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Al Sharpton’s Finances Reveal Questionable Activity

Al Sharpton’s rise to power has always been attributed to his ability to be the spokesperson and mascot for victims of racial injustice. Wherever disruptive activity dwells, Sharpton marches to ...

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Jacque Reid Proves Existing Stigma of Black Women and Interracial Dating

The topic of interracial dating is a touchy one in the Black community, particularly because of the historical references and the stigma associated with the idea that you have to find ...

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Niecy Nash Says Oral Sex Will Keep The Divorce Attorneys Away

Niecy Nash has never been known to edit her words, and in her latest interview with Playboy, she definitely doesn’t hold back when describing the secret behind her still thriving ...

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Stay-cations: What They Are and How to Do Them Right

’Tis the season…for overeating and overspending. And in the midst of the chaos, sometimes you just need a break. With the price tag that often accompanies the holidays, sometimes it’s ...

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Virginia Pastor's Dating Seminar Stirs Controversy With It's Touchy Title

Virginia pastor David-Jamel Williams recently partnered with HBCU Virginia Union to host a dating seminar inspired by his past experiences, but his efforts to enlighten others on the dos and ...

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Veterans Day Spotlight: Shoshana Johnson, First Black Female Prisoner of War

Veterans Day is a good way to recognize the sacrifices that were made by ordinary citizens who made the choice to risk their lives on behalf of their country. It ...

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How (Almost) Leaving Islam Nearly Killed Me

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My sister and I back when nothing mattered. On a chilly autumn day in 2008, I texted two friends, called a suicide hotline, and left a voice mail on my mom’s phone about my plan to kill myself. And who knows, I probably blogged about...

This Nigerian Man Is Being Detained in a Mental Institution Because He’s An Atheist

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According to several reports, Mubarak Bala, a Nigerian man, is being held against his will in a mental institution in Nigeria’s Kano state after renouncing Islam and declaring he no longer believes in God. Bala’s Muslim family had him committed to the intuition after learning he...

Pastor Jamal Bryant Responds to ‘These Hoes Ain’t Loyal’ Controversy

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Pastor Jamal Bryant isn’t backing down from the uproar caused by his recent sermon titled “I’m My Enemies Worst Nightmare.” In the middle of the 30-minute speech, Bryant dropped a Chris Brown lyric, telling parishioners “These hoes ain’t loyal.” A clip of the sermon immediately...

Pastor Jamal Bryant Tells Congregation ‘These Hoes Ain’t Loyal’ – Did He Cross the Line?

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In a fiery sermon that touched on the emasculation of Black men, the “feminization” of the church, and “sanctified sissies,” Baltimore Pastor Jamal Bryant of the Empowerment Temple got his congregation riled up in an unusual way: quoting Chris Brown. After discussing Pontius Pilate’s refusal...

Teen Launches Hijab Project to Bridge the Gap Between Muslim and Non-Muslim Women

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Sixteen-year-old Amara Majeed has observed that “a woman needn’t have a different skin color, a foreign accent, or an unusual name because when she decides to wrap a piece of cloth around her head, she immediately becomes ‘un-American,’ or ‘foreign.’” So the American Muslim teen...