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What Michelle Obama’s white ancestors tell us about ourselves

November 24, 2014

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Using DNA testing to trace the forebears of Michelle Obama, New York Times reporter Rachel L. Swarns has been able to identify the First Lady’s white ancestors. Swarns used historical records to determine the most probable contributors to Mrs. Obama’s white heritage. Once that family was identified, DNA testing was used to confirm the relationship. […]

The Gospel smashes through prejudice!

February 20, 2014

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In July of 2012, Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson had planned to be married in the church they attended, First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi. All the arrangements had been made, the invitations for the wedding sent out, and Pastor Stan Weatherford was ready to perform the ceremony. Then some members of the congregation who […]

Remembering The 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing: the Terrorists Lost!

September 12, 2013

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I wonder if terrorists ever get frustrated at the futility of their efforts. They should. September 15, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. Four little African American girls attending Sunday School were killed. In addition, 22 others were injured by the blast. The […]

The Start Of The Universe – How It All Began

March 26, 2013

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Astrophysics says the universe began with a never-to-be-repeated Big Bang. What caused it? Science and theology both point toward the same causal factor. Four key astrophysical discoveries point directly to the conclusion that the universe must have had a Creator: The universe is expanding. The universe had a beginning at a specific point in space […]

The Minimum Wage Is A Spiritual Issue

March 20, 2013

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This morning, as I was reading in the book of Amos, I was struck by the depths of God’s concern for the poor, and His disdain for those who disregard or exploit them. Amos 8:4-7 (NIV)   Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land, 5 saying, “When […]

A Disloyal Opposition

January 22, 2013

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I believe the inauguration of Barak Obama to his second term as President of the United States is a fitting end to a rather nasty episode in American history. Whether you approve of the president or not, his reelection represents, in one respect at least, a triumph for the American people over the worst type […]

Favorite Pics – Anacostia Mom and Daughter

January 8, 2013

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One of the things I like is collecting photographs that have some element of historical or artistic interest for me personally. From time to time, I’ll post some of these photos here. “Mother and her daughter” by Gordon Parks, 1942 This photo was taken in the Frederick Douglass Housing Project in the Anacostia section of […]