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September 19, 2017

Lunar Occultation: Three Planets Slide Behind the Moon This Week

At the start of this week, the moon will play a game of planetary peek-a-boo as it momentarily blocks Venus, then Mars and then Mercury in the sky. Although it will be difficult to see this disappearing act in much... Continue Reading →


Black Christians Sitting Under White Pastors Want More Said from the Pulpit About Race

Jurrita Williams often finds herself grieving alone when she sits among the crowded pews of her church. Following tragic events — like the shooting massacre of nine African-American Christians at a church in Charleston, South Carolina in 2015, or the... Continue Reading →

New Book Examines the Scandals of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, Warns They Are Not an Aberration

The apostle Paul considered himself the “chief of sinners,” but then again, he never met Jim Bakker. The latter’s ministry got off to an innocent enough start. Jim and his wife, Tammy Faye, were young, no-name, itinerant Pentecostal evangelists when... Continue Reading →

Billy Bush and Wife Sydney Davis Separating After Nearly 20 Years of Marriage

Billy Bush and his wife Sydney Davis are separating after nearly two decades of marriage. “After almost 20 years of marriage, they have separated for the moment to evaluate their life together,” Bush’s rep said in a statement to PEOPLE.... Continue Reading →

Ohio Firefighter Suspended After Saying, ‘One Dog is More Important Than a Million Niggers’

An Ohio firefighter appears to have put his job in jeopardy by posting offensive comments to Facebook. Until last week, Tyler Roysdon suited up as a volunteer firefighter in Franklin Township, a small town in southwestern Ohio, about 40 miles north of Cincinnati.... Continue Reading →

18 is the New 15: Young People Are Delaying Dating, Sex, Drinking, Employment, and Driving

Being a teen isn’t what it used to be. According to a huge new study, adolescents in the 2010s were less likely date, drink alcohol, go out without their parents, and have sex than teens in every generation since the... Continue Reading →

Trump Names Former NFL Player Johnathan Holifield as Head of HBCU Initiative

The White House announced Monday that former Cincinnati Bengals running back and tech entrepreneur Johnathan Holifield will lead its initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a move that garnered praise from some who had expressed concern over the Trump... Continue Reading →

Disturbing Video Shows Navy Hospital Workers Mishandling Infant, Calling Babies ‘Mini Satans’

Two medical staffers at a military hospital in Florida were barred from caring for patients after they were seen in disturbing images mishandling a newborn, making obscene gestures and calling babies “mini Satans.” One video shows a female staffer in gloves and medical... Continue Reading →

Hurricane Maria Devastates Dominica, Moves Toward Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation Tuesday as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma. The storm... Continue Reading →

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