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Friday, February 5, 2016 | Meeke Addison
Does God care about justice? Absolutely! In fact, God says of Himself in Isaiah 61:8, “For I, the Lord, love justice.”
Thursday, June 16, 2016 | Melonie Manning
I don’t love confrontation, so I’m basically a weenie, as I don’t generally engage in arguments or disagreements. But on the heels of a heavy weekend, I feel compelled to come out of my quiet corner and respond.
Monday, June 20, 2016 | Lonnie Poindexter
The recent passing of boxing great Muhammad Ali caused me to pause and reflect on my childhood. Memories of growing up during the champ’s reign and the racially turbulent 1960s and ‘70s came back like a flood. His tremendous skills in the ring and the bravado with which he would predict his foes’ demise was mesmerizing to a young black boy.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | Reason & Company
Abe (AFA Public Policy Analyst), Ed (AFA Executive VP), and Walker (AFA's Assistant to the President) discuss the role Chick-fil-A played in the aftermath of the Orlando Islamic terror attack at the gay bar.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth, guest blogger
So don't simply be mesmerized by a rainbow alone. Stop and give praise to the One who gave it to all mankind as a sign.
Friday, July 8, 2016 | Lonnie Poindexter
On the 4h of July, I was invited to speak at a prayer rally. Here is a transcript of my speech:
Monday, July 11, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
Have we reached low tide in America? Have the waters of prosperity receded to the point where we can now say American is about to "jump the shark"?
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | Melonie Manning
The color of a person’s skin is important; God put a lot of thought into it. But that is something about our makeup that will never change. What can change, though, is what cause we are willing to lay down our lives for.
Monday, July 25, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
What is the appeal of a place that seems to be governed by Looney Tunes characters?
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | Abraham Hamilton III
Recently, a pastor I hold in high esteem said to me, “I haven’t seen it this bad since the tension of the 1960s … but police officers weren’t being killed then.”
Monday, August 8, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
In a small, tight-knit community far, far away lived a little boy.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 |
Stacy Washington, aka Stacy on the Right, shot this video before the Dallas police officer assassinations.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Stacy Washington
Apparently the widely misunderstood nature of the movement named "Black Lives Matter" has necessitated a name change.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
August 23, Bishop E.W. Jackson visited the Dallas Police Headquarters to deliver Police Prayer Cards for the 3,400 police officers of the Dallas Police Department.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
In John 8:7, Jesus confronts those who are prepared to stone a woman to death for committing adultery. Ultimately the attackers are given a choice: Cast their stone or admit their own sins.
Monday, August 29, 2016 | Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
What makes the United States of America the great country it is? Our Constitution!
Thursday, September 1, 2016 | Michael Brown
Did you know that if you support the Black Lives Matter movement—as in the official BlackLivesMatter.com website—you are not only standing with black Americans, but also standing with a radical social agenda including queer and transgender activism along with the disrupting of the nuclear family?
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
Sometimes the mouse gets the cheese. Other times the trap catches the mouse.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 | Darrell B. Harrison
For many young black Americans today, particularly millennials, the pursuit of “social justice” has become somewhat of a raison d’être (the sole reason for which a person or organization exists.)
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
There is no doubt Francis Scott Key is a complicated historical character, much like Thomas Jefferson. But "The Star-Spangled Banner" is not a racist song. It is a song of nationalist pride.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Lonnie Poindexter
Young multimillionaires in the NFL continue to parrot the San Francisco 49ers' second-string quarterback in sitting out, or “taking a knee,” during the playing of our national anthem -- their misguided attempt to acknowledge America’s racist history and its symbols, our national anthem and flag.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
On this, the 202nd Birthday of our National Anthem, lets demand the respect our country deserves.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Jessilyn Justice, CharismaNews
Public defender Toussaint Romain is putting his faith on the front lines, quite literally, as he stands in the gap between rioters and police in Charlotte.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | Stacy Washington
With the release of one of the videos of the police shooting in Charlotte, protests continue.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 |
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s niece shares her insight on "Fox & Friends."
Monday, October 3, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
Every sports fan is familiar with this phrase...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Darrell B. Harrison
For anyone to admit that incidents of police-involved violence is a divisive topic in America today would be an understatement to say the least. Likewise, to deny that this issue is equally divisive, if not more so, among Christians is to be naively oblivious to reality.
Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
Elections matter! If you don’t vote, don’t be dismayed at the death of a nation.
Friday, November 11, 2016 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
On this Veterans Day, we can breathe a sigh of relief.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 | Meeke Addison
Last Thursday, following the election of our nation's 45th president, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi was in New York City to address the DealBook Conference and was asked, "How did you feel on Wednesday morning?"
Monday, November 28, 2016 | Alphonso Ashworth
Call it what you will -- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Super Duper Fragalistic Sunday, or Cyber Monday -- it all boils down to a broke, black and blue shopper.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | One Million Moms
We realize a great many American shoppers will begin shopping for Christmas this weekend, especially immediately after Thanksgiving.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | Melonie Manning
Pleasant as they may be, I don’t want to be like the furniture stores of the world.
Friday, December 30, 2016 | Darrell B. Harrison
Apart from love, there is no such thing as grief. We grieve because we love. It is the same way with God when it comes to our sin.
Friday, January 6, 2017 | Rev. Ralph J. Chittams, Sr.
Skin color was not a valid justification for lynching blacks; neither is a justification for kidnapping and torturing whites.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Meeke Addison
I’d rather we not politicize evil. I’d rather see evil as the effect of sin that it truly is.
Monday, January 16, 2017 | Bishop E.W. Jackson
Every time we say the Pledge of Allegiance, we confess that we are “one nation.” But there is less and less cultural evidence of that.