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The Symbol Of Racism And Hate.

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I was born and raise in LA (lower Alabama) and for what every reason there might be I can't help but associate the Confederate flag with hate groups (i.e skin heads, KKK)... Every hate group I have ever seen or heard about uses the Confederate flag as their symbol, in some kinda way.
There are two sides to every story and for every person that see the Confederate flag as honorable, there are those that see it as a symbol of hate.. I see it as a symbol of hate but also as a symbol of free speech...But I often wonder whenever the klan started using the Confederate flag as their symbol, WHY in the hell didn't the Daughters of the Confederacy and others who love the confederate flag object, protest, or speak out? I'm just curious...Anyway several Confederate flags placed on the graves of Civil War soldiers got pulled up last week by a black Auburn city councilman, who called them symbols of racism and hatred....While I do agree that many people use the Confederate flag and it&…

Is Cheating Less Forgivable When You Have Kids?

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US Weekly is reporting that reality-TV-dad-of-eight Jon Gosselin has been caught with another woman.. Jon, who stars on the reality show Jon and Kate Plus 8 denies the accusation... Whether it's true or not the cheating rumors have me wondering...Is infidelity worse when there are kids involved?In my heart I feel that when parents cheat, they're also cheating on their kids, and if the relationship eventually breaks up, so does the family... Then again, maybe cheating is just a bad idea no matter what your family situation is so my Question:
Is cheating less forgivable when you have kids? Do cheating betray both spouse and kids or just the spouse? Is cheating between spouse and not the kids?

Breastfeeding While Intoxicated.

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It's not a good idea to drink alcohol or take drugs while pregnant or breastfeeding... It’s really a better idea to stay as clean and sober as possible while raising children...But come-on how many mothers in the past would have been arrested for something like this?...Not many!Meet Stacey Anvarinia a 26 year old North Dakota woman, who is facing a child neglect charge for allegedly breast-feeding while drunk, according to court records. Anvarinia yesterday pleaded not guilty to the criminal count, which stemmed from a police visit to her home in February.... While responding to a domestic disturbance call,the policeofficer watched as an "extremely intoxicated" Anvarinia "began breast feeding her infant in front of them," according to an incident report... Since alcohol can pass from mother to child via breast milk, Anvarinia was arrested for neglecting her six-week-old infant (the felony information filed against Anvarinia in District Court can be found her…

Riverside "Church Pastor Says His Raise Was Lord-Approved”

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The pastor of Riverside Church in New York City, one of America’s most respected Black churches, is under fire from some members of the congregation for the amount of money in his annual compensation package... Which total more than $600,000 by the time you figure in $250,000 in salary; $11,500 monthly housing allowance; private school tuition for his child; a full-time maid; entertainment, travel and "professional development" allowances; pension and life insurance benefits; and an equity allowance for him to save up to buy a home.... I truly believe that "the laborer is worth his/her hire." But, there is nowhere in scripture that states that a Pastor is too live in excess.... Does a man of God need $600,000 annual compensation and a maid to live comfortably? Did Jesus or any of his apostles live that 'High on the hog?" Also scripture clearly states that we should not do anything that may cause others to stumble...The word is out that Dr. Forbes had to …

And The Award Goes Too...

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Rippa have been nice enough to think my blog is award worthy.So I in turn want to present this award to some fellow bloggers:

Kelly: She's a black 40 something who is having the time of her life...She writes, acts and is a lover of people....Her blog raise awareness about the importance of good mental health in the African American community.Min. Angela Lee Price Her blog mission is to exalt Jesus Christ by addressing topics of concern to the Black Church and African American community through her internet ministry.HiScrivener is a person on a mission - to create an open forum for this generation’s he call it “Writing on the Wall”.He says God speaks to the Church daily through the news.Kim Is a Christ follower out of Atlanta Ga and her blog is full of information which always point toward Christ.Revvy Rev. Is a pastor/social activist of an urban, inner-city church why offering a theological perspective on the day to day issues faced by a marginalized people.Jackie Is a black f…

I’m Going To Pay My Tithe First Says Evander Holyfield.

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I don't have a problem with tithing and I am a believer in biblical giving of 10 percent of your income... whether based on your net or your gross...It's a stretch for many Christians which was done through a study by the Christian-based survey organization The Barna Groupwhich was released last year which revealed only 5 percent of Americans tithed. That is not the case for retired professional boxer Evander Holyfield. The former four-time heavyweight champion had a chunk of his ear bit off in his most infamous bout against Mike Tyson in 1997. He received a $35 million payout for the fight. A flat 10 percent—$3.5 million - went to Atlanta’s World Changers Church.The charitable giving of professional athletes, with a focus on Holyfield and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner, was the subject of a piece run Sunday by ESPN’s Outside the Lines news magazine.World Changers and Missouri-based Joyce Meyer Ministries, which Warner is affiliated with, both preach the prosperit…

Negros And Conspiracy.

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I for one believe we've been on the verge of a revolution for over 30 years...Some Negros will always have a conspiracy theory... They will always be suspicious of something... It has got to be a bad way to live... Especially, if you have no solutions...We now have rap acts voicing criticism of the president in a new documentary... Rapper KRS One and former Public Enemy member Professor Griff speak out against the nation's first black president in the new documentary, "The Obama Deception." According to a News Review, KRS believes corporate elites continue to control the White House, no matter who is in the Oval Office. "If they controlled it before, what makes you think they're not controlling it now," the rapper says in the new DVD from talk radio host Alex Jones. "The country was on the verge of revolution [and] they threw a black man up, now we like this." "They put a black face on the New World Order and now we all happy," he …

Is A Ban On Baggy Pants Racism In Disguise?

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In 2008, 72 percent of voters in Riviera Beach, FL, passed a ban on pants that ride below the waist exposing skin or underwear... But it turns out loose waistbands are a civil liberty... A judge ruled this week that the ordinance violated the 14th amendment of the constitution, because there was no legitimate government interest in the law regulating style. The city argued that the ban on saggy pants wasn't based on sartorial concerns, but safety concerns, since residents could hide weapons in their loose-fitting clothes. The judge didn't buy that.Police in various states around the country have cracked down on baggy pants. In Flint, MI, the new chief announced last year that he would begin arresting people with droopy drawers for indecency and make offenders face a $500 fine and up to three months in jail.
In addition to the judge in Florida, the laws have raised the concerns of the ACLU and the NAACP, which worry about the racial implications. They think the baggy ban has t…

Having A Grateful Heart.

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There seems to be a growing resentment against store clerks who ask people if they would like to donate $1 to cure cancer, help homeless pets, feed the homeless, cure muscular dystrophy, etc....If you've been grocery shopping lately, I'm sure a cashier has asked you to help some cause...Now I grew up believing that it's always better to be the giver to charity than the receiver of charity...Remember in our Sunday School class were we was taught about the 10 men with leprosy who came to Jesus asking for "Pity"..."Have pity on us!" Pity - it's an admission that were are desperate for whatever charity another person might provide..."Go show yourselves to the priests" was Jesus response..."As they went," the Bible says, "they were cleansed"(Lk 17:14). But the story doesn't end there...One of them when he saw he was healed, came back praising God in a loud voice...He threw himself at Jesus feet and thanked Hi…

The Washingtonian Magazine Cover Is Disrespectiful To The President And The Country.

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The President of the United States Barack Obama is on the cover of the Washingtonian Magazine May issue...The image was taken during a recent vacation in Hawaii following the election in December...The cover is causing a stir among protective supporters and the more conservative (in the non-political sense.) The choice comes to many as a surprise as the Washingtonian is generally noted for being far more clean cut in its image... The magazine is regarded as the beltway’s top magazine, noted for its regular rankings and detailed coverage of area professionals, businesses, and places, the publication typical stays away from such controversy...Many critics have called the cover disrespectful as it depicts the presidency as Hollywood thus robbing him of his power equity. Would the magazine have published a shirtless photo of any other president for its cover? NO! President Bush was buff but we did not see a picture of him shirtless.
My thoughts: We're going to see a lot more o…

It Takes Courage To Be Honest.

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Miss California at the Miss USA 2009 competition, when asked by a judge whether or not she believes every state should follow Vermont's suit as the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage:
"I think it's great that Americans are able to choose one or the other. We live in a land that you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite marriage . . . I think that I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there . . ."
I don't understand why she is under such fire for voicing her opinion... I am not gay but I want equal rights for every one but at the same time I don't think people should be afraid to share their thoughts and opinions isn't that's what America is about?...Too me it's like she's being bully for her honesty rather than applauded for answering a loaded question with honesty...again I am for equal rights for every one as well as freedom of speech.... I might not agree with her …

Ministering And Proclaiming The Word Through Dance.

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Ministering mime is interpreting gospel music, using illustrations and non-verbal methods to allow the congregation to understand what you are doing just like Ezekiel demonstrated in the Old Testament... Gospel music has a rich history in the black community and can be traced back as early as the 18th century and before blacks were allow to read or write...gospel music was an expressive means through which black folks could communicate and participate in worship.... In the tradition of the old black church, call and response in singing and in speaking has been and continues to be a foundation on which the gospel is delivered...But from the ghettos of Harlem and the streets of South Central to a little country church in Alabama this movement,of" Mimes Dance" has surprisingly been gaining momentum...I am also aware that some pastors don't acknowledge this as a ministry or allow it with- in the church walls...But according to identical twins (Keith and Karl)

Is It Possible To Be Born The Wrong Gender?

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I Was watching a show on trans-sexual in which the question was ask is it possible to be born the wrong gender? I am speaking for me now because it's to God who I will have to answer on that day and yes, I think it's possible....I don't know that it matters whether or not people can actually be born the wrong gender.... What matters is how we treat people and that our actions are reflective of what Christ would do... last week a 11 year old boy killed himself after being bullied for being gay... It's the 4th suicide this year by a child due to anti-gay bullying... As stated, birth defects do happen... Whatever we want to attribute them to, doesn't mean that the person born that way should be blamed... I may not understand it, but we need to consider the possibility and stop being so quick to demonize people... If it's remotely possible for some to be born the wrong gender, then we need to listen to their thoughts/feelings...no mother should have to l…

I Am Is My Name For Ever And Ever.

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Our Heavenly Father is named the Great I AM (Ex. 3: 14) I AM' is the name of God. Of all the definitions of God, none is so well put as the biblical statement 'I AM that I AM' which appears in Exodus chapter three.... There are other statements such as I AM He.... But none is so direct as Jehovah [which means] 'I AM...So I ask has Beyonce Knowles Carter became a blasphemer by taking the title of YHVH (GOD) upon herself?...God has a big black belt and His kids (Me, Beyonce, and any-one else who claim Christ as savior) are about to-be in the middle of a spanking if we don't repent and turn away from this foolishness that we are involved in... God’s judgment comes to all of us (in one form or another) when we don’t correct our hard-headed brothers or sisters but allow their immoral behavior to continue in our churches and communities...we who are truly Christians can cool God’s judgment, by encouraging them to do the right thing correcting them when we see …

Is This Discrimination Against Fat People?

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The airline announced Tuesday that larger travelers will have to pay twice as much for a flight. If you cannot fit in a single seat, buckle a seat belt property, or put the armrest down when seated, then you'll have to buy two tickets. United says it has the safety and comfort of all passengers in mind. In Canada, obese air travelershave a legal right to an extra seat at no extra cost. The one-person-one-fare policy is considered a guarantee against discrimination. Maybe it's time for the US to have the same law. Question: Charging obese flyers for two is it reasonable or ridiculous?

Michigan Man Father 14 Children With 13 Women.

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Authorities in Michigan say a man fathered 14 children with 13 women and owes more than $530,000 in unpaid child support.
A Michigan newspaper reports 42-year-old Thomas Frazier was jailed Thursday.
Court records say he hasn't made a support payment in six years.
The newspaper says the unemployed man could be held for 90 days if he doesn't pay $27,900.
Frazier says he thinks he fathered only three of the children and it's unrealistic for authorities to expect him to pay child support that was $3,000 a month at one point.
Frazier remains held at the Genesee County Jail. Questions:
What if women couldn't get child support if she unmarried? What if a woman knew that she was on her own if she got pregnant--no government support, no spousal support, no government subsidized abortions? What if she either had to raise the child, her choice, on her own or give the child up for adoption? Do you think she would be more selective about her bed companions?While this guy is despicable an…

Baby's First Grill Pacifiers.

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I have always believe pacifiers were far better for children that thumb sucking but I don't know after witnessing something I saw Today...I do remember the days worrying about how much time my children had a pacifier in their mouth and how it would effect/affect their teeth....The old southern folks I grew up around didn't believe in pacifiers...the thinking at that time was pacifiers would make kids have buck teeth...I also remember looking for cute, simply designed pacifiers that wouldn't cover their face too much....Any way I was in Targets today and saw a baby with a grill pacifier in his mouth I had to take a double look...So when I got home I did a search and found this website offering some pacifiers of questionable taste, it got me to thinking why in the Hell would any parent buy this for their babies?...Are Billy Bob's pacifiers supposed to be funny or what?....A lot of things I don't get and this is one of them... You have the Playground Pimp, Baby&…

President Obama Won't Charge CIA Employees For Torture

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Individual CIA employees who carried out waterboarding (aka simulated drowning) will not beprosecuted for torture. The Obama administration announced the decision yesterday, while also releasing four "torture" memos from top legal officials in the Bush administration.Many people are upset by President Obama's decision. Since waterboarding is widely considered to be torture, they think the perpetrators should be brought to justice. By releasing the memos, Obama hopes to at least get the facts out there, so the same thing will not happen again. He said: "This is a time for reflection not retribution"....I think that this president is very mature in his thinking and his leadership... I think the decision he made was fair and I know that there are those on the right and left who disagree with it...I believe if the Right was in power they would not hesitate to place politics before reasoning because that's how they operate ...This is a very mature thinking guy..…

A Black Man Can Be Hung For This.

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It’s been almost 42 years since the U.S. Supreme Court knocked down a law barring interracial marriage. But today, at least in St. Louis, it seems to remain a touchy subject. On the cover of today’s Go! magazine, a regular section of Friday’s Post-Dispatch, there is a photo of a couple kissing to go along with the story “The 7 Best Places To Smooch”. The story hasn’t generated a ton of buzz, but the photo has... Why? Because the man is black and the woman is white... The reader comments at the end of the online version clearly showed us that at least some folks out there are not comfortable with interracial relationships... A quick search tells me that 7 percent of married couples are interracial and those numbers are growing as the minority groups in this country continue to grow.... Tiger Woods, Halle Barry, Derek Jeter and President Barack Obama are all products of interracial parents. Article Here... 21 pages of commentsWOW!

Are The Somalis Just Defending Their Land And Shores?

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I was reading two interesting articles today, just 3 days after Capt. Richard Phillips was rescued from that hostage situation in Somalian waters...the article explains why Somalians don’t condemn, and sometimes even encourage, their pirates... The argument has been tossed around the Internet a bit, but I haven’t seen it much in mainstream media, and especially not now that we’ve just recovered one of our very own from a dangerous situation...The argument is many Somali pirates are just trying to keep Somalia’s waters clean...Yes, that’s right!... Forget all the loot that comes with pirating... The pirates are merely conservationists, working in a country that has no government to do the dirty work they must take on. For the most part the Somali complaints goes toward European unions,who frequently dump waste illegally into Somalian waters... European companies were supposedly (and they might still be) paying warlords in Somalia to dump waste in the Indian ocean off the coast …

Is Magic Johnson Hurting His Community?

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Former basketball star Magic Johnson is losing his integrity amongst some of his one-time fan base because of his endorsement of Jackson Hewitt and its income tax refund loans, which were the target of state prosecutors for fraudulent marketing....Most people here the word integrity and think officials who take bribes or business leaders demanding kick-backs...But unlike our reputation which is how others see us , integrity is who we are when nobody is looking...The scriptures says "The integrity of the upright shall guide them" (Pr 11:3) I know we are in economic hard times, but Magic Johnson’s siren call of fast, easy money may be hurting many struggling families say consumer advocates, and that is worrisome... RALS are usually pitched to low-income clients who qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—worth as much as $4,200 per family, depending on the number of children. Article Here! Job said, "Does He not see my ways...If I have …

Atlanta Mega-Church Was Forced To Downsize Easter Service.

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Man hard times are hitting everyone.. New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, annual Easter service was forced to leave the Georgia Dome for the first time in more than 15 years. Bishop Eddie Long said his church revenues were off by about 20 percent from last year, a significant drop...which has forced his ministry to make changes like cutting back on its televised services and focusing more on online streaming to reach more viewers -- and potential donors. Impromptu job fairs have broken out on Sunday morning to connect those able to hire with members looking for work.

Since 1993, the megachurch -- which boasts a 25,000-member congregation that is largely black and mostly middle-class -- has held its annual Easter service at the Dome, attracting crowds of up to 40,000 that have included athletes, entertainers, politicians and entrepreneurs...Sitting governors have been among those in the pews, and candidates for office have also stopped by to w…

Beneficiaries Marriage.

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First let me state we all deserve the same rights and I believe we are headed in the right direction...Last week there was a lot of talk about marriage.... Vermont's legislature over rode the governor's veto to legalize gay marriage, and Washington DC pushed forward a law that would recognize legal same-sex marriages from other states...Any way Colorado just passed a law that allows any two unrelated adults to become a pair of "designated beneficiaries marriage " What does that mean? Beneficiaries couples can inherit property without a will, make medical decisions for one another, sue for wrongful death, and enjoy other benefits of a legal partnership commonly known as marriage... So two gay, or straight, or non-romantically involved people can enter into one of these contracts all the same...I agree 100% with the new law but I kinda get frustrated when gay rights advocates insist on calling their unions "marriage," because it's at that point …

Hats & The Old Black Church Go Hand - In Hand.

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Growing up and living in the deep south we had school clothes, play clothes and church clothes because church was the one day of the week we really got to dress up...But today it's not unheard of to wear jeans to job interviews and flip-flops on first dates. Even when it comes to worship, there is an increasing come-as-you-are approach preached across faiths to encourage participation among youths... But in some denominations and especially among certain communities particularly African-Americans, attending church in your finest including furs, sequined shawls and ornate hats are tradition... In some faiths, including Judaism, covering one's head is expected when entering a holy sanctuary...While growing up in the deep south I remember my grandmother would not leave her house without some type of head dress on her head...even if it was only to the field to work for old man Charlie or to the local store she wore something on her head.

The LA Timeshas a cool …

Jack & Jill Of America A Well-To-Do Blacks Organization.

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Jack and Jill of America, a social organization for black families, celebrated its 70th anniversary In 2008, ...But the organization is not open to just any family...Now for me I never heard of this organization until reading about it on a blog...For those of you like me who aren’t familiar with Jack & Jill, here’s a brief background: Several upper class mothers from Philadelphia created the organization in 1938 to ensure that their children were exposed to the best social, cultural and educational experiences... Simply put, the mothers wanted their children to meet and interact with other youth from a similar socio-economic background... many of the members of Jack and Jill...were the sons and daughters of doctors, dentists, lawyers, politicians and entrepreneurs...In order to “get in,” you had to be sponsored by an existing family...Since its existing Jack and Jill has been one of those groups that have remained important to the black community...However, the group's past a…

Easter Is Proof Of God's Love For Humanity.

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Resurrection Sunday, also known as Easter Sunday, is the most sacred day for Christians...Each year on this most holy day, we celebrate that Jesus gave his life as the supreme sign of love on behalf of all humanity, and we also rejoice that death did not have the final say over the life, lessons, and legacy of Jesus...Christians must move beyond that empty tomb that marked the very first Easter morning by affirming and believing that Jesus lives in the hearts of his faithful followers and, in turn, we have life everlasting in him... God loves us! Easter is nothing less than proof of God’s love for humanity.... It marks the continual process of God reaching out to us in order to be part of our lives....The promise that is fulfilled by Jesus on that first Resurrection Sunday—that God will be with us always—empowers us to endure the worst and best of times. Because this bittersweet tension of life is all the more intense for African American Christians, Easter has always had a particular…

It Is Finished!

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Holy Saturday is the day Jesus rested in the tomb... It is traditionally a day of quiet meditation as Christians contemplate the darkness of a world without a future and without hope apart from God and his grace...we no that in the Old Testament tabernacle there were different items of furniture such as the table of showbread representing our need for fellowship the lamp stand representing our need for light and understanding, etc...But there were no chairs. Why? The priest's work was never finished!... He couldn't sit down...But after Jesus cried "It is finished" He returned to heaven and sat down at the right hand of His Father-the work of redemption was complete!.. The Greek words for "It is finished" literally mean "paid in full!" Christ death covers our every sin from the cradle to the grave. And for us to offer our filthy works as partial payment is a slap in Gods face...We can't add to a finished work! We no that weeping may endure…

The Nation's First Black President Is Not Worthy Of An Honorary Degree.

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I don't use ugly words in my house but sometimes I want to say what the "Hell" is wrong with people.... If being a U.S. Senator and President of the United States -- the so-called leader of the free world -- is not enough to be deemed as having made significant contributions to society "Hell" who is... Obama also has a long list of contributions to education.
The first bill Obama sponsored in Congress was the HOPE Act.... He developed comprehensive plans for students to receive education benefits in exchange for public service... Not to mention that he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, taught Constitutional law at an ivy league university, and, among many other accomplishments, served as a community organizer where established an adult education program and a college preparatory program in inner-city Chicago. It is hard to see how these achievements fail to merit honor.ASU will not award President Barack Obama an honorary degree…

Good Friday!

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Good Friday is the day that Christians all over the world observe and honor the crucifixion and death of Jesus.... this day represents the suffering of Jesus which is represented in all four of the Gospels.... this suffering also represented the week prior to the crucifixion of Jesus called the Passion of Christ.... This passion, meaning suffering, is an extreme time of pain in the life of Jesus. Good Friday falls on the last Friday before Easter... It 's a day to show humility and reverence....many Christians observe this as a day of prayer and fasting...Crosses and chairs may be draped in black.... During Holy week, you will often see a cross either inside a church or outside draped in black or purple cloth.... The service of worship is traditionally offered between noon and 3:00 p.m., the time that coincides with the hours that Jesus hung on the cross... Good Friday is not a holiday but a religious observance,most Christian have to work and are only available to attend…

Immigration And The President!

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With unemployment on the rise there's one thing our President is not shying away from is America's immigration problem... The President will soon get started on a plan that will likely include a pathway to citizenship for the 12 million illegal immigrants living within America's borders. George W. Bush tried to do the same thing, but his effort went down in Republican opposition....The president faces an even tougher climate since Americans are more concerned with losing their jobs to immigrants thanks to the recession...But the president will frame his agenda as "policy reform that controls immigration and makes it an orderly system." Let's see how that work"....The president will start his policy push in May, and gather bipartisan groups to discuss legislation. The hope is to introduce a bill in Congress this Fall.
Question? Do you think people are ready for reform?

Maundy Thursday!

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Today is “Maundy Thursday which is the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet on the eve of Passover and tomorrow is Good Friday followed by Black Saturday and then Easter Sunday.”The name "Maundy Thursday" is derived from Jesus "mandate" to love one another as he loves us... I remember growing up in a church were feet washing was part of the Holy Week Celebration... it is a powerful testimony to us all who are call to serve... in which we find love for others.... feet washing has been a significant act throughout the old black Church....you had some churches that wash feet before communion and some who did not... growing up I would ask why are they doing this...now I understand what is behind this practice of feet washing... it help us understand Jesus thinking.... it's not robbery to take the feet of the disciples who would take the Gospel into the world...the idea of living out personal victory with our feet is very powerful...for e…

Pop Winans Boarded His Train For Glory Today.

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This train bound for glory picked up "Pop" Winans" today.... the patriarchal gospel great died at his home surround by his family....I caught Pop Winans on TBN some years ago....man Pop was a joy to listen to and watch as he praise and worship his Lord.....Pop sung a song that I will never for get called "This Train"...It was something about that song that prick my heart and caused me to think about my own train ride home one day....I am talking about that train which will pick up every soul ...Like Pop Winans said This Train want carry no soul who don't have Jesus. (Clip Here)
Lovingly referred to as Mom and Pop Winans, the deeply rooted Detroit couple crafted an impressive career that later extended to their children and grandchildren. Their music legacy also helped establish the city as the gospel capital of the world. David "Pop" Winans' health took a turn for the worst late last year. He suffered a series of four strokes, seiz…

It Will Cost You Something To Be Black In America.

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I was reading this article in which a study suggests whites don't grasp what it means to be black in America.....In the study the question was ask how much should you be paid to live out your days as a black person? That's the question white Americans were asked as part of the study exploring whites' resistance to reparations .... Now these kinds of studies are problematic in and of themselves ....yet they do offer an interesting view of America....It shows just how many Whites do not understand that it cost to wear Black skin in America....As for me I really don't understand White America way of thinking but the little understanding that I do have it come mostly from the media.... with its constant diet of how good it is to be White in America....really! I could care less whether Whites wanted to be Black or not.... for me like I stated It's more of an understanding that it cost something to be Black in America....I will never understand what it's like to have…

Happy Palm Sunday!

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Palm Sunday marks Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as a humble king on a colt, on his way to death on a cross. As he enters, people spread their clothes on the road along with branches (traditionally depicted as palm branches) while shouting “Hosanna” or “save now.” Jesus’ entry can be viewed as the beginning of a victory march towards death and over death, which is why the people cried out “save” to him. Though Jesus is ultimately on his way to the cross, there is still a mood of celebration on Palm Sunday because there is a recognition that Jesus is “King Jesus” and, ultimately, he wins the victory, and he is the only who can save us. On Palm Sunday, many black churches focus their attention on salvation, or victory, through Jesus Christ; one may even hear “Ride on King Jesus, no man can a-hinder me” while palm branches are waved in the air.King of Glory. By Fred Hammond

Tonex Album Cover Looks Kinda Demonic!

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Is Tonex really serious?? This album cover is looking demonic and like its straight from the gate of Hell. This is NOT of Christ and it has absolutely nothing to do with Christ! I was really hoping that Tonex would actually decides who he wants to live for because frankly I’m tired of him and others tricking people into thinking this is what Christian hip hop is about!!!Have we Christians lost sight of what’s truly REAL these days?
I am definitely of the old school mixed with R&B and Jazz persuasion and that flavor is what Tonex bring to the table but this is not of Christ. Now I’m with other folks praying for him to truly know the Lord! I am not judging anyone for their past ungodly lifestyle and sins, because I also have one...but Tonéx is showing that he is still hanging on to the old. There is no new Tonéx with this album just a repackaging with the purpose of the goal of “making money” to be accepted by the world’s standard of success.Many Christians are turnin…

Is The Devil Real - What Does The Bible Say?

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I know what I believe, and am convinced both God and Satan exist. Understand, I do not worship Satan, but give honor and glory to God my Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ. I believe in the power and majesty of the gospel of Christ and am persuaded the Spirit of God still works in the lives of people who are saved by faith in the shed blood of the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

Whether we call him Satan, Lucifer, Beelzebub - or whether we are afraid to speak his name at all the destroyer is still on his job. Is the devil real?Can he assume different shapes?How much power does he have?If God is all-powerful, how could the devil have rebelled against Him and taken up dominion on earth?
Is the Devil Real - How does the devil work?
The Bible, taken literally, clearly states the devil exists. Satan is mentioned by name in 47 passages (NIV). The devil is mentioned in 33 more. He is described as the one who tempted Adam and Eve into original sin in the Garden of Eden; he is the one who tempted Jesus …