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LISTEN: Casket Crusades Begin in Akron (UCNN 07/16/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/casket-crusades-begin-in-akron-ucnn-071617 1. WKYC TV - Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Akron Saturday in the first of three “Casket Crusades,” an event meant to highlight the amount of community deaths due to violence and drug abuse. The event saw those involved march through some of the hardest-hit

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WATCH: Hundreds March In First of Three “Casket Crusades” Organized By Pastor R.A. Vernon and The Word Church To Combat Deaths Due To Violence and Drug Abuse

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Akron Saturday in the first of three "Casket Crusades," an event meant to highlight the amount of community deaths due to violence and drug abuse. (more…)

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WATCH: Fred Hammond Says his Drama Series, ‘The Choir’, Is The “Gospel Version of ‘Power’ and ‘Empire'”

Your browser does not support iframes. Check out the video above of Fred Hammond on the Get Up! Erica radio show in June, where he discussed writing his drama series, The Choir, with co-host GRIFF (Erica was out). Hammond described the drama series as a “gospel version of “Power,” “Empire,” “Nashville,” and “The Breaks.” (more…)

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So You Want to Get Paid Without Working? Concept of Universal Basic Income Gains Popularity

This spring, the Canadian province of Ontario announced that about 4,000 of its citizens will receive money as part of their “no strings attached” basic income experiment. The goal is to explore how universal basic income can improve both the lives of the individuals receiving it and the nation at

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Oklahoma Senator Arrested on Child Prostitution Charges

An Oklahoma state senator was booked Thursday on child prostitution charges for allegedly hiring a 17-year-old boy for sex, leading to calls for his resignation and a separate internal investigation into his years of work with a youth program. (more…)

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Spike Lee’s ‘Rodney King’, Starring Roger Guenveur Smith, Acquired by Netflix

Netflix has bought the rights to “Rodney King,” directed by Spike Lee and performed as a one-man show by Roger Guenveur Smith. The streaming service has scheduled the project to premiere on April 28. (more…)

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Carrie Fisher Loved ‘the Idea of God,’ But Sadly It Appears She Never Became a Born-Again Christian Like Her Brother

Star Wars fans around the world are mourning the death of Carrie Fisher, the actress famous for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original trilogy. (more…)

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Former NewSpring Church Pastor Perry Noble Shares Proverbs 24:16 for People Struggling With Addiction

Former NewSpring Church Pastor Perry Noble is assuring people who've made serious mistakes in life, such as having affairs or succumbing to drug and alcohol abuse, that "God's not done" with them and they still have an opportunity to transform their lives.  (more…)

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A Look Back: Making a Change: Bishop T.D. Jakes’ Successful 10-Year Initiative for Re-entry

In 2012, I worked as a chaplain intern at the Metro Transitional Center in Atlanta, a minimum-security prison that provided re-entry programming for women. Week after week, I would watch women participate in job readiness and job search programs, substance abuse treatment and learn how to navigate a world that

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Starbucks Opens in Ferguson as Company Works to Broaden Urban Footprint

The baristas at America’s newest Starbucks include 19-year-old Adrienne Lemons, who is the glue of her family now that her dad is in prison. (more…)

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