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Must Watch: Pastor Steven Furtick’s Down to Earth Converstation with Charlamagne The God

Everyone has a worldview, but how often do we take the time to explore how it was formed? In this short film, Pastor Steven Furtick and Charlamagne tha God go back to their hometown for a conversation on roots, race, religion, and more. This is one of the best exchanges …

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Black History Is American History

How long have black people been free in America? What decade or period in history comes to mind? This blog is the first in a series that will seek to use the occasion of Black History Month to wrestle with our racial history as Americans. Typically when Black History is …

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MLK and the Moral Foundation of Social Justice that is Missing Today

In light of America’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr day on Monday, I thought it would be helpful for us to look into the stark contrast between civil rights activism done back then, versus the way it’s being done today. Whenever you address the fight of civil rights, MLK …

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How the Opioid Crisis Highlights White Privilege

People are dying. Spouses, friends, neighbors, parents and children are losing one another in a heinous fashion and at alarming rates. Nevertheless, when cries for compassion and intervention come from certain corners of the room, it becomes increasingly difficult to not roll eyes. Still, I beg that you would have …

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Has Disney Programming Gone Too Far?

What is it that we value the most about our children? For many, they would say their innocence. The perception of innocence refers to the simplicity of a child’s lack of knowledge or exposure to the affairs of the world. It is this naïvety of a child that many parents …

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Kyle’s Gifts from Heaven: Keeping Children Connected to their Lost Parents

Around the holidays, birthdays, graduations and other special occasions, it can be especially difficult for children who have lost their parents prematurely. There’s no way to fill the shoes of those they have lost. However, there are others who care to show these children they are still genuinely thought of …

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Pastor Carl Lentz Calls Out Race Relations in Church

Carl Lentz posted a video on Instagram along with a lengthy caption on race and the church. In the video, Lentz is preaching about race relations and rebuking those who run from the discussion of race. In the caption, Pastor Lentz highlights a chapter in his new book Own The …

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Interview: Jay-Z and New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet in Conversation

Rapper and mogul Jay-Z sat down with Dean Baquet, Executive Director of the New York Times, for an intimate conversation about rap, therapy, marriage, politics and being a black man in Trump’s America. This is probably Jay-Z’s most introspective, transparent and mature interview yet and he hasn’t done many but …

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Why Hip-hop Hates Will Smith: The Darth Vader Theory

Will Smith (AKA The Fresh Prince) has definitely left his mark on hip-hop, but he seems to be constantly and unjustly overlooked whenever the greats are mentioned. Even after all he’s done for the culture, why does hip-hop hate Will Smith? West Coast Rapper Murs breaks it down! *Warning: one …

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Watch Van Jones Discuss Why We Need to Unify Regardless of Political Parties

Van Jones is Dope! And that’s not even because he gave me a shout-out a couple of years ago on USAToday.com for my work in the startup community and teaching kids how to code (non-humble brag). This was a great interview. I particularly love Van Jones’ solution-based approach to discussing …

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