Archive for the ‘Faith & Religion’ Category

Stephen Tyrone Jones died heroically on Wednesday. An African-American security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, He stepped in the line of fire to prevent James W. von Brunn, an 88-year-old man linked to anti-Jewish web sites, from killing others at the museum. Jones died in an area hospital after being shot by von Brunn with […]

Cleveland-born Alyssa Stanton, 45, will lead a predominantly white synagogue in Greenville, NC, beginning in August. She is the first African-American woman to be ordained as a rabbi. Raised in a Pentecostal family, the single mother of a 14-year-old adopted daughter says she was surprised by the national interest in her ordination. Her new 60-family synagogue, […]

City council members in the District of Columbia voted 12 – 1 on May 5 to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other jurisdictions. Marion Barry, former DC mayor, was the “lone dissenter.” He believes an uproar in the local Black community is imminent. Black ministers have already expressed outrage. Check out the video capturing Barry’s position […]

  Suzanne de Passe, the chairman and CEO of de Passe Entertainment who began her career at Motown Records, along with Steven Spielberg and Madison Jones, will produce the first motion picture authorized by The King estate that examines the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DreamWorks Studios acquired the rights to the life of the […]

April 4, 1968


Civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King was killed 41 years ago tomorrow. Life magazine took pictures at the scene of the crime at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN,  that were never published, but now the magazine shares the photos on Interestingly, James Earl Ray, the man convicted of killing Dr. King, claimed […]

Heads of several European states, including Germany and France, criticized Pope Benedict this week for his stance on condom distribution in Africa. He said HIV/AIDS was “a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which can even increase the problem.” He went on to say the solution […]

Last weekend Grammy-winning rapper Snoop Dogg spoke at Saviours’ Day, the Nation of Islam’s celebration of its founder, Wallace Fard, in Rosemont, IL. Snoop credited Minister Louis Farrakhan with orchestrating peace talks among artists in the hip-hop community, after the murder of rap icon Notorious B.I.G. To view Farrakhan’s keynote address, visit, but it’s going to cost […]