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A.R. Bernard and Priscilla Shirer Top the May 2016 BCNN1/BCBC National Bestsellers List

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Bestselling authors, A.R. Bernard (Four Things Women Want from a Man — Nonfiction) and Priscilla Shirer (The Prince Warriors — Fiction) lead the bestsellers list of Black Christian authors on the May 2016 edition of the Black Christian News/Black Christian Book Company National Bestsellers List.

BCNN1.com has also released the May 2016 edition of the BCNN1/Amazon.com Kindle E-book Bestsellers List. This list ranks African-American Christian e-books based upon their sales rankings in the Amazon Kindle e-book store. Also, BCNN1 is releasing the May 2016 edition of the BCNN1/Barnes & Noble Nook E-book Bestsellers List. This list ranks African-American Christian e-books based upon their sales rankings in the B&N Nook e-book store. Continue reading “A.R. Bernard and Priscilla Shirer Top the May 2016 BCNN1/BCBC National Bestsellers List”

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Is Back with a New Rev. Curtis Black Novel, A SINFUL CALLING, on June 21, 2016

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National bestselling author, Kimberla Lawson Roby, will release a new novel from the Reverend Curtis Black series, A SINFUL CALLING (Grand Central Publishing; $26.00; ISBN 978-1455559596), nationwide, on June 21, 2016. A SINFUL CALLING tells the story of a pastor’s son who decides to become a pastor himself—for all the wrong reasons: money, power and prestige; and his sister who is struggling with the guilt of her husband’s death. Continue reading “New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Is Back with a New Rev. Curtis Black Novel, A SINFUL CALLING, on June 21, 2016”

Oprah Moves to Trademark Food Products Under Oprah’s Kitchen

Oprah Winfrey, seen in a magazine spread with her man Stedman Graham, is moving forward with a plan to market hundreds of Oprah’s Kitchen products.
Oprah Winfrey, seen in a magazine spread with her man Stedman Graham, is moving forward with a plan to market hundreds of Oprah’s Kitchen products.

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey now wants to extend her reign into your kitchen.  Continue reading “Oprah Moves to Trademark Food Products Under Oprah’s Kitchen”

Is There a Spiritual Connection between Black Men and Basketball? Onaje X. O. Woodbine Explains to Roland Martin

OAKLAND, CA - MARCH 23: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 23, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA – MARCH 23: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 23, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

For many African-American men, basketball is more than a game — it’s a way of life. A new book claims that basketball is even a religious experience for many Black men.  Continue reading “Is There a Spiritual Connection between Black Men and Basketball? Onaje X. O. Woodbine Explains to Roland Martin”

Bernie Sanders Fights for the Black Vote, Visits Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland

Bernie Sanders, left, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church Photo credit: Getty Images
Bernie Sanders, left, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church
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Following a pattern he began in earnest last month in New York by courting black voters at church, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a similar rally in Oakland on Memorial Day, about a week away from the California primary.  Continue reading “Bernie Sanders Fights for the Black Vote, Visits Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland”

Cincinnati Judge Sentences Catholic to Baptist Church Pews for 12 Sundays

Judge William Mallory of Hamilton County Municipal Court likes to use creative sentencing when appropriate.Photo courtesy of Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court, via USA Today
Judge William Mallory of Hamilton County Municipal Court likes to use creative sentencing when appropriate.Photo courtesy of Hamilton County (Ohio) Municipal Court, via USA Today

Judge William Mallory enjoys handing out creative sentences from his bench over at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Continue reading “Cincinnati Judge Sentences Catholic to Baptist Church Pews for 12 Sundays”

Glenn Beck Suspended by SiriusXM Over Trump Comments

© The Associated Press FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, radio host Glenn Beck speaks during a Tea Party rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington. SiriusXM…
© The Associated Press FILE – In this Wednesday Sept. 9, 2015, file photo, radio host Glenn Beck speaks during a Tea Party rally against the Iran deal on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington. SiriusXM…

Glenn Beck has been suspended by SiriusXM satellite radio after the conservative host agreed with an author who suggested someone may have to “step up” to stop Republican Donald Trump. Continue reading “Glenn Beck Suspended by SiriusXM Over Trump Comments”

Beautiful! Dolly Parton and Carl Dean Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage by Renewing Their Vows – Perhaps, Some Christians Could Take a Lesson from This

© Dolly Parton/Photo courtesy DollyParton.com/. Dolly Parton and Carl Dean celebrate 50 years of marriage by renewing their vows
© Dolly Parton/Photo courtesy DollyParton.com/. Dolly Parton and Carl Dean celebrate 50 years of marriage by renewing their vows

Dolly Parton and Carl Dean celebrated a sweet milestone!  Continue reading “Beautiful! Dolly Parton and Carl Dean Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage by Renewing Their Vows – Perhaps, Some Christians Could Take a Lesson from This”

LISTEN: Pastor Jamal Bryant Talks About His ‘Disheartening and Unfortunate’ Run-In With Baltimore Activist PFK Boom

(PHOTO: REUTERS/BRIAN BLANCO) Rev. Jamal Bryant speaks to attendees during a rally protesting the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012.
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Rev. Jamal Bryant speaks to attendees during a rally protesting the shooting of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin in Miami, Florida, April 1, 2012.

EXCLUSIVE! On Listen Up with Farajii Muhammad on WEAA 88.9 FM, I had the pleasure of speaking with Pastor Jamal Bryant of #TheEmpowermentTemple to talk about his recent run-in with #Baltimore activist PFK Boom. What does this encounter say about leadership in our community? #WeAreNow#redefiningleadership

Continue reading “LISTEN: Pastor Jamal Bryant Talks About His ‘Disheartening and Unfortunate’ Run-In With Baltimore Activist PFK Boom”

SC Pastor Perry Noble on Controversy Over Gorilla Harambe’s Death: ‘Americans Have Officially Lost Our Freakin’ Minds’

(PHOTO: NEWSPRING CHURCH VIA THE CHRISTIAN POST) Perry Noble, senior pastor of NewSpring Church, preaches on Nov. 17, 2013.
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Perry Noble, senior pastor of NewSpring Church, preaches on Nov. 17, 2013.

Not too long ago I wrote some thoughts about the uproar caused over Cecil the Lion. Continue reading “SC Pastor Perry Noble on Controversy Over Gorilla Harambe’s Death: ‘Americans Have Officially Lost Our Freakin’ Minds’”

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