Washington – President Barack Obama mourned victims of an Arizona gunman on Monday and steered clear of a debate on whether harsh political rhetoric inspired the attack on a congresswoman. As many members of his own Democratic Party decried the often rabid level of political discourse in the country, Obama said he is grieving for […]
Texas — The nation’s African-American population continued its southward migration over the past decade, shifting a large part of the black middle class from northern states to faster-growing economies of the South. Among 25 big U.S. metro areas with the largest growth in African-American population between 2000 and 2009, 16 were in the South—including Atlanta […]
The Bible says that faith gives substance to the things you hope for. In other words, faith brings those things into your life. Notice this verse starts by saying, “Now faith...” It’s not “later” faith or “one day” faith. It’s faith for today, right now.
One of the most astounding voices in African-American literature, Maya Angelou is heralded for her literary prowess and activism. Working alongside Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Angelou was a profound figure in the Civil Rights Movement, and was the first Black woman to have a screenplay produced. The Grammy Award-winning poet is an […]
The synagogue where Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is a member held a healing service in her honor Sunday — one day after the Arizona congresswoman was shot in the head outside of Tucson supermarket.
For our first installment of Local Melodies From Heaven we present to you Wanda Jackson’s “The Truth Is.” Wanda Jackson is a native of Richmond, Virginia and is an anointed singer, songwriter and servant of the Gospel. She studied music at Virginia Union University and for over 25 years she has led congregations into the […]
BET recently taped its 2 hour special ” Celebration of Gospel- Keeping The Faith” annual event and it promises to be a great show.
The homeless man with the golden voice, Ted Williams, is reunited with his mother, Julia Williams, 90, in New York Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011. Williams, who was living in a tent near a highway in Columbus, Ohio, just days ago, became an online video sensation when the Columbus Dispatch posted a video of him speaking […]
With so many people focused on dieting and being fit in the new year, I thought I would share this article by Gabrielle Johnson, a weight loss advocate.
Legendary Vocalists Whitney Houston and Kim Burrell Amazed Audience Members with an Inspiring Performance of ‘I Look to You.’ Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Chaka Khan, El DeBarge, BeBe Winans, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Kelly Price, LeAndria Johnson, Rance Allen Group, Israel Houghton, VaShawn Mitchell and More United for Gospel Music’s Biggest Night. It […]
Critics who suggest that Oprah Winfrey‘s new OWN network could use a little more racial diversity found a gentle supporter in Sheila Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television. Johnson, who counts herself as Winfrey admirer, said Thursday on NPR’s “Tell Me More”: “The only advice that I say, let’s open up your circle a little […]
Scripture tells us that faith without works is dead. In other words, if the faith inside of us doesn’t get expression through our actions and words, it will no longer be alive. If we don’t use it, we will lose it, so to speak. We have to step out in faith in order to keep faith alive.