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During a time when the entire internet projects “stuffy news correspondent” vibes, it is refreshing to find a voice that does not take itself too seriously. A staff writer for Elle’s humor column, “Eric Reads the News,” R. Eric Thomas uses amusing comedy to color commentate his new memoir, Here For It: Or How to…

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Activist Shaun King recently faced backlash for challenging the European version of Jesus Christ. As individuals and groups across the nation call for the destruction of Confederate statues, King called for the Caucasian depictions of Jesus Christ to be dismantled. “If your religion requires Jesus to be a blonde haired blue eyed Jesus, then your…

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Lecrae recently caught backlash after he appeared in a taped conversation with Chic-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy and Atlanta megachurch pastor Louie Giglio. During the discussion, Giglio claimed that slavery was a blessing. “We understand the curse that was slavery, white people do, and we say ‘that was bad,’ but we miss the blessing of slavery that…

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Respected community leader and activist Al Sharpton recently called for a closure of Black churches during this global health crisis. Rolling out publisher Munson Steed spoke with Sharpton on our Power and Company segment about the important message that he wants to spread to our community as we approach Easter Sunday. Why was it important…

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A pastor in Chicago peddled religion for a payday. Rev. Clarence Smith, Jr. allegedly used his storefront church, New Life Impact Church in the Lawndale neighborhood, as a way to make himself wealthy, according to New York Post. Rev. Smith, 45, allegedly defrauded the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program that is administered by…

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Kim Kardashian West wants to “honor” the “life change” her husband Kanye West is going through. The 42-year-old rapper has embraced religion in recent years, which has sparked a lifestyle change for his family — including children North, 6, Saint, 3, Chicago, 21 months, and Psalm, 5 months — and although his wife Kim doesn’t always agree…

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Charles Jenkins is a pastor and an award-winning songwriter and producer. The Chicago native was previously the senior pastor of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Jenkins discusses faith and fatherhood with rolling out. What legacy are you leaving for your children and the children of your community? The opening phrase of Proverbs 13:22 says, “A good…

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Gucci is back at it again, insulting people of color’s cultures with their designs and calling it “fashion.” This time, the luxury Italian fashion house is getting roasted for its “Indy Full Turban” which is a Dastaar, a religiously significant Sikh headdress. The turban first sparked outrage in February 2018 after it was seen being…

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