Perspectives

Five Reasons To Celebrate Black History Month

Jemar Tisby, co-founder of the Reformed African American Network, makes a case for the relevance and importance of Black History Month. Read more

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Wishful Thinking: If I Were Dennis Rodman

As Rodman journeys back home from his North Korea trip and into the fray of the media, here are some things for him to contemplate. Read more

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Ain’t I A Mother, Too?

An analysis of the ways in which Black motherhood needs to be humanized and re-conceptualized for the sake of black women and society at large. Read more

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A Chance Meeting with Mandela

A young man’s reflection on meeting the prolific leader and how it has inspired him. Read more

By Lateef McLeod 

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Noah’ Blockbuster Has Almost Everything Going For It, Except Diversity

The new "Noah" movie has everything you’d expect in a biblical blockbuster. Big Hollywood stars. Extravagant special effects. An apocalyptic flood. One thing’s missing though: a hint of ethnic diversity. Read more

By Bob Smietana 

Should Tyler Perry Sponsor a “Single Moms Night Out?”

Can a social media campaign get Tyler Perry to put his money where his film is and sponsor a night out for single moms to see "Single Moms Club"? Read more

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On Faith and Doubt: A Review of the Series Premiere of Resurrection

The new ABC series attempts to show what is really at stake when a loved one is raised from the dead and it is as much about doubt as it is about faith. Read more

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Daily Direction

Urban Faith's Dr. Melvin BanksDaily Direction featuring Dr. Melvin Banks, is the two-minute daily radio program  based on the themes found in UMI's annual commentary Precepts for Living. To find a radio station near you that airs Daily Direction click here. Miss a Daily Direction? Click here to view all.

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A mother eagle builds her nest with thorns, broken branches, and sharp rocks; then she covers them with a padding of wool, fur, and feathers to make it soft for her eggs. After eggs hatch, eaglets tend to get content and don’t want to leave. So the mother eagle stirs her nest. She begins pulling up the feathers to make the nest prickly. She wants her eagles to learn to fly. Yet when they tumble from the nest, she scoops down to catch them until they are strong enough to fly on their own. Psalm 91 tells us that God takes care of those who trust Him as their place of refuge. “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you.” Of course this does not mean that the believer will never encounter any difficulty. Other biblical texts make that clear. And C. H. Spurgeon said to the one who belongs to God, “Ill is no ill, but only good in a mysterious form. Losses enrich him, sickness is his medicine, reproach is his honor, and death is his gain.” Yes, God always protects His people; sometimes He keeps us from it; other times, He permits us to pass through trouble to refine our character and increase our faith.

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