My cousin’s trembling voice uttered the unthinkable. “Kay, I need to let you know that Wayne took his life this morning.” My knees collapsed under me. “No! How can this be? What happened? Why? What was wrong with him?” My mouth formed tumbling questions despite my mind being frozen in disbelief and grief. Through his […]

10 Points On Mental Illness And The Local Church For the past 15 years, I’ve worked feverishly on developing a full-time counseling center for the members of the congregations that I’ve served and the communities surrounding them. My seminary experiences coupled with pastoring people made me acutely aware of my own inadequacies in ministering effectively […]

Truth.  It’s the one word in which Christianity finds its foundation, a word the Bible says shall make us free. Yet, in this day in age, as many Christians begin to speak out and speak their truth, it seems to bring more opposition than freedom and more questions than encouragement. During the past week, Gospel […]

The psychological response to racism contributes to poor grades, researchers say. A 15-year-old Brooklyn high school student told The Atlantic that his skin color is an obstacle to getting good grades. Zion Agostini explained that, as a Black male, the cops target him for stop and frisks on the way to school. When he enters the […]

Social And Economic Improvements Make The Church Appear Less Relevant Black millennials are experiencing economic and social benefits that previous generations only dreamed about. As a result, a need for faith in their lives may not have the same pull as it did in the past. Feeling judged and being told to check their generational […]

GETTY IMAGES: Viola Davis is fiercely invested in building up her young daughter’s self-esteem ― which includes being mindful of what kinds of toys her child plays with. Speaking to Essence during an event for the Vaseline Healing Project on Oct. 8, Davis revealed that she doesn’t allow her 6-year-old daughter Genesis to play with […]

Christians should be part of a “church family” and not try to live spiritually on their own, says Saddleback Church senior pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren. In his Daily Hope devotional on Monday, the megachurch pastor stressed that being part of a church family is essential to fulfilling God’s purposes for one’s life. “You cannot […]

INSTAGRAM One Atlanta teacher is facing criticism on social media for an outfit she wore to school. The Root reported that Patricia Brown, a fourth-grade teacher at a public school in Atlanta, wore a form-fitting dress in class and the now-deleted photo of her outfit, which was posted on her public Instagram page, went viral. […]

Alex Wong / Getty Images Many Americans seem to be splintering into opposing factions when it comes to race: Black Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, All Lives Matter. In response, Christian rapper Lecrae, Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) and Jeff Shinabarger, founder of Atlanta-based non-profit Plywood, recently engaged in a candid conversation that focused on race, […]

Earlier this month, Christ representer, teacher and music artist Jonathan McReynolds lent his talents toHuffington Post for an op-ed titled “African-American Christian Voters…Our Dilemma,” where he addressed the complexity of the upcoming presidential election (Dem. Hillary Clinton vs. Rep. Donald Trump) from a Christian point-of-view. “One party is allergic to my faith and the other is allergic to my complexion. […]

Many Christians would readily agree that being Christian and anti-abortion go hand-in-hand. But what about opposing the death penalty? While Americans span the gamut in their position on capital punishment, a Christian activist and author believes all Christians should oppose punishing criminals by death. Shane Claiborne, who, along with EEW Magazine’s President, Dianna Hobbs, recently […]

In a recent interview with MSNBC, Samaria Rice also had some harsh words for Donald Trump and the people of Ohio. On Sunday’s edition of MSNBC’s AM Joy with Joy Reid, the mother of slain 12-year-oldTamir Rice discussed a range of topics, including her struggles with coping with her son’s death and her disappointment with President […]