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More Black Ministers Slamming NAACP For Fighting School Choice

More Black Ministers Slamming NAACP For Fighting School Choice

Source: Ron Matus / RedefinEd Online Leading black ministers in Florida are ramping up criticism of the NAACP for supporting a lawsuit that seeks to kill the nation’s largest private school choice program. The Rev. Dr. Manuel Sykes, pastor of Bethel Community Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, became the latest to do so, suggesting during […]

Detroit Pastor Sheffield Acquitted Of Domestic Violence

Detroit Pastor Sheffield Acquitted Of Domestic Violence

Source: AP / The Detroit News Detroit — A pastor charged with misdemeanor domestic violence involving his estranged wife has been acquitted. Court records show a Wayne County jury on Tuesday returned the not guilty verdict in the case of the Rev. Horace Sheffield III. The charges stemmed from a Jan. 10, 2014, incident at […]

The “F” Word: Destroyer Of Productivity

The “F” Word: Destroyer Of Productivity

By Jacquie Hood Martin, PhD Contributor (1.1.2015) Productivity simply comes down to what you can manage versus what is managing you. It’s a ‘feeling’. Given the opportunity most people will rise to the occasion of their challenge when they possess an internal skill to over the ‘F’ word that is starving their lives from meaning […]

Pastor Jamal Bryant Gives An Inspirational Word To Guide Us Into 2015

Pastor Jamal Bryant Gives An Inspirational Word To Guide Us Into 2015

April Ryan talks to Pastor Jamal Bryant on the last day of 2014. Pastor Bryant gives an inspirational word to guide us into 2015 after a year of deaths, pain and hurt. “Our address changed in 2014. This will be marked as a year when a generation woke up. Our job now has to be more […]

VALORIE BURTON: Gear Up, Don’t Give Up!

VALORIE BURTON: Gear Up, Don’t Give Up!

Week 42:  Gear Up, Don’t Give Up!  Dear Friend, There’s often a point as you are moving towards your vision when things just get hard. You get tired. The road is longer than you expected it to be, and you wonder if things will ever come together. And to be honest, you feel like giving up. […]

Jerry Young Elected National Baptist Convention President

Jerry Young Elected National Baptist Convention President

Source: Terricha Bradley / The Clarion-Ledger The Rev. Jerry Young is ready to lead Baptists here and across the country as the new president of the National Baptist Convention, USA. “To all of the fine Christians in Mississippi who haven’t been praying, they better start now,” a laughing Young said, soliciting prayers for his five-year […]

Pastor Corey Brooks: 5,000 Men, 500 Corners Could Help Violence In Chicago

Pastor Corey Brooks: 5,000 Men, 500 Corners Could Help Violence In Chicago

Today On the Tom Joyner Morning Show:  Roland Martin talks to Pastor Corey Brooks about the never ending violence in Chicago, and his desire to get 5,000 men on 500 corners to aid young men between the ages of 12-25. “We’re off to a great start with 1300 men that should help impact the city […]

MEDIAITE: The Pope’s X-Rated Twitter Typo Elicits Some Pretty Horrible Responses

MEDIAITE: The Pope’s X-Rated Twitter Typo Elicits Some Pretty Horrible Responses

Source: Andrew Kirell  / Mediaite So… when the average joe accidentally makes an x-rated Twitter typo, nary a peep from the internet. But when someone as important as Pope Francis makes one, the internet cesspool trolls emerge in droves. On Wednesday afternoon, the Pope sent out a calls for prayers for the 200+ miners who died in a […]

Vatican Defrocks 848 Priests In 10 Years Of Abuse

Vatican Defrocks 848 Priests In 10 Years Of Abuse

Source: and NICOLE WINFIELD John Heliprin / ABC News The Vatican released comprehensive statistics for the first time Tuesday on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children, saying 848 priests have been defrocked and another 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade. The Vatican’s U.N. ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano […]

Boy Sang Gospel Song Until His Kidnapper Set Him Free: Report

Boy Sang Gospel Song Until His Kidnapper Set Him Free: Report

Source: The Huffington Post On the night of March 31, 9-year-old Willie Myrick was playing with his pet chihuahua outside his Atlanta home when a man grabbed him and forced him into a car, police said. “He was cursing at me telling me to shut up and didn’t want to hear a word from me,” […]

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