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(PHOTO: REUTERS/MIKE BLAKE) Lecrae poses with his award for best contemporary Christian music performance/song for "Messengers" backstage at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2015.

Lecrae poses with his award for best contemporary Christian music performance/song for “Messengers” backstage at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 8, 2015.

Professors Bun B & Anthony Pinn talk Religion and Hip-Hop Course on Ebro in the Morning!


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WWBLS 107.5 and Hot 97 are gearing up to host the biggest holiday party in New York City. On December 19, the two stations will celebrate the season by bringing some big names to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. So far, the lineup includes LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip, Run-DMC and Lecrae.

According to the press release, “Christmas in Brooklyn” is for everyone in the family. “We’re in full holiday spirit mode and look forward to providing our listeners with the chance to see their favorite artist

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Professor Cornel West appeared on CNN International this afternoon to give his take on Ferguson, and said right at the outset, “Ferguson signifies the end of the age of Obama. It’s a very sad end. We began with tremendous hope and we end with great despair.”

He went on to cite a “Jim Crow criminal justice system” that doesn’t seek justice for young black and brown people, and said adamantly there is both a race and a class war going on against that group in America right now.

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The United States Navy promoted Michelle Howard from vice admiral to admiral Monday, making Howard the first female in the Navy’s 236-year history to hold the rank of four star admiral.

Along with her new rank and four star shoulder bars, Howard will also take on the post of Vice Chief of Naval Operations, the second highest position in the Navy.

Howard, no stranger to making history, was the first black woman to command a Navy ship.

Howard was promoted to her new rank during a ceremony held

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Ja Rule has had a difficult relation with church starting with his Jehovah's Witness background. So he has been a bit uncomfortable with people asking him if he was 'saved' during his church tour with the movie 'I'm in Love With a Church Girl'.
In a conversation with HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill, the rapper explained that he didn't 'feel a part of it" and shared his suspicion that when church people say 'come as you are' they don't really mean it.
However, a recent experience at a church
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Time In A Bottle (Drifting...)


Time In A Bottle (Drifting...)

Drifting on a boat to nowhere. Learning but, never taking lessons as learned. Will my life find it’s destiny? Find the love that’s meant for me and me alone. Tears cried, love lost. My heart breaks from loneliness. Missing my heart, my love, my life.

Drifting to nowhere, thinking very hard about the choices I’ve made throughout the years. Damn I’ve made some stupid mistakes. When will I ever learn? My mother and grandmother asked me. When will I gain the strength to

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blogtoonphp I. The Essence of God To speak of the essence of God is to speak about who God really is. By essence we mean "being". The word essence is derived from the Latin verb "to be" and is in turn a translation of the Greek word ousia, which also means "being". More than having being or existence, God is being. He makes this clear to all when He proclaims His name Yahweh to Moses and explains its meaning:1 Then God said to Moses, "I shall be who I am. This is what you will tell the sons of Israel: ‘
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The Truth About Christmas - Part 3

The Origins of Christmas

The word "Christmas" means "Mass of Christ," or, as it came to be shortened, "Christ-Mass." This term came to the modern world from the Roman Catholic Church.

"Christmas was not among the earliest festivals of the Church . . . The first evidence of the feast is from Egypt." "Pagan customs centering around the January calends [the pagan calendar] gravitated to Christmas."--Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911 ed., article: "Christmas."

Origen, an early Catholic writer, said this a

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