Cleveland pastor Darrell Scott of the New Spirit Revival Center who also moonlights as a surrogate for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, believes many black Apostolic Christians also known as "Oneness Pentecostals" will not vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because of her sex.
"There are entire African American Pentecostal/Apostolic Denominations that will NEVER vote for a Woman to be President!" Scott wrote in his initial tweet on the subject before adding, "Some Traditional Black Apostolic Denominations do not believe Women should be in leadership, and will NEVER vote for a Woman to be President." more >>
A Muslim-American group has hailed President Barack Obama for nominating a Muslim Washington lawyer to the U.S. District Court bench, noting that Obama has made a gesture of inclusion and valuing diversity.
Announcing Abid Riaz Qureshi's nomination, Obama said in a statement:
"I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench." more >>
Instead of focusing on whether NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is right or wrong to remain seated during the national anthem as a form of protest, Benjamin Watson is defending his decision to honor "The Star Spangled Banner."
As Watson recovers from a torn achilles that is keeping him off the football field, the Baltimore Ravens tight end is revealing the importance of standing during the singing of the national anthem.
"If I am fortunate enough to ever be dressed for another game day I imagine I would be doing the same thing I did in my last. Standing," Watson wrote in a lengthy Facebook post on Monday. "Not because America is ALL I desire it to be, because most assuredly it is not. Racism still stews, families are fractured, the unborn are trashed, schools are struggling, religious freedom is increasingly under attack, violence pollutes our cities and our suburbs, and there is a growing divide between law enforcement and the community." more >>
In a flip-flop from its oppressive dress code on Syrian and Iraqi women, which requires them to be covered head-to-toe in black burkas, the Islamic State terror group has now outlawed the burka at its security centers in northern Iraq.
The reversal comes after several IS commanders were killed at security centers in Mosul by women clad in burkas, according to the Daily Mail. Women in the rest of Mosul and in all other IS-controlled areas, however, are still being forced to abide by the strict dress code. Many women have been beaten and even killed at the hands of the jihadists' "morality police" for not wearing the body and eye-concealing garb.
But the oppression of a burka has been a relatively minor worry for many Syrian and Iraqi women who've witnessed the massacre of family members and friends at the hands of the terrorists. more >>
Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham believes the answer to racism lies in people trusting the literal account of Genesis and the story of Adam and Eve, which he said shows that there are no truly black or white people, but instead all are part of one race and one family.
"The answer to racism is believing the true history of humans in Genesis (as confirmed by science): we're all one race — not different races," Ham wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday.
Rapper-turned-mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, who supported President Barack Obama's presidential bid in 2008, is having a bit of voters remorse when it comes to the country's first African American president, declaring Sunday that he feels Obama "shortchanged" black people.
"My number one thing, though, to be honest, is black people," Combs told the Rev. Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show Politics Nation. "I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people because that's the name of the game."
He continued: "This is politics. You put somebody in office, you get in return the things that you care about for your communities. I think we got a little bit shortchanged. That's not knocking the president. … He's done an excellent job, you know, but I think it's time to turn up the heat because the black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States." more >>