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May 1, 2014

Queen Latifah to Star In and Produce HBO Biopic of Blues Singer Bessie Smith

Queen Latifah was awarded Favorite New Talk Show Host at the 40th Annual People's Choice Awards Wednesday (Photo: WireImage)
Queen Latifah was awarded Favorite New Talk Show Host at the 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards (Photo: WireImage)

“Pariah’s” Dee Rees will pen the script and direct the telepic for the cable network.

Queen Latifah is heading to HBO.

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President of Los Angeles NAACP, Leon Jenkins, Resigns Over Decision to Give Donald Sterling a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’

In this April 28, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins, left, announced that because of racist remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling , the NAACP was withdrawing its intention to honor Sterling with a lifetime achievement award. Sterling's donation to the local NAACP will be returned. The press conference was held at the NAACP Career Center at Westfield Culver City Mall. On Thursday, May 1, 2014, Jenkins resigned from his position as the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP. (Photo by Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News)
In this April 28, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles NAACP President Leon Jenkins, left, announced that because of racist remarks made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling , the NAACP was withdrawing its intention to honor Sterling with a lifetime achievement award. Sterling’s donation to the local NAACP will be returned. The press conference was held at the NAACP Career Center at Westfield Culver City Mall. On Thursday, May 1, 2014, Jenkins resigned from his position as the president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP. (Photo by Walt Mancini/Pasadena Star-News)

The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has resigned, following scrutiny of his decision to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights. Continue reading “President of Los Angeles NAACP, Leon Jenkins, Resigns Over Decision to Give Donald Sterling a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’”

Mike D’Antoni Resigns as Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers; Magic Johnson Tweets “Happy Days Are Here Again!”

DAntoni-out

For anyone who didn’t understand why Mike D’Antoni might have wanted out before, it took only 40 minutes after news of his resignation as Los Angeles Lakers coach first broke to become painfully clear.

Continue reading “Mike D’Antoni Resigns as Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers; Magic Johnson Tweets “Happy Days Are Here Again!””

184 Injured, 2 Dead from Explosion at Florida Jail

Engineers are assessing the damage May 1 after an explosion at the Escambia County Detention Facility in Pensacola, Fla. (Photo: Tony Gilberson, Pensacola (Fla.) News-Journal)
Engineers are assessing the damage May 1 after an explosion at the Escambia County Detention Facility in Pensacola, Fla.
(Photo: Tony Gilberson, Pensacola (Fla.) News-Journal)

State and federal officials are investigating the cause of an explosion that killed two inmates and injured 184 at a northwest Florida jail. Continue reading “184 Injured, 2 Dead from Explosion at Florida Jail”

Why America’s Future Does Not Lie With Any Political Decision, But In the Hands (and on the Knees) of Christians

America was formed out of a great spiritual awakening that had been birthed in prayer, and the only thing that will save her is another great spiritual awakening birthed in prayer.
America was formed out of a great spiritual awakening that had been birthed in prayer, and the only thing that will save her is another great spiritual awakening birthed in prayer.

America’s future does not lie with the next election, a political process or a political party. America’s future will be determined by how the people of God respond to the current crises in our land.

Continue reading “Why America’s Future Does Not Lie With Any Political Decision, But In the Hands (and on the Knees) of Christians”

55 Colleges and Universities in America Face Federal Sex Assault Probes

People walk around the Princeton University campus in New Jersey.
People walk around the Princeton University campus in New Jersey.

From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. Continue reading “55 Colleges and Universities in America Face Federal Sex Assault Probes”

Mars Hill Pastor, Mike Wilkerson, Abruptly Leaves Church and Moves Out of State

Members recently learned of the abrupt departure of Mike Wilkerson, the director of biblical counseling at Mars Hill Ballard. (Mars Hill Church)
Members recently learned of the abrupt departure of Mike Wilkerson, the director of biblical counseling at Mars Hill Ballard. (Mars Hill Church)

With so much controversy surrounding Mars Hill Senior Pastor Mark Driscoll in recent months, it may not surprise some that one of its pastors is suddenly leaving.

Continue reading “Mars Hill Pastor, Mike Wilkerson, Abruptly Leaves Church and Moves Out of State”

19 People Dead After Car Bomb Goes Off in Nigeria

The explosion happened close to a police post set up at the site of a bombing two weeks ago
The explosion happened close to a police post set up at the site of a bombing two weeks ago

An apparent car bomb attack on Thursday killed at least 19 people and injured many more in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, police say. Continue reading “19 People Dead After Car Bomb Goes Off in Nigeria”

Researchers Say Divorce Is Becoming Contagious

considering divorce

Forget about the flu that has been going around – there is something else that is contagious and could put your marriage in jeopardy.

Continue reading “Researchers Say Divorce Is Becoming Contagious”

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