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Hugh Hefner is the reason that Essence Magazine even exists


Millions of Americans know about Essence Magazine, which is owned by Time Warner Inc.  For many decades, the magazine pemeated black homes and businesses across the nation and became an important part of black media history. The magazine began in 1969, when there were few opportunities for black media outlets.  Ironically, things haven’t changed as much as some might have ... Read More »

Pastor kicks pregnant woman in the stomach repeatedly while praying over her


By Michal Ortner Charismatic preachers are known for using unusual methods during prayer services. From hitting foreheads to speaking in tongues, these bizarre displays often leave onlookers scratching their heads in wonder. In recent news, a preacher reportedly kicked a pregnant woman in her abdomen repeatedly while praying over her. Bishop Daniel Obinim is a Ghanaian pastor who founded the ... Read More »

Phylicia Rashad says allegations against Cosby are “orchestrated”


Bill Cosby’s TV wife broke her silence and defended the comedian against sεxual abυse allegations. During a Tuesday interview with ShowBiz411, Rashad said the attαcks against Cosby were “orchestrated” and that the public should ignore the allegations, which number in excess of 20 at this point. Rashad, who played the role of Claire Huxtable on the show, was highly critical ... Read More »

Mother endures the nightmare of having two sons murdered in one month

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By Angela L. Braden An Indiana mother is distraught with grief after being confronted with the unbelievable reality that two of her sons have been murdered in less than a month. Donovan Williams,19, was the first documented homicide victim in Northwest Indiana.  However, he was the second child of Melissa Williams to die from gun violence.  Donovan’s older brother, Dominique ... Read More »

Atheist t-shirt says, “I met God, she’s black”


By Michal Ortner Jewish atheist Dylan Chenfield has caused quite a stir with something as simple as a piece of apparel. In an attempt to challenge religious norms, Chenfield designed a sweatshirt that said, “I Met God, She’s Black.” He also posted several signs throughout Manhattan with the same slogan. Chenfield does not claim to be the author of this ... Read More »

Praying woman at church hit in the back by stray bullet


Reported by Michal Ortner Tonia Barnes was attending services at her church, Macedonia Ministries, when she was grazed in the back by a bullet. The prayer service took place on New Year’s Eve, a time of year when gunfire escalates considerably in Jackson, Ms. Reverend Enoch Easter recounts that Tonia was sitting near dozens of children when the shot was ... Read More »