Via:  Elev8.com // For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11; NKJ) I had the pleasure of viewing the movie, “The Book of Eli” twice. Initially I had no idea of what the […]

Via:  NewsOne.com // NEW YORK — Madame Tussauds’ in New York has unveiled a wax figure of Michelle Obama in a one-shouldered white gown inspired by the one she wore to the inaugural ball. The first lady’s likeness joined a wax tuxedo-clad President Barack Obama on Tuesday. His figure was unveiled at the museum last […]

VIA NICK.COM: Never underestimate the power of a boy and his bicycle. A kid from West London, England, started out with a plan – a plan to raise money for kids in Haiti. “I want to do a sponsored bike ride,” said 7-year-old Charlie Simpson, in a message posted on a website, “because there was […]

Via:  NewsOne.com // From the NY Times: WASHINGTON — For all the questions circulating in Democratic quarters as President Obama tries to weather the worst storm of his administration, perhaps none is as succinct as this: Are the missteps at the White House rooted in message or substance? http://cdn.kissrichmond.com/external/js/gallery/267377/?external-src=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsone.com http://cdn.ipowerrichmond.com/external/js/gallery/267377/?external-src=http%3A%2F%2Fnewsone.com http://cdn1.newsone.com/external/js/gallery/267377/ The Republican victory in […]

Via:  Elev8.com // Where did James Fortune & FIYA come from? According to Wikipedia, James Fortune attended my alma mater (I graduated from Cal State University Northridge though, so that’s a non-event). He could be the “creation” of a major gospel label looking for a cash cow (but he’s on a hard-working independent label, so […]

Via:  NewsOne.com // From 1800Gospel.com: Pastor Donnie McClurkin has decided to donate all funds from his 50th Jubilee Gala Celebration to the Haitian earthquake relief efforts of Feed The Children, WorldVision and Operation Compassion. http://cdn1.newsone.com/external/js/gallery/411062/ In the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti, Pastor McClurkin will donate funds specifically toward the organization’s international […]

Via:  NewsOne.com // From the NY Times: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Maxi Extralien, a twig-thin 10-year-old in a SpongeBob pajama top, ate only a single bean from the heavy plate of food he received recently from a Haitian civic group. He had to make it last. “My mother has 12 kids but a lot of them […]

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Via:  NBC12.com Parents hoping to send their kids to the Maggie Walker Governor’s School need to be aware of a new admission policy in Henrico County. In previous years, the school system chose students based on who had the top composite scores across the county. Next year, officials say they’ll take one top student from […]

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RICHMOND – Do you need a cell phone, but a monthly plan just isn’t in the budget? You may be in luck thanks to a new program that launched this week. More than 600,000 Virginians will soon get their hands on a free cell phone. The mobile carrier Assurance Wireless, a new service of Virgin […]

Via:  EurWeb.com *Actress Vivica A. Fox, who is best known for her roles in late ’90s films “Soul Food” and “Set It Off,” is taking the stage for the 2010 Allstate Gospel Superfest as a co-host for the show, which will be nationally syndicated beginning today, January 25. The star, joined by actor Flex Alexander, […]

Via:  NewsOne.com // From HuffingtonPost.com: Republicans have turned overwhelmingly against President Obama, while Democrats are still largely supportive — leading to the most polarized approval ratings ever recorded during a president’s first year in office, a new report by Gallup finds. Over the course of this past year, Obama has averaged a job approval rating […]

Via:  NewsOne.com While the news coming out of Haiti since last week’s tragic earthquake has largely been devastating and hope-shattering, the stories of survivors being found and rescued after days of being trapped under rubble give other Haitians hope of finding their own loved ones. The eyes of the world have been on Haiti since […]