Besides Michelle Obama, there has been another person who has been there to encourage President Obama since the beginning of his presidency in 2009: Joshua Dubois. The Nashville, TN native recently resigned as Â Special Assistant to President Obama and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Aside from the long [...]
â€œThe fact that we canâ€™t prevent every act of violence doesnâ€™t mean we canâ€™t steadily reduce the violence.â€ President Barack Obama declared just 5 days after the Newtown, Connecticut shootings. Just weeks later, a 15-year-old girl, Hadiya Pendletonâ€”who had one week earlier performed at the Presidential inaugurationâ€”was fatally shot by stray bullets while standing on [...]
The 1971 classic hit may have summed it up best with â€œWhatâ€™s Going On?â€ On the heels of a polarized election, itâ€™s a relevant question sinceâ€”even though the election is over, America’s charged political civil war continues. Whatâ€™s going on with the church and politics? â€œThe church has a responsibility to bring to bear the [...]
In Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 31st theÂ Black clergy group,Â The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) led by Rev. William Owens, President and Founder, announced at a conference their opposition towards President Obama’s stance on gay marriage. Other leaders of the nationally televised press conference included Rev. Dean Nelson, the Executive Director for the Network [...]
June 18, 2012 by Admin
Filed under Publisher's Blog | First Things First with Roland T. Hairston, II, Relationships
What makes a gentleman? Today, we call any man who conducts himself with distinction and grace a â€œgentleman.â€ But in the preface to his classic book, Mere Christianity, author C.S. Lewis gives a historical background on the word: â€œThe word gentleman originally meant something recognizable; one who had a coat of arms and some landed [...]
Read what President Obama said about how his Christian faith influenced his change of perspective on same-sex marriage and weigh-in!
Mayor Bloomberg: “You Can’t Kick God Out of America” – Obama & Giuliani Quote from Scripture at 9/11 Memorial
On Sunday, September 11, 2011 America and the world paused to remember the historic and tragic terrorist attacks that befell America. Among the premier memorial events was one that Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City organized led by President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Christie, former NY Governor George Pataki, former New Jersey Governor Donald DiFrancesco, Mayor Bloomberg and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Notably, Bloomberg’s program excluded any clergy leading many to question the decision and some to protest–”Was America trying to kick God out” of this watershed moment in our nation’s history?
Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel Westâ€™s 18-city â€œPoverty Tour: A Call to Conscience,â€ was implemented to focus President Barack Obama’s attention on the plight of America’s poor peopleâ€”particularly African Americans, whose jobless rate exceeds 15 percent.
Near midnight, on Sunday, May 1, 2011, President Barack Obama announced, â€œJustice has been done.” Bin Laden was dead and America had prevailed in its decade long war against this evil fanatic.
By Harry R. Jackson, Jr. The President’s announcement, Wednesday, February 23rd, that he will no longer defend the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was shocking to millions of Americans. Yet his timing was not just an act of personal conscience, it was done in concert with the deliberations of the Maryland State Senate which [...]