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Rapist Brock Turner’s Case is a Perfect Example of Classism and Racism in America’s Justice System

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On January 18, 2015, Brock Turner was arrested after two people passing by found him on top of an intoxicated, unconscious woman. June 2, 2016 Turner was convicted of three felonies, including intent to rape which carries a maximum sentence of fourteen years. A California judge decided that a stiff …

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Qheem the Redeemed: “Jesus or Nah” (Official Video)

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Qheem of Hogmob just dropped the official video for his song “Jesus or Nah” and man is it fire! I mean, this is one of those songs that you want to put on repeat and ride to all day. The vibe of the song and video has a good, fun …

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Can’t Increase Your Income? Here’s How to Keep a Fatter Bank Account

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In January 2015, the Wall Street Journal released a report by Bankrate that stated three out of five Americans would not have money in their savings to pay for an unexpected car repair or medical emergency. Although many Americans say they have a budget, results like these show that many …

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Alicia Keys Embraces Her Natural Beauty with #NoMakeup Movement

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Alicia Keys is defying culture’s beauty standards with her #NoMakeup movement: “I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” Alicia’s struggle is one I can relate to. I …

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Is Steph Curry the NBA’s Real MVP?

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Several weeks ago, Stephen Curry was named the MVP of the NBA for the second straight year. This nomination did not come without some counterclaims that Curry shouldn’t have been the MVP. Even LeBron James questioned the award: “I think sometimes the word “valuable” or best player of the year, …

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Harvard Student Challenges Race & Education with Incredible Graduation Speech

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When Donovan Sullivan graduated from high school, his English teacher threatened to cut his mic if he recited a poem during his commencement speech.  Ironically, Sullivan’s spoken word poem addressed to fellow graduates of Harvard University has fetched 9 million Facebook views and shares from the likes of Hillary Clinton …

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TD Jakes Teaches from a Biblical Perspective How to Properly Steward Your Finances (Video)

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Does your spending increase when your budget increases? In this video, Pastor T.D. Jakes takes a biblical look at finance and entrepreneurship.  As believers, it’s important to use our God-given gifts and resources for the Kingdom. In February, I created a post on understanding a budget and how to use it (it …

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Native Americans Defy Political Correctness: Not Offended Over “Redskins”

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 18: A Washington Redskins helmet sits on the grass during a preseason football game between the Redskins and Cleveland Browns at FedExField on August 18, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by TJ Root/Getty Images)

A few weeks ago I authored a post about an ESPN commentator wearing a t-shirt on television that featured “Caucasians” written in the fashion of the Cleveland Indians’ logo.  It was worn to make a statement and start a discussion about sports teams using Native American inspired logos–one I believe is worth having. …

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Lecrae Gives Ted Talk: “Is Hip-Hop a Cancer or a Cure?”

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TED Talks are awesome if you enjoy learning.  TED is an international set of conferences that serve to explore information and ideas.  Their slogan echoes that mission simply stated as “Idea Worth Spreading”. Lecrae just appeared at their Nashville conference and gave a talk on whether hip-hop is a “cancer or …

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Steph Curry: “I’m Not a Guy Who’s Going to Be Trying to Bash People over the Head with the Bible”

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Golden State Warrior Steph Curry is having an absurdly impressive record-breaking season that has earned him back-to-back NBA MVP awards.  While he has been vocal about his faith in Christ, and even features a portion of Philippians 4:13 on his signature Under Armor sneakers, his hope is that you actually …

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