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Jesus Didn’t Vote—But You Should!

Jesus Didn’t Vote—But You Should!

Think back to First Century Jerusalem. There Jesus is, surrounded by a mob of Pharisees, Sadducees and disciples. The question is, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” Jesus takes a look around, seeing in the audience a mix of the faithful and the faint-at-heart, discerning the trap while simultaneously allowing the wisdom of God to […]

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Maybe the Silent Majority Does Stand with Trump?

Maybe the Silent Majority Does Stand with Trump?

Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States on June 16, 2015. If I’m honest, I thought it was a publicity stunt that would be short lived. I mean, I loved the Donald on “The Apprentice”—the dramatic board room scenes, the teflon Don telling would-be apprentices: “You’re Fired” and all those facial […]

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A New Perspective on Cyrus—Respect!

A New Perspective on Cyrus—Respect!

  The citizens of the United States of America have spent the last eight years observing the overt rejection of the decision to elect Barack Hussain Obama to the office of President of the United States (POTUS). Many sat idly as disrespectful commentary by national news reporters called the President by his first name, participated […]

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Educational Opportunity Can Heal The Racial Divide

Educational Opportunity Can Heal The Racial Divide

“If we expect kids to be losers they will be losers; if we expect them to be winners they will be winners. They rise, or fall, to the level of the expectations of those around them, especially their parents and their teachers.” Those are the words of legendary East Los Angeles math teacher, Jaime Escalante. […]

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Why I Rejoiced When The Flag Came Down!

Why I Rejoiced When The Flag Came Down!

The South Carolina decision to remove the Confederate Flag from the State House was an important and timely decision. It was right to do in memory of Pastor Clementa Pinckney and his denomination’s struggle against racism. It was right to do because of the insensitivity it would have shown to the families of the other […]

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Summer Riots Are Coming…Unless! Part II

Summer Riots Are Coming…Unless! Part II

In my first article, I declared that 2015 Summer riots are inevitable unless prayer moves the hand of God. We also concluded that criminal justice reform is one of the bridges to peace that we must focus on in 2015. We will only have long term peace in urban America when a renewed sense of […]

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MLK and the Charleston Nine

MLK and the Charleston Nine

September 18, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. found himself in a position all-too-familiar to us today. Just three days prior, 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robenson, and 11-year-old Denise McNair were killed when a white supremacist hurled a makeshift bomb near the east side of the Sixteenth Avenue Baptist church during Sunday School. […]

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Summer Riots Are Coming…Unless! Part I

Summer Riots Are Coming…Unless! Part I

This past Memorial Day weekend marked a historic uptick in violence in many US cities. Three cities seem to symbolize our national woes the most – Baltimore, Chicago, and Ferguson. In Baltimore 9 people were killed and 29 shot. Chicago marked 12 killed and 44 wounded. The police in Baltimore and the other cities seem […]

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Supreme Court Declared War on the Church!

Supreme Court Declared War on the Church!

I am disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision to change the definition of the institution of marriage for the entire United States. A major aspect of my disappointment is that the court did not let the people decide at the state level. Instead, the Supreme Court has imposed its decision about this issue on the entire nation, […]

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Influential Urban Christian Leaders & Pastors Speak Out About Same-Sex Marriage

Influential Urban Christian Leaders & Pastors Speak Out About Same-Sex Marriage

In the wake of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, many of this country’s 173 million Christians including 62+ million evangelicals (Pew Forum) will look to their shepherds to help them interpret what the Court’s decision means for America’s way of life. Thankfully, many brave men and women […]

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How Should Christians Respond to the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling?

How Should Christians Respond to the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling?

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution mandates that all 50 states allow same-sex couples to be legally married in every state and that every state recognize same-sex marriages from other states. In doing so, what was already the law for 38 states became the law […]

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The Reconciled Church Summit: Healing the Racial Divide

The Reconciled Church Summit: Healing the Racial Divide

Is the Church standing as an agent of change in our communities? Is the Church relevant in restoring race relations in our society? Bishop Phillip M. Davis, senior pastor of Nations Ford Community Church of Charlotte, NC, believes that believers are “called to confront the culture” and address the moral and social issues that plague […]

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Black History For A New Generation

Black History For A New Generation

What legacy will our children leave? What cause will our youth stand for in their generation? During Black History Month, we reflect as a nation on the accomplishments of African Americans. From the injustices of slavery to the innovators of our time, we remember those who are strong and courageous, and who make a difference, […]

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