we're all His priesthood, a royal nation. So race is a construct that was created for the intention to identify people. more >>
A major academic institution based in the Lone Star State has reached an agreement to open up a campus in the nation of Israel.
Texas A&M recently reached an agreement with the Israeli government for the creation of a satellite campus known as "Texas A&M University at Nazareth – Peace Campus."
Steven B. Moore, vice chancellor of the Office of Marketing and Communications at Texas A&M, told The Christian Post that the vision of the new campus was shared by many. more >>
Don Yelton, a North Carolina county precinct GOP chair, resigned from his position on Thursday after he was reported using the N-word and saying "lazy black people" want "the government to give them everything" in an interview which aired on "The Daily Show" Wednesday.
In the interview conducted by correspondent Aasif Mandvi, Yelton discussed North Carolina's restrictive new voting law which the Justice Department is challenging in a lawsuit.
According to an NPR report, the lawsuit challenges provisions in the new law passed soon after the Supreme Court invalidated a major part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in June. It takes issue with provisions that limit early voting periods and argues that requiring a government photo ID is an illegal form of discrimination against minorities in voting. more >>
The Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans (CANAN) and other groups have blasted Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for what they say was a highly-offensive joke he made about Nigerians at an event in Houston on Monday.
Cruz, a vocal opponent of the Affordable Care Act, was talking about the reported glitches with the launching of the official website, and said:
"You may have noticed that all the Nigerian email scammers have become a lot less active lately… They all have been hired to run the Obamacare website." more >>
Last Saturday morning I woke up still shaken by the movie "12 Years a Slave" after watching it in the theater with my wife on Friday night.
On Sunday morning, I was still reeling.
I never thought Hollywood could deliver a dignified, honest sensitive portrayal of slavery and the pernicious effects of racism in America but it has in this film and I encourage everyone, if you can take it, to go and see it. more >>
Motivational speaker and evangelist Nick Vujicic urged members of the congress in Paraguay to kneel for prayer during a parliament session in which he thanked God for the nation while asking God to forgive their sins.
Vujicic was in the South American country last week as part of his month-long speaking tour where he shared his life's story and how his faith has led him to live a life without limits despite not having any limbs.
During Vujicic's visit, the Paraguayan congress invited him to speak during one of their routine sessions where a few legislators were taken by surprise when he asked them to join in a moment of prayer. more >>