10 Reasons Not to be Discouraged in This World

by Michael S. Brown It is true that there is a lot of bad news in the world today, and much of it comes as...

“So Peter Opened His Mouth” — The Preacher’s Calling Reduced to Five Powerful Words

The Bible presents an astonishingly simple method of preaching. In Nehemiah 8:8 we read that Ezra and his fellow preachers “read from the book,...

In Illinois, the Battle for Governor Is Heating Up and Here’s Why

Democracy can be cruel because elections deprive the demos of the delight of alibis and the comfort of complaining. Illinois voters have used many...

Black Pastors in America Know First Hand How Moral Relativism Destroys Communities and They...

In 1831, a French aristocrat named Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in America and spent several years traveling and studying life in the communities of the new...

Why Do We Keep Saying ‘I’m Fine’ When It’s Clear that’s Not the Case?

Beyoncé is a talented multitasker. How do I know this? Who else can sell over 1 million records without an ounce of promotion while...

John McWhorter says Segregated Schools Don’t Have to Fail

As we mark 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, we hail integration—but let’s not assume that black kids can learn only if...

The Censoring of Conservatives and the Liberal “Dark Ages”: Something is Very Wrong with...

by Kirsten Powers Welcome to the Dark Ages, Part II. We have slipped into an age of un-enlightenment where you fall in line behind the...

Blind Squirrel Finds a Supreme Court Nut

While in the vast majority of their constitutionally related writings the Founding Fathers were explicit that the judicial branch of government is effectively the...

NFL’s New Issue: Its First Homosexual Kiss

We’ve been told that this is not about sex or sexuality. This is about football. This is about civil rights. This is about the...

Columnist Michael Goodwin Says Part of President Obama’s Legacy Will Be That He Lamented...

As Barack Obama enters the twilight of his tenure, the ­debate over his legacy is ­beginning, but one conclusion already seems certain. It can...

D.A. Horton says Before We Go Off Talking About the Clippers, Christians Need to...

This past weekend I was blessed to spend 3 days with 3,000 students, leaders and pastors in Duluth, MN for District Blitz 2014, where...

Tom Joyner on What Makes Mothers So Special

Mother’s Day is about moms, but it’s also about all the women who played roles in our lives. If you’re Black, especially, chances are...

We’ve Forgiven Bill Clinton, But Still Consider Monica Lewinsky a Slut

Sixteen years after the affair heard ’round the world, Lewinsky is back with a Vanity Fair essay. And while we’ve all forgiven Bill Clinton,...

What Is Holding Back the Presence of God Which Truly Can Transform America?

Here's a question asked often, yet is basically off the mark: "How can we get God to fix America?" Instead we should be asking:...

Roland Martin says the Donald Sterling Story Can Prompt a Larger Conversation on Institutional...

Roland Martin, host of News One Now, on African American-targeted cable net TV One, as well as a syndicated radio show, says he was not...

Why Pastors Need to Stop Tickling the Ears of Their People, Treating the Church...

I am constantly asked, “Chuck, why don’t pastors take a stand and speak out?” I’ve been a pastor most of my adult life. I...

Why Punishing Donald Sterling Doesn’t Fix the Problem

On Tuesday, one of the most significant moments in recent NBA history took place. League Commissioner Adam Silver levied a lifetime ban on Los Angeles Clippers...

America Is No Longer as Alarming to Its Foes or Reassuring to Its Friends

AMERICA’S allies are nervous. With Russia grabbing territory, China bullying its neighbours and Syria murdering its people, many are asking: where is Globocop? Under...

Thanks for the Honesty, Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling

Their views are vile, despicable, shameful, pathetic and hurtful, but we should all be thankful that Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling didn't hide their...

Tina Brown Encourages Hillary Clinton Not to Run for Various Reasons

The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid. But she should forget it. If she wins, it's...